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Carnival Elation

Carnival Elation

About Carnival Elation

Carnival Elation was one of the first of Carnival Cruise Line's popular Fantasy-class ships and has been delighting cruisers of all age groups ever since. Chock full of amenities and activities, she was designed to create a fun-filled vacation for everyone in the family. Welcoming and comfortable, the 70,367-ton, 2,052-guest ship is sure to give you the time of your life! Fabulous upgrades in 2009 have modernized her as part of the line's "Evolutions of Fun" refurbishment program, including an adults-only sundeck, remodeled staterooms, suites and bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Further enhancements are scheduled for late 2017.

Excitement is everywhere on the Carnival Elation, from its bustling multi-deck atrium to the spiraling three-level-high Twister Waterslide offering thrills at every turn. Relaxing amenities also abound, such as three swimming pools, six Jacuzzis and the Mark Twain Library, a quiet area where you can catch up on your reading. Indulge in a soothing treatment such as a hot stone massage at the 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival. Try a new style at the Beauty Salon and keep in shape at the Fitness Center. Find the perfect gift at the Fun Shops.

Throughout Carnival Elation are fun bars and lounges where you can have conversations and your favorite drink. Relaxing Gatsby's, the swinging Duke's Piano Bar and the beautiful Plaza Bar in the lobby are just some of the popular venues. Stroll along the Promenade and stop in the Drama Bar. Another hot spot is the bustling Jekyll and Hyde Dance Club, complete with a DJ.

Both adults and kids will find plenty to do. Supervised age-specific fun youth activities will keep kids from ages 2 to 11 years happy and busy at Camp Carnival, which is like a summer camp, but at sea. Delighting children, is Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends. Circle "C" club offers a "cool" place for those ages 12 to14 with a host of video games, dance parties, Karaoke and more. Pleasing teenagers ages 15-17 isn't easy, but they are sure to be thrilled with their very own Club 02 — open around the clock — with music, video games, food and new friends. Families can play 9-hole mini-golf course, shoot some hoops and jog around the padded track at the City Sports Park.

Be as active or not as you like on Carnival Elation. Quiet will surround you at the adults-only Serenity Retreat — a delightful oasis of tranquility. Experience this blissful area with swaying hammocks in the sea breeze and enjoy your favorite drink from the nearby bar as your cares simply melt away while you plan your next exciting day.

Treat your palate to a variety of delicious cuisine from an ever changing menu at the two grand main dining rooms, Inspiration and Imagination, serving exquisite cuisine, including healthy Spa Carnival selections, as well as vegetarian choices. The Taste Bar is another choice, while the Chef's Table is a foodie favorite. International cuisines and made-to-order options will make your taste buds smile at the poolside Tiffany's, featuring the Mongolian Wok custom stir-fry station, a deli and a dessert station with mouthwatering delights. Satisfy that craving for something tasty at the Pizza Pirate, known for its popular hand-tossed pizza. Stop in for specialty coffees, rich milkshakes and scrumptious desserts at the Musical Café.

After a day of fun, return to your comfortable home base. Settle in for the night in your choice of accommodations. Select from an Interior, Ocean View, Grand or Suite, all well-appointed. Enjoy the many perks, day or night a room steward will be available. Have your attendant call for your complimentary room service offered 24/7. After all, you are on vacation!

Exciting evenings include a dazzling Las Vegas-style production at the two-level Mikado Theatre and a show at the Cole Porter Club, where you can enjoy a more intimate ambiance. Go dancing and have an unforgettable time at the many music-filled piano bars, Duke's Gatsby's and the Musical Café. Hang out with your friends, family and fellow passengers at the Drama Bar or Romeo and Juliet Lounge. Hang out at the stunning Plaza Bar in the beautiful main atrium. Play some poker or slot games at the Casablanca Casino where the action never stops.

Carnival Elation sails on short cruises year-round to the Bahamas.

