This is our third time to sail on Elation. It’s the oldest and smallest ship in the Carnival fleet. This is our 18th cruise and we’ve been on the largest and smallest ships and might like the Elation the best due to its small size (less walking) and the outdoor eating area in the buffet. Yes, it’s got some rusty spots but as we’ve learned the only difference in the largest and smallest ships is more of the same. We were in a suite and it was roomy and had a nice soaking tub, great shower and regular sized balcony. We visited Amber Cay Dominican Republic and Grand Turk. Not much in Amber Cay so we just toured around on our own and got back on ship. In Grand Turk we rented a golf cart and toured the whole island stopping at beaches and other sights along the way. Take something to drink with you! Covid had shut down many of the small places to stop and get a meal or drink that we had visited on prior trips. The staff on the ship was great and we had much fun in the dining room each night.
Spacious, great bed, plenty of closet space, nice bathroom, great shower(water was yellowish on some nights). Curtains were worn and balcony could have used a good scrubbing.
Nice things to do in port.
Rented golf cart and toured whole island.