Hello. We just returned from the Elation and It was our first cruise. I must say The Ship is BEAUTIFUL and i truly loved ever minute ( well, except for my first sea sickness) but that was my fault. They gave me some pills and it was better fast. The casino is lots of fun and so are the shore tours. We loved the trip to Chechen Itsa (the Mayan ruins) and the Paridise Island. The kayaking was boring because there were no animals or flowers to see. The Cruise Director "Simon Pendergast" is awsome. We loved the show the dancers did but the Bingo was expensive. Wow, i am Rambling. Email me if you have Questions. We weve very lucky to have previous Cruisers with us to answer all of our questions. I loved the Ship. We are taking our family in July.