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Garyh52
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived at the terminal on time. Since I have a handicap my wife and I were told to have a seat in an area where someone would come and get me with a wheel chair. We waited for over an hour and none of the Carnival employees knew how to ... Read more
vickymenne@yahoo.com
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We are very seasoned cruisers and have done 15 on Carnival and this was actually our second time on the Elation. In the past our room steward was always there to greet us and to see if we needed any thing. Several of our group never even ... Read more
goldshotc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had 8 women cruising together and we had a great time. Our room steward Tapas greeted us when we checked in and was very attentive throughout - even helped us to plan a birthday surprise for one of our group that was staying in a ... Read more
tesmith0520
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My husband I have cruised with Carnival for 5 cruises and we have decided that it is time to try something different. Elation was our very first cruise ship so it does have some sentimental value but with that being said we probably won't ... Read more
NOLAgiant1982
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This surely was a fun vacation! As everyone says, yeah it's a smaller, older ship but still VERY clean, well maintained and provides the quintessential Carnival experience! This was my second cruise and my friend's first. My first ... Read more

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tacotaco
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We've been on two previous cruises to the Bahamas and were looking for something new to see and do. Our first time in New Orleans and, boy, did it deliver! We arrived two days prior to our cruise to view and venture through the city and ... Read more
mt234
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This cruise aint for everybody--only the sexy people ;-) Really though, this cruise might not be for everyone, but definitely for those who want to have a quick, cheap, really fun getaway. Great smaller ship, definitely older and a bit ... Read more
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Lynne95
Member Since 2001
1 review
1,350 forum post
0 helpful votes
Boy have we heard all sorts of tales about Carnival, but what we found was a surprising pretty ship, with a wonderful staff and overall, a nice experience was delivered. We had plans for a trip to see family, but as often happens - ... Read more
river_raiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My girlfriend and I didn't expect to take a cruise until 2016, so when she unexpectedly got some vacation time we were E-LATED that this Elation sailing fit out plans perfectly. I have been on her a few times already, but this was her ... Read more
MrChocoholic
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
58 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our vacation in New Orleans included this short cruise because my daughter wanted to go on a ship with a water slide. No other cruise line sails out of New Orleans this time of year. Our hotel, which she chose, doesn’t have a pool. ... Read more

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lhc2266
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
212 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We had a fabulous time on our recent cruise aboard the Elation. We had a balcony room, V-27, with a partially obstructed view. It was great for our needs, and our steward was amazing. The room kept very clean, and our ice bucket was ... Read more
cc116
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was our first cruise ever and we chose a short cheap cruise to test the waters. As the time to sail approached I must say we were so excited it was like waiting for Christmas to arrive. We did all of our pre-cruise check in's read the ... Read more
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loriis
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
The Elation is an older ship with some design quirks, but still a great cruise. First the cons: -Strange design with the inability to travel from one side of the ship to the other without going up or down a floor. -Small stores ... Read more
Leasmanjr
Member Since 2015
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Although the Elation is an older ship, one could not tell from the asthetics or decor on board. We booked this cruise through carnival on one of their 48hr flash sale emails for prior guest and we were not disappointed! As always we ... Read more
portocaller
Member Since 2010
1 review
132 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were excited the Elation was sailing out of New Orleans because we prefer the Fantasy class ships. We booked in September and were a little bummed when she went into dry dock in October and came out with nothing more than a little TLC ... Read more

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billyde
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
I have cruised six times now with Carnival. The ship is very dated, the food not near as good and just the overall vibe not as personal and fun as it used to be. The entertainment was dull and the sea days were the same goofy entertainment ... Read more
hawkman000
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I want to first start this review by letting you know a little about myself and my previous experience cruising. I am a regional sales manager so I travel alot in and out of hotels and visit some very nice resorts. This was my 9th cruise ... Read more
kylebcruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We booked the Elation with limited expectations based on reviews we read. We simply wanted to take a short cruise over the 4th of July and were going to make the best of it. Wow! we were pleasantly surprised! The Elation may be older, but ... Read more
crj_1234
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am posting this here in hopes that it will help others and also perhaps get the attention of Carnival supervisors. This was our first time to sail with kids. My wife and I had sailed previously without the kids. Based on the good ... Read more
lgstovall
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a our annual mid year family vacation. We love cruising and have only ever cruised with Carnival. That has now changed. I will start with the general info. The ship itself didn't have the cheesy decor most of their ships have, ... Read more

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Teeville
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailing on the Carnival Elation can be entertaining and fun as long as you understand that this is a base level cruise ship and offers a limited number of luxuries. The ship is older, but it was supposedly refurbished in 2014. It's decor ... Read more
momoftrk3
Member Since 2013
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We just returned from our 5th cruise with Carnival (3rd on the Elation). It was by far the best one we have ever done. Our kids (22,21,20,16,15) had a blast. We loved our wait staff in the main dining room. They went above and beyond. ... Read more
dntgobime
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my families first cruise. There was nine of us total. My wife and I, our four kids (22,19,18,14), son-in-law and wife's parents. The ship seemed out dated from the start. The carpet and decor seemed like it was out of a 1980's Las ... Read more
ScubaJen1
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hubby and I have sailed on this same ship and itinerary twice. I said I wouldn't do it again, but the second time was an invite to vacation with family and friends. The reason we would not have repeated this trip is because we don't have ... Read more
budhakitty
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third cruise, first with Carnival. We were on a five night cruise on the Carnival Elation out of New Orleans with stops in Cozumel and Progreso. Overall, we were not impressed with our experience with Carnival. ... Read more

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