Carnival Elation

Attire Casual
Crew Size 920
Crew Nationality International
Regular Capacity 2054
Total Capacity 2974
Registry Panama
Year Built 1998
Year Refurbished 2014
Beam 103 ft
Draft 25.75
Length 855 ft
Tonnage 70,367
Passenger Space Ratio 34:1
Speed 21
Tipping (p/p per day) $12
Beauty Salon Yes
Spa Yes
Casino Yes
110 Electricity Yes
Pools (Outside) 3
Pools (Inside) 0
Jacuzzi 6
Laundry Yes
Suites 54
Verandas 0
Cabins inside 408
Cabins outside 564
Wheelchair Cabins 25
Elevators 14
Ship Size Large
Ship Type Fantasy Class
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Upper/Lower Inside Stateroom

A Carnival Elation Interior Upper/Lower stateroom creatively maximizes space for a pair of cruisers. These staterooms feature all the same amenities as other Interior staterooms, with a different layout — including one Twin bed, and either an upper Pullman or sofa bed. They also feature linens from the Carnival Comfort Collection, a full private bathroom and more.

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Inside Stateroom

An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Elation's interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.

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Inside Stateroom

An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Elation's interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.

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Inside Stateroom

An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Elation's interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.

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Inside Stateroom

An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Elation's interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.

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Inside Stateroom

An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Elation's interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.

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Inside Stateroom

An Interior stateroom is the most affordable way to cruise, and Carnival Elation's interiors are not just cozy, but are full of things you’d expect from any Carnival stateroom: a full private bathroom, Carnival Comfort Collection linens and just-a-call-away 24-hour room service.

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Oceanview Stateroom

Catch a glimpse of what's going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Elation, where you'll get views you won't find anywhere on land. Don't miss sunrise and sunset at sea — your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!

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Oceanview Stateroom

Catch a glimpse of what's going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Elation, where you'll get views you won't find anywhere on land. Don't miss sunrise and sunset at sea — your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!

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Oceanview Stateroom

Catch a glimpse of what's going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Elation, where you'll get views you won't find anywhere on land. Don't miss sunrise and sunset at sea — your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!

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Oceanview Stateroom

Catch a glimpse of what's going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Elation, where you'll get views you won't find anywhere on land. Don't miss sunrise and sunset at sea — your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!

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Oceanview Stateroom

Catch a glimpse of what's going by from your Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Elation, where you'll get views you won't find anywhere on land. Don't miss sunrise and sunset at sea — your comfy stateroom is the best way to experience these!

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Scenic Ocean View

Your Scenic Ocean View stateroom aboard Carnival Elation provides the best view of the sea that lies ahead of the ship, with views unlike any on land. And you'll get more of them, too, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of looking-glass for gazing at the natural wonders of the sea... and let's not forget sunrise and sunset.

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Balcony

Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you're looking to cruise aboard Carnival Elation. Any time you're in your room, you're just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.

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Balcony

Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you're looking to cruise aboard Carnival Elation. Any time you're in your room, you're just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.

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Balcony

Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you're looking to cruise aboard Carnival Elation. Any time you're in your room, you're just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.

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Balcony

Balcony staterooms were designed for maximum sea breeze and the most stunning views, so look to a balcony if you're looking to cruise aboard Carnival Elation. Any time you're in your room, you're just steps away from your own personal outdoor oasis, featuring the sort of sea view you can also feel.

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Aft-View Extended Balcony

Aft-View Extended Balcony staterooms feature a larger balcony for more lounge-around room, more kick-back space; not to even mention some of the best stern-side views you'll find anywhere. Get ready to relax as you gaze upon Carnival Elation's gentle wake from your spacious balcony.

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Extended Balcony Grand Suite

When you go for one of the largest, most luxurious rooms — and balcony — available on Carnival Elation, you get a room designed to suit your desire for comfort, inside and out. Add VIP check-in, a huge balcony, and even a convenient dressing area with vanity and you can begin to see just how extraordinarily comfy the entire experience can be.

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Grand Suite

A Grand Suite aboard Carnival Elation features even more space than the standard suite — plenty of room in your room! This stateroom is loaded for an unparalleled experience: VIP check-in, a huge balcony, and even a convenient dressing area with vanity.

