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Carnival Elation

If you’re interested in American-style cruising, with lively entertainment, a huge range of leisure facilities and a wealth of casual dining options, you’ll love Carnival Elation. Perfect for budget family cruisers, she offers some amazing experiences at sea, including live theatre shows, epic music performances and nightly comedy.

For the kids, there’s the thrills of the waterpark, the wide array of sports facilities and the dedicated youth programs packed with exciting activities tailored to different age groups. And when you need some me time, head to the Serenity retreat for some adults-only space, or book a treatment at the wonderful Cloud 9 Spa.

  • Launched: 1998
  • Refurbished: 2009
  • Capacity: 2130
  • Crew: 920
  • Launched in 2020
  • 1004 feet
  • 2909 passengers
  • 20 crew

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Inspiration Dining Room


Where dining is concerned, you will be able to find a wide variety of formal and casual options, including the two main dining rooms – Imagination and Inspiration. For a casual place to eat, opt for the Lido Restaurant which offers a relaxed dining venue, or visit Seaday Brunch for the perfect start to a sea day! Other restaurants which are included in your cruise fare include BlueIguana Cantina, Guy’s Burger Joint, Pizza Pirate, Swirls, The Carnival Deli, Breakfast Grill, Chef’s Choice, Good Eats, Salad Bar and Sweet Spot. Venues which incur additional costs include The Chef’s Table, Coffee Bar and Steakhouse Selections.



Take your pick from Inside, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite on-board Carnival Elation – with plenty on offer throughout each accommodation to suit all guests and budgets. All of the options offer a comfortable setting with elegant decor throughout. Some of the features included within the on-board accommodation include spacious lounge areas, sumptuous beds, writing desks, bathrooms with showers, flowers, telephones, televisions and a mini-bar.

Fitness Centre


Carnival Elation has three swimming pools as well as the WaterWorks waterpark for some seriously-splashing fun! Other fun activities include mini-golf- volleyball, basketball or ping pong to challenge your friends and family. If you like a work out, head to the state-of-the-art gym, which has everything you could need for a good work out.

Get ready to relax and unwind at the Serenity Adults-only Retreat, comprising a tranquil place to enjoy the peace and quiet. Take a trip to the Spa Carnival which offers a range of soothing treatments such as hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps to really melt the stresses away.

Kids can enjoy a whole range of fun, from the Build-A-Bear workshops, Seuss-a-palooza Story Time and Parade and the Hasbro Game Show – where all your favourite board games come to life! Your little ones can also have fun making new friends with the numerous age-appropriate kids’ clubs on-board. From pool parties, video games, sleepovers, dance parties, quizzes or even karaoke, there is a little something for all ages.

Makido Main Show Lounge


It’s entertainment galore on-board Carnival Elation. Many a great show can be enjoyed in the Mikado Show Lounge. If you want to dance the night away, head on down to the nightclub or unwind with friends in a number of venues around the ship including; Piano Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar and the Beer Station. Carnival Elation really does offer a little something to suit every mood. That’s not all either, if you’re feeling lucky, make sure you try your chances in the lively on-board casino!

    • Guy Fieri dining venue, Guy's Burger Joint
    • Serenity adult-only retreat for peace and relaxation
    • Camp Ocean for 2-11 years with fun activities
    • Green Eggs and Ham Dr Seuss breakfast
    • WaterWorks - Carnival's exciting on-board waterpark
    • Character parades and crafts with Seuss at Sea
    • Build-a-Bear Workshop at Sea
    • Fun Zumbini activities and songs for 2-5 years
    • Hasbro, The Game Show for games and family fun
    • Theatre shows and productions
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