Carnival Elation

Carnival Elation current position

Carnival Elation current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 25.95378 N / -79.50781 W) cruising en route to FLORIDA STRAIT. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Carnival Elation

Year built1998  /  Age: 22
Flag state Panama
BuilderRauma Shipyard (Rauma, Finland)
ClassFantasy
Building costUSD 250 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed21 kn / 39 kph / 24 mph
Length (LOA)260 m / 853 ft
Beam (width)31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage70390 gt
Passengers2128 - 2554
Crew980
Passengers-to-space ratio28
Decks14
Cabins1094
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2017-2020
Sister-shipsCarnival Ecstasy, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Sensation
Christened byShari Arison
CCL-Carnival Cruise Lines Coronavirus update

Carnival Elation Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Dec 17 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $274
2020 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $529
2020 Dec 26 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $539
2020 Dec 31 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $474
2021 Jan 04 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $289
2021 Jan 09 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2021 Jan 14 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $219
2021 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $279
2021 Jan 23 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $284
2021 Jan 28 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $219
2021 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $284
2021 Feb 06 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2021 Feb 11 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $274
2021 Feb 15 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $334
2021 Feb 20 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $299
2021 Feb 25 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $254
2021 Mar 01 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2021 Mar 06 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $299
2021 Mar 11 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $234
2021 Mar 15 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $369
2021 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $359
2021 Mar 25 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $254
2021 Mar 29 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $414
2021 Apr 03 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $374
2021 Apr 08 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $259
2021 Apr 12 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $314
2021 Apr 17 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $314
2021 Apr 22 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $259
2021 Apr 26 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $314
2021 May 01 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $344
2021 May 06 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $259
2021 May 10 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $354
2021 May 15 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $359
2021 May 20 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $279
2021 May 24 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $369
2021 May 29 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $409
2021 Jun 03 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $419
2021 Jun 07 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $519
2021 Jun 12 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $519
2021 Jun 17 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $399
2021 Jun 21 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $539
2021 Jun 26 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $549
2021 Jul 01 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $409
2021 Jul 05 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $539
2021 Jul 10 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $539
2021 Jul 15 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $389
2021 Jul 19 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $539
2021 Jul 24 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $519
2021 Jul 29 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $369
2021 Aug 02 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $489
2021 Aug 07 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $419
2021 Aug 12 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $299
2021 Aug 16 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $389
2021 Aug 21 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $349
2021 Aug 26 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $249
2021 Aug 30 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $339
2021 Sep 04 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $299
2021 Sep 09 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $214
2021 Sep 13 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2021 Sep 18 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2021 Sep 23 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $214
2021 Sep 27 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2021 Oct 02 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $289
2021 Oct 07 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $224
2021 Oct 11 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2021 Oct 16 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2021 Oct 21 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $214
2021 Oct 25 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2021 Oct 30 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $259
2021 Nov 04 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $204
2021 Nov 08 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $249
2021 Nov 13 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $249
2021 Nov 18 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $204
2021 Nov 22 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $439
2021 Nov 27 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $249
2021 Dec 02 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $194
2021 Dec 06 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $249
2021 Dec 11 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $259
2021 Dec 16 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $249
2021 Dec 20 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $609
2021 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $459
2021 Dec 30 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $489
2022 Jan 03 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $289
2022 Jan 08 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2022 Jan 13 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2022 Jan 17 5 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $269
2022 Jan 22 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2022 Jan 27 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2022 Jan 31 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2022 Feb 05 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2022 Feb 10 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2022 Feb 14 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2022 Feb 19 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $319
2022 Feb 24 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $239
2022 Feb 28 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $289
2022 Mar 05 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $339
2022 Mar 10 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $279
2022 Mar 14 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $419
2022 Mar 19 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $389
2022 Mar 24 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $299
2022 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $389
2022 Apr 02 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $339
2022 Apr 07 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $309
2022 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $439
2022 Apr 16 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $389
2022 Apr 21 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $279
2022 Apr 25 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $339
2022 Apr 30 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $379
2022 May 05 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $279
2022 May 09 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $379
2022 May 14 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $389
2022 May 19 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $299
2022 May 23 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $389
2022 May 28 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $419
2022 Jun 02 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $419
2022 Jun 06 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $529
2022 Jun 11 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $529
2022 Jun 16 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $419
2022 Jun 20 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $549
2022 Jun 25 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $559
2022 Jun 30 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $429
2022 Jul 04 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $569
2022 Jul 09 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $549
2022 Jul 14 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $409
2022 Jul 18 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $549
2022 Jul 23 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $529
2022 Jul 28 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $389
2022 Aug 01 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $499
2022 Aug 06 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $429
2022 Aug 11 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $319
2022 Aug 15 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $399
2022 Aug 20 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $359
2022 Aug 25 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $259
2022 Aug 29 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $349
2022 Sep 03 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $309
2022 Sep 08 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $219
2022 Sep 12 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2022 Sep 17 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2022 Sep 22 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $219
2022 Sep 26 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2022 Oct 01 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $299
2022 Oct 06 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $229
2022 Oct 10 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $289
2022 Oct 15 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $289
2022 Oct 20 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $219
2022 Oct 24 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2022 Oct 29 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2022 Nov 03 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2022 Nov 07 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $259
2022 Nov 12 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $259
2022 Nov 17 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2022 Nov 21 6 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $509
2022 Nov 27 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2022 Dec 01 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2022 Dec 05 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $259
2022 Dec 10 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $269
2022 Dec 15 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $254
2022 Dec 19 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $349
2022 Dec 23 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $569
2022 Dec 28 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $619
2023 Jan 02 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $309
2023 Jan 07 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2023 Jan 12 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $209
2023 Jan 16 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2023 Jan 21 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2023 Jan 26 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $199
2023 Jan 30 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2023 Feb 04 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2023 Feb 09 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $219
2023 Feb 13 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $279
2023 Feb 18 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $329
2023 Feb 23 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $239
2023 Feb 27 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $299
2023 Mar 04 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $349
2023 Mar 09 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $279
2023 Mar 13 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $429
2023 Mar 18 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $399
2023 Mar 23 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $299
2023 Mar 27 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $399
2023 Apr 01 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $449
2023 Apr 06 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $359
2023 Apr 10 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $399
2023 Apr 15 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $349
2023 Apr 20 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Port Canaveral $279
2023 Apr 24 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $349
2023 Apr 29 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Port Canaveral $389

