Sail Date: September 2019
I was on a 5-night cruise out of Galveston with ports in Costa Maya and Cozumel. This was my second time on Enchantment (my first was in 2006). This trip was a girls' trip with three of my friends. We stayed at Harbor House hotel ... Read More
I was on a 5-night cruise out of Galveston with ports in Costa Maya and Cozumel. This was my second time on Enchantment (my first was in 2006). This trip was a girls' trip with three of my friends. We stayed at Harbor House hotel the night before the cruise and parked at her sister hotel, The Galvez ($20 for 5 nights, garage parking). The hotel provided a free shuttle to and from the port. Embarkation was delayed about an hour due to a coast guard inspection. We waited in the lounge after checking in at the port. Since this was my second cruise on Royal, I was Gold, which shortened the wait. We had lunch reservations at Chops. The food was some of the best I had on the ship. We especially liked the cheese tater tots. Royal still does a traditional muster drill outdoors (in the heat and sun of Galveston) but you no longer need to bring your life vest. I had not been to Costa Maya before. We took a cab to the beach. The village near the port is a poor village and the beach clubs aren't fancy. I was worried about heat but there was a great breeze off the ocean. There were plenty of beach chairs in the shade. We found a beach club without a cover charge, where we just paid for our food and drinks. I had a massage on the beach - it was supposed to be an hour but it was more like 30 minutes, so keep an eye on the time if you care about that. This is not a spa massage - she used baby oil - but it felt good. There was no stinky seaweed at the beach (it looks like they put up a fence in the ocean to keep the seaweed out). This was my third time in Cozumel. We did a four-hour private snorkel tour with Chichi Charters. Amazing! I highly recommend it! Afterward we took a cab to La Chosa for lunch. The tropical fish (red snapper) was delicious. And I loved the avocado pie (a frozen dessert!). On the ship, we ate in the dining room a couple of times and ate several times at the buffet. The food was good. Some was better than others, but I never went hungry. The Indian food at the buffet was especially good. I had the soda package and was glad to see they have added a Coke Freestyle machine. Anyone can get water out of the machine. You'll need your provided Royal cup for drinks (many kinds of soda, seltzer water, flavorings). I also carried on bottled water, and it was handy to have it in my room fridge (up to 12 bottles/cans per stateroom). We enjoyed the live music, especially at the piano bar (Schooner Bar) and in the Centrum. The musical stage shows were good but not great. I was disappointed in the variety of evening shows - two nights were musical shows with the onboard cast, the other three nights were all comedians. My favorite spot on the ship is still the relaxation room at the Spa. Anyone can use it. You can relax on a lounge chair while overlooking the aft of the ship. I used the gym one time and it was the best view I've ever had while doing cardio. I also took advantage of the walking track above the pool deck. The ship is showing her age, but I can tell they've made some updates. I'd definitely recommended this cruise for adults. For kids, there's a pool and the kids club, but not many activities for kids. We were able to find a table for breakfast at the buffet on disembarkation day. We had a bit of a wait in the lounge, but were off the ship only 15 minutes later than scheduled (delayed due to lightning). All in all, a relaxing and enjoyable cruise! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2019
We just got back from a 5 day cruise on the Enchantment. It was my husband and I with our 2 kids (9 and 11). We had an overall fun trip. We have cruised a lot in the past but this was our first time with RC. The ship had great customer ... Read More
We just got back from a 5 day cruise on the Enchantment. It was my husband and I with our 2 kids (9 and 11). We had an overall fun trip. We have cruised a lot in the past but this was our first time with RC. The ship had great customer service. It was clean and well maintained. The buffet was very overcrowded, My kids got run over, we had trouble getting to the food and finding a table. The buffet food was average with little variety. The main dining food was outstanding with a large variety. We had the best waiters we have ever had on a cruise before (Sanjay and Miroslav, table 79). We booked the Galley tour at a discount after boarding. The tour was fun and the bottomless mimosas were nice. The theater shows were entertaining and kids really enjoyed. We usually love going to art auctions but skipped the one on this ship. The auction was kicked out of their normal room and moved to narrow spot by a major walkway with limited seating. The casino was tiny and I have never lost my money quicker. My kids loved the rock climbing/trampoline and there was never a line. They also liked the kids club. Just be aware, the kids club filled up and I did see them turning away kids multiple times. The ship had 3 pools of which we were hardly able to use. The adults only pool was in a very hot enclosed area. The main pool was either too crowded or used for pool games. The kids pool was closed and drained often bc babies kept pooping in it. Our room was 8089, an upgraded ocean view with floor to ceiling windows. It was centrally located close to everything. Our Steward did a great job keeping the room clean and restocked with plush/soft/clean towels. The cabin felt spacious for a cruise ship. The main queen bed was 2 mismatched mattresses pushed together and my husband kept rolling into the middle crack. A sewage smell was coming from the bath floor drains the entire trip. Our bedding smelled like sewage. We complained and they quickly changed out the bedding. The manager came to apologize. The room was noisy. We had noise from the pool deck above, music blasting from the centrum at all hours, and a crying baby next door. We loved Costa Maya. We exited the port through a pastry shop and took a taxi to the Crazy Lobster. The beach was not crowded and the food was good with cheap Coronas. We were able to snorkle and saw lots of fish in their enclosed swimming area. No seaweed in the water. The area around Crazy Lobster had the best prices on Souviners. We went to Mr Sanchos in Cozumel for the 2nd time. The beach and water were beautiful. We were also able to snorkle here with fish in the water. The grilled shrimp was great but took 45 minutes to get. It took several hours to get my guacamole order. The mixed drinks contained no alcohol and were too sweet. We stuck with drinking beer. The boarding was awful. We picked a boarding time of 10:30 when registering many months ago. We showed up at 10:30 but didn't get on until 1 PM. They held us in a large room for several hours. The gold, plat, emerald members were all called before us. The deboarding was also unpleasant. We were in a long line that wrapped around the whole ship. The line finally ended with us having to drag our luggage down the stairs. We overall had a pleasant family vacation but will not go on this ship again and will most likely not go on Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
My husband and I just returned from our 5 day cruise to Progreso and Cozumel. It was a nice relaxing time. Boarding was painless . We enjoyed drinks and meeting people right away . Staff were extremely friendly and always will to help . ... Read More
