I have sailed twice on the Elation, both times leaving from Los Angeles. It is a very nice ship. It has all the added extras... sushi bar & 24hr pizza. I have been on 1 of her sister ships and the lay outs seem to be the same but the decor is different on all of them. Both our cruises on her have been great and the decor wasn't to over the board with loud presentation. Hope that helps. Have fun!!!