CCL-Carnival’s 2nd-oldest ship Elation headed to 3-week drydock

   January 18, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s second-oldest ship Carnival Elation is scheduled for a 3-week drydock at the end of the week.

The boat is currently on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas voyage roundtrip from JAXPORT/Jacksonville (Florida).  When the cruise ends on Saturday, January 21st, the liner will be out of service for the next 3 weeks for drydocking.

Elation's previous drydock was in spring 2020. While in drydock, general maintenance is to be performed onboard and parts of the vessel will be updated/upgraded. This includes carpets and cosmetic enhancements. 

The ship has gone into dry dock every 3 years since 2000.

During Elation’s last refurbishment (in 2020), a number of the venues were remodeled and 30 new cabins were added. New additions included Bonsai Sushi Express, Alchemy Bar, JavaBlue Cafe, and Cherry on Top.

Carnival Elation cruise ship

Carnival Elation’s first voyage out of dry dock is scheduled to be a 5-night sailing from Jacksonville FL to the Bahamas on February 11th. The sailing will visit Nassau Bahamas and Princess Cays (Eleuthera Bahamas private island).

The liner is currently scheduled to sail 4- and 5-night cruises from the port until the end of 2024.

Elation is one of two remaining Fantasy class cruise ships in Carnival’s fleet.