My husband and I just returned from our 5 day cruise to Progreso and Cozumel. It was a nice relaxing time. Boarding was painless . We enjoyed drinks and meeting people right away . Staff were extremely friendly and always will to help . The ship itself is one of the oldest in Royal Caribbean’s fleet and it shows in areas . Each day one of the pools was closed for some type of repair . Bummer ! Entertainment was OK , nothing horrible just OK . The Casino is very small as were most of the bars. Good thing that there were lots of bars ! The cabins were our biggest disappointment ! The bed was two metal fold out cots with a mattress as hard as a rock on them pushed together . That first night was HORRIBLE ! It was like sleeping on a sheet of plywood, I really thought the mattress was a box spring . We went to guest services because there was no way my hips and back could do even one more night let alone 4 . They said someone would bring some mattress pads . 6 mattress pads later and 8 pillows that we put under the sheets made the bed tolerable. That is my biggest complaint and the one reason I will not book again on this ship . The food was your average buffet style food . Even a picky eater like me found things to eat . All and all this trip was about relaxing and doing nothing which is exactly what we did . We didn’t get off in Progreso , we had been told there was really nothing there which other passengers confirmed after we left that port . In Cozumel we did a little shopping , got some get deals then headed back to boat for free drinks and food . Exiting the boat in end was fairly painless too . Get a porter to get your bags in Customs because they know how to get you in and out of there ! Well worth a $10 tip ! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
My wife and I went on the Enchantment out of Galveston with our adult children. Boarding in Galveston was extremely easy.Our sea passes were scanned and we were cleared to board. The room key/set sail cards were already in our cabins. ... Read More
My wife and I went on the Enchantment out of Galveston with our adult children. Boarding in Galveston was extremely easy.Our sea passes were scanned and we were cleared to board. The room key/set sail cards were already in our cabins. Eventhough the ship is older it is well maintained and appears to have been updated recently. We all had inside cabins on deck 3. Our attendant was nice and we were happy with him. The cabins were quiet. My only complaint is that the room safe locked with the sea pass card not a pin code. That meant either my wife or I had to open the safe with the card that locked it. On other cruises we enjoy hanging out in the solarium. On this ship, the solarium is enclosed which means it is especially hot and humid. The entertainement was great especially the comedians. In terms of food service, The food in the Windjammer was typical and it did seem more crowded than the larger ships for breakfast and lunch. We never had difficulty finding a table for 5. The cafe in the Solarium always had a line, sometimes long. They seemed to run out of pizza quickly and there was usually a wait. Dining room food was typical. Our waiter was outstanding and went above and beyond! We did purchase an upgrade for surf and turf at a discount which was excellent. Speaking of extras, one annoying thing is the constant selling of extras by the head waiter. We are Diamond members and enjoyed the Diamond club and Happy hour. Overall it was a great cruise! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2019
(I've been cruising for 34 years, been on 50+ cruises) To be honest, I would not have chosen this particular ship for my family just because of the age of the ship and lack of certain "kid-friendly" amenities BUT a crew ... Read More
(I've been cruising for 34 years, been on 50+ cruises) To be honest, I would not have chosen this particular ship for my family just because of the age of the ship and lack of certain "kid-friendly" amenities BUT a crew member we met a few years back who we absolutely loved started a contract on EOS so we booked to cruise with him again and I am SO glad we did! We had a group of 8 people, my husband and I are in our 40's and we had kids with us aged 11 - 21. This was the 1st time the younger ones had ever been on a cruise without all the bells and whistles of water slides and sports courts, and they all enjoyed themselves! There were a lot of kids their age on our sailing so they kept busy. They enjoyed the Teen club. As others have mentioned, the outside of the ship could definitely use a paint job as it's quite rusty BUT the inside is beautiful. The character and décor of the lounges and dining rooms are superb. The food is hands down better than Carnival...good, some great, but not fantastic. What made this cruise so enjoyable and memorable was the staff. Everyone from the officers, to the people cleaning the railings were always smiling and friendly and genuinely seemed as though they wanted to be there. We had fantastic service everywhere we went...bar service, room steward, dining room, even guest services! This ship may not have all the fancy new stuff but it makes up for it in the service department. Our cabin was on deck 3 mid-ship, outside. Cabin was in nice shape, plenty of storage & nice big window. Bathroom was also nice, plenty of space and great water pressure in the shower. We thought the live entertainment on the ship was fantastic. Reggae band out by the pool is great, be sure not to miss the night they perform at Boleros...wow, great vocals! There's also a live band in the centrum each night, a live band in Boleros and a piano player who was fantastic in the Schooner Bar. There's also the usual Broadway style shows which we enjoyed, karaoke, comedy shows and various trivia times and other game show type events hosted by the cruise staff. On sea days there was entertainment poolside, one thing I had never seen before in my 30+ years of cruising, they had an officer vs. passenger water volleyball game! It was great seeing the officers in their uniform tops with trunks interacting with the passengers. Costa Maya and Cozumel are nice places with a variety of things to do. We've been to Cozumel each year for the past 5 years and go to Paradise Beach every time. In Costa Maya we've done the dolphin swim and dune buggies so now we usually just hang out at the port and enjoy the pool and restaurants. Embarkation and Debarkation were typical, always seems quicker getting on the ship! We carried our own luggage on and off which works for us. I heard fellow passengers complaining about the ship, mainly about the size and I heard kids tell their parents "this ship sucks!" All I can say is that I guess everyone has their preferences. I've been on ships of all sizes and varying amenities. I've cruised with Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Norwegian, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean and I thoroughly enjoyed this vacation. I really enjoyed the more intimate personalized service which I feel they are able to provide on this ship because of the size. If you appreciate great service and are willing to sacrifice the water slides, etc...then give this ship a try I don't think you'll be disappointed! Enchantment of the Seas is small in comparison to it's fleet mates but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for it in service and character. Bravo Enchantment staff! I'm looking forward to cruising on the Enchantment again :-) Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
This was my first cruise. I expected daily activities for all ages. My 8year old son did not enjoy the kids place. They did not have entertaining activities for the kids. The first day he said the staff told them the first two days would ... Read More
