Among some of the activities include: Galleria Shopping Mall, 3 duty-free shops, Mark Twain Library, Card Room, Conference Room, Virtual World virtual reality arcade, 2 pools, children's pool, 6 whirlpools, radio room, fully equipped fitness center & aerobics room, Nautica Spa & Health Club, beauty salon, barber shop, Children's World, Teen Center, padded running track, deck games - shuffleboard, volleyball & table tennis, closed circuit TV & satellite TV, photo gallery.

Some of the dining options the Carnival Elation offers include: Imagination Dining Room - formal dining, Inspiration Dining Room - formal dining, Musical Cafe, Tiffany's Bar & Grill - buffet, 24 hour pizzeria and ice cream bar.

There is no shortage of entertainment options aboard the ship. The ship offers: The Mikado Lounge - multitiered main show lounge, Duke's - piano bar, Casablanca Casino, Drama Bar, Romeo & Juliet Lounge, Jekyll & Hyde Dance Club, Gatsby's Great Bar - piano bar, Cole Porter Club, Musical Cafe - piano bar, Plaza Bar.