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
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
Sail Date: April 2019
Embarkation was easy with the KEY program. We arrived around 11am and were brought right onto the ship even though our rooms weren't ready until about 1pm. I bid and won on the Royal Up program and was upgraded from Ocean View to a ... Read More
Embarkation was easy with the KEY program. We arrived around 11am and were brought right onto the ship even though our rooms weren't ready until about 1pm. I bid and won on the Royal Up program and was upgraded from Ocean View to a Balcony Cabin the night before we left! The cabin itself was a balcony (7160) at the aft end of the side of the ship. It was the perfect balcony as it seemed more private than the rest with a solid steel divider between the adjacent balcony, and nothing to the other side. The staff are what made this cruise well worth it. After 5 other cruises with Royal Caribbean and 2 on other lines; the staff on this cruise went so much further to make sure we were happy for the entire cruise! The ship itself was showing it's age a bit. There were bits of rust showing in places and during the cruise parts of the pool deck were closed from time to time for repainting. The entertainment was pretty good for this smaller ship - the parade of flags was well worth it! If there's one reason to go back on this ship it's between that and the crazy amazing staff. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We loved our cruise on Enchantment of the Seas! We were so completely happy with everything and do not have a single complaint!! We are already thinking about our next possible cruise vacation. It really felt like an excellent value for ... Read More
We loved our cruise on Enchantment of the Seas! We were so completely happy with everything and do not have a single complaint!! We are already thinking about our next possible cruise vacation. It really felt like an excellent value for our family ... there were 9 of us including 4 children ages 10-17. We had 3 interior cabins on deck 2, slept 3 in each and were very happy with our accommodations! The rooms were clean and there was plenty of room to store/hang our clothes and to slide our empty suitcases under the beds. Two of us had cruised in the past on Royal Caribbean and had certain expectations ... we were incredibly pleased that they were met including the towel 'art' in our cabins on nights 2 & 3. I had read many of the reviews on this forum (they made me so nervous!) and yes, the ship shows its age if you look critically, the windows are not sparkling clean, there were no ice sculptures, lobster and filet mignon are only offered for an additional charge in the main dining room, it doesn't have as many features as the bigger newer ships ... but none of those things affected our enjoyment in any way. We watched YouTube tours of the ship beforehand so we knew exactly what this ship did and didn't have ... we were originally thinking of going on the newer Mariner of the Seas (that looked amazing!) but that was more expensive and was going out of Miami. Since we already had our vacation dates planned and flights to Orlando booked we had limited cruise options that fit inside those dates. Next time we're going to pick the cruise first and plan our whole vacation around it rather than squeezing a cruise into our existing vacation. Enchantment was going out of Port Canaveral and the dates worked. The staff were so friendly and helpful. There was an abundance of delicious complimentary food available. We ate dinners in the main dining room using My Time dining ... we had 7:45pm reservations that allowed us to watch the sunset on deck each evening. On the final evening our table wasn't ready on time but that worked out in our favor as we were able to watch the International Parade of Flags and then still be in the dining room late enough for the Farewell song by the chefs and waitstaff. We loved our waiter Venice! And the food was delicious. We ate breakfast and lunches at the Windjammer Cafe and were very satisfied! Next time we will need to eat a dinner in the Windjammer Cafe since the buffet looked amazing. The 'barbecue' buffet lunch on Cococay was also impressive and delicious. We loved Cococay! We paid for the glass bottom boat excursion but it was cancelled due to the weather (it was windy and the sea was choppy) so instead we swam and snorkeled in the shallow waters at the beach, using the free lounge chairs. The new pier being opened was great ... it made getting off and on the ship so easy. 7 of us were first-time cruisers and there was a little seasickness ... even though we had very gentle seas, you still feel the motion, especially when sitting in the dining room. I don't understand how some people claim you don't feel anything ... I definitely feel the motion - it doesn't make me sick, but it's a little weird until you get used to it. Using seabands helped. The whole process was really easy - we booked through a travel website which offered us $50 onboard credits for each cabin, we used the Royal Caribbean app to check in and printed our own luggage tags. None of us had passports but we all have Enhanced Driver's licenses so that was fine for the Bahamas and birth certificates for the kids was all that was needed. Getting on the ship was fast since we had done everything online using the app and then we kept our luggage on the last day so we left the ship after eating breakfast and had no wait at all. Getting into the port we accepted the services of a luggage porter who put all our suitcases on a cart and