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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Carnival Elation Receives an Upgrade

PHOTO: Carnival Elation at Grand Turk Island, Turks and Caicos. (photo courtesy of Carnival Corporation & plc)

Carnival Cruise Line is in the final process of enhancing another one of its Fantasy-class ships.

The Carnival Elation is receiving some of the brand’s newest additions in a multi-million-dollar refurbishment.

The major overhaul encompasses the tacking on of 38 new cabins including two Grand Vista suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, 22 junior suites, two scenic ocean view cabins and 12 interior staterooms. Verandas are also being grafted to 98 existing accommodations to craft fresh 230-square-foot balcony staterooms. All cabins will newly display island-inspired decor with vibrant colors and soft pastels.

Fan-favorite dining venues and bars including Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina and BlueIguana Tequila Bar are being added.

Guy’s will be the home to complimentary gourmet burgers and fries from Food Network celebrity chef Guy Fieri amid a California car culture atmosphere. Washing the grub down will be the rum-based frozen drinks and beers of the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar across the way. Carnival’s house draft ThirstyFrog Red brew will also be among the Caribbean drinks.

On the opposite side, the playfully competing BlueIguana Cantina and BlueIguana Tequila Bar will serve up Mexican flavors. The cantina is where guests will be able to get complimentary made-to-order burritos and tacos on fresh tortillas and top them off at the extensive salsa bar, while the bar is where they will be able to pour tequila-based frozen drinks and beers.

Other added attractions are going to be Camp Ocean, WaterWorks and a Mini-Golf Course. The new kids facility will be marine-inspired for children aged 2-11 complete with over 200 activities like arts and crafts as well as science programs.

WaterWorks will then make up an all-ages aqua park featuring a 300-foot-long Twister water slide, a pair of 82-foot-long racing slides and a kids splash zone on Verandah Deck. Lastly, the nine-hole Mini-Golf Course will be a relocated stretch on Deck 14 for family fun.

Once the renovation is complete, the Carnival Elation will return to year-round four- to eight-day departures from Jacksonville, Florida on October 7, 2017. Four- and five-day sailings go to The Bahamas with calls at Freeport, Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays.

In April 2018, the ship will embark on a special six-day Bahamas voyage and an eight-day Bermuda adventure before offering a single seven-day eastern Caribbean sailing in May 2018.

For more information, contact a travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit

This post first appeared on TravelPulse.



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