Carnival Elation Review

Review of Carnival Elation

Launched in 1998, Carnival Elation is the 7th of Carnival's eight Fantasy-class ships, together with Sensation, Fascination and the “no balcony ships” FantasyEcstasy, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Elation cruise ship

The 70,390-ton, 2,052-passenger cruise ship Carnival Elation was floated out on January 4, 1998. Elation was retrofitted with part of Carnival's "Evolutions of Fun" upgrades. The Serenity adults-only area was installed, but not the WaterWorks park. Carnival Elation also had 28 balconies installed, all on the deck 6. Although the ship did not receive the full upgrade "Evolutions of Fun", in 2014 she received "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades.  Elation is the world's first cruise vessel equipped with Azipod propulsion, the state-of-the-art technology that substantially improves maneuverability in addition to saving hull space. The ship is also the world's first with a conference center (capable to accommodate small to medium groups for meetings and special events).

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Elation itinerary program is based on 4- and 5-day short cruises from New Orleans LA to Mexico and the Western Caribbean. Feature port destinations include Progreso and Cozumel. On April 23, 2016, Elation starts new Bahamas itineraries from Jacksonville.

In December 2017, Carnival announced the 2019 deployment of Carnival Elation to Port Canaveral (Orlando Florida) (new homeport). Starting on May 12, 2019, the ship will operate a year-round schedule of 4- and 5-day Bahamas cruises. Departures are on Thursdays (4-day itinerary to Freeport and Nassau) and on Mondays and Saturdays (5-day itinerary to Amber Cove Dominican Republic and Grand Turk Island).

Cabins

Carnival Elation has a total number of 1028 cabins (of which 54 Suites, no Balcony rooms) in 19 grades. Most Carnival Elation staterooms are 185-sq. foot insides (408), oceanview (564) and suite (54, with verandas of 20-70 sq.feet). Elation also has 25 wheelchair accessible cabins. The number of ship's cabin categories is 19. Elation's Grand Suites are the largest cabins onboard (330 sq.feet) and can accommodate up to five passengers. They feature sitting areas and spacious bathrooms with whirlpool bathtubs and a separate shower. Suite guests benefit from VIP check-in.

