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Carnival Elation

Elation brought bang up to date in 2017 with expansive makeover

Carnival Elation underwent a multi-million-dollar makeover in October 2017 that included the addition of an expansive new WaterWorks park, 38 new cabins, 98 balconies to existing staterooms, and a variety exciting food and beverage concepts.

Following the extensive renovation, Carnival Elation resumed its year-round schedule of four- to eight-day cruises from Jacksonville, Florida.Oct. 7.

The ship’s new features include:

  • New Cabins, Stateroom Enhancements:  Thirty-eight cabins have been added – two Grand Vista suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows, 22 junior suites, two scenic ocean view cabins and 12 interior accommodations. Additionally, private verandahs have been added to 98 existing staterooms, creating spacious new 230-sq-ft balcony staterooms.
  • All staterooms will offer new island-inspired interiors with bright colours and soothing pastels inspired by Carnival Elation’s tropical itineraries.
  • Guy’s Burger Joint: a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture.
  • RedFrog Rum Bar: a poolside watering hole offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draught brew, ThirstyFrog Red.
  • BlueIguana Cantina: a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as an elaborate toppings and salsa bar.
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar: a fun and festive outdoor bar offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.
  • Camp Ocean: a colourful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11 that showcases the wonders of the sea through fun and engaging interiors and more than 200 ocean-themed activities, including arts and crafts, science-oriented programming, and more.
  • WaterWorks: Located on Verandah Deck, this expansive all-ages water park features an enclosed 300ft-long Twister water slide full of exhilarating twists and turns, two 82ft-long racing slides, and a splash zone for kids
  • Mini-Golf Course: A nine-hole miniature golf course has been relocated to Deck 14, providing a fun and relaxing pastime for families to enjoy in the fresh sea air.
  • Carnival is Jacksonville’s only year-round cruise ship offering four- and five-day cruises to The Bahamas featuring stops at Freeport, Nassau and the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays.

    Carnival Elation

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Carnival Cruise Lines
    Built at Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland
    Entered service: 20 March, 1998
    Refurbished: October,2017
    Cost: $300m
    Registered: Panama
    Gross tonnage: 70,367 tons
    Passengers: 2,052 (including uppers 2,606)
    Decks: 10
    Lifts: 14
    Crew: 920
    Officers: Italian
    Cabins: 1,026 including
    :: 28 Penthouse suites
    :: 26 suites
    :: 564 oceanview twins
    ::389 interior twins
    :: 19 interior upper and lower
    ::20 for wheelchairs
    Length: 855 ft
    Width: 103ft
    Draught: 26 feet
    Engines: Diesel-electric
    Speed: 21 knots

    Facilities

    Two dining rooms (two sittings), Tifanny’s bar and grill, sushi bar, 12 bars and lounges,  Mikado main show lounge, dance club,  piano bar, casino, library, three outside swimming pools, spa, health club and beauty salon, conference center, internet cafe, medical center, self-service launderette.

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