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As the parade of new ships continues and major cruise lines construct increasingly grandiose vessels each year, there is the tendency to neglect attractive ships that are not among the most recent to enter the ...
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808 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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Hillgirl1054
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Mom and daughter trip for moms bday (both adults). We both had a great time in E35. She wanted an ocean view which was nice. Our cabin was very clean, bedding extra nice and comfy. I am a super picky eater and was pleased with the food. ... Read more
Latinamom33
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The room and service were the best. The staff does go above and beyond. The food for lunch is your typical hot dogs and hamburgers. The breakfast is probably the worst, the eggs are runny, omelettes are super oily. Fresh fruit is beat up ... Read more
Penn Lake
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I worked for the airlines our whole life and thought that we had no reason to take a Cruise - at the prodding of my brother with the kids off somewhere else and the dog dead over Christmas we took this cruise. After reading ... Read more
Kasmir
Member Since 2008
1 review
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I (both over 50) are experienced cruisers and decided to do our first back-to-back on the ELATION Dec. 12-21. A seven-day cruise just wasn't enough time. We drove down the night before and stayed at a Country Inn and Suites ... Read more
SpeedRacer05
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My first cruise and while the cruise experience gives me something to look forward to in the future it will probably not be on Carnival.The good the suite was fabulous the Steward was great. I expected the pictures to be great, so no ... Read more

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goldii
Member Since 2013
1 review
57 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We set sail upon the Carnival Elation in December and it was a very different experience from my first two cruises. We were a group of 6 (ranging from 24-63) so having a variety of different accommodations, entertainment, and fun was ... Read more
Cruiseliver311
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our third and worse cruise. Poor Elation; the ship is definitely in need of some upgrades. Our cabin was very dated, torn, not very clean and smelled horrible! Thank goodness we bought some Lysol!! The guy that cleaned our room ... Read more
Pralinejoy333
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My family and I cruised on Carnival Elation from New Orleans to Cozumel and Progress, Mexico from November 14th- 19th. The service crew was EXCELLENT! We especially enjoyed the dining in the evening where not only was the service ... Read more
stjohnbeachlover
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
214 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I cruised out of New Orleans with three friends. We booked two ocean view rooms on the Riveria deck midship. This was my 17th cruise (9 of them on Carnival). One of my friends was on her second cruise and the other two were on their first ... Read more
jenyates88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I had a great time on the elation. I thought that for the money which is very reasonable this is a great deal. The good was really good especially lunch and dinner buffets/dining room. Crew was friendly and attentive. I dont know why all ... Read more

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AmericanAmber
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was my first cruise but my friend has been on several, and admitted that this was by far his worst experience. The food was DISGUSTING (and neither of us are picky) and the hours of operation for most of the food options weren't that ... Read more
TravlinRick
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My wife and I are mid fifties, never been on a cruise before, thought we'd give it a try. Embarkation was from New Orleans, about a five hour drive for us. We drove down the night before embarking and stayed in the Hampton Inn Convention ... Read more
TravlinRick
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My wife and I are mid fifties, never been on a cruise before, thought we'd give it a try. Embarkation was from New Orleans, about a five hour drive for us. We drove down the night before embarking and stayed in the Hampton Inn Convention ... Read more
TravlinRick
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My wife and I are mid fifties, never been on a cruise before, thought we'd give it a try. Embarkation was from New Orleans, about a five hour drive for us. We drove down the night before embarking and stayed in the Hampton Inn Convention ... Read more
Kellypeters1@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 4th carnival cruise and the first very disappointing trip. First of all the food quality had diminished to the point of food poisoning from sour milk in the coffee bistro, the nightly meals have gone from fancy gourmet type ... Read more

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amycascile@eatel.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was my fifth cruise on a Carnival ship in 11 years. First one on a boat the size of the Elation, this was smaller than I had cruised on. I was concerned about the smaller boat being that I often have motion sickness issues. The ... Read more
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

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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
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
1,354 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

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