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Grand Vista Suite

The Grand Vista Suite is the biggest, located on the uppermost deck… and all this altitude has a way of also elevating the view. As do floor-to-ceiling windows that make sure nothing gets in the way. Even more convenience and comfort come standard, like a huge balcony made for stretching out, a tub that’s great for doing the same, a convenient walk-in dressing area, plus VIP check-in.

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Junior Suite

As you step into a Junior Suite aboard Carnival Elation, you can't help but feel that you're stepping into luxury. With VIP check-in, more indoor space for stretching out and an outdoor balcony made for fresh air and great views, try a Junior Suite for a private oasis away from home.

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Junior Suite

As you step into a Junior Suite aboard Carnival Elation, you can't help but feel that you're stepping into luxury. With VIP check-in, more indoor space for stretching out and an outdoor balcony made for fresh air and great views, try a Junior Suite for a private oasis away from home.

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Junior Suite (obstructed views)

As you step into a Junior Suite aboard Carnival Elation, you can't help but feel that you're stepping into luxury. With VIP check-in, more indoor space for stretching out and an outdoor balcony made for fresh air and great views, try a Junior Suite for a private oasis away from home. (Note that rooms of this type have obstructed views.)

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Porthole

Carnival Elation's Porthole staterooms give you the classic seafarer';s view times two — a pair of round windows providing an affordable view of the ocean. If you tire of ocean-gazing, there's plenty more to do onboard, but 24-hour room service is one amenity you can enjoy as you continue to take in the view.

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Deli

Deck: 10 Lido

Looking for a little taste from the old neighborhood? Pile 'em high at the Carnival Deli. Enjoy old time favorites like a hot pastrami on rye, grilled Reuben, or roasted turkey breast on a country roll. Our sandwiches and wraps are always hand-carved and served fresh with cole slaw or relish. Come by, satisfy your craving for a great sandwich and make sure you don’t forget the kosher dill.

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Imagination Dining Room

Deck: 8 Atlantic

Now featuring Your Time Dining, it's easier than ever to Enjoy a delectable and undeniably delicious dining experience in either of Carnival Elation's Imagination or Inspiration Dining Rooms.

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Mangolian rotisserie grill

Deck: 10 Lido

Mangolian rotisserie grill

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Pizzeria

Deck: 10 Lido

The On Carnival ships, the captain tends to be kind of a big deal — almost a celebrity. On a few select ships, they’ve even got their own pizza kitchen. The best part? Pizzeria del Capitano is open to everyone, 24 hours a day! And since our captains tend to be Italian, you know the quality of the ingredients truly pass muster. (Sorry, nautical pun.) Hand-tossed dough, made from imported Italian flour, plus fresh mozzarella form a solid base, and a choice of toppings put the finishing touches on this piping hot, fresh-from-the-oven mealtime — or anytime — classic.

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Salad bar

Deck: 10 Lido

Fresh, tasty, fast and colorful — all the qualities that make the Salad Bar a great place for lunch or dinner. Stock up on your nutrients for the day and top them off with dressings galore at this self-serve veggie-lover’s paradise. Just because it’s good for you doesn’t mean building your own can’t be fun. Mix in some grilled chicken, fresh tuna or stick to the basics with this quick and healthy option.

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Tiffany's Lido Restaurant

Deck: 10 Lido

Eat whatever you like, whenever you like. Stroll around the buffet and explore Carnival Elation's many international cuisines and made-to-order options; including the Mongolian Buffet and Rotisserie.

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Mikado Main Show Lounge

Decks: 8 Atlantic 9 Promenade

Seen any great performances lately? Well you will in the Carnival Elation Mikado main show lounge. It features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system. Come, see, and rave all about it.

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Stage

Deck: 9 Promenade

Our stage shows are designed to razzle and dazzle. Featuring talented singers, musicians and dancers performing crowd-thrilling numbers in extravagant costumes with awesome sets and scenery, it's like catching one of the best shows on land. All performances are created to ensure that every night feels like opening night. And best of all, since shows are included in your fare, it's like having top-dollar tickets to the hottest show in town, absolutely free.

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Casablanca Casino

Deck: 9 Promenade

Charm "Lady Luck" in the Carnival Elation Casablanca Casino. Try your hand at slot machines, blackjack, roulette and poker - Go ahead, roll the dice, or cut the cards.

