By Karon Warren
Cruise Critic Contributor
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Cruise Critic Editor Rating: Cabins

Regardless of location, all cabins on Carnival Elation are large and comfortable enough for most passenger groups, with enough storage for all their clothes. There are staterooms with a variety of configurations, with some that can accommodate up to five passengers. These include rooms with sofa beds and pull-down beds (pulled down from the ceiling to create a "top" bunk).

For larger groups, connecting staterooms are available. However, for those in connecting rooms, the doors are not soundproof so the TV or loud conversations can be disturbing for the adjoining room.

All cabins feature two twin beds that can be pushed together to form a king, closets, drawers and shelving for storage, a hair dryer, a mini-refrigerator and a safe. An ice bucket is provided, but passengers must request ice from their stateroom steward. Toiletries in the bathroom (which only has a shower with a plastic shower curtain, except in suites) include shower gel and shampoo, as well as bar soap on the vanity.

Interior: Elation has 401 interior staterooms, each with 185 square feet, and most can sleep up to five passengers. There's also a desk with chair and two closets. If maxed out with five passengers, these can feel cramped, but for two or three people, they are comfortable enough. There are a select number of interior rooms with porthole windows that accommodate two guests, providing natural light and a glance at the ocean. Also accommodating two passengers, the Interior Upper/Lower stateroom utilizes a twin bed and either a pull-down or sofa bed.

Oceanview: The 467 ocean-view staterooms on Elation also measure 185 square feet, and, like interior rooms, can sleep up to five passengers. A large picture window provides postcard-worthy views of the ocean and plenty of natural light. There are also two closets, a desk and chair. Two ocean-view rooms (called Scenic Ocean-Views) feature both more space at 230 square feet but also floor-to-ceiling windows. Accommodating up to two passengers, these staterooms usually have a table with two chairs and a nightstand.

Balcony: With 220 total square feet, the 98 balcony staterooms can sleep up to four and feature a desk and chair, and two closets. In addition to a picture window that overlooks the balcony, the 35-square-foot balcony includes two chairs and a small table. For even more outdoor space, book an aft-view extended balcony stateroom, which features panoramic views from the back of the ship.

Junior Suite: Measuring between 247 and 255 total square feet, the 48 junior suites accommodate up to three guests and have a seating area with love seats, coffee table, desk with chairs, and nightstands. Balconies have chairs and a table and range between 27 and 53 square feet. Passengers staying in junior suites enjoy VIP check-in at embarkation.

Suite: The suites are the largest staterooms on Elation. All three types of suites share some common features. These include a variety of bed configurations, seating areas with love seats, coffee tables, desks with chairs, nightstands, closets and spacious balconies with chairs and tables. While Junior Suites have bathrooms with showers, the remaining suite types have bathrooms with bathtub/shower combinations. Passengers staying in suites also enjoy VIP check-in at embarkation.

The 20 Grand Suites encompass total 400 square feet and accommodate up to five guests. There's a seating area with a sofa bed, two chairs and a coffee table, plus the 70-square-foot balcony with two chairs and a table.

The largest staterooms on the ship, the Grand Suites with Extended Balcony measure total 445 square feet. Laid out like a standard Grand Suite, the balcony is much larger with 115 square feet outfitted with two chairs, two lounge chairs and a table.

Offering the best views, the two Grand Vista Suites on Deck 14 offer 410 total square feet and sleep up to four. A seating area provides panoramic views through the floor-to-ceiling windows lining one side of the stateroom. A 62-square-foot balcony with two chairs and a table is located along the other outer wall.

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Deck:
Riviera Deck
Main Deck
Upper Deck
Empress Deck
Atlantic Deck
Promenade Deck
Lido Deck
Verandah Deck
Sports Deck
Grand Deck

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