Carnival Elation

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Carnival Elation, The Elation is the most sophisticated and upscale of the Fantasy-class ships and a step in a more upscale direction. The ships' strengths include exceptionally spacious cabins, excellent entertainment and extensive fitness facilities. Book your Carnival Celebration Cruise Today For Less.

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5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Carnival Elation
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Departing Date: November 29, 2014
Departing From: New Orleans, La Dock
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Ports of Call: New Orleans, La Dock | Cozumel, Mexico Dock | Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico Dock | New Orleans, La Dock
Interior

$249

Oceanview

$289

Balcony

$N/A

Suite

$649

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Itinerary: 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Sat Nov 29, 2014 New Orleans, La Dock -- 4:00 pm
Sun Nov 30, 2014 Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea -- --
Mon Dec 1, 2014 Cozumel, Mexico Dock 9:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Dec 2, 2014 Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico Dock 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Dec 3, 2014 Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea -- --
Thu Dec 4, 2014 New Orleans, La Dock 8:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Carnival Elation Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies

Dining Rooms - 2
Grill
Ice Cream Bar
Pizzeria (Open 24 Hours)

No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Flexible

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
Daytime: Casual / Evening: Resort wear to formal

Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 13
Casino
Library
Pay-Per-View Movies
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 3
Video Arcade
Dining Team
$5.50 per guest/ per day

Bistro Service
$1.00 per guest/ per day

Cabin Steward
$3.50 per guest/ per day
Services Shopping Health and Beauty
Beauty Salon
Shore Excursion Desk
Shopping Mall Health Spa (with whirlpools)
Athletic/Exercise Facilities Business Children
Aerobic and Exercise Room
Health Club
Jogging Track
Conference Center
Internet Connection
Baby Sitting Services
Child Counselors
Children's Playroom - 2
Kids Pool Area
Teen Center

Carnival Elation Onboard Experience


Carnival CruisesIdentical in all but décor, Elation is the seventh of the eight Fantasy-class sister ships (Ecstasy, Fantasy, Fascination, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Sensation). These ships always seem to have something of interest going on, and thus are ideal for the up-and-at-'em style cruiser. Carrying 2,052 passengers, the ships are big enough to provide a week's diverse entertainment, ample deck space for those whose idea of being entertained is basking in a warm sunshine glow, and separate facilities for children of all ages.

The unifying theme of Elation's interior decor are famous literary authors and their works. You'll find the the Romeo and Juliet Lounge, the Cole Porter Club, Gatsby's Great Bar, the Mark Twain Library, and the Jekyll & Hyde Disco. They are all more or less connected by the generous Elation Way on Promenade Deck. As the evening crowds bustle from the Mikado Theater, through the Casablanca Casino (with a theme based on the movie of the same name) to the Cole Porter Club the ship soars with activity as nearly every chair and barstool becomes occupied.

Ideal as it is for the sort of person who likes to have loads of activities planned, Elation also offers lots of out-of-the-way places to read or just contemplate the sea. During summer cruises, however, when there are hundreds of kiddies aboard, quiet contemplation might become a luxury reserved for another ship.

It bears noting that Elation was the first cruise ship equipped with Azipods, a now industry-standard propulsion system that makes for very smooth sailing.


Carnival Elation Things to Do

Entertainment:
Carnival CruisesThe prime entertainment venue is the 1,300 seat Mikado, a Japanese-inspired theater, but karaoke draws big crowds to the Romeo and Juliet Lounge, while the Cole Porter Lounge, incongruously, seems to be the favorite venue of folk and country musicians. A variety of live bands and individual performers entertain nightly along with its elaborate stage shows. Regardless of what sort of music you like most, you're pretty much assured of hearing it.

In Duke's piano bar on Elation you'll finds replicas of New York's Empire State Building and other metropolitan scenes. Such "entertainment architecture" significantly enhances Carnival's nightlife. There are quiet bars for those seeking to muse melancholy about the one who got away, as well as vibrant discos. The casinos are some of the biggest and most clamorous on the high seas.

By day, there are bingo and Trivial Pursuit contests, not to mention such highbrow events poolside as the men's hairy chest contest.
 
