Zydecocruiser's Carnival Elation Photo Review

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#1
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Joined Dec 2006
Perhaps a little premature since the cruise hasn't occurred yet, but getting close!

Perhaps a teaser now and then with a more complete photo review after the fact, similar to what I did for Carnival Conquest:
http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/s....php?t=1760811

Last night was a wonderful meal at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. To those familiar with Galatorie's in New Orleans (my favorite!), there is some similarity, but New Orleans was a little preoccupied with the Super Bowl.






















#2
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Joined Dec 2006
This is about the Feb 4-9, 2013 Carnival Elation cruise from New Orleans. Only 5 days with stops in Cozumel and Progreso.

Our ship has come in







Time to get cracking, or packing, or something.
#3
97 Posts
Joined Jun 2012
Noticed that the Elation is docked facing upriver. For the past year its been docking facing downriver. Can you find out what makes them decide? I always liked the ship facing upriver because the ship has to swing around to leave. Have fun!
#4
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Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by danny91180
Noticed that the Elation is docked facing upriver. For the past year its been docking facing downriver. Can you find out what makes them decide? I always liked the ship facing upriver because the ship has to swing around to leave. Have fun!
Good question. I'll try to remember to ask the Captain. I know sometimes it is determined by river traffic and/or what might be docked adjacent.

I like the ships facing upriver, too. For our Carnival Conquest cruise last November, the ship was docked facing upriver.
#7
Wisconsin
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Joined Dec 2011
oh yay!!

Im going on the 18th Elation cruse so I was hoping youd do a live review. would have been more cool to meet the cruise info king in person but at least youre cruising before me so i have something to read these last couple of LOOOOONG weeks.

Thanks for all you do to help us cruise info crazy people out! WE'RE NOT WORTHY!!! ;D
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Ecstasy review 9/20-24, 2012 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1713128

The Amazing Elation Vacation 02/18-23, 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1802054


Wow a million times wow. Our Mediterranean review on the Celebrity Reflection 9-26-14 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2129457

#8
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Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by jamona2311
oh yay!!

Im going on the 18th Elation cruse so I was hoping youd do a live review. would have been more cool to meet the cruise info king in person but at least youre cruising before me so i have something to read these last couple of LOOOOONG weeks.

Thanks for all you do to help us cruise info crazy people out! WE'RE NOT WORTHY!!! ;D
Oh sure you are.

Enjoy your cruise!
#9
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Joined Dec 2006
For those who complain (I'm not sure why) about Fun Ship 2.0, Carnival Elation is still mostly old school.

Embarkation was easy peasy - I think I arrived at the terminal about noonish.






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#13
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Joined Jul 2009
Have fun on the Elation!!!!
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#14
NE Ohio
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Joined Aug 2009
I'm jealous. You seem to be on a cruise all the time. No fair!
Have fun
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#19
Rockmart, Ga
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Joined Jul 2004
Always look forward to your reviews and the pics!! It is how I talked my DH into another cruise.."hey honey look at this food" hehe!!
Enjoy the Elation, one I have not been no YET!
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