The Carnival Elation has 10 passenger decks. The bottom four decks contain staterooms, while the next two decks house dining and performance areas. The seventh and eighth decks feature pools, a dining area, entertainment venues and luxury staterooms, and the top two decks feature additional passenger entertainment options.
The Elation's lower four passenger decks are named the Riviera, Main, Upper and Empress. In addition to staterooms, the Empress deck is home to the Atrium plaza.
The fifth passenger deck from the bottom, the Atlantic, houses the Mikado Main Lounge near the front of the ship. Duke's Piano Bar, the Mark Twain Library and the Imagination dining room sit near the center of the deck. The galley and the Inspiration dining room lie toward the back of the boat.
The front of the Promenade, the sixth deck, houses the second level of the Mikado Main Lounge. Adjacent to the lounge, passengers can use the video arcade, photo gallery, several bars and the Casablanca Casino. The back half of the boat features the Jekyll & Hyde dance club, the Musical Cafe, Gatsby's Great Bar and the Cole Porter Club aft lounge. The Serenity deck at the back of the deck features an open-air design.
The Sports deck features a fitness center and massage rooms near the front. A spa and beauty salon sit in the center and Camp Carnival takes up the rear. The Elation's top deck, the Sun deck, features a mini golf course and a jogging track.