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Mark Twain Library

Deck: 8 Atlantic

With its distinctive decor showcasing 19th-century Americana, the Mark Twain Library provides a cozy and inviting spot for reading.

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Conference Room

Deck: 8 Atlantic

Meeting Room.

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Elation's Way

Deck: 9 Promenade

Those looking for a drink will find that there are many fun bars on board to choose from.

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Jekyll and Hyde Dance Club

Deck: 9 Promenade

You'll love the music, moves and mood at the Carnival Elation Jekyll & Hyde Dance Club. Shake it real good as you party with great people and groove to some of your favorite hits.

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Internet Cafe

Decks: 7 Empress 9 Promenade

Send friends and family a quick email from the Carnival Elation Internet café and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

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Childrens pool

Deck: 11 Verandah

Childrens pool

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Pool

Deck: 10 Lido

The perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying the sun, the pool deck gives guests the opportunity to play a game of tennis, take a relaxing soak in the whirlpool, catch some rays from the comfort of a lounge chair, and then cool off with an invigorating swim.

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Pool bar

Deck: 10 Lido

Pool bar

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Art Gallery

Deck: 7 Empress

Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork at the Art Gallery located on the Carnival Elation the Empress deck.

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Serenity

Deck: 9 Promenade

Chill out in the Carnival Elation kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop in the hot tub, or kick back under the shade of a big umbrella.

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Jewellery shop

Deck: 9 Promenade

If you catch sparkling on your cruise, it may be the night sky. It could be the sun on the waves. Or you may just be near The Fun Shops, where you’ll discover a selection of pretty much all that glitters. Like gold, of course… but there’s also diamonds, tanzanite, gemstones of every hue — even colored diamonds! You won’t pay tax or duty on any of them: a great deal on top of great prices, take it from us. Try to catch our exclusive onboard trunk shows, where styles by top designers will be shown off by our experts in carat, cut, clarity… get all the Cs out on the seas.

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Photo Gallery

Deck: 9 Promenade

The Carnival Elation Photo Gallery is located on the Promenade deck and loaded with some of your best "Fun Ship" moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and funnest memories.

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Club O2

Deck: 9 Promenade

We know just what teenagers 15-17 like...Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Carnival Elation Club O2’s got it; the perfect ‘round-the-clock hangout full of the funnest things to do.

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Video arcade

Deck: 9 Promenade

If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Enjoy our video arcade which is equipped with the latest high-tech video and arcade games.

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Fun Shops

Deck: 8 Atlantic

Memories and mementos -- everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, lockets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) -- that's what you'll find at the Carnival Elation Galleria Gift Shops. You'll find the perfect "Fun Ship" gifts for friends, family or yourself.

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Beauty salon

Deck: 12 Sports

A trip to the salon is an opportunity to relax, to chat with others, to focus on yourself. It’s about more than just getting your hair or nails done… but it’s definitely about getting your hair or nails done! Even though you’re on vacation, you won’t have to settle for anything less than the salon style you’re used to back on land. And these good looks go beyond the usual — we even offer services like teeth whitening… great for taking those ‘I’m on vacation and I’m looking great!’ smiles to the next level.

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Fitness center

Deck: 12 Sports

We have some bad news for you — your ship has a gym. In other words, there’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land. That’s great news, however, for your body, which will definitely benefit from all the extra energy that vacationing pumps directly into you. And let’s not forget the extra time you’ll have, since you won’t be waking up and spending most of the day at the office or anything like that. If those were some of your go-to excuses, we’re sorry, but we all know this is important. Why not treat yourself to some of our fitness classes — you might even have a little fun while you do something great for yourself!

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Fitness studio

Deck: 12 Sports

Fitness studio

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Massage room

Deck: 12 Sports

Cruising always feels good, but it doesn’t usually — ooh, right there. Right where? Sorry, we’re at the onboard spa, where they do these amazing massages by hand. But they don’t just stop there — they’ve got tools to enhance the benefits too. Select from different hands-on experiences featuring seaweed for detox, herbal poultice for energy, bamboo for deep tissue penetration and hot stones for — ahhh — for perfection. We know you’re all about feeling good, and so are these massages.

