Last year the Elation did a few 6 and 7 night cruises from Mobile. We did a 7-night in July. I do dearly wish another line would come to the panhandle and provide something different, and on longer sailings. But the problem is the limited itineraries, and no doubt Carnival makes more money doing 4 and 5 nighters than just doing longer cruises. Onboard revenue is higher with the shorter cruises.
With all our cruises, going on the Elation last summer was our first on a Fantasy-class ship. We really liked it. Nice sized ship with more stuff than the old Holiday offered.