This was my first cruise. I expected daily activities for all ages. My 8year old son did not enjoy the kids place. They did not have entertaining activities for the kids. The first day he said the staff told them the first two days would be boring. The arcade was a complete joke. It literally has 6 games in a tiny room. Online they advertise this as a cool perk. It was as if they were not prepared for this cruise. The pool area was very small to accommodate everyone. No slides or music. The pool area should always be party atmosphere not just a one night event. Everyone we spoke to felt the exact same way. Prior to the cruise all my friends kept telling me. The ship is sooo huge it will take you several days to see everything WRONG. By the second day we had seen everything and knew what to expect. The late night snack place was a joke. 50 plus people waiting in line for two mini slices of pizza each night. I saw teenagers bored out of their mind riding up and down the elevators for entertainment. Which was limited because the elevators were broken. The most positive thing on the ship is the staff. Wenworth made sure I had everything I needed in my room. The dinner waiters Alexis and Iketu was perfect. Ephraim in the bar on deck 6 makes the best drinks. This was not my idea of what a cruise is about. Unfortunately there is nothing to watch on tv unless you want to watch previous recording of what happened in the theater the night before. You are forced to buy the internet package to stream netflix. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
My Husband and I were so excited to try a Royal Caribbean cruise. We have been on many cruises in the past but always with Carnival. We were told by many of our friends that we would never go back to Carnival after cruising with Royal ... Read More
My Husband and I were so excited to try a Royal Caribbean cruise. We have been on many cruises in the past but always with Carnival. We were told by many of our friends that we would never go back to Carnival after cruising with Royal Caribbean. This statement was false in every way. When we first boarded the ship we went directly to our cabin. Wow we thought the Carnival cabins and bathrooms were small until we entered EOS cabin. There was barely enough space to change clothes and your knees hit the wall in the bathroom. Also not to mention that the bathroom smelled like urine. We are 40 plus yr old adults who love arcades. We bought a package for 80. To get 100 for the arcade. When we finally located the arcade we were highly disappointed. There was only 1 game and 5 or 6 crane games. After spending 30 minutes in line at the customer service desk We were given a refund. We were so use to the amazing arcades on Carnival boats that our disappoint snow balled from there. On carnival ships there are several locations for dinning and they have a system to where everyone waits their turn. The windjammer, without a doubt, was the worst organized buffet we have ever seen!!! It was a mad house. People jumping in front of you left and right. Since there wasn't a lot of options to eat on this ship we tried to make due. Once we finally found a table to dine we were interrupted multiple times by servers trying to up sell you on Chops fine dinning. Since we're not meat eaters it was so annoying to be asked over and over again. The food was the worse cruise food we had ever had. The only thing we liked about the windjammer was the attendant who stood out front and made you sanitize your hands before entering. There was barely any activities to do on this ship. Carnival had separate dance clubs, comedy clubs, piano bars, and shows every night in the theater. Since everyone highly appraised RC we expected so much more then what Carnival had to offer. I know most people don't watch tv in their rooms while on a cruise but we like to retire in our room for some rest and relaxing. Unfortunately there is nothing to watch on their tv's unless you want to watch previous recording of what happened in the theater the night before. Carnival arltleast had a few channels and pay per view. We streamed net flix on our phone and watch tv on our phone that way. For 6 months we were so excited to try RC but felt like a floating time share. It was the worst cruise we had ever taken. The only thing we know for sure is we will book our next cruise back with Carnival. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
Wife and I took our very first cruise 19 years ago for our honeymoon and were immediately hooked. Sailed on RCI's Sovereign of the Seas and had a wonderful experience. Have been on several cruises since, but all with Carnival as the ... Read More
Wife and I took our very first cruise 19 years ago for our honeymoon and were immediately hooked. Sailed on RCI's Sovereign of the Seas and had a wonderful experience. Have been on several cruises since, but all with Carnival as the price difference always made it much more manageable to travel with our kids (2nd marriage for both so we have hers, mine and ours). Decided to surprise her for Mothers Day with a long overdue return to RCI for just the two of us. Booked the Enchantment of the Seas using their "buy one, get one half off" discount for an ocean view room and still spent more than our last Carnival cruise with one of the kids in a balcony room! We sailed out of Galveston and embarkation was great. Didn't buy any quick entry items and still found ourselves onboard within 20 minutes of arrival at the terminal. Was offered a discount to eat at the onboard steak house "Chops Grill" while boarding. We had planned on visiting the steakhouse at least one night anyway, so we accepted the offer for the first night of sailing. More on that to come. While boarding, I looked over the exterior of the ship and saw all the rust that other reviewers have mentioned. That didn't bother us because the inside of the ship looks great. After we ate at the Windjammer buffet, we explored the ship while we waited for the rooms to be ready. We found Chops Grill and spoke to the staff there about our dinner reservation for that evening. We wanted to make sure we had proper attire as our bags had not arrived yet. They offered us the full dining plan which would give us dinner at Chops for three nights, lunch at Chops on two days and then one dinner at the Chef's Table, which was even more exclusive and formal then Chops. My wife liked the idea of fine dining each night so we accepted. Our room was ready around 1:00 so we went there to check it out. We always book mid-ship close to the elevators. We had an ocean view room with a full window. The room was great. They had plenty of storage, but the main dresser drawers needed to be cleaned out. There was hair inside along with leftover dust and debris from the previous guest. We told the room attendant and he quickly took care of it. The shower was small, but worked very well. Lots of water pressure and plenty of hot water. It didn't overflow into the rest of the bathroom either which has been a common problem with our past cruises. My only complaint about the room was the bed and pillows were rock hard, so I didn't sleep very well. I'm still feeling the effects of a sore lower back now, three days after leaving the ship. We enjoyed a quiet afternoon onboard until it was time for dinner at Chops. We arrived and were seated promptly at 6:00. There were less then five tables occupied at the time so we expected quick, attentive service. Unfortunately, that's not at all what happened as we didn't leave until after 8:00. Our waitress "Lady" was poor. Very inattentive and we had long waits between each course. Also, the beef appetizer I ordered (I don't even remember what they call it) and both desserts (key lime and apple pie) were horrible. You wouldn't believe the apple pie came from a cruise ship kitchen. It looked and tasted like what I imagine they serve in prisons! Mrs. Smith makes a much better apple pie. The main courses were great, I had the filet and my wife had the lamb. We also found out that their limited menu is the exact same every day. We don't eat seafood, so we had a choice of the awful beef appetizer I couldn't stand or a ceasar salad with either filet, lamb or pork. We went straight to Guest Services to cancel the dining option plan. Compared to the Carnival steakhouse experience, this was plain awful and NOT worth the money even with a discount. That experience pretty much set the tone for the rest of the cruise. We often found ourselves comparing everything with Carnival and to our utter disbelief, Carnival was coming out as good if not better almost