CCL's cruise ship Carnival Elation restarts operations at JAXPORT after drydock refurbishment

   February 13, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's ship Elation returned to service at homeport JAXPORT/Jacksonville (Florida) over the weekend sporting a brand-new look with Carnival's new livery with a red, white, and blue hull design.

The liner's new livery is the most significant upgrade of a number of enhancements completed during the recent drydock refurbishment at Grand Bahama Shipyard/Freeport.

The new livery design was introduced with the debut of Carnival Mardi Gras in 2021 and was rolled out across the fleet as ships complete their regularly scheduled drydocks. CCL's livery serves as an homage to the patriotic colors that also represent Carnival, which sails as America’s Cruise Line.

Passengers visiting the Cloud 9 Spa can experience another major upgrade. The spa area was fully refreshed, including new steam/sauna rooms, in addition to other maintenance work/work on venues and staterooms.

Carnival Elation cruise ship

Carnival Elation's homeporting in Jacksonville started on Saturday, February 11th, with a 5-day roundtrip to The Bahamas' Nassau and Princess Cays.

The 2200-passenger Carnival Elation operates year-round from JAXPORT on short breaks/4- and 5-day voyages to The Bahamas.