Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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nobuns9
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1,260 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We were suppose to go to the Bahamas but because of Mattews we had to go to Key West which was great. The Captain keep us away from the storm .I don't think we even had rain . This ship is old but still looks good.The staff was ... Read more
Oilbiz16
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Loved the cruise and crew. The only disappointment was the food wasn't as good as my first cruise in 2008. Not a deal breaker as I have already booked the elation for 2017. We loved Spike Davis, Hasbro Game show, and Kevin was fun! We have ... Read more
redneckdiver
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
On a larger ship with better ports of call, this could easily have been a 5. The staff were excellent, as usual, and made the best of our Hurricane Matthew experience. It was nice to see Key West on the first day, but it doesn't seem ... Read more
breeze.woodall
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Let me start out saying it was a nice cruise and it was fun. Booked it for my daughters 21st birthday. What made the cruise good, was the people working on the ship. Our stateroom was nice, bright and very comfortable. Our steward was ... Read more
laura boggs
Member Since 2007
1 review
26 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We enjoyed this cruise more than any other. Brian Bradley was the best comedian and the entertainment was broadway quality. So empressed! Our time was so hard to plan because there was so many things to choose from. We loved the bands ... Read more
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t&nluv2snorkel
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise. Everyone said we would LOVE it. It was OK. Getting on was a breeze. Our cabin was always clean and the steward was always polite. Not much to do during the day on sail days unless you want to sit in on sales ... Read more
Ms matcoman
Member Since 2011
1 review
14 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Carnival cruise as expected.. chose this as price and time worked for our timeline. this ship needs some much needed updates.. broken light covers, non-matched touched up paint at many points.. (the decorative pillars on either side of ... Read more
Complex15
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I went on the Carnival Elation to the Bahamas. The staff was great. Everyone was happy to assist you. In relation to the buffet on the 10th floor, I had a major issue with the food and the waste of it. I don't eat pork, so there was no ... Read more
cruzdiva1971
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After cruising Fascination for many years, it was refreshing to have a new ship in Jacksonville. I flew to Puerto Rico in April to cruise back to Jacksonville on Elation and love it so much, I immediately booked an August and November ... Read more
marlborotazlady
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
With this being our first cruise we were a little skeptical due to reviews that we read but once we finished with the check in, going through security, and boarded the ship we noticed 2 things 1. The ship was beautiful even if it was out ... Read more
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pcooper
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I went on this 5 day cruise to Nassau and Half Moon Cay celebrate our anniversary and we enjoyed it. This was our 3rd cruise but the first time on the Elation. The staff was great and overall the food was good. The cabin ... Read more
2hot2cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Chose a short cruise close to home due to time limits on our vacation.It worked out well - weather was good, entertainment and dining staff were great. Could use some additional afternoon activities for non-pool-deck folks.The ship is ... Read more
floydrounds@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had an overall good time on the Elation. This was me and my wife’s first cruise. It started out rough because Carnival misplaced my extremely large suitcase in someone else’s on the first day. We arrived on the ship at ... Read more
phillyfun
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We are a family with 5 adults now and needed something that wouldn't break the bank. We have been on cruises before when our children were small and many times as a couple. We were happy with the cruise and our children who are now 19, ... Read more
patelshru
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Can I leave a ZERO star? I've been on carnival before, and already was not too happy about returning on a family reunion cruise. But we went with the flow and didn't cause any issues with decisions that were made by other members. ... Read more
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jmckj@bellsouth,net
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My husband and I are Diamond VIFP cruisers with Carnival, and this was our 58th cruise. He surprised me with this cruise for our 40th wedding anniversary. We don't usually cruise in the summer because of the heat, and crowds, but the ... Read more
Bayonex
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
After reading many bad and some good reviews of this ship (Elation), I was determined to be open minded going into this cruise. I chose this cruise/ship because it was a fairly close port for us to drive to and the dates fit our Summer ... Read more
nolan5@vt.edu
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was a great cruise!! We really enjoyed our ship, the Carnival Elation. The ship was well-kept. The rooms were a little dated, but the dining areas and recreation areas were much more modern. Our assigned table for dinner was right ... Read more
Retiredlpd
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Close port, was with friends and family. To start with the air conditioning in the cabin was terrible. The cabin rugs were dirty and stained, no problem finding this out, my wife had a pair of white socks on one day. The food was ... Read more
rewster cogburn
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
26 helpful votes
To be honest I was looking for a larger ship since our previous 3 cruises had been on different Fantasy-class ships and we wanted to try something new. Our vacation window however only fit with a cruise out of Jacksonville on the ... Read more
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steelcruizer
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Friends and family were going and ask us to go. Overall, we were somewhat disappointed with various aspects of the cruise. In comparison with other cruises that we have gone on, we felt that the food selection in the main dining room was ... Read more
jmlahr
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
We chose this cruise line because of its price point and also that it would sleep 5 in one cabin. Positives: Buy the Fast to the Fun! It is worth it! The room stewards were nice The seas were ... Read more
Harry and Rosemary
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My wife and I decided to take our first cruise this year. We choose the Elation since it sailed out of Jacksonville. The cruise would be long enough for us to decide if we would enjoy cruising. We left Atlanta Friday night in terrible ... Read more
Sjohns
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Jacksonville port was fast and easy. The ship was very dated and upon entering my room hair was every where. The food was great one night and decent the others. Not much to do on this ship my kids and I was bored after the first hour. Half ... Read more
snm12589
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
I have cruised with carnival cruises on a few occasions and have typically enjoyed myself due to them being early twenties friendly. Although I didn't select the Elation ship personally, I still expected a good time due to past ... Read more
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