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Carnival Elation

11 of 13 Carnival ships

A large sized vessel of Standard rating. Built in 1998. Carries a maximum of 2594 in 1028 cabins, 566 of which have ocean views and 54 having balconies. 22 cabins have wheelchair access.

All cabins are spacious and well equipped, with good sized bathrooms. Whirlpool baths in outside suites

The show lounge is multi-tiered and a casino and library are available.

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Peter Holmes
14 years 2 months ago
The cruise to the Bahamas was superb. We have been with Carnival on 4 previous occasions and all were excellent, compared to other cruises on NCL and Airtours (now defunct). The previous report was so unfair in that it only highlighted one (insignificant) area, that I thought that I must put the record straight. Please don't be put off, but try Carnival...I'm sure you'll be well pleased.

Travel operator: Vacationstogo

Wen Bias
16 years 3 months ago
Despite many e-mails and letters to Carnival Cruise Lines since our cruise aboard the Inspiration in October, I have received no satisfactory response to the following inquiry. “What is your policy regarding the horse racing game aboard ship?” The situation prompting the inquiry was the “pretend” horse race where passengers hop around the show room on wooden horses according to the roll of the dice. At $3 per bet, I’m estimating that well over $150 in wagers were placed, and in return the only single one ticket winner received $12. No explanation given to the general crowd mumbling response of “what the hell . . . ?” At his point, to the staff at least, this “game” became gambling and a way for Carnival to make money. No one had any explanation for how the money was to be distributed, including the Cruise director, the Purser, or the ships accountant, further stating that “if they did they wouldn’t tell me because it wasn’t any of my business.” I have received one generic response of no value and one general outline of how pari-mutual betting governs the game. No definition of pari-mutual gambling I am aware of allows the fleecing of participants as was done by Carnival. Gamblers beware of all ship board “games” aboard Carnival ships and take note of the sign at the casino entrance that allows them to reset all jackpots between each cruise. E-mail me as you see fit for further explanation.

Travel operator: Carnival

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