We were on the Elation last Nov. I too loved the ship. I liked the way the halls were lit up. Yes, the rooms are great as are most Carnival ships since have gone to down comforters and pillows. The beds are like sleeping on a cloud. We just returned from the Valor on Sunday and we enjoyed the same beds. The only drawback from the Elation were the lifeboats off the lido deck. They obstructed a lot of the view.