took us through customs right away instead of having to wait in the long lines with the people who chose not to use a porter. He brought our luggage to our rented van in the parking garage. We gave him a tip and that was $ well spent ... it probably saved us 45+ minutes! We did our research and knew what we wanted to do at each port and on the ship and were prepared for what the costs would be. We brought water bottles to refill on board so we didn't need to spend $ buying water bottles or other beverages. Plus on Cococay there are complimentary beverage stations. The complimentary coffee, tea, ice tea, lemonade and other juices were perfectly fine for our needs. We purchased a few drinks at the bar and some wine at dinner but didn't bother with drink packages. (P.S. I noticed that drink packages and excursions are much cheaper if you buy them in advance rather than waiting until you are onboard.) We had an awesome time! The weather was beautiful, sunny and warm except it got a little chilly the first 2 nights with the ocean breeze. We really feel we got our money's worth. Thank you Royal Caribbean!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
This ship, while a bit dated is still a BEAUTIFUL ship! Very clean and the staff is super friendly!! The food was amazing whether dining all you can eat or choosing one of the specialty restaurants. We did choose one night at Chops ... Read More
This ship, while a bit dated is still a BEAUTIFUL ship! Very clean and the staff is super friendly!! The food was amazing whether dining all you can eat or choosing one of the specialty restaurants. We did choose one night at Chops Grill and it exceeded our expectations. Our jr suite was wonderful, comfortable and clean! The bathroom is spacious! We enjoyed every single minute of our cruise!!! We definitely love RCI cruise ships and will come back again!! Coco Cay is beautiful and easily accessible. We did purchase “the key” and it was well worth it! Very easy check in and boarding! Overall this cruise was excellent and relaxing! The staff really does go above and beyond to please! I would suggest purchasing packages for excursions and the “Key” before the day of the cruise, but they have better deals on drink and dinner packages once you board the ship. Be sure to pre-register online! Everything will go smoothly! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Just got back from a 3 night cruise. Overall we had a fantastic experience. This was our 4th cruise and first with RCL (2 Celebrity and a princess before). We are a 40 year old couple from the US. We plan to check out other RCL ships for a ... Read More
Just got back from a 3 night cruise. Overall we had a fantastic experience. This was our 4th cruise and first with RCL (2 Celebrity and a princess before). We are a 40 year old couple from the US. We plan to check out other RCL ships for a future cruise with our child. --we did the online pre-check in process. we ignored the time we were forced to choose for embarking and showed up early at 9:45am since that was when our hotel shuttle dropped us off - we got on the ship quickly and hassle free, roughly 10:45am. Windjammer didn't open until after 11:30 though.but we could stroll around and check things out. Very impressed how quickly we got on board!!! --our window room was comfortable had a ton of drawer storage.We couldn't get a balcony (they don't have many) so this was our option...next time I think we'd just do interior if the balcony isn't available as the window didn't really do much for us. Be aware that there is no fridge. Room was clean but showing some age here and there. room steward was polite and courteous. A few little things were off..like, no pen and pad of paper in the desk.... and our standard size suitcases did not fit under the bed so they sat on a chair, which was in our room for unexplained reasons..perhaps as a suitcase holder...?. --dinner in main dining room was quite good and our service was excellent. our wait staff got to know us and were really on point with their hospitality and menu recommendations. Husband ordered a steak from Chops on the last night, while we were in the main dining room. his medium steak came rare and bloody red. they sent it back and brought a new one that was medium on the ends but 100% pink/rare in the middle. he decided it wasn't worth sending it back again.. I was disappointed for him since he really loves steak and that was a special treat for him to enjoy on our last night. (as a business traveler who eats at expensive steakhouses, I think it would be fair to say he knows good quality steak and what "medium" looks like ....and this part of our experience was sub-par, esp since there was an up-charge--the lesser quality steaks served off the menu were cooked better!!! ) --breakfasts at windjammer could get a bit crowded.... or not, depending on the time that we went, but we always found a seat and could get what we wanted without too much wait. we liked getting omelettes made-to-order and found our food experience good there. -- disappointed that room service had just under $8 up-charge for lunch/dinner/late night dining choices. The only free breakfast items for AM delivery were things like cereal and toast, everything else was an up-charge. This was the first cruise we were on where there was a room service up-charge, which was a bummer. We loved having the option of room service on our past cruises. --not much for late night dining/snacks. no late night buffet in Windjammer, just some small items elsewhere. really bummed about this. --ship's windows were filthy. Our last 2 celebrity cruises, they