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Carnival Elation (EL) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 03/24/2020 04:35 PM

Shipyard: Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Inaugural cruise: March 20, 1998
Godmother: Shari Arison Dorsman, President of the Arison Foundation and daughter of Carnival's Chairman Emeritus, Ted Arison.
Country of registry: Panama
Cost: $315,000,000.
Cruising speed: 21.0 knots


  • Gross tonnage: 71,909 tons
  • Length: 855 feet
  • Beam: 103 feet; 118 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 25 feet, 6 inches
  • Occupancy based on 2 guests per stateroom: 2190 (1095 staterooms)
  • Full guest occupancy: 2697
  • Passenger decks: 11
  • Space ratio: 33:1



  • Total Officers and crew: 900
  • Officers: International
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International


1095 Total Guest Staterooms (Including 34 accessible staterooms)

  • 2 Grand Vista Suites with large balcony
  • 28 Grand Suites with large balcony
  • 49 Junior Suites with standard balcony
  • 109 staterooms with standard balcony
  • 2 scenic ocean view staterooms
  • 469 ocean view staterooms
  • 417 interior staterooms
  • 19 interior upper/lower staterooms
All staterooms feature: telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, hair dryer, non-stocked mini bar unit, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, safe and flat-screen TV


  • Set of dual stabilizers
  • 2 (19,000 HP) Azipod drive units
  • Diesel electric propulsion system (6 medium speed engines developing approximately 50,000 HP).

Life Saving Equipment

Grand Total Life Saving Capacity: 4496

  • 14 Life Boats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 2100
  • 4 Rescue / Water Shuttle Boats (occupancy each: 149 / total occupancy: 596)
  • 36 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)
  • 36 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)


Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry Dock: 4/11/99-4/25/99
  • Dry Dock: 10/29/00-11/11/00
  • Dry Dock: 3/02/03-3/15/03
  • Dry Dock: 4/08/06-4/22/06
  • Dry Dock: 2/26/09-3/11/09
  • Dry Dock: 10/22/11-11/05/11
  • Dry Dock: 9/25/14-10/09/14
  • Dry Dock: 8/31/17-10/07/17
  • Dry Dock: 3/02/20-3/25/20


Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Completed during dry dock: 3/02/20 - 3/25/20

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements in lounges and public areas such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • Bonsai Sushi Express added to Deck 9
  • Dreams Studio replaced Special Occasions on Deck 9
  • JavaBlue Cafe replaced the Musical Cafe on Deck 9
  • Cherry on Top added to Deck 9
  • Limelight Lounge replaced Jekyll & Hyde Dance Club on Deck 9
  • Alchemy Bar replaced Gatsby's Great Bar on Deck 9
  • 30 new cabins replaced the Cole Porter Club Lounge on Deck 9

Completed during dry dock: 8/31/17 - 10/07/17

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements in lounges and public areas such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (replaced food service, Off the Grill and Rotisserie)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (replaced food service, Mongolian Wok)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (replaced pool bar)
  • Camp Ocean (replaced Camp Carnival)
  • Addition of WaterWorks on Verandah Deck 11
  • Mini-Golf Course relocated to new Deck 14
  • New deck added - Deck 14 features 36 staterooms: 2 Grand Vista Suites, 2 Scenic Ocean View staterooms, 22 Junior Suites and 10 Interior staterooms
  • 1 new interior stateroom added to Empress Deck 7and 1 new interior stateroom added to Verandah Deck 11. 


Completed during dry dock: 9/25/14-10/09/14

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall covering and tile work in lounges and public areas
  • New equipment in Fitness Center and upgraded flooring and window shades
  • Updated Club O2 to be more on brand


Completed during dry dock: 10/22/11-11/05/11

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings, tile work, lighting in lounges and public areas
  • Suite U69 converted and now ADA compliant


Completed during dry dock: 2/26/09-3/11/09

  • "Circle C" Young Teens club will be added to Atlantic Deck 8 (previously, the card room), featuring a high-tech sound and lighting system, plasma-screen TVs displaying movies and music videos, a touch-screen jukebox, and gaming pods with the latest video games and consoles.
  • Serenity Adults-Only Retreat Area
  • Children's wading pool will be moved to Verandah Deck 11 aft section, replacing one of the whirlpools.
  • A variety of cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work throughout the ship.
  • Internet WIFI access will be bow-to-stern
  • A Mongolian Wok station and Rotisserie will be added to the Lido Restaurant


Completed during dry dock: 4/08/06-4/22/06

  • New art gallery on Empress Deck.
  • New photo gallery on the Promenade Deck.
  • The 12,000 square foot Spa Carnival facility was renovated with new private treatment rooms, updated exercise equipment and a host of cosmetic
  • enhancements.
  • Variety of cosmetic upgrades that include carpeting and upholstery in various public lounges.
  • Carpeting replaced in staterooms, where needed.
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