A new four- and five-day cruise option featuring day-long calls at Cabo San Lucas will be added to the Carnival Elationâ€™s existing schedule from San Diego in July 2009, complementing the shipâ€™s popular three- and four-day Baja program.
Carnival Elation â€“ which emerged from a multi-million-dollar renovation last week with a host of new features â€” will operate the West Coastâ€™s only three-, four- and five-day schedule, expanding upon the lineâ€™s industry-leading short cruise offerings. Roughly half of the â€œFun Shipâ€ fleet offers voyages of five days or less in length.
On its new schedule, Carnival Elation will operate a year-round series of four- and five-day cruises for a two-week period followed by another two weeks of three- and four-day Baja departures.
Four- and Five-Day Cruises to Cabo San Lucas
Beginning July 2, 2009, Carnival Elationâ€™s four-day â€œlong weekendâ€ cruises will depart Thursdays and visit Cabo San Lucas. Two different five-day itineraries will also be offered. Five-day cruises departing Saturdays will feature the industryâ€™s only itinerary that includes two full days in Cabo San Lucas, providing guests with a unique opportunity to enjoy one of Mexicoâ€™s most spectacular destinations. Five-day cruises departing Mondays will feature both Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada.
New Departure Days for Three- and Four-Day Cruises
The Carnival Elationâ€™s three- and four-day cruises which currently depart on Thursdays and Sundays, respectively, will be changed to Fridays (three-day cruises) and Mondays (four-day cruises) starting with the July 20, 2009, four-day departure. These new departure dates offer guests an even more convenient option on these popular short cruise itineraries from San Diego.
The 70,000-ton Carnival Elation â€“ the only cruise ship operating year-round from San Diego â€“ offers a host of new facilities and features following an extensive renovation, as part of the lineâ€™s product enhancement program for its eight 70,000-ton Fantasy-class vessels.
Carnival Elationâ€™s refurbishment included the addition of Serenity, an exclusive adults-only retreat, a new Circle â€œCâ€ club geared to 12- to 14-year-olds, and expanded Lido-area dining options, including a new Mongolian Wok custom stir-fry station and an updated deli and dessert station. The Carnival Ecstasyâ€™s suites were also remodeled and cosmetic enhancements were made to a variety of shipboard areas.
These features complement the shipâ€™s myriad resort-style amenities, including 12 lounges and bars, three restaurants, four swimming pools, a 115-foot-long water slide, a 12,000-square-foot health and fitness center, an Internet cafÃ©, and ship-wide Wi-Fi access.
Reservations are currently being accepted for all of the Carnival Elationâ€™s three-, four- and five-day sailings from San Diego. For additional information and reservations contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.