had people cleaning windows and doing exterior maintenance every time the ship was in a port. there was soot on the windows the stern area. many of the windows had residue. many of the other spaces were clean but it was the little things...like dirty and moldy cup holders in the theater that tells me that this ship needs either a deep clean or a refurbishment. --it bothers me that there is no way to hear ship announcements in our room. I wish they had an opt-in where I could pick up the phone or turn the TV to a station to hear it. --entertainment and "fun" was good. there were more things to do in the later hours than the past celebrity cruises we had been on. Definitely more of a party vibe (which may or may not be good, depending on what you are looking for). Just be careful if you book a stateroom that is close to a bar, if you don't want to stay up late. We were on this cruise to have fun and it totally delivered. Upbeat, having-fun vibe everywhere. --downloaded the app but could not get it to work properly for me once we left Port Canaveral. --disembarking process was pretty good. long lines to go through customs for us once we got off the ship, but was otherwise as expected. Nassau --they cancelled our Pearl Island excursion due to "low participation". we were concerned when it didn't show up on our app a few days before, like our other booked tour, but no one notified us until we got on board. no email/cancellation notice which was irritating since then we had to make a new choice quickly (and clearly they had cancelled it before embarkation day). also irritated since they had advertised this tour on their program as a good choice and then cancelled it on us since it wasn't going to make them money....we did get a 10% discount on a new tour and the excursion staff was helpful in getting a new gameplan. Did the VIP beach experience at Blue Lagoon. Ultra private, less than 15 people in our area. Service and light lunch was good. Not a lot of swimming, area was pretty rocky. It was quiet and restful. But for the price, next time we will check out the other area on Blue Lagoon or try Pearl Island again. Our ride back to Nassau was delayed and we missed our 6pm dinner time. We were able to switch to an 8:45pm time w/o problems. Ride back to Nassau dropped us off in a busy area and we needed to walk through lots of street vendors to get back to the ship. It was a nice tour overall but I don't think the value was there for the $$$$ price we paid. Thought the beach at Coco Cay was better.... Coco Cay We did the Beach Loungers on Coco Cay. For $60 for two people, this was a great value as it gave us VIP bands and access to a separate beach area, shuttle service to the other area, a different bathroom, bar and service staff just for the cabanas and lounge renters. The floating Tiki bar was a riot. The beach was clean and the water was warm. There's construction going on but we could not hear it in our area. Will 100% do this again next time. It will be nice when you don't need to take the tender to shore, once the new pier is done. Overall-- we had a really good time. We were there to relax, have fun, eat too much and get some sunshine. I think this cruise delivered our wish list items and would go on it again. We plan to check out some of the newer RCL ships in the future, first. :) Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
Originally got a cruise voucher for taking a time share tour (horrible experience) so wasn’t sure what to expect. We paid extra to upgrade to a balcony room with drink package and stayed the night before in Port Canaveral. From the ... Read More
Originally got a cruise voucher for taking a time share tour (horrible experience) so wasn’t sure what to expect. We paid extra to upgrade to a balcony room with drink package and stayed the night before in Port Canaveral. From the moment we showed up at RC’s cruise terminal until we boarded the large staff went out of there way to ease the process. We registered /checked in ahead of time and literally were thru security and on the ship in 30 minutes. Once aboard I could not believe how friendly and helpful the staff was. Being a smaller ship we found our way around quickly and were able to get our cabin mid afternoon where we met Dindo a wonderful cabin steward. That evening our waiters Yogi and Anou took great care of us for the duration of the cruise. Bobby the cruise director really made the cruise fun and full of laughter, don’t miss any of the events or shows he is a part of! His entertainment staff is very talented and supposedly RCI is bucking the trend of eliminating a live band/orchestra. Kudos also to Captain Larsen for deciding to sail the first day when a wind event prevented us from stopping at cococay. On the return trip the winds had died and we had a wonderful experience at the island with some excellent beach time and snorkeling off shore. The food on ship and shore was average and plentiful but it was the level of service that was over the top. All in all the crew (everyone from captain to drink cart guy) went out of their way to ensure a memorable time for these “newbies”! Others have bashed the ship for being rusty and dated which it is but the old girl has been around and it’s the crew that makes this ship a great first time experience! Can’t wait to get our feet wet again and yes it will be with Royal! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
For starters, all of the negative complaints on here are more than likely from people who have nothing else better to do with their time but complain. The ship is out in the ocean 365 days a year, it will have rust. There will be wear and ... Read More
