Carnival Elation was welcomed into the Carnival fleet in 1998. This Fantasy-class ship sets sail from Florida's Port Canaveral and Jacksonville bound for the Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas with a maximum of 2130 guests on board. Carnival Elation is home to eleven decks lined with round-the-world eateries, bars, and lounges, luxury staterooms and suites, a swimming pool, adult-only retreat, four whirlpools, water park, spa, and mini-golf course. The ship also docks most mornings at an amazing port of call where you can enjoy sightseeing excursions and thrilling adventures ashore.
Inspiration Aft Dining Room and Elation Dining Room are the go-to venues for daily-changing menus of international dishes, served buffet-style or waiter-served to your table. Colourful stained glass walls form the perfect backdrop to casual-style, serve-yourself dining in Tiffany's Lido Restaurant including a pizzeria, deli, salad bar, and dessert station. Tuck into spicy Mexican burritos and tacos at BlueIguana Cantina or visit Guy's Burger Joint for American-style burgers and sides. You can also make the most of the 24-hour room service menu.
Head to Elation's Way Promenade and enjoy a cocktail and unfolding sea views at the Drama Bar. Gatsby's Great Bar is the perfect spot for ambient music and a gin and tonic or sing along to your favourite songs at Duke's Piano Bar. Savour rum-based drinks at RedFrog Rum Bar or exotic tequila-flavoured cocktails in BlueIguana Tequila Bar. Romeo & Juliet Lounge is the setting for live music and fun karaoke nights and trivia quizzes. Listen to live music, rib-tickling comedy, and karaoke in Cole Porter Club Aft Lounge.
Spend a few hours by Lido Pool or whizz down the slides at Carnival WaterWorks. Escape to the tranquil Serenity Adult-Only Retreat or indulge in top-to-toe pampering at Spa Carnival. Lose yourself in a book at Mark Twain Library or keep in touch at the Internet Cafe. Play a round at the mini-golf course or discover fun for tots to teens at Camp Ocean, Circle "C" and Club O2. In the evening, the two-tiered Mikado Main Show Lounge hosts stage shows with dancers, singers, and musicians. Try your luck at the slot machines and gaming tables in Casablanca Casino or dance until late at Jekyll & Hyde Dance Club.
Day 1: UK to Orlando, Florida
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Orlando and make your way to your three-star hotel for a ten-night stay.
Day 2 - 10: Orlando, Florida
Orlando in Florida is home to many famous theme parks and a popular year-round destination. Enjoy exhilarating rides at Universal, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, and many more. Escape the crowds and admire the natural scenery of Florida as you take a stroll through the quiet Nature Preserve of Tibet-Butler. Hire a paddle boat and row down the waters of Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando, or thrill-seekers can go alligator watching on an airboat tour on Lake Tohopekaliga. Delight in some downtime and watch a movie, play mini golf, and enjoy drinks and karaoke at the handful of bars and nightclubs at Universal City Walk. Make the most of the sun and unwind on Tampa Bay beach, the ultimate relaxation spot.
Day 11: Orlando, Florida (Embarkation Day)
After check out, make your way to the port to board Carnival Elation for your four night cruise.
Day 12: Nassau, Bahamas
Here in Nassau you will experience the heart of the Bahamas. The capital of the Bahamas offers the chance to encounter the metropolitan centre with the contrast of paradise being so close. White sandy beaches being a stone throw away from each other. This is the life!
Day 14: Freeport, Bahamas
Palm-fringed white beaches, azure seas, and picture-perfect scenery await when you step ashore in Freeport. The duty-free shops and outdoor markets are ideal for last-minute gifts. Sip rum cocktails at a barefoot beach bar or admire the views as you soak up the sunshine on Xanadu Beach. Stroll through the botanical paradise of Garden of the Groves with its waterfalls, meditation labyrinth, and picturesque gardens. Explore mangrove forests and underwater limestone caves at Lucayan National Park or swim with dolphins at UNEXSO's Dolphin Experience.
Day 15: Orlando, Florida to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to the airport for your return flight back home.