every time. For example, the buffet area on RCI was very overcrowded. It's set up differently than Carnival and nobody seems to get the flow of which direction to go causing traffic jams and mass confusion. Also, they had only one ice cream station and half the times we visited it was either out of cones or out of vanilla. We also found the entertainment to be severely lacking. Carnival has a big stage show every night, but not RCI as we only had two in four nights. They did have Stephani Parker for one night doing a Whitney Houston tribute show, but we weren't interested in that There's also no comedy club, which is probably our favorite activity on Carnival. They did have two comedians for two nights in the large showroom, but you had only three 30 minute shows available and two of those were late night (11pm) only. They touted their app A LOT. I had already downloaded it, but found that only about half the activities were even listed. If you wanted to know what was going on and when/where, you need to keep the daily compass with you because the app only has the highlights so we missed several things we would have wanted to do. The good thing is you can use their app even without the wifi. I don't buy the wifi plans based on past experience and just put our phones on airplane mode to check out until we're at port. My wife visited their spa on two occasions for a massage and facial and loved it. We also enjoyed the main dining room. There was one glass of wine she was given that had turned, so she needed to replace it, but otherwise it was much better than Chops Grill and on par with Carnival. Debarkation was terrible. We always use the self service option and carry our bags off. The wait to just get off the ship was worse than the wait to get thru customs. There were two lines to get off and the line they put us in only had one person scanning cards to exit the ship. The other line had two scanners. There was a second scanner for our line but nobody was manning it so we just had to wait and wait and wait. It took us 90 minutes from when we left our room until we got thru customs. Overall we both graded this cruise around a 7 or 8. We enjoyed it despite missing some of our favorites from Carnival and the few problems as described above. We're planning on taking the whole family of 8 next year for our 20th anniversary (as well as our youngest's graduation from HS) and have no doubt that we'll be back on a Carnival ship. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
I really enjoyed the EOS that left out of Galveston TX. Easy on and easy off the ship and cabin was fine. Food was OK but not the greatest ever. We did not get a drink package and we did carry on 2 bottles of red wine but only drank 1/2 ... Read More
I really enjoyed the EOS that left out of Galveston TX. Easy on and easy off the ship and cabin was fine. Food was OK but not the greatest ever. We did not get a drink package and we did carry on 2 bottles of red wine but only drank 1/2 of one of them and took the other one home. We played blackjack and lost $$ but it was fun. There is plenty to do on the ship and we just like to pool and relax. Comedy shows were funny and really the people on the ship were very nice and very happy. Nothing but fun on the ship and it was a nice crowd of polite Texans on the ship. We are not from TX but the Texans are the best!! Again, the ship is dated and the outside deck and rails need painting and maintenance. Overall, the ship was very clean and staff was so very nice. We loved the staff on the ship. Cabin had 3 doors or drawers that were broken. Shower is very small but works fine. Beds were very comfortable. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Ship - As many have pointed out, the Enchantment of the Seas needs some serious maintenance. So much so, that it's not really maintenance anymore. The ship just needs a major dry dock for new paint and varnish. This did not in any ... Read More
Ship - As many have pointed out, the Enchantment of the Seas needs some serious maintenance. So much so, that it's not really maintenance anymore. The ship just needs a major dry dock for new paint and varnish. This did not in any way affect our cruise. In fact I really like this ship and its layout. I really hate seeing it so unloved by Royal, but a small ship like the Enchantment isn't the focus of the company. I wouldn't hesitate to book this ship again, but I would hesitate to bring first time cruisers that I was trying to convert to cruising. During our cruise, there were some issues with air conditioning. We were in 7168, an aft junior suite on the port side. The cabin was very warm when we got on the ship. I reported the problem and someone looked at it while we were out. The cabin then got cool enough to be comfortable, but the only time it was really cool was when it was cooler outside and raining. The hallway to our room remained very warm all cruise. Our room steward had just returned to the ship and was commenting on how warm it was. Most of the public areas were very warm when we boarded the ship. I wonder if some of the air conditioning had been turned off during turnaround. By the time we finished dinner, the public areas had cooled off. I really enjoy a full promenade deck on a ship and thought that EOTS had one. Unfortunately the bow portion of the promenade was blocked off. It obviously had been closed off for some time. But that left at least a 3/4 promenade until the 2nd day when the aft portion was blocked off, and then most of the port side was blocked. I was quite disappointed. I know that for most people this wouldn't be a problem, but then I wouldn't care if they closed the casino. Cabin - We were in 7168, an aft mini suite. I booked this cabin because we really like watching the wake and the more expansive views. We liked this cabin, but it is not for everyone. There was a lot of motion and vibration. DH said it was like being rocked to sleep, but I think many people would have problems getting to sleep in this cabin. The cabin is right over the Spotlight Lounge. I was concerned before the cruise that this might be a problem. It might be if the Spotlight was busy, but it's so rarely used that this wasn't a problem. Food - Our last cruise was on Carnival and we were not impressed. The food on the EOTS was much better. I though the food in the MDR was better than in the Windjammer. The service in the Windjammer was the best I've had in a buffet. We had lunch in the MDR on day because I wanted the Tutti Salad. It wasn't as good as I remember from the Mariner of the Seas. They were having problems running out of items. We had dinner in Chops which was good, but not fabulous, except for the Key Lime Pie which was just awful. The best dessert is actually a drink - the Red Velvet Cake, which tastes like a chocolate covered strawberry. We had the same problem on this cruise as we had on our previous Royal Caribbean cruise - the dining hours just don't work for us. Having dinner at 9:00 pm is not unusual for us, especially on vacation. We had one night where we ran up to the Windjammer at 8:55pm to make sure that we had dinner. I think the MDR should be open until 9:30 and the Windjammer until 11:00pm. Also I don't understand why the Windjammer is closed for so long in the afternoon. On port days we often come back hungry, and since Royal Caribbean doesn't have many choices for food at 4:30pm, they are easily overwhelmed by the crowds at that time. Entertainment - We enjoyed the shows and bands. We really liked the EOTS orchestra which did a couple of jazz sets in the atrium on the last day. We missed the first comedian and wished we had missed the second one. We loved the parade of flags on the last night. I just wish that we had gotten there earlier to get a better spot. I liked the way the atrium was used, but the other venues were often the wrong ones for the event. For example, Karaoke should be in the Spotlight lounge and trivia should be Boleros. You often need to get to activities early, because the space is too small for the activity. I did enjoy the trivia and won a highlighter. Ports - We were scheduled to stop at Costa Maya and Cozumel. We missed Costa Maya due to high winds. I've missed two ports on my 10 cruises - both times it was Costa Maya. I was really disappointed because I was looking forward to trying Maya Chan. However I was pleasantly surprised that as a consolation prize, we docked at 7:00pm in Cozumel. This meant that the shops and casino were closed that night, so I really appreciate that RC chose passenger satisfaction over profits. I really expected that we would just spend the extra time floating in the Caribbean until morning. Fellow Cruisers - There were a lot of large family groups on this cruise, including a wedding which added a nice touch. All in all, it was a good cruise. Our most recent cruise before this one was a 5 night cruise out of Galveston on Carnival, so this was a chance to compare the two. It really comes down to personal preference. For us Royal Caribbean is a better fit than Carnival. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
