Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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AmericanAmber
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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
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
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
bowlingirl18
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was my husband and my first cruise ever and it was a wonderful experience. We were celebrating our 5 year anniversary and I have to say it was a good choice. We drove over night from Northern Indiana to New Orleans and stayed the ... Read more
Garyh52
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
7 forum posts
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

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tesmith0520
Member Since 2012
1 review
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
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
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
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
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

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river_raiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
2 forum posts
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
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
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
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
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

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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
portocaller
Member Since 2010
1 review
133 forum posts
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
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
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
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

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