Great review my friend!
The dining room being closed at lunch, on my last two (Freedom, Conquest) one of the dining rooms were open for breakfast and lunch each day. The public restrooms, both ships has dryers only. Not enough room for a crowd of men in my opinion, there were small paper towels on the door to use to grasp the door handle to leave.
I have been on the Elation when she was in Galveston and, yes, she is a great ship!