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Relaxation room

Deck: 12 Sports

Relaxation room

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Sauna

Deck: 12 Sports

On a Carnival cruise, the vast and beautiful sea is all around you. You can do all the looking you want from the ship, but sorry — no touching allowed. (We’re sure you’ll understand.) That’s what the thalassotherapy pool at the onboard Cloud 9 Spa is for! Get your sea-water fix and soak completely in it, easily absorbing all the relaxing, rejuvenating benefits of the trace elements and vitamins you’ll find in nature. Oh, and here’s one thing you’ll only find in our special pool: water jets that massage and invigorate. Mother Nature’s great, but she can’t do that.

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Spa Carnival

Deck: 12 Sports

It's all in the technique...the relaxation technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at Carnival Elation Spa Carnival...Ahhhhh.

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Steam

Deck: 12 Sports

To be the king or queen of the thermostat — doesn't it feel great? While bending the elements to your will, finding that perfect temperature for relaxation is awesome… even better is not needing to. Carnival's Cloud 9 Spa thermal suites are dedicated relaxation zones with a variety of available environments, each carefully developed by our master climate artists. Whether you prefer to lounge in the dry heat of the Laconium or Tepidarium, or like a little soothing moisture in the air (in which case try the Oriental or Aroma steambaths), prepare to experience temperature nirvana.

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Camp Carnival

Deck: 12 Sports

It's designed and fun-ified with Carnival Elation cruisers ages 2-11 years old in mind. So relax, and know that your kids are supervised by an experienced team and having just as much fun as you are...maybe even more.

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Circle "C"

Deck: 8 Atlantic

One of the coolest spots on Carnival Elation is Circle "C" and it's just for kids 12-14...Video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be funner?

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Bar

Decks: 9 Promenade 10 Lido 11 Verandah

Bar

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Drama Bar

Deck: 9 Promenade

Those looking for a drink will find that there are many fun bars on board to choose from.

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Duke's Piano Bar

Deck: 8 Atlantic

Who's the Duke? Duke Ellington, of course! This lively piano bar was designed to transport passengers back to Manhattan during the Jazz Age.

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Gatsbys Great Bar

Deck: 9 Promenade

The more subdued Gatsby’s Great Bar is ideal for a before- or after-dinner drink and quiet conversation.

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Musical Cafe

Deck: 9 Promenade

Passengers can relax with a drink in high style amidst the elegant surroundings of this sing-a-long piano bar.

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The patio

Deck: 10 Lido

The patio

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Cole Porter Club Aft Lounge

Deck: 9 Promenade

An inviting atmosphere pervades the Aft Lounge, where a subdued color scheme mingles with stylish, comfortable sitting areas to create the perfect venue for an evening spent enjoying sophisticated cocktails and lively conversation with your fellow guests.

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Romeo and Juliet Lounge

Deck: 9 Promenade

The exquisite furnishings of this lounge make it an elegant place to enjoy a cocktail.

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Mini Golf

Deck: 14 Sun

Ah, imagine a perfect day out on the links, the golfer's zen of the ball, the hole and nothing in between but well-manicured fairway... plus one cactus, a treasure chest... and wait, is that a windmill in the way? Just who designed this course anyway? Whoever it was, they had one thing in mind — maximum fun for mini-golfers, big and small! That's precisely why you'll find a course on every Carnival ship, where you can hit the holes and take in everything you’d expect, like the sights and the sounds... plus the seagulls.

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Jogging track

Deck: 14 Sun

Jogging may not immediately come to mind when you think of things to do at sea, but it probably should. You don’t have to walk on water, you just have to get on a Carnival cruise. After all, if you’re going to jog, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place to do it with a more scenic view, or a more refreshing breeze — both of these are available in abundance when you go for an open-air jog on the upper-deck. Jogging tracks are available on all Carnival ships, and are even padded for long-distance comfort.

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Elation Atrium

Decks: 8 Atlantic 10 Lido 9 Promenade 12 Sports 11 Verandah

A glass skylight tops the impressive, seven-deck-high atrium, which features changing neon lights and neon-trimmed elevators.

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