Fitness:
With no fewer than 12,000 sq. ft. devoted to fitness and spa facilities, these ships are a dream come true for those who like to keep in shape during their cruise, and don't mind doing so in either uninspiring (the spa) or aggressively pink (the gym) surroundings. The gyms have a private trainer and 35 state-of-the-art exercise machines. There's a day-long schedule of aerobics, and stretching yoga, and Pilates classes (usually around $10 each), as well as body composition analysis and personal training sessions, $75 for 60 minutes. There's a fully jogging track and a volleyball court. Women who want to sunbathe topless will find secluded areas in which to do so.

Those who prefer to skip shore excursions and snorkel on their own can rent equipment for $26 for three days. The inescapable Steiner's of London operates the ship's spa, which offers lots of different kinds of massage – and pushes its beauty products rather more zealously than most passengers would prefer.
 
For Kids:
Carnival's celebrated Camp Carnival program offers a full schedule of supervised activities, from finger painting and singalongs for younger children to photography workshops, late-night movies, and pool parties for their older siblings. The ships' 2,400-square foot "Children's World" play areas are stocked with a computer lab, a climbing maze, an activity wall, and an assortment of toys, games and puzzles.


Carnival Elation Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
From the best pizza afloat (available 24 hours per day) to haute cuisine in the main dining room, Carnival really delivers on the food front.
 
Restaurants:
Total Choice Dining provides for four dinner seatings in the main dining rooms, alternative Bistro dining every evening, and an increased number of service staff. Passengers are assigned a table for dinner in one of the two main dining rooms -- The Imagination on Atlantic Deck, mid-ship, or the Inspiration on Atlantic Deck, aft -- at one of four seatings; 5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. There are very few tables for two in either of the two main dining rooms; expect to dine with four, six, or eight fellow voyagers.

You typically have a choice of six starters, a couple of salads, and six or seven main courses (pan-fried fillet of red snapper, sweet and sour shrimp, rack of New Zealand lamb and Beef Wellington). The menu also includes Spa Carnival selections for those trying to reduce their intake of calories, sodium, cholesterol, fat, or meat.

Additionally, the poolside Lido eateries are converted into Seaview Bistros between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each evening, offering buffet dinner with no reservations or advance notice required. The informal Tiffany (T-shirts and shorts are OK) Restaurant on the Lido Deck offers both inside and poolside seating. All meals here are served buffet style, with open seating for all three meals.

Other alternative eating options include a 24-hour pizzeria, a complimentary sushi bar and 24 hour room service. Themed midnight buffets ensure that no passenger will be rendered sleepless by the rumblings of his empty belly.
 
Service:
Don't expect formality. Indeed, expect wacky dances after dessert – and then to come back to your cabin to find that your cabin steward, cutup that he or she is, has left a towel folded to resemble a dog on your bed. The hi-jinx never stop!

Tipping:
Carnival automatically adds $10.00 per person per day in gratuities to your Sail & Sign card unless you're under two years old, and if you're reading this, you're probably not. This includes $3.60 for the stateroom steward; $5.50 for the Dining Room team, and $.90 for service in the alternative dining rooms. Visit the purser's desk during the cruise to raise or lower this amount.

You may also prepay gratuities for all service personnel at a rate of $10.00 per person per day. On Cruises-to-Nowhere, gratuities of $10 per person per day must be prepaid.

A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Tip the maitre d', room service, spa, casino and other staff as you deem fitting.
 
Attire:
On the two "formal" nights per week, most men wear a dark suit instead of tux. By day, nearly everyone wears shorts, T-shirt, sneakers/sandals, bathing suit, and a hat.


Carnival Elation Ambience

Decor:
Carnival CruisesEvery Carnival ship, designed by fanciful designer Joe Farcus, has a unifying theme for the decor. From the first ship of these seven ships known as the Fantasy-class christened in 1990, to the last (Paradise) launched in 1998, these ships got progressively less flamboyant. Though each was state of the art in its day, today these ships are considered small and modest. In her day, (1990) Fantasy tried to be bigger in life by adding lots of glitz in the form of neon, chrome & mirrors. But Elation's theme (1998) is much more subdued.
 
Public Areas:
The ship consist of 10 decks with most of the public rooms concentrated on Atlantic, Promenade and Lido decks (decks 5,6 and 7). The cabins are mostly concentrated on decks one through four; Riviera, Main, Upper (which is actually a lower deck 3) and Empress decks.

You can stroll down Elation Way, or plop down into a soft banquette to ogle passing strollers. The two-level, 1300-set show lounge The Mikado at the front of the promenade presents live production shows, comedians, magicians, and passenger talent shows, with exemplary sight lines and good seating throughout.