We had 7 cruisers, 2 teens, 2 young adults, 1 middle aged adult and two grandparents.From the time we set foot on the ship until the time we sadly left everyone had a fabulous time. All the meals in all the venues were excellent. We ate ... Read More
We had 7 cruisers, 2 teens, 2 young adults, 1 middle aged adult and two grandparents.From the time we set foot on the ship until the time we sadly left everyone had a fabulous time. All the meals in all the venues were excellent. We ate dinner every night in the My Fair Lady dining room and our servers, Joel and Mark, could not have been friendlier or more efficient. They were so funny and made us laugh throughout our meals which were always delicious and plentiful. We had 4 junior suites Our room steward was Joseph and he kept everything in perfect order and was always ready to help in any way. All the staff were friendly and helpful and it was such a pleasure to be around them. Yes the ship is old and there is some rust but everything was clean and in working order. There was entertainment for all of us to enjoy and the shore excursion in Cozumel was definitely a highlight. 5 of us went snorkeling and swimming in the Cenotes and had a wonderful lunch provided by the guide who was helpful and informative. The only negative experience was shopping in Cozumel. The shop keepers were so pushy and obnoxious we finally gave up and went back to the ship. This was our second cruise with Royal Caribbean and we would go again. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Ship: All the other reviews are spot on. The cruise ship itself is in rough condition. There is rust absolutely everywhere on the outside of the ship, and it will make you feel as if you've made a mistake to spend your hard earned ... Read More
Ship: All the other reviews are spot on. The cruise ship itself is in rough condition. There is rust absolutely everywhere on the outside of the ship, and it will make you feel as if you've made a mistake to spend your hard earned money on this vacation. However, once you are inside the ship, it is as clean as any ship I've been on, and it is very well kept. The Centrum area is incredible with the natural light, and the outside views that you get. This is an often overlooked item that is missing with other larger Royal ships that seemingly close off the interior public areas from ever receiving natural light and ocean views. The casino is extremely smoking. On Oasis class and Anthem class, the casino is split into smoking and non-smoking, but on Enchantment, it feels like you're in a cigarette tray. I wanted to spend more time playing, but my eyes began to burn because of how bad it was. The smell also travels into Boleros and the theater lobby and makes the ship feel extremely dirtier. Food: The food was good. I've been on Freedom, Anthem, and Oasis, and the food was very similar across the fleet. There are common menu items across all the ships menus, but I did not have a bad meal and certainly cleared my plate every night. We did not try Chops, so I can't comment on that, but we spoke to a few couples that said their Chops experience was incredible and they booked an additional reservation because of that. Also, the Solarium Bistro pizza is a quality mid-day snack. The same pizza as Sorrentos on the other ships, but it gets the job done. Drinks: We had the unlimited package, and took advantage of it. It was great to try wines and have bartenders make interesting drinks without fear that we would not enjoy it. If we weren't a fan, bartenders were happy to switch up drinks and let you try something else. If you're on the fence about the package, just buy it. At $62/day, you're only looking at about 5-7 drinks, which will come and go faster than you would expect. Room: Had a deck 2 ocean view room. The window itself had specks of rust on it, and the surrounding port hole was completely covered in rust. If I hadn't known what to expect, I would've been concerned at the state of the ship. However, the rest of the room was great. The mattress was firm, but comfortable. The shower was small, but effective with good water pressure. For the price, it was a great experience. Staff: Wow. Just wow. They are all incredible. I was skeptical when the other reviews stated that the crew was the best part of this ship, but it's so true. All of the bartenders have a smile in their face and are happy to speak with you. Our waiters were incredible and our room steward was great as well. I honestly can't think of a bad experience I had with any of the crew members. Shows: ... oh boy. I'll start by saying that the variety acts were great. We had two comedians with stand up routines, and they were good. You'll get the same ol' cruise ship toilet jokes and what not, but they're always good for a laugh. On the other hand, the stage shows were just absolutely terrible. Let me preface this by saying that the talent isn't terrible, but the shows are just not good. Show one is Stage to Screen. A show that was touted as being musical performances of popular broadway shows that were turned into movies... but instead they chose songs from some of the least popular shows or the least popular songs from popular musicals. It just wasn't good. Feel free to see it, but just know that you'll probably regret it. The second show was Can't Stop the Rock, and oh boy was it just the worst thing I've ever seen. This show's description is that the cast was trying to save rock music. We were excited to hear some classics after experiencing the catastrophe of Stage to Screen the night before. The "rock" songs they chose for this show included music from Destiny's Child, Will Smith, Whitney Houston, and a song from Romeo and Juliet... Like.. come on. If it was touted as songs from random 80s and 90s movies, then sure, but the preface of the show made absolutely no sense. I've never seen more people leave a theater during a cruise show. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
If you like shiny, new things...have to have the newest, released today tech, or car, or whatever...Enchantment might not be for you. That said, it still can be. Enchantment has been in the water for a little over 20 years. Yes, there ... Read More
