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Carnival Elation

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About Carnival Elation

Learn about the Carnival Elation cruise ship – its unique offerings, amenities, accommodations, staterooms, cabin information, and details of luxurious suites, decks, dining, specialty dining, public venues, entertainment, health and fitness facilities, activities for kids and teens, sports and enrichment programs for all family members, pictures and videos.

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Carnival Elation was built to honor the muses who inspire the arts. If you're a carnival-goer like yourself, this ship is sure to inspire you... lots of holiday fun.

It's not that carnival euphoria is hard to convince. Along the way to your destination, there are plenty of places to grab a delicious snack, including options like tacos and burritos at BlueIguana Cantina™, burger and fries combos at Guy's Burger Joint™, plus the ever-changing fare at Lido Restaurant. (Our suggestion: Bring an appetite and try them all!) Carnival Elation offers drinks from the mysterious Alchemy Bar® to friendly rivals RedFrog Rum Bar® and BlueIguana Tequila Bar™ at Pool. It also provides a place to have fun. Friends, forget about the ever-swinging Duke's Piano Bar.

If you want to be childish, we have lots of ideas for how to spend your time. Age-appropriate, supervised activities - and of course fun. – 1 of 3 youth rooms available for physical children. And then there's the video arcade... Oh, did I mention the slippery, splashy Carnival WaterWorks™? We didn't, but we should have. Both are fun for all ages.

Carnival Elation now also has Balcony Staterooms with outdoor areas to take full advantage of the natural ocean breezes. You'll see and feel that this ship is ready to inspire everyone in new ways.

  • Size:Large
  • Style:Resort
  • Type:Ocean
  • Year of launch:1998
  • Year of last refit:2009
  • Gross tonnage:71909t
  • Length:261.0m
  • Width:36.0m
  • Speed:21kts
  • Decks:11
  • Language:English
  • Currency:US Dollar ($)
  • No. of passengers:2697
  • No. of crew:900
  • No. of cabins:1095
  • -wheelchair access:34

It is customary for guests to tip crew members for their diligence and good service. Her 100% of the tip goes to the crew she interacts with. For example, flight attendants, restaurant and catering staff, and others who work behind the scenes to improve the overall cruise experience. Collecting this fee automatically streamlines the recognition process and ensures that our crew can participate in your generous contribution.

We've put together some recommended guidelines to help you plan.

  • Standard Staterooms: $13.99 USD per person, per day *
  • Suite Staterooms: $15.99 USD per person, per day *

*Applies to all cruises departing May 1, 2022 or later, we are adjusting our recommended onboard gratuity policy as follows:

  • Standard Staterooms: $14.50 USD per person, per day
  • Suite Staterooms: $16.50 USD per person, per day

This daily tip can be paid in two different ways.


Tips can be added at the time of booking or at any time up to the departure date. Guests who book directly with Carnival can add a prepaid tip at Guests who have booked through a travel agency can contact their travel agency to add a prepaid gratuity to their booking. Prepaid gratuities will be reflected in the "Other Charges" field on booking confirmations and guest electronic documents.

Sail & Sign®

If the guest has not prepaid a tip, the recommended amount per person will be transferred to the Sail & Sign account on the penultimate day of the cruise. If a guest is unsatisfied with the service they receive, please contact the Guest Services Desk on board. This allows us to respond to your concerns in a timely and appropriate manner. At the guest's discretion, the tip may be adjusted after being credited to the guest's account on board. Any gratuity posted to a guest's Sail & Sign account will be final upon guest disembarkation and will not be changed after the cruise.

Additional Information

  • Tips are collected from all guests except children under 2 years old.
  • A gratuity applies regardless of the meal option selected. For example, when dining in a casual restaurant or dining outdoors.
  • An 18% service charge will be added to your bill for any beverage purchases.
  • An 18% service charge will be added to the cover charge for the Chef’s Table and Bonsai Teppanyaki as well as the nominal à la carte fee at Bonsai Sushi, Emeril’s Bistro 1396, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse and Seafood Shack; additional gratuities can be added at the guest's discretion.
  • You can tip room service staff for their service.

We would like to thank you for your great review of our onboard team. Our crew works hard to ensure you have a great vacation and we are proud to be part of the best team in the cruise industry.


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