For starters, all of the negative complaints on here are more than likely from people who have nothing else better to do with their time but complain. The ship is out in the ocean 365 days a year, it will have rust. There will be wear and tear on the furniture in the rooms. Stop being so nit-picky and just enjoy yourselves! Our only complaint from this cruise was the fact that the "adults only" was not enforced in the Solarium. I understand they opened the pools up on the first day for children because of the cold weather, but there were still families with small children in there the rest of the week. They weren't using the pools, they were getting food from the cafe - which again, I understand it may have been the only food available at some points, but they should have been asked to go back out on the deck to eat it. Instead of the peace and quiet that we went into the Solarium for, we had crying and screaming children - some of which were running around. It was rather upsetting that this was allowed, as it was advertised as ADULTS ONLY. We were on our Honeymoon and left my 11 year old at home for a reason - not to have to deal with other people's kids, because most of them didn't care and just let their kids do what they wanted to do and didn't even attempt to keep them quiet. The only other "issue" was the confusion on dining in the main dining room. I didn't sign up for My Time dining, in fact our papers said our dining time was 6:00. However, when we got on board, we found out we had My Time dining. While it is convenient, I loved the cruises I have been on in the past where you get to know your serving team and they get to know you - we didn't have that this time. Other than that, our cruise was very enjoyable. Our stateroom attendant - room 7650 - was great and attentive. My husband and I had great service at the bar - he had no complaints on the alcoholic drinks. We also had amazing service in the main dining room by Pablo. He was the assistant waiter, but the actual waiter was quite busy, so Pablo took over and was simply AMAZING. I would have loved to have him the whole cruise, but we had him the last night. Again, this was our Honeymoon, so the little celebration they had in the Viking Lounge on the 11th floor was very nice and a pleasant surprise. We paid extra for a balcony room and it was the BEST decision made - our room was very spacious, clean, and definitely worth the extra cost from an inside room. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. We got to skip most of the lines for the Embarkation because we had passports and filled out all of our information online prior to the cut off. Debarkation was even better - we did the self assist and were off the boat in record time. We stood in line for a little while, but we still went from standing in line, going through customs, getting to our car and onto the highway in less than an hour - we were on the highway by 8 am. Previous cruises I have been on took forever, so this was great. We will definitely be back, just not sure when as I went on this cruise 5 months pregnant, so it might be a while. :) Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
I went on my bachelor trip in late January and we cruised on Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment of the Sea". Needless to say it was the greatest vacation I have ever embarked on. This was the first real cruise I've been on, ... Read More
I went on my bachelor trip in late January and we cruised on Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment of the Sea". Needless to say it was the greatest vacation I have ever embarked on. This was the first real cruise I've been on, and I was interested in how the overall service would be. Here is a short summary of the important components when going on vacation for this ship: Cabin: We stayed in an interior cabin where the rooms are not as big as the ones on the exterior of the boat. Although it was a little small, the cleanliness and kindness of the staff was phenomenal. Food: I thought that the food would be simple (tacos, pizza, chicken, etc.) and although you still have those options, you can choose anything from beef tenderloin, prime rib, escargot, lamb shank, and much more. Great tasting and the waiters were impeccable. Service: By far the thing I was most impressed with on the ship. All of the staff make it very clear that their number 1 priority is to serve you. Drink getting empty? Someone will be there to offer to get you another. Questions regarding the amenities? Staff are very knowledgeable on the location. Overall value: We paid $426 per person for a 3 night cruise (we got the unlimited drink package however, so if you do not get this then it would've been $276 per person). 95% of things on the ship is inclusive in the value you pay, including tip. I would rate the value as excellent. "Enchantment of the Sea" was the first cruise I've sailed with Royal Caribbean, and it certainly will not be my last. I assure that if you choose to sail with this company, your expectations will be exceeded. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
This was an excellent way to wind down from the holidays and enjoy a vacation holiday with our family. It was a family reunion and we were accommodated for a family meeting, as well as enjoying our evening dinners together. There were ... Read More
