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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 2819 guests have reviewed Carnival Elation, giving it a rating of 3.9 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.9 out of 5(2819 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples38%
Families w/older children17.3%
Singles/Friends12.3%
Families w/young children10.7%
Groups7.3%

Most Recent Reviews

First time cruise experience

Jul 16th, 2019

Overall the cruise was an amazing experience. It was my boyfriend and I first cruise & trip together and that made the experience special as we celebrated my birthday.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Amazing Trip!

Jul 16th, 2019

We had a great time! We love that cruising is such an easy vacation! We will do many more in the future!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

“It was kool” Cruise

Jul 16th, 2019

Overall this cruising experience was ok. The staff was nice and the food was pretty good. Just not enough staff to monitor the food to ensure kids aren’t sticking their hands in food. One kid dropped the spoon on the floor and put it right back in the pan.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Awesome ship to relax on !!!

Jul 16th, 2019

This was one of our favorite cruises so far. The food was great. The entertainment was great . Beautiful weather

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Jul 16th, 2019

In my opinion this is one of carnival best ships. We are not into the new bigger boats. This class of ships I heard are the least crowded. No ship is a bad ship tho.

Phenomenal

Jul 15th, 2019

It was an amazing cruise. I went with my husband and children. There was so much for us to do onboard. The staff was super friendly especially Brad and Teddy. Brad really went the extra mile to make my daughter's birthday special. I would recommend Carnival to anyone looking for a great time and a fun cruise.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

2-3 cruises

Jul 13th, 2019

We just got off the Elation this morning. It was a fantastic cruise and the food was outstanding. After four Norwegian cruises this was our first Carnival. The food in all of the venues was outstanding. And all the wait staff greeted you with a smile no matter where you were in the ship. As others have said the pool is kind of small and was crowded. But I guess for this size ship they couldn’t have made it much bigger.

Independence Weekend Getaway

Jul 13th, 2019

This was a weekend getaway to use expiring free flight certificate and port cancellation credit. Four days is too short for experienced cruisers. Short cruise to the Bahamas is great for first time cruisers to give then the cruising experience. First time on Fantasy class. Don’t expect to return to that class of ship. Don’t care for the Bahamas as a cruise port. Freeport residents were much nicer and not so pushy as Nassau shopkeepers, etc. No man made fireworks, but there was lightning in the sky on Independence Day. Seas were mostly calm.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Experience

7+ cruises

Bahama cruise

Jul 11th, 2019

Overall it was ok. The ship is old and the pool way to small for everyone

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

Officially a Cruiser

Jul 11th, 2019

The cruise was amazing. I already booked my next cruise with my children in the same ship in Jan 2020

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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