During drydock refurbishment 2017, a total of 38 new cabins were added, of which 2x Grand Vista Suites, 22x junior Suites, 2x Scenic Oceanview, and 12x Interior. A total of 98 balconies were added to existing staterooms, which were upgraded to 230 ft2 / 21 m2 sized balcony cabins.

The number of passenger staterooms was increased from 1026 to 1064, which increased the boat's passenger capacity from 2052 to 2128 (max 2462 to 2554).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Carnival Elation does not offer alternative dining, so every meal onboard the ship is served in one of the two MDRs or the Tiffany’s Lido buffet. Passengers can thus avoid the nickel-and-diming, equated with newer and larger ships, but you might wish for more variety. However, excellent service is one of the bright spots: bar servers are close by throughout the ship. The informal Tiffany's Bar and Grill is located on the Lido Deck and offers inside and poolside seating. Meals are served buffet style with open seating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A 24-hour pizzeria, 24-hour room service and complimentary sushi bar are the other alternative eating options. Carnival is one of the few cruise lines that still offer midnight buffets.

Carnival Elation cruise ship

The real foodies who are curious about how the galley feeds so many people, have to check out Chef's Table. For US$75 per person, you'll be able to meet the head chef and tour the galley, as well as dine on a multi-course meal at a private table, while watching the chefs at work. 

Follows the complete list of Carnival Elation restaurants and food bars.

  • Imagination Dining Room (650-seat forward restaurant, with two fixed dinner seatings and “Your Time Dining”, as well as “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts for US$5 cover charge)
  • Inspiration Dining Room (658-seat aft restaurant, with two options for dinner seating)
  • Tiffany’s Lido Buffet Restaurant (722-seat, complimentary self-service restaurant with various food stations; operates as a bistro in the evenings)
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary)
  • Bluelguana Cantina (poolside Mexican fast food bar / complimentary)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (poolside burger bar / complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Carnival Elation will not waste time to convince you as she is a ship where "participation" does make the experience. There are a lot of spots for a drink, from the laid back Gatsby’s Great Bar to the jumping Jekyll and even Hyde Dance Club to the always-swinging Duke’s Piano Bar.

Carnival Elation cruise ship

A variety of live bands entertain nightly on Carnival Elation, and virtually every musical style can be heard. The prime entertainment venue is the Japanese-inspired Mikado theater, showcasing Las Vegas-style revues and performances by individual comedians and musicians.

Carnival Fantasy-class cruise ship WaterWorks slides (Fantasy, Elation, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Fascination, Sensation, Ecstasy)

Follows the complete list of Carnival Elation lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Elation Atrium Plaza (7-deck high midship open area served byPlaza Lobby Bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery and Shop (digital platform / Pixels-brand); Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts); The Fun Shops (offer “Bon Voyage” store menu, souvenirs, watches, jewelry, logo merchandise, duty-free liquor, fashion boutiques / Guess Store, Pandora Store)
  • Mikado Theatre (1300-seat, 2-level main show lounge for musical productions; also used for game shows, bingo, movies)
  • Duke’s Bar (92-seat piano bar)
  • Mark Twain Library; Conference Room (70-seat)
  • Casablanca Casino (450-seat, served by Drama Bar)
  • Elation’s Way Promenade and Bar (230-seat)
  • Musical Cafe (72-seat specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Cherry On Top (Carnival's signature candy shop)
  • Alchemy Bar (Carnival's “cocktail pharmacy” lounge served by professional mixologists)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (frozens, beers, Carnival’s private label ThirstyFrog Red/draught beer)
  • Romeo and Juliet Lounge and Bar (109-seat, with dance floor and karaoke)
  • Jekyll and Hyde Disco and Nightclub (230-seat Dance Club)
  • Gatsby’s Great Bar (92-seats cigar bar/smoking lounge with patio)
  • Cole Porter Club Lounge and Bar (540-seat, with dance floor and stage for live performances; Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch shows)
  • Elation Lido Pool area (features one pool, two whirlpools, two poolside bars and stage for live performances, as well as 3-deck high Twister Waterslide which ends in the main pool); Aft Pool area (features one Whirlpool, one Splash Pool and one rounded pool)
  • Circle C (kids' complimentary club lounge with movies, video games, parties, planned activities)
  • 24-hour Video Games Arcade; Club O2 teens' lounge for movies, karaoke, parties
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area with padded lounges, hammocks and two Whirlpools)
  • Camp Ocean (marine-inspired play area for children 2-11 with more than 200 ocean-themed activities)
  • Camp Ocean (kids' club lounge with complimentary supervised program, indoor and outdoor playground areas)
  • Carnival WaterWorks (aquapark with the 300-ft long waterslide Twister, 2x 82-ft long racing mini-slides, kids splash zone)
  • Spa Carnival (Spa and Fitness complex with Relaxation Room, Steam Rooms, Saunas, Massage Rooms, Beauty Salon, Gymnasium with Aerobics Studio)
  • Basketball/Volleyball Court, Jogging Track, Tennis Tables, 9-hole Mini Golf Course, Bocce Court, Shuffleboard.