This was an excellent way to wind down from the holidays and enjoy a vacation holiday with our family. It was a family reunion and we were accommodated for a family meeting, as well as enjoying our evening dinners together. There were approximately 40 of us and no one complained about anything. Although the talent in the show was excellent, it was geared more to an older Caucasian audience, which was not entertaining for the 40 members of our family onboard. All of the service attendants were attentive and friendly. Our waiting staff was always on point and we had an amazing chef, Chef Eunise who went out of his way to cater to my picky culinary tastes. The food prepared was excellent, as he went above and beyond. The island of Coco Cay was an excellent way to spend the day off the ship and have the beach and bar-b-q experience. Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas was a great experience. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2018
We decided to do our very first Christmas cruise after more than a hundred cruises. We had MTD and the food was good to excellent. Christmas Dinner was from a special menu (see Photo) and was excellent. Service was as good as we ever ... Read More
We decided to do our very first Christmas cruise after more than a hundred cruises. We had MTD and the food was good to excellent. Christmas Dinner was from a special menu (see Photo) and was excellent. Service was as good as we ever have had on any cruise. We did Windjammer a couple of times for breakfast and lunch. Food there was ok but it was jammed each time we were there and there were too many discourteous guests! Park Cafe was good and we had soup, roast beef sandwiches, salads and hot pressed sandwiches all of which were very good. The best part of this cruise was the Special Christmas presentations. The Cruise Director with the Singers and Orchestra led the guests and Senior Officers in several carols and a Christmas tree lighting. The Singers, Dancers and Orchestra did a 2 plus hours of Christmas theme songs and dancing. The Orchestra did a Mannheim Steamroller number that was fantastic. On Christmas Day Santa Clause gave the more than 700 children (aged 0-17) appropriate gifts. Over all this was a very good cruise and the entire crew did an excellent job keeping things upbeat and in the Christmas spirit! Embarkation and Disembarking at Port Canaveral Terminal 1 was a breeze. We use this terminal several times a year. There has been a change where the only priority lane upon entering is for Suites and Pinnacles. I use a Rollator so was allowed access into that lane. We missed CocoCay because of high seas; however, we did stay in Nassau overnight so we were there from 8AM until 130PM the following day. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
We did the three-night Enchantment cruise right before Christmas and we had a lovely time. We’ve been on the Enchantment several times before, as we are local to Florida. It is a quick, easy trip. The ship is still in great shape and ... Read More
We did the three-night Enchantment cruise right before Christmas and we had a lovely time. We’ve been on the Enchantment several times before, as we are local to Florida. It is a quick, easy trip. The ship is still in great shape and after we were onboard, we did not have any problems with our sail (more on check-in procedures later). I would recommend this ship to anyone new or experienced with cruising. We had great service in the MDR and the waiters did their best to move along the long dinners for our children. We had great service in the Windjammer on the first day! We had several waiters ask to grab us drinks!! In over 15 years, and over 15 cruises, I’ve never been served a drink in the Windjammer. It was a pleasant and wonderful surprise. The kids club was great and our daughter asked to attend each night. The Diamond Lounge had great service from Courtney, thank you! We opted for Atlantis in Nassau to see the Christmas decorations. We decided to take the local water taxi for $4 each. Once we made the mistake, I remembered we made this mistake several years ago. The water taxi is slow and the “guide” is very, very, very, very loud during his “tour.” We were just looking for a cheap activity. We won’t do this again. The real taxi is the same ($4 per person) and is a lot less painful. Or, we should have just gone to Cable Beach on the #10 bus, which is always a good time. We love Coco Cay. The additions are coming along nicely. Although, I’m not sure how they are going to make their May 2019 deadline. The waterpark is far from complete. We noticed signs for the hotair balloon rides to begin in December, 2018… but the balloon was nowhere in sight. We opted for the snorkel and sandbar excursion (offered by RCI, with local vendor). The snorkeling was great; the snorkel guide was very knowledgeable. But, the best part was the sandbar. The water was relaxing and beautiful! If you are thinking about this Coco Cay excursion, you can search YouTube for videos and they also have a facebook page. I would recommend this excursion to anyone, families, singles, anyone. It was great and only took about 2 hours. We were back in time for lunch. Which reminds me, Coco Cay has really improved their lunch buffet. It is the same BBQ as always, but the food is great and they added some great selections too. Well done! The casino onboard was fun and the nice low minimum of $5 at the craps pit was a nice surprise. I also visted the spa onboard and my treatment was just ok... but nice to be in the spa none-the-less. I would wait to book once onboard, as there were lots of specials. The only complaint I have was the “expedited” check-in procedure at Port Canaveral. I would not waste your time checking in online, printing your set sail pass, and loading your security