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Carnival Elation

The Carnival Elation cruise ship offers cruises from Jacksonville Florida. It is one of the casual and inexpensive "fun ships" of Carnival Cruise Line. For departures, see our full schedule of Carnival cruises from Jacksonville.

The Elation cruise ship has lots of things to do, such as Waterworks water park, Alchemy Bar, Spa Carnival, Punchliner Comedy Club, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, and Playlist Productions shows.

Programs to keep the kids busy include Camp Ocean, Club O2, Circle C, and Seuss at Sea (character parade and story time).

Read a Carnival Elation review. They have more than 1,100 reviews by passengers too.

Carnival Elation serenity
Carnival Elation casino


Dining options include the main dining room, Lido restaurant (casual buffet with indoor and outdoor seating), Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Pizza Pirate, Seaday Brunch, Carnival Deli, Swirls ice cream and 24-hour room service. For an additional fee you can try the Chef's Table, Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, and the Coffee Bar.

Carnival Elation lido
Carnival Elation disco


Shore excursions on the Elation cruises to the Bahamas are varied.

The best excursion to do in Nassau is visiting Atlantis Aquaventure water park, which is one of the finest in the world. Purchase a tour to go and you'll be there for six to eight hours. Not interested by water parks? Try a ferry to Blue Lagoon Island. You can have encounters with dolphins and sea lions.

Our favorite shore excursion in Freeport is Lucayan National Park. Here you tour underwater caves, mangrove swamp and undeveloped beach. Want more adventure? Go horseback riding on a beach, which can be arranged through Pinetree Stables.

Princess Cays is different because it is a private island. Get up close with stingrays or paddle a kayak. All activities are booked through Carnival.

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