Carnival Elation to Resume Cruises After Drydock Oct. 7

Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Elation is ready to set sail October 7 following an extensive renovation that added a new water park, 38 new cabins, 98 balconies to existing staterooms and a number of food and beverage concepts.

Following the renovation project, the cruise ship will resume its year-round schedule of four- to eight-day cruises from Jacksonville, FL, starting October 7. The ships new features include:

  • Guys Burger Joint: a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri, serving burgers and fries amidst a décor that celebrates the chefs California roots and love of car culture.
  • RedFrog Rum Bar: a poolside watering hole offering Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnivals own private label draught brew, ThirstyFrog Red.
  • BlueIguana Cantina: a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as a toppings and salsa bar.
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar: an outdoor bar with a Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers.
  • Camp Ocean: a colorful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11, with more than 200 ocean-themed activities, including arts and crafts, science-oriented programming, and more.
  • New Cabins, Stateroom Enhancements: Thirty-eight cabins have been added – two Grand Vista suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, 22 junior suites, two scenic ocean view cabins and 12 interior accommodations. Additionally, private verandahs have been added to 98 existing staterooms, creating new 230-square-foot balcony staterooms. All staterooms will sail with new island-inspired interiors with bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by Carnival Elations tropical itineraries.
  • WaterWorks: On Verandah Deck, this all-ages water park has an enclosed 300-foot-long Twister water slide, two 82-foot-long racing slides, and a splash zone for kids.
  • Mini-Golf Course: A nine-hole miniature golf course has been relocated to Deck 14.

Carnival Elation is Jacksonvilles only year-round cruise ship, Carnival said, sailing four- and five-day cruises to the Bahamas with stops at Freeport, Nassau and the private destinations of Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays. The ship will also sail a special six-day Bahamas cruise and an eight-day Bermuda itinerary in April 2018, as well as a one-time seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise the following month.


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