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The 5 Best Bars Onboard Carnival Elation®

Are you ready for sunny days at sea, exciting adventures on land, and laugh-out-loud evenings on your next cruise vacation? If you’re dreaming of a few adult beverages during your cruise on Carnival Elation®, you’re in luck. For our friends ages 21 and up who are traveling to Caribbean destinations like Princess Cays, Nassau or Freeport, we bring the party to you.

We have enticing drinks to suit every occasion and every palate. You’ll find plenty of unique spots to stop for a quick nightcap or a big night out. And fantastic views are always included.

man raising his beer in carnival elation’s atrium

RedFrog Rum Bar

Rum is a hallmark of the Caribbean. So, naturally, a rum cocktail (or two!) is a must on your Caribbean cruise with us. But our sweet and tasty rum concoctions aren’t the only thing that give this bar its cool Caribbean flavor. RedFrog Rum Bar is both laid back and lively, with all the poolside fun you could ever want. Sip and chill as you sail into the night with old friends and new.

Our list of featured rums includes some of the Caribbean’s best. Try our spin on classics like the Ting Mojito, Beachcomber, or Rum Runner Jumper. Or go all out with a Frog’s Island Iced Tea (our tropical version of a Long Island Iced Tea).

If rum is not your flavor, don’t worry – you can still be a part of the fun! Order up a pitcher of vodka Spiked Lemonade or our personal favorite, Carnival’s signature private-label draft beer, ThirstyFrog® Red.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

Heads up tequila fans, we’ve got just the place for you. Come on over to BlueIguana Tequila Bar, where all your Mexican favorites are on the menu. From boozy frozen treats and fun cocktails to classic margaritas, drinks at BlueIguana Tequila Bar are made to go down easy.

We’ve got a great lineup of ice-cold Mexican cervezas to wet your whistle, and even a signature Mexican beer cocktail – because why not?

friends having a few cocktails from blueiguana tequila bar in carnival elation

Here are just a few of the lovely libations old Blue has to offer:

Agave Pineapple Tea – Pineapple refreshment with a punch of José Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila, Bacardi Rum, Bombay Original Gin, Skyy Vodka, citrus, pineapple and a splash of soda.

Green Iguana – This intriguing creation is made with El Jimador Tequila, Midori, coconut, pineapple juice and citrus. A favorite of Blue’s distant cousin, once removed.

Blue’s Blue Margarita – Blue’s cool blend of Herradura Silver tequila, Blue Curaçao, simple syrup and lime juice.

Piano Bar

For a bopping good time, head to the Piano Bar! Our friendly piano players really know how to tickle the ivories – so make your request and feel free to sing along if you like! This one-of-a-kind cruise experience is an enticing spot for an early drink or singing ’til the wee hours.

A classy spot deserves a classy cocktail. Our selection of classic and creative martinis is sure to shake, stir, and tantalize your taste buds. For cocktails, may we suggest Virtuous Harmony, made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain & cranberry juice.

Or, are you a ROCKSTAR? The Rockstar is made with Grey Goose and a dose of Rockstar-injected lime juice. Shooters and non-alcoholic beverages are available too. Let’s jam!

cruisers drinking and singing in the piano bar on carnival elation

Gatsby’s Bar

Gatsby’s Bar is all chill, all the time. Home to the ship’s classy lounge, this bar is a place to sit, have a drink and listen to some music. Guests come here for the swanky atmosphere. But also to kick back with a glass of whiskey, a martini, or whatever strikes your fancy.


Who wants to worry about paying the tab when you’re floating at sea? Cheers! is Carnival’s prepaid bar package, designed to make fun easy. This all-inclusive drink package can be used to get your drinks at a flat rate throughout your cruise, including drinks at the casino.

With Cheers! you leave your credit card, and your worries, behind. (A few exclusions apply.) Raise a glass and say Cheers!

man drinking thirstyfrog ipa from redfrog rum bar on carnival elation

If you know us, you know we’re all about enjoying the journey. That’s why Carnival Elation is filled with plenty of opportunities to smile and make memories: tons of spots to visit for a tasty bite, activities for all ages, and elegant staterooms. Outdoor spaces to die for. And of course, delectable drinks to sip as you take it all in.

This exciting new addition to our fleet was built to celebrate and inspire – and of course for fun! Join us on a 2-5 day or 6-9 day cruise from Jacksonville or Port Canaveral, FL, and we think you’ll see what we mean.