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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
29 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
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

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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
18 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
BayouBuckeye
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
First off I'd like to state I've gone on 11 cruises on a Carnival ship, 7 on the Elation. That being said, it is not that I really like the Elation, but I live in New Orleans and many times a 4 or 5 day cruise is all I can fit in. 4 of my ... Read more

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DH41
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I went into my first cruise with extremely low expectations. It was my final college Spring Break week; I figured it would be mediocre, the food would probably stink and just overall be a cheap cruise. The boat is on the older side of ... Read more
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angiepharm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was only my second cruise, I'd cruised on the Norweigen Sky before, for a 3 day cruise 3 years ago. I loved the norweigen sky. this cruise, was for a friend/co-workers birthday. i read alot of reviews regarding the ship to prepare ... Read more
happyjennyo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Great Ship. Very clean for her age. Loved that most of the 2.0 stuff was not on it yet. The youth staff was not good at all and we were very disappointed. The rest of the staff was GREAT! Very entertaining and energetic. The lounges were ... Read more
Nastanko
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Recently I took an adventure with my family to Mexico from Port New Orleans. The cruise was awful from the beginning. We had no one to make us feel welcome at the port and no one to help point out what direction our room was in. The first ... Read more
amberdarcey
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was my first cruise. Staff was GREAT, especially dining staff (GORAN!) Food was exquisite. I probably gained 10+ pounds. The rooms were not spacey, but definitely not cramped. IT GETS REALLY HOT IN THE ROOMS. This was the ONLY ... Read more

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dachshundfan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Pros: The staff on the cruise are so nice and work so hard. Really enjoyed the dining room style meals and environment. My favorite part was the adult comedy at night. Cons: The general food area was always very crowded, even during ... Read more
datsands
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Very disappointed in this cruise. Food was average at best. Breakfast was good, lunch was tolerable, and dinner, average at best. Entertainment was scarce. The entertainment they did have when they did have any was good. There was very ... Read more
Thanatos340
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
My better half and I took our first cruise on the Carnival Elation out of new Orleans. It was an overall great experience. We are from Atlanta and decided to fly into New Orleans a few days before the Sailing in order to enjoy the City for ... Read more
yayyaymexico
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
as a first time cruiser, everyone said you will be hooked! We were. Loved every moment of it! my husband being an old retire sailor, spent years at sea. He loved it. we were traveling with 3 other couples and all our rooms were nearby. We ... Read more
Cabauer
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Background Info: My husband and I booked this cruise as a Christmas gift for my parents. This was their first cruise (first time out of the country) and our fifth. Ship information: While the Elation is an older ship, it is very well ... Read more

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TheAimes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was my very first cruise, we chose it because it was only 5 days since we didn't know how well we would take to the seas. The Elation is an older ship but I was pleasantly surprised that we only felt sea sickness one night, we ... Read more
destinmimi
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2015
Just returned from a wonderful five day cruise on the Carnival Elation. This was my fourth cruise but only the second for my husband. His first was the exact cruise last July and he loved it so much that I booked this one and surprised him ... Read more
Kaczka77
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
This was my first cruise , and ....It really depends what you want. I am a person who wants to relax and enjoy beach, pool and not to worry . Just calm and quiet family vacations. I came to conclusion that cruise is not for me. But please ... Read more
sonshine1978
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
as a first time cruiser, we enjoyed it very much!! the people onboard are so helpful with everything...the Elation is huge, it is easy for you to get lost getting from one point to the other, but never worry, there is always a very nice ... Read more
TheCapnvideo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the first time I cruised with Carnival. I had a good time and we enjoyed the cruise. As to specifics, here is my opinion of everything: The Elation: The ship was a bit gaudy and worn in the restaurants and public play areas, ... Read more

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