If you like shiny, new things...have to have the newest, released today tech, or car, or whatever...Enchantment might not be for you. That said, it still can be. Enchantment has been in the water for a little over 20 years. Yes, there are some rust spots. Yes, the decor is of that time. But this ship has a certain character that is not available on many of today's ships - never once did it feel crowded, despite being a fully booked cruise. Never a fight over deck chairs, whether in the main pool area or Solarium. Never a long wait at Windjammer. Never a struggle to get served at any of the bars. In fact, the longest line we encountered was for the early "self-assist" disembarkation, and that didn't take more than 10-15 minutes! Embarkation at Galveston: Easy. We arrived around 12:00, parked at the Falstaff garage based on reviews here, and were walking through the security line by 12:15-12:30. We had a JS, so we did get to use the shorter line, but either way it was moving smoothly. Once onboard, the signs said our rooms would be ready around 1:30; so, obviously, we headed to the Viking Crown to watch the activities and relax - why not start using the Deluxe Drink Package to welcome ourselves on the ship! Cabin: JS8650 - roomy, full bath, big closet, lots of drawers, sitting area, nice balcony. Only draw back, likely due to being built in 1997, only a few electrical outlets. We made due, however. This was our first time in a JS, and, this will have to be the standard from now on! The extra room, and the full bath were well worth it. Our cabin steward, Zury, was perfect. Friendly, without being phony, and any time we needed anything he made sure it was taken care of immediately. He was never intrusive, and always made sure we had a beautiful cabin to return to - whether in the middle of the day or in for the evening. Itinerary: We set sail Friday and the Muster was typical. Friday evening and Saturday were at sea. While Enchantment doesn't have an amusement park onboard like the new ships, as I said above the pools were not overcrowded, the common areas were likewise freely movable and enjoyable, and the entertainment was talented. The band that played in the Centrum was great. Sunday was Costa Maya. We had a reservation at Jamie's Blue Reef. A quick $8 cab ride over, and within minutes we were under our personal palapa, with drinks in hand and food on the way. They were most hospitable. Within a few minutes we were brought a sampler tray of fish tacos, quesadillas, fresh made pico de gallo and guacamole with chips, and some really good onion rings! There were lots of folks coming through the beach wanting to sell various things (typical for any Caribbean beach day) but none were forceful. A simple no thank you, and they moved on. When anyone was interested, they made their sale, and moved on. Jaime's is clean, incredibly accommodating, and I would recommend. I read reviews of Maya Chan, and it sounds amazing as well, but they were booked, and Jaime's was not. We were not disappointed. If we do this trip again, we might try Maya Chan just to see the difference, but I would return to Jaime's easily. Monday was Cozumel. We did the 3-reef snorkel through Royal excursions. It was great. A small boat - I think there were about 10-12 of us - and a crew consisting of the captain, the main guide (Gil) and 2 assistants that aided with equipment and also went into the water to ensure safety. And safety was paramount. No alcohol, no games. Just snorkeling. We went to 3 different areas, and at each, Gil would explain the differences in the reef, the types of sea life we would hopefully encounter, and would get in the water and point out special sightings as he would find them. I would definitely do this excursion again. Tuesday at sea, and Wednesday was return to Galveston for disembarkation. Main Dining: We had MyTime dinner. On the first night we were seated at a window table with Ludy and Lyssa as our waiter and assistant. They were exceptional. The food was really good. I have read varying comments on food and it seems from ship to ship it varies. We found Enchantment MDR to be a very nice dining experience. As we left dinner the first night we asked the Maitre D' if we could have a standing reservation for each night at the same table with Ludy and Lyssa and he quickly accomodated our request. The braised lamb shank was "fall off the bone" tender; the onion soup was terrific, the sea food vol-au-vent was really special; on one evening I tried the pasta carbonara and it was not up to par so Ludy quickly replaced it with the entree my wife had and it was delicious. On another night the same thing happened in reverse but I can't remember what my wife ordered - again, Ludy quickly replaced and all was perfect. On the first night, we asked for a cheese plate app to share as a starter with our wine as we looked over the menu options. Each night thereafter, as soon as we arrived, a cheese plate was brought out and Lyssa brought our wine order without having to ask. Service! Snacks: We had a couple of breakfasts in Windjammer and several snacks at Park Cafe in the Solarium. Everything was well prepared and tasty. And, again, the longest line we encountered was maybe 6-8 people waiting for the Park Cafe to open and start serving pizza. Fitness/Exercise: The fitness room is small, but well stocked with machines for most tastes. We did morning stretch and abs workout class with Gary from 7:00-8:00 each morning, and he also led yoga on 2 days from 8:00-8:30. He was friendly, supportive as a coach, and it was a great way to start the day. Entertainment: We did not attend any shows. Just not our thing for this cruise. We both just wanted down time. The music in the Centrum was very enjoyable, and on a couple of occasions we sat listening to music or enjoying some of the crew led games/activities and it was always enjoyable. Overall: We are not "big ship" types. I think the most modern ship we have sailed is Adventure. Again, if your thing is having tons of amusement park opportunities, there are plenty of ships available. If you are more into relaxation, with more than enough opportunity for some fun, Enchantment still provides a great get away in a beautiful environment. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise and we ended up on Enchantment because it was the second cruise as part o a travel package that we purchased through our travel agency. I have never been on any of the bigger ships before, so my ... Read More
This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise and we ended up on Enchantment because it was the second cruise as part o a travel package that we purchased through our travel agency. I have never been on any of the bigger ships before, so my review is not based on comparison to those types of ships. I've done one Carnival cruise (Sensation) and then this one on Enchantment. My initial thoughts were that for being one of the older RC ships, it was still nice, I looked like there were a lot of renovations done on some of the interiors and the staterooms. We thought the food great on the ship as well, especially in the Windjammer and the main dining. We did not pay for any of the specialty dinings because I didn't really think it was worth it. The quality of the food in the main dining was excellent and there was even an option to purchase a steak or surf and turf meal in the main dining. We purchased the drink package, and while I thought it was worth it based on the volume of drinks that we had each day (about 5-6 per person, not even including the sodas and the bottled water that we had as well). My only complaint about the drinks on this ship was the beer selection and the quality of some of the mixed drinks. I didn't find much in the way of draft beer on this cruise (I don't think I found any actually) and there was no craft beer whatsoever. Some of the bars such as the Schooner and Boleros has a decent selection of international beers such as Red Stripe, Guinness Stella and a couple of German beers though. Most of the time, when we ordered a drink of the day, it tasted watered down. I think this is because most of them were pre-mixed but depending on the bartender, some of them made the drinks fresh which ended up being a much better cocktail. There was a bloody mary bar on both sea days, so we took full advantage of that as well. All in all, the drink package was worth it just depends on what type of beverages you prefer. The activities on this ship were not up to my expectations. As I said earlier, this was my first RC cruise, so I don't know if this is standard procedure for them but I felt there was a lack of activities compared t my prior cruise on