Posted on: January 17th, 2013 - Ship Overviews
2,052-PASSENGER CARNIVAL ELATION OFFERS FOUR- AND FIVE-DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISES FROM NEW ORLEANS
Carnival Cruise Lines’ 70,000-ton Carnival Elation offers year-round four- and five-day cruises from the Port of New Orleans. On this route, four-day cruises depart Thursdays and call in Cozumel, while five-day voyages depart Mondays and Saturdays and visit Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.
In addition to a diversity of themed lounges, bars, and nightspots, the “Fun Ship” Carnival Elation offers myriad full-service and casual dining choices, an on-board health and fitness facility, an adults-only retreat, supervised kids and teen programs, and a golf program offering golf excursions and personalized lessons.
PUBLIC ROOMS AND AREAS
Carnival Elation features a variety of dramatic public spaces which range in style from the Mikado, a Japanese-themed theater featuring a striking decor of oversized fans, rice paper walls and gold-leaf chrysanthemums to the Mark Twain Library, which evokes the spirit of the fabled writer with authentic replicas of famous riverboats such as the Natchez, as well as a distinctive steamboat motif. Other venues include the Casablanca Casino, inspired by the classic film; Duke’s, which pays tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington; and Romeo & Juliet, whose design is inspired by the star-crossed lovers in the famous Shakespeare play.
In addition to the full-service Inspiration and Imagination formal restaurants, the Carnival Elation includes Tiffany’s, a casual poolside eatery offering full breakfast and lunch buffets, a 24-hour pizzeria, a new Mongolian Wok custom stir-fry station, as well as an updated deli and dessert station. Complimentary 24-hour stateroom service is available and vegetarian and children’s selections are featured on all dining room menus. Carnival Elation also features Spa Carnival Fare, health-conscious, gourmet-style items that are lower in calories, cholesterol, sodium and fat content.
ON-BOARD FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS
CAMP CARNIVAL, CIRCLE ‘C,’ CLUB O2 – Building upon Carnival’s distinction as the family cruise leader carrying 725,000 children annually fleetwide, Carnival Elation offers organized programs for three different age groups – Camp Carnival for 2- to 11-year-olds, Circle “C” for 12- to 14-year-olds, and Club O2 for 15- to 17-year-olds – with supervised activities and expansive, modern facilities for each.
ADULTS ONLY RETREAT – Carnival Elation also features Serenity, the line’s popular adults-only retreat. With design elements that include teak decking, large umbrellas and thatched roofing, Serenity provides an ocean-going oasis for relaxation and comfort. Guests can enjoy icy cocktails and frozen drinks while relaxing in plush chaise lounges and chairs.
‘HEALTH AND FITNESS FACILITY’ – Fitness has become an important part of everyday life and guests sailing on the Carnival Elation can take advantage of the ship’s renovated 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival facility, which features exercise equipment, a gymnasium, and body and facial treatments, including a number of exotic “European-style” therapies. The ship also houses three swimming pools and two whirlpools. A salon offering a variety of hair, nail and make-up services is available, as well.
ACCOMMODATIONS – All Carnival Elation’s staterooms feature the Carnival Comfort Bed sleep system, featuring plush mattresses, luxurious duvets, fluffy pillows and high quality sheets and linens, as well as terrycloth bathrobes and in-cabin amenity kits with a variety of brand-name product samples for men and women.
INTERNET CAFÉ, WI-FI ACCESS, CELL PHONE SERVICE – Like all “Fun Ships,” Carnival Elation offers an Internet café with private workstations featuring flat-screen monitors, along with Wi-Fi access available in virtually all public rooms and areas. Guests can also make and receive cell phone calls whether the ship is at sea or in port.