I just returned from the Elation again and had another wonderful experience on board. We actually had the same cabin steward and he recognized us immediately. It was great to say "Hello again" to the bar and wait staff that we had previously spoken to last month. It was also great to be there with only my wife to worry about. This trip was much more relaxing, although we did miss our children.
The last sea day, I actually broke down and played a table game in the casino that was new to me called "Let it Ride." I ended up hitting a pretty good hand (a full house) and in the end, walked away with a $330 profit! All that money helped pay some extra gratuities to the staff and I still had quite a bit left over.
The only problem was that they made us get off the ship in Mobile and come home. I didn't really enjoy that part too much. Oh well.