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Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Elation
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Very Good

270

Average

168

Poor

104

Terrible

83

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1,069 Carnival Elation Cruise Reviews


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Liz-Sem

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Ever!!

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My two best friends and I planned a Birthday trip for this cruise back in August. All of our birthdays are in January and the destinations (Dominican Republic & Turks and Caicos) seemed so perfect. Everything was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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TheBearAK

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ship really needs a designer that knows fun

This was my second time on the Elation, first was pre-2017 upgrades. Pros: Great crew, lots of potential for entertainment. Our stateroom (on G deck) was great. Embarkation at Port Canaveral is the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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sdvenable

1 Review Written

Not a Good Experience

Let me first start off by saying we departed the port 3hrs late!!! I already had reservations when arriving at the port because the boat was smaller and looked older. The boat’s stops were Amber Cove and Grand ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RobbPolo143

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed with Carnival Cruise # 8

Mid winter 50 TH birthday cruise on the Carnival Elation, Some good, some bad and some real ugly. For the record this was my families 8 TH Carnival Cruise since 2013 and our 12 TH cruise overall. This ship is in ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dardar14701

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good not Great

We were just on Carnival Elation for a 5 night cruise. Overall the cruise was good, as it had some things we really liked and some things that were kind of lacking. We did not have any problem with our cabin and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Tracy_A7X

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Friendliest staff

I chose this particular cruise for the stops in Grand Turk and Amber Cove, and was not disappointed! Embarkation was smooth, fast, and well organized. Because our transportation got us to the port earlier that the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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lesters

5 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fab time on the Feb Elation

This is a ship that isn’t a big topic on the boards (unless there was something to complain about it seemed) so I am happy to add some information to future cruisers considering the Elation or some info for those ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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crusinbruin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It's what you make of it

We are experienced cruisers who generally avoid Carnival, but in this case found a price that was tough to beat and a schedule that worked perfectly. Despite boarding the ship with a questionable attitude, we found ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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CruiseDad23

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise by far

This was not my first Carnival cruise and have had several very pleasant experiences in the past. We booked this cruise with my Mother-in-Law after the recent passing of my father-in-law and wanted to spread his ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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hotwired875

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Entry level cruise, nothing overly good or bad

First of all, any of us that can go on ANY cruise need to get on their knees and thank God we can do so. That being said, this cruise on the Elation in early January was a nice little "entry level" cruise. Honestly ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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GreakLakes

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rusty, old ship

I chose this cruise as a Christmas Birthday treat for my Mom. I normally cruise with NCL or RC. We were more Interested in the ports of call more so the ship at the time of booking. If it weren't for the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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butterbean_29512

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

An outstanding cruise on one of the older ships

My wife and I sailed on the Elation for the December 14th-19th Amber Cove/Grand Turk cruise. We are from SC, and booked a night at the Radisson Resort at the Port for the evening before the cruise. Had planned to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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carlscruisingin16

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Family Thanksgiving Cruise

We drove down from the Atlanta area on Saturday, November 23 and checked into the Country Inn and Suites. We reserved the Cruise Park and Stay package, which I highly recommend if you drive in. We wanted a little ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rc4music2

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Great sail!

This was our family cruise. Nine of us sailed aboard the Elation and had a wonderful time. We had sailed on this ship before and were not disappointed. We had 3 first time cruisers with us, and now they are hooked. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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JulepJim

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Much better than expected

Just got off 11/21/2019 and had mostly read cruise critics reviews. Find you another set of reviews to read. Pro: Ship was majored updated 2 years ago. It ain’t gonna be dry docked. Crew and staff very ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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julielovesmike1234

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

I chose this cruise because it had decent reviews and a very good price, however, I would have pay more, knowing what I know now. The ship is small, that' okay, but rusted, badly painted,inside and out. I could ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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friendswithdave

9 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Elation - Just OK

This was a cruise with my elderly mother, teen daughter, and her friend. I've been on about 12 cruises including NCL, HAL, Carnival, RC, and Celebrity. Embarkation was great, we walked on around 11:00 almost ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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ericadempsey

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old Ship Meets Broken Motor?

THE BOAT: I chose this cruise to travel to the Dominican Rep and Grand Turk. Unfortunately, the motor broke on day 2... we could only make it to Grand Turk and got rerouted to Nasseau. The bummer is that a cruise to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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jlprete5

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship, not so nice crowd

I will start by saying we have cruised 5 different cruise lines, this was our first Carnival cruise. Yes we have heard a lot of negatives so we were prepared for the worst! However I must say the Elation is in very ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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NancySmith

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Elation should be renamed to HELLation! Sell this ship!

I hate to badmouth, but I have no choice but speak my mind and speaking only about this Carnival ship, not the rest. You charge us that kind of money, we expect first class all the way! One engine was bad when we ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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MAddington

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed! Carnival’s standards and quality are sinking fast!

My husband and I chose Carnival for our honeymoon cruise. This was my 5th cruise with Carnival. After this one, we most likely won’t choose it again. The worst part was other passengers who were loud and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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sammysmommy

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Horrible rip off - Run away

We are a gold level member of Carnival and had completely STOPPED using them after 2 bad experiences back to back in 2017. We decided to give them another try on our honeymoon cruise this week (currently writing ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Janandmike30

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise

We were limited to choose between several 3 day cruises and this 5 day cruise because of our family conflicts. My husband and I chose this cruise as it was similarly priced compared to the 3 night cruises we had ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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HuliHuli

3 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Smooth Sailing on Fantasy Class

Trip details: This was our third cruise on a Carnival Fantasy-class ship and we will likely do it again. Despite their age, Carnival’s refurbishment program has done a good job at maintaining and updating these ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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kathi63

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not for older adults

we wanted to go on a cruise for our 16th wedding anniversay and to get away for a few days from our kids and just relax embarkation was a breeze as was disembakation got on ship before noon and our room was ready ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Carnival Elation Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.8
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.7
Family5.03.9
Enrichment3.03.2
Service5.04.1
Value For Money4.53.8
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