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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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MrChocoholic
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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portocaller
Member Since 2010
1 review
133 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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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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
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
18 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

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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
1slorunner
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Was really looking forward to getting away for a couple of days during the Memorial Day weekend and taking a cruise with friends who have never experienced cruising. A couple of things that I noticed during this cruise. The food ... Read more
cruisentn
Member Since 2013
1 review
70 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This is our second cruise. The first being on the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas. It's not an apples to apples comparison as the Serenade is a much bigger and newer ship than the Elation. However, some might benefit from our ... Read more
Victoriarose529
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
The carnival elation is a wonderful cruise for anyone who is ready to have a good time with family and friends, or just going solo. From the fine dining to the excellent entertainment, the carnival elation has it all. What fascinated me ... Read more
Vemnox
Member Since 2006
1 review
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Background: - 5th cruise - 4x Carnival; 1x Disney The Good: - Service is top notch - Loved the exterior buffet on the Lido Deck for lunch - Clean considering her age - Embarkation and debarkation is now down to a ... Read more

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Siver Bullet
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This trip is our 5th sailing. We have been on Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess before. We stayed in a Grand Suite on Deck 6, it was large and relaxing and had large balcony. The steward, IDA, made sure all of our needs were ... Read more
Carolannmaier
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Had a very good time and everything worked out well. My husband needed wheel chair assistance to get on and off of ship and the process was handled was ease. Met a lot of great employees who went out of their way to help in any way they ... Read more
monogrammedbelle
Member Since 2015
1 review
20 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I chose to honeymoon in New Orleans flanked by a 4 day jaunt out of New Orleans on the Carnival Elation. For the first part of our trip, we had a ball eating yummy food and enjoying delicious libations throughout the city. ... Read more
vivavegas99
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have nothing to compare this to since this was our first cruise. We purchased FTTF (Faster to the Fun) and found it got us past all the long lines on embarkation day. We were through security and on the ship in no time. We checked ... Read more
bookfreak
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
The Carnival Elation is a good ship even though it is a smaller one. This was my 6th cruise, my 3rd on Carnival. I was cruising with my daughter, who has sailed as often as I, and my mother who was a first time cruiser. I had done my ... Read more

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