Carnival. Don't get me wrong, there was plenty to do and we were never bored. However, it seems like the way they schedule most of their activities, they are don't so there is no overlap. This might be so people don't feel like they are missing out but I felt it ended up making a lot of the events more crowded. We are huge karaoke people, so we were very much looking forward to showing off our talents on this ship. However, this was the biggest disappointment of the whole trip. On our last cruise, we were able to do karaoke every night and the selection of songs was what you would see at any typical karaoke bar on land. On this cruise, the selection of songs was sub-standard and I think because of the lack of activities overall, the karaoke was over-crowed each night. It was so crowded that unless you signed up right when it started, you were not going to be able to perform. By the second night, we decided to not bother with the karaoke and either just stay at the other events that might've run up until the start time of just go grab a drink somewhere. The activities staff were excellent though. We loved their attitude and energy. This cruise was out of Galveston, which was also our first time porting out of there and we were quite pleased with the ease of getting to and from the terminal. I would go back to Galveston for a cruise again because it is less hectic than going to Miami or some of the other larger ports. The two stops on this cruise were Cozumel and Progreso. I had never been to either before and based on what some of the employees on the ship were telling us, this was one of the first stops in Progreso. Cozumel was nice, a good tourist location with plenty of restaurant options and shops. Progreso, not so much. It was run down and not very relaxing. We probably only stayed off the ship after a few hours at the beach before heading back because there was not much to do and were were constantly being bothered by locals who wanted to sell us stuff. I guess this is common in a lot of locations but we saw it more so in Progreso than in Cozumel. Overall, a nice vacation. I would not go back to Progreso but I didn't mind Cozumel. I would like to try a different RC ship in the future though to see if there is more to do on a different ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
The food was great, and the service was amazing. We purchased a dining package, but this is a very small ship, so there is only 1 specialty dining option, Chops Grille. The food at Chops was very good, but there wasn't much variety. ... Read More
The food was great, and the service was amazing. We purchased a dining package, but this is a very small ship, so there is only 1 specialty dining option, Chops Grille. The food at Chops was very good, but there wasn't much variety. We chose to dine in the main dining room most days. We also did a Chef's Table experience one night, and that was great. Very good wine and the food was amazing. We ate at the Windjammer buffet for breakfast on port days, but it was so crowded. We avoided it for the rest of the trip. We also purchased The Key, which was definitely worth it. Early boarding and disembarkation, Wi-Fi, and VIP seating at the theaters was all very nice to have. At the end of the cruise, we were able to walk straight off the ship through customs. We left our room at 7:40am, and were in our car by 8am. We stayed in a Junior Suite, and the space was amazing. We will definitely book suites in the future. So. Much. Storage. The worst part was the pools. If you don't want to get kicked in the face by a child every 2 minutes, stay away from the main pool. There's a kid's pool, but they invade both of the pools on the sun deck. It's impossible to enjoy yourself. But the Solarium Pool was adults-only, and you can get a little sun even though the area is enclosed. But it would still get a little crowded on sea days (it's a tiny pool). I got a pedicure at the spa, but it wasn't very pleasant. The nail tech spent the entire time trying to sell me things like detox tea. Not very relaxing. The activities at the bars get very crowded, so get there early. Getting off of the ship at Costa Maya was a NIGHTMARE. We got there at noon, and everyone tried to get off the ship at the same time. We missed our excursion, even though we walked directly off of the ship to the pier. A lot of other people got left behind too. I'm not sure what happened with that port, but it was absolute chaos. But we ended up spending the day on the ship, and were actually able to enjoy the pool. It was deserted. Wonderful time. Getting off at Cozumel was much easier, I booked a dive and had a great time. The ports are the usual over-commercialized cruise ports with very aggressive vendors. The ship shows its age. Rust everywhere, stains on the furniture in our suite, torn carpet, dents and scuffs on the wall, etc. But the room was always spotlessly clean. Overall, we will cruise with RC again, as we're only 1 hour away from the port. It doesn't get much more convenient. But we probably wouldn't cruise on this ship. It was just so crowded. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
Ship shows outside signs of its age. A good paint job would fix this. This ship was chosen as a trip with our grandchildren and convenient, out of Texas. We did encounter issues, such as A/C and plumbing. Supervisor Staff and Diamond ... Read More
Ship shows outside signs of its age. A good paint job would fix this. This ship was chosen as a trip with our grandchildren and convenient, out of Texas. We did encounter issues, such as A/C and plumbing. Supervisor Staff and Diamond Concierge was helpful. We ate in dining room every night but one, waitstaff felt very inexperience but continually asked us to remember to fill out survey. (Which we did) Food was okay but it seemed like the same items every night. The buffet was even worse. It was the same options everyday for lunch. The best meal of the week was room service one night. The only dining options at night are Main Dining, Buffet or Chops (fee). It would be nice to have at least one more. Our cabin steward was a little distracted (due to family issues) but good enough. Our grandson (8 yrs, almost 9) really enjoyed the Kids Club. He went every night and was always excited to go back. The ship shows signs of age, especially outside and there are no frills and thrills like others her size. The entertainment staff was talented and we enjoyed the shows. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: May 2019
Took this cruise mainly because it was a different ship at our home Port. We we're not disappointed in the service and staff. After 15+ cruises on many different ships, the service on Enchantment was probably the best we've ... Read More
Took this cruise mainly because it was a different ship at our home Port. We we're not disappointed in the service and staff. After 15+ cruises on many different ships, the service on Enchantment was probably the best we've ever had. Our cabin attendant Priscilla was extremely efficient and accommodating, always with a smile. The Windjammer had one of the managers that was "Top Notch". Steven was all over the Windjammer dining area, checking on the guests, and occasionally belting out a tune tableside, and had an infectious laugh that made my day. In the conceirge lounge, Perla handled any requests you had with efficiency and a friendly smile, and our waiter, Ida couldn't have been better, would like to have taken him home with me. Ship needs work/refurbished badly. Paint, woodwork bad, needs basic drydock refurbish. All in all it was a good cruise, with above and beyond service. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We are platinum with RC and love sailing on their mega ships but wanted to take two family members who are new to cruising on a slightly less overwhelming voyage for their first experience. We chose EoS since it sailed from our home port ... Read More
