If they loved the Elation, I think they'll flip over the Freedom. The only problem I can foresee is when they have to debark after one leg:) I'm so happy your daughter liked the chocolate melting cake, and I thank you for taking the picture. Like Sandy said, it was almost as if we were there.
I'm so glad to hear Xel-ha was still good snorkeling. I absolutely loved it and did not want to leave. We did a half day Tulum, then a half day at Xel-ha. I would have loved spending the whole day at Xel-ha. I did enjoy the ruins, and the setting was fabulous, but Xel-ha was so amazing. I've heard XCaret is better, but cannot imagine that it could top Xel-ha.
What itinerary are you taking on the Freedom?