Kami- I will let you know when I get back. I am taking a 7 day Carnival cruise out of Galveston next week. I am going with my four sons, 15, 13, 11 and 7. My kids are not really "joiners" either and I don't know what my teenagers are going to do about socializing. I am sure they will be fine, and they are excited, but Camp Carnival material they are not. I am sure they will just meet random teenagers and get together that way.
I would not have chosen CCL for any reason on Earth EXCEPT for the fact that I need a quad cabin. I have mixed feelings due to what I have read but I don't sweat the small stuff and not much bothers me.... I am getting very excited at this point and can't wait to go.
Keep in mind that Elation does not have many balconies...
I will post a review when I get back.