Will Carnival Elation Murder Cabin be Disclosed?

Sat, Jul 18, 2009

Cruise News

Carnival Elation Haunted Cabin Since Carnival didn’t delay the departure of cruise immediately following a 55-year old woman’s murder on board the Elation, it’s apparent the cruise line is trying to resume business-as-usual as quickly as possible. Our question is, “What will happen with Elation cabin # R24,” which is the cabin number the incident took place in.

There are undoubtedly thousands of upcoming Elation cruisers asking the same thing, and they’re probably double checking their itineraries to see if they’ve booked the cabin in question.

Carnival has a few options. One would be to permanently close the room. While they would potentially lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenues over the lifetime of the ship, they would also avoid unhappy customers. If Carnival did nothing, and a guest learned about the cabin’s history half-way through a cruise, we believe some guests may be very displeased.

The other option would be to disclose what happened to anyone booking that particular room. This option could hamper Carnivals’ attempt to move past this event as quickly as possible, and customers may be so turned off by the prospect they choose to book on a completely different ship – or worse, another cruise line! While there are many destinations that advertise and even charge premiums for rooms that have disturbing pasts, that avenue would not be advised given Carnival’s “Fun Ship” image and recent timing of the event.

What do you think Carnival should do with the room? Would you stay in Elation cabin R24?

17 Responses to “Will Carnival Elation Murder Cabin be Disclosed?”

  1. Michael Says:

    He…. No !!! Never!!! The funny part about this situation is that I have a cruise in Aug on that same ship and let me tell you, the first thing I did is find out what cabin it happened in, so I would keep my as… out that cabin

  2. Todd Says:

    Carnival can use the cabin permanently for onboard entertainers…each cruise, entertainers are brought on board and given a “passenger” cabin.

  3. Amy Says:

    I booked a cruise for 12 people (Friends and family) on the 10/01/09 – 10/05/09 on carnival elation and they didn’t disclose this to our booking, my cousin was in that cabin and I was next door. We didn’t find out till yesterday 10/5/09 after we got off the boat that he stayed in R24, the room that had the murder in it. It would have been nice for it to have been disclosed.

  4. Kathy Says:

    I have been on this ship and cannot believe this happened. It does ruin the imagine of that room which for Carnival is unfair you cannot control someone who has a fit of rage. As far as staying in that room I would not perfer to stay in that room personally but is it fair to loose the room and the money because of someone elses actions probably not. I think Carnival should disclose it when someone books it because if you sell a house where there has been a murder it has to be disclosed. There are personal beliefs and even religious beliefs regarding staying in a area of death so out of all respect I hope they do disclose it and Carnival will survive they run a good company….

  5. vera Says:

    My mother & I were on the Elation at the time of the murder, actually right across the hall room R26. I feel that the carnival should use the room as some sort of storage area & not for passengers. I will never cruise on any of carnival ships ever again this much I know!

  6. lee Says:

    The Carnival Employees need to keep their mouth shut. We just got back from that same trip and My son was in the O2 club and the director was blabbing all the details, even the room number. He is 17 and can handle that type of story, but to the kids she’s telling that are younger or more sensitive may be a different story..we would have never known anything about it if she’d keep her mouth closed. I did think about the murder and circumstances while on board and I wish I could’ve just enjoyed my vacation without that in my head. That was our 4th carnival trip and I would go again. The service and staff are great. This woman just needs to shut up and not say anything.

  7. askthegirl Says:

    It is just a room. That was a disturbed man who made a horrible decision. It is not the room that killed anyone, and I highly doubt that man was “ok” before the cruise.

    Really, you never know what happened in the place you are, so why does it matter what happened in the cruise room you have booked?

  8. Dwayne Says:

    I’m sure plenty of people have stayed in hotel rooms where people have died. I work in a business where I see several deaths a year and I can’t tell you how many people have died in bed in hotel rooms. Change the bedding and air out the room. It’s a business. It’s not the room. It’s the people. What you don’t know sure won’t hurt you. Callous I know but it’s the truth..

  9. Sherri & Travis Says:

    Whooooa!!! Got a cruise scheduled for the end of this month, That crap gives me the major heebie jeebies!!!!!

  10. Chi Says:

    I booked that cabin a few months ago and didn’t find out about the murder until the night before the departure. When I requested a different cabin (many were still vacant), the employees were very unsympathetic and gave me a hard time. They wouldn’t change my cabin, would send me back and forth between employees, and wouldn’t let me speak to their manager. It was only after multiple attempts did they finally change my cabin. So if this happens to you, you need to make a scene in front of other people – because they are afraid that if other guests find out about the cabin, it would create chaos- so they do anything to shut you up.

  11. jamee Says:

    i am going on a cruise in 6 days 23 hours and 10 min. on that ship and i am freeked out!!!!!

  12. Becky Says:

    omgosh!! I am going on that ship this summer but luckily not that cabin!! that really freaks me out and i hope i don’t see the room number! hahah

  13. Robert Says:

    What difference does it make to current passangers. The cabin is a room, nothing more, nothing less. It, as an inantmate object, had nothing to do with the murder. The killer is no longer there. I can see no reason to close the cabin or to tell anyone what happened several years ago. I wonder about the intelligence/mental health of someone who gets upset about long past history.

  14. Starla Says:

    Wow, I am going on this ship in May. They are suppose to pick my room. I know if they give me this room I am going to make a big scene about it if they dont change it! There may not be nothing wrong with the room, but I would be weirded out the whole time! I dont want to go on a ghost ship cruise I want to go on a fun cruise! Its nerve racking enough just to be out in the middle of the ocean!

  15. Jodi Says:

    OMG you are all ridiculous to say Carnival should disclose or I would not stay in that room. People die all the time on Cruise Ships, Hotels, and even on Airplanes….do you demand a “car fax” on everything you book??? You are on vacation just enjoy it for the love of God.

  16. Lori Says:

    We just cruised The Elation july 18 2013 an experienced some strange things happening in U215. My wedding ring was missing from the dresser upon taking a shower. We looked everywhere and called security to conduct a search of our cabin. The Stewart had never entered our room. Security found it under the bottom drawer. We never usedthe drawers and the gap between the drawer and the baseboard was only 1/2 INCH!! It had to fall and bounce perfectly in this hole. Very unlikely! Then in the early mornings around3-4am when sleeping all thecabin lights would just come on every night. We had19 friends on this cruise with id and we asked if their lights did the same and they said no!! Needless to saying wore my ring 24/7on that boat!


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