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Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2014. In 1998, MS Elation made the "cruise news" as the first cruise liner with AZIPOD propulsion (azimuth thrusters/electric podded units). The vessel was christened by godmother Shari Arison - daughter of Ted Arison (1924-1999) - co-founder of NCL Norwegian Cruise Lines (1966) and founder of Carnival Cruise Lines (1972).

The Carnival ship Elation is one of company's oldest (Fantasy-class) vessels with sisterships EcstasyFantasyFascinationImaginationInspirationParadiseSensation. A fleet-first feature for a Fun Ship is Elation's dedicated conference center able to accommodate small groups for private meetings. As part of Carnival's 250 million "Evolution of Fun" program ("Fun Ship 1.0"), Elation received some upgrades in 2009, including the new facilities "Circle C" (kids club for passengers between 12- and 14-years-old), the adult-only deck "Serenity", as well as expanded buffet dining options.

Carnival Elation refurbishment 2020 review

In 2019 (March 2-26) the ship will enter drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard (Freeport Bahamas). During the refurbishment will be also added 30 new staterooms on Deck 9. All these cabin modules will be delivered by ALMACO (drydocking project's management company).

Carnival Elation refurbishment 2017 review

The list of deck plan changes after the ship's 2017 drydock refurbishment (August 31 - September 27) done in Freeport Bahamas included:

  • A total of 38 new cabins were added, of which 2x Grand Vista Suites, 22x Junior Suites, 2x Scenic Oceanview, 12x Interior. Balconies were added to 98 cabins (on decks 5-Main, 6-Upper, 7-Empress). This changed the vessel's passenger capacity from 2052 (max 2606) to 2128 (max 2554).
  • The newly added staterooms were modular (delivered in a block consisting of 7 sub-blocks), pre-manufactured by ALMACO Group - a full-service provider of marine vessel cabins, wet units, galleys, provision stores, crew living quarters). The ship's elevator lobbies and stairs were also renovated.
  • (Lido Deck 10) Guy’s Burger Joint was added (complimentary poolside dining venue serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries )
  • (Lido Deck 10) BlueIguana Cantina was added (complimentary poolside Mexican eatery for fresh-made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, with salsa bar and a variety of toppings). Also here was added the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar (Mexican-themed outdoor bar for frozens and beers).
  • (Promenade Deck 9) Here was added the RedFrog Rum Bar (rum bar for frozens and beers, serving Carnival’s private label ThirstyFrog Red /draught beer).
  • (Promenade Deck 9) In the area of "Elation’s Way Promenade" (near Drama Bar) was added to Cherry On Top (bulk candy store, also selling Carnival Cruise Lines logo apparel, gifts, toys)).
  • (Verandah Deck 11) the old Camp Carnival kids complex was redesigned and transformed into Camp Ocean. Also here (aft) was installed Carnival Waterworks (aquapark with Splash Zone, 2 mini racing slides for kids, and the Twister Waterslide).
  • (Deck 14) the 9-hole Mini-Golf Course was relocated and redesigned (added bocce court).
  • Retail Shops were completely redesigned and upgraded with new brand boutiques (Guess Store, Pandora Store). The Photo Gallery was replaced with a digital platform (Pixels-brand).
  • Various technical enhancements were implemented, including shoreside power capabilities.
  • Routine maintenance works included new hull coating.
  • During refurbishment 2017, the crew area was also renovated.

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