| Carnival Cruise Lines|
| Panama City, Panama|
4 January 1998
| Elation (1998–2007)
Carnival Elation (2007–present)|
Carnival Corporation & plc
Departure Port Jacksonville, US
Carnival Elation (formerly Elation) is a Fantasy-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on January 4, 1998, and christened as Elation by Shari Arison Dorsman. During 2016, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix Carnival added to her name. She currently sails year round on four- and five-day cruises to the Bahamas out of Jacksonville, Florida.
The Elation is 70,367 ton ship and is 855 feet long. It has a guest capacity of 2052 and an on-board crew of 920. Elation has been retrofitted with part of, but not all the Carnival "Evolutions of Fun" upgrades, lacking such features as the WaterWorks water park. Also, unlike sister ship Carnival Ecstasy, Elation was not retrofitted to include additional balconies.
Elation was the first cruise ship to be equipped with an Azipod propulsion system. The pods give Elation better maneuverability compared with her sister ships.
On November 5, 2011 Carnival Elation was moved from Mobile, Alabama to New Orleans, replacing Carnival Ecstasy, which was moved to Port Canaveral, Florida. With Elation relocated to New Orleans, Carnival ceased operations in Mobile, Alabama.
Although Carnival Elation did not receive the full "Evolutions of Fun" upgrade, she received the Punchliner Comedy Club "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrade in 2014.
2007–2010: Three-, four-, and five-day cruises to Mexico from San Diego, CA as only year round ship from that port.
2010–2011: Four-, five-, and seven-day cruises from Mobile, Alabama to Western Caribbean replacing Carnival Fantasy.
2011–2016: Four- and five-day cruises to Western Caribbean from New Orleans, Louisiana replacing Carnival Ecstasy.
2016 - Present: Elation repositioned to Jacksonville, Florida to replace Carnival Fascination.On March 9, 2013, Elation was followed into port by a tug after a steering malfunction during a cruise.
Photos of Elation departing New Orleans in 2013
Carnival Elation Wikipedia