We are platinum with RC and love sailing on their mega ships but wanted to take two family members who are new to cruising on a slightly less overwhelming voyage for their first experience. We chose EoS since it sailed from our home port (Galveston, Texas) and offered very low rates for balconies on the five day itinerary to Costa Maya and Cozumel. The mid-May sailing avoided Spring Break and Memorial Day crowds, plus kids are still in school so we expected a grown-up set of passengers and calm weather. And that is how it worked out. We were the only ship docked in both ports, which improves the experience, especially in Cozumel. And the smaller ship offered plenty of good food and less hassle than the 4,000+ ships sometimes provide. Pros: Very low fares for balconies, good food, quiet passengers, mild (but windy) weather (in the 80s for Mexico is on the cool side) and smooth embarkation Cons: Rusty ship (rust everywhere: on the balconies, windows, around doors, along outside walkways) even though the ship is kept clean. Worn carpet, stained upholstery, chipped bathroom surfaces, discolored mirrors, scuffed flooring - all the signs that a ship needs a refurbish. The EoS is a small, comfortable ship but it desperately needs to be given a makeover. It was not dirty - just very worn out, faded and shabby. The service was good, with pleasant, attentive dining room staff and cabin stewards. The production shows were decent and the cruise director was relatively low-key (for a cruise director.) They played new movies on the big screen at the pool and kept the soft-serve ice cream machines filled 75% of the time (which is pretty good on a warm weather itinerary.) The small cafe on deck 9 aft had a surprisingly good salad bar every afternoon and the Solarium was spotless and not heavily used. We had a nice, quiet voyage for an excellent price with no complaints aside from the rusty conditions throughout the ship. Our family members are now cruising converts and our next sailing will be on one of the larger, newer ships - but this was a pleasant way to test the waters (and enjoy crème brûlée every night into the bargain.) Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We started cruising in 1992. We go on 1 or 2 a year. My wife and I decided to go on Enchantment's first cruise out of Galveston. Boy are we glad we did. It was the best cruise in years. Yes the ship is older and yes it could use some ... Read More
We started cruising in 1992. We go on 1 or 2 a year. My wife and I decided to go on Enchantment's first cruise out of Galveston. Boy are we glad we did. It was the best cruise in years. Yes the ship is older and yes it could use some more paint but the crew and the food more than makes up for it. The food was above expectations, especially the windjammer. The crew was unbelievable even though we expect a lot from RCCL. As a rule we expect Royal to be a step above the rest and they rose above that. We did not do any shows. Grand Cayman was OK as usual. Cozumel seems to never change. Costa Maya is horrible.Just a poor poor town and beach. We went to the beach and stayed 20 minutes. Took taxi back to port area. Port area is very nice and clean. There is no reason to leave the port area. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
The room 3068 -good The Ship- ok lots of visible rust The coffee beverage card- insanely stupid and screws You over: buy a card $32-34 good for 15 drinks NOT!! It is treated as 1 mark off for every expresso shot. So if a drink is $3 ... Read More
The room 3068 -good The Ship- ok lots of visible rust The coffee beverage card- insanely stupid and screws You over: buy a card $32-34 good for 15 drinks NOT!! It is treated as 1 mark off for every expresso shot. So if a drink is $3 or 5 if it has more than a single shot they will mark your card for every shot. $3 cost for an Americano they charge you 4 drinks on card. So you can only get 3 and 3/4 drinks for a total of $12 if bought outright but $32 + if you use discount card !! Bad math jerks!! I can buy 15 $5 Frappuccinos for $75 but only 3 3/4 Americanos - YOU ARE STUPID IDIOTS!! Staff - they were great if not amazing this trip over last year. FOOD- can you say average and lacking in choice and mediocre quality!! Entertainment- good comedians but lounge performances were highly lacking. You have cut corners so much that you SUCK!! Royal I gave you two years and $$$$ thousands of dollars. Carnival kicks your but at everything!! I suggest you go over to the compete date learn how it’s done right. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
We obviously read the reviews on here, and knew that this was an older ship that didn’t have all the bells and whistles of some Of the newer mega ships. We sailed with some friends and 4 days was a perfect amount of time to set sail ... Read More
We obviously read the reviews on here, and knew that this was an older ship that didn’t have all the bells and whistles of some Of the newer mega ships. We sailed with some friends and 4 days was a perfect amount of time to set sail for both of us. The food, while restaurants were limited, was still great. The pizza is the best I’ve had at sea for a quick snack. Eko and Sharron in the main dining room were top notch and work very hard to please every guest. Our balcony cabin, although dated, was very efficient and served its purpose. Our room steward was fantastic. We were in 8570. We did find hot water scarce after day one, but warm was ok. Our ports were Nassau and cococay. Nassau we just wanted to check out briefly to see the shops and check out the beach. It was nice we were able to take our drinks for our short walk through the town before heading back to the ship to enjoy a pretty quiet pool deck and take advantage of our drink packages. Cococay was unreal. We had a cabana booked on the private beach area. It came with our own private bar, buffettt and beach. They were very strict to enforce people without VIP bracelets were not to come into the private area. The butlers were always available to get us drinks and the buffet food was awesome. BBQ fare, salads, steaks, kabobs desserts etc. We can’t wait to return to this island when it is no longer under construction as the projected layout and design of pools and the water park look unbelievable and the construction is well under way. The entertainment on the ship was great with lots to do every night for all tastes. The beverages were amazing and I would recommend the beverage package if you like to drink. It came with a chip activated cup to use at self serve Coca Cola machines to save lining up at a bar for a Soda or non carbonated coke or Minute Maid product. All the top shelf drinks are included in the deluxe package. Pool deck was pretty good, really busy on sea day, but that’s always the case. Lots of tables in the shade if you need it and lots of unused loungers in the shade. If you want a chair by the pool good luck. Pools weren’t very busy though even on sea day. Casino is nice... was hoping for a poker game but there wasn’t enough to play anytime I went in. Roulette and blackjack was good although I didn’t win. It is smoky though as most are at sea. Embark and disembarkment were unreal. We were pre booked in and basically walked on the ship stopping once to meet friendly staff to take our photos for our ID cards. Literally 10 mins on the ship. Coming off was a small line for self service walk off as we had to leave first to catch a flight and that was also a beeeze. All in all it was great value for an older ship. Yes you can see some wear and tear but that was expected as we did our due diligence reading the reviews here before booking. If you want new and shiny don’t book this cruise. If you want friendly staff and delicious food and drinks and a good time, come here. Read Less
Enchantment of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.0
Dining 3.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.8
Family 4.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.2

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