The ships' most fanciful decor is in such entertainment venues as the popular piano bars. In one of Elation's, an enormous circular piano doubles as a bar for those who like to sing along. You'll also find a vibrant disco and cabaret lounge along the boulevard.

Other public areas include the Galleria shopping mall, the Virtual World arcade, and the ship's photo gallery. The Internet cafe offers access for 75 cents per minute; for those who plan to spend more time on the computer, there are 100 minute packages available for $50 (50 cents per minute) and 250 minute packages for $100 (40 cents per minute).
 
Cabins:
Because they were built just before the shift toward lots of verandahs, just the 26 demi-suites (250 square feet) and 28 full suites (400 square feet) have them.

Carnival's cabins are fairly spartan in decor and skimpy on amenities (a color TV with CNN, telephone, radio, no hair dryer, and a basket of "free-sample" toiletries), but among the largest in the cruise industry: inside measure 185 sq. ft, outside 190 sq. feet. Even in the minimum category inside or outside stateroom you'll still enjoy ample space. Cabins for four and five are understandably popular with families, and go fast.

Oceanview staterooms and suites offer a mini bar, bathrobes, and fairly large bathrooms with a hand-held shower and medicine cabinet. There are also 26 mini-suites (226 sq. feet plus 36 square foot private veranda) and 28 suites measuring 350 sq. feet with 71 sq. foot balconies.

Deck Plans: Carnival Elation

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

11  Suite with Balcony
11  Suite with Obstructed View
12  Penthouse Suite
1A  Interior Upper/Lower
4A  Interior
4B  Interior
4C  Interior
4D  Interior
4E  Interior
4I  Interior
5A  Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
6A  Oceanview
6B  Oceanview
6C  Oceanview
6D  Oceanview
6E  Oceanview
BL  Balcony Guarantee
GS  Grand Suite
IS  Inside Guarantee
JS  Junior Suite
OB  Junior Suite (obstructed view)
OS  Ocean Suite
OV  Ocean View Guarantee
PT  Porthole
ST  Suite Guarantee


Riviera Deck
Carnival Carnival Elation Deck Plans

Staterooms: Carnival Elation

Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Balcony Guarantee
Balcony Guarantee
Any oceanview stateroom with private balcony, or better, depending on availability. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Grand Suite
Grand Suite
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Large private balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Inside Guarantee
Inside Guarantee
Any inside stateroom, or better, dependng on availability.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Interior
Interior
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Interior Upper/Lower
Interior Upper/Lower
Twin bed and one upper. Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Two Twin Beds (convert to King) and Single Sofa Bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Junior Suite (obstructed view)
Junior Suite (obstructed view)
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Balcony with obstructed views.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Ocean Suite
Ocean Suite
Suite with a private, large balcony and a queen bed.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Ocean View Guarantee
Ocean View Guarantee
Any ocean view stateroom, or better, depending on availability.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Oceanview
Oceanview
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Picture window.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Oceanview stateroom with a porthole and twin beds that convert to a king.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
Suite with a private, large balcony and a queen bed.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Porthole
Porthole
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Suite Guarantee
Suite Guarantee
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Balcony with obstructed views.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Suite with Balcony
Suite with Balcony
Suite with a private, large balcony and a queen bed.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Elation : Suite with Obstructed View
Suite with Obstructed View
Suite with a private, large balcony and a queen bed. Obstructed view.

Other Dates: Carnival Elation

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
July 31, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $439 $559
August 4, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $499 $509
August 9, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $469 $499
August 18, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $369 $399
August 23, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $259 $299
September 1, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $289 $299
September 6, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $269 $309
October 9, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $539 $589
October 23, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $309 $329
November 24, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $479 $489
December 13, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $279 $289
December 18, 2014 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $319 $329
December 22, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $509 $519
December 27, 2014 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $589 $599
January 24, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $249 $259
March 2, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $349 $359
March 7, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $559 $569
March 12, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $419 $429
March 16, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $489 $499
March 21, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $389 $399
March 26, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $359 $369
March 30, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $519 $529
April 13, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Itiner $339 $349
May 11, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $379 $389
May 16, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $409 $419
December 26, 2015 --- 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $629 $639
December 31, 2015 --- 4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise $634 $649

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