pictures. If you choose to still do all this….. I would simply show up and ask to be in the normal, upstairs, (not “expedited” check-in line in port). Silly me, I checked in, uploaded security pics, and printed all our documents. It was a waste of time. In the new, just started, “expedited” check-in procedure at Port Canaveral, you are herded into an “expedited” line. Personally, I really like entering in the Diamond line. I was unable to and was herded with the rest of the bunch. The “expedited” technology is NOT ready for prime time. It was very dark in the “expedited” line, so there was MUCH difficulty scanning our documents and taking our pictures (never mind I had already done this at home when I checked in online before the cruise). When I complained that I had already uploaded our pictures (and could see them in the system), it was explained the photos needed to be rotated and retaken. There is not a rotate feature when you upload your own photo. As I said, the technology is not quite there yet. Instead of being greeted by a nice person at the nice desks upstairs, we are just standing around in the “expedited” area, waiting for our documents to be uploaded property in the dim room. It was explained this was a very new procedure when I complained several times. We were not given our Sea Pass cards. It was explained we would get our Sea Pass cards in our cabin when it was available. I thought this was a huge inconvenience for the “expedited” line. I always like to have my Sea Pass card stamped with a hole punch for my bracelet. Therefore, this was not possible in the “expedited” line. Then, we were given a “gold pass” so that we could by-pass the check-in line and enter right on to the boat (this proved NOT to be the case, as we ended up passing everyone else was in the normal, fast check-in line upstairs). Since we didn’t have Sea Pass cards, we were hassled for having papers and two different people asked us for our “gold pass.” Another way this new procedure is not ready yet. Then, one of our children’s picture did not appear when trying to board the boat, even though I uploaded it several days before, and it was just retaken moments ago. They wanted us to leave our child while they sorted it out, which was asinine to leave a five year old. Although I had been very vocal thus far, this is where my husband drew the line and started to get angry. We asked for Security and it got sorted out quickly thereafter. Bottom line… if anyone encourages you to enter the “expedited” check-in line, ask to just proceed upstairs to the normal, old fashion check-in. You will save yourself a heap of time and frustration and you won’t have to wait for your Sea Pass card. Thank you for letting me vent. If I saved at least one family this frustration, I’ll be happy. But, I am happy to report, surprisingly, our Sea Pass cards were in our cabin several hours later… without a hole punch, but there none-the-less. Allow yourself plenty of time when disembarking, as the line took about an hour, unless your off the boat very, very early. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2018
This cruise was with my siblings for my 50th birthday. The staff was awesome and so was the food. We enjoyed just sitting in the bars or playing the many trivia games that were offered. I couldn't have asked for a better trip. We ... Read More
This cruise was with my siblings for my 50th birthday. The staff was awesome and so was the food. We enjoyed just sitting in the bars or playing the many trivia games that were offered. I couldn't have asked for a better trip. We rented a cabana on cocoa cay and had a great time. We did not do any shore excursions in Nassau. The ship is older and smaller but I found it to be very enjoyable. I would defiantly cruise on the Enchantment again. The food was excellent even in the Windjammer which I know can be questionable at times. I was very excited to see a stir fry station one night. It was fresh and delicious. We met some great people and Nicola did an awesome job keeping everyone excited and engaged in the games that were offered. This was exactly the kind of trip I was hoping for to celebrate my birthday. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
We had a great time! Ship was clean, service was great. The food was very tasty and hot. Our my time dining was very good. We never had to wait. They let us have the same table every night and our waiter took excellent care of us. The ... Read More
We had a great time! Ship was clean, service was great. The food was very tasty and hot. Our my time dining was very good. We never had to wait. They let us have the same table every night and our waiter took excellent care of us. The duck was crispy and juicy. The lamb was tender and tasty. Susan did a great job with the entertainment as usual. I can't say enough good things about this cruise! I was on the oasis last cruise and the ship felt small at first , then I remembered why I love this ship. There is something to be said about this Quaint friendly staff and the people who frequent this weekend get away. It's all about recharging. I came home feeling relaxed and ready to take on my life again. Still my favorite ship. My only complaint is I wish they had of left Coco Cay alone. I miss the nature trails and all the chickens and iguanas and trees.. Oh well they paved paradise to put up a waterpark. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
Traveled with my husband and 9mth old baby. We booked through a travel agent Nikkia Fun Tours and chose Enchantment of the Seas as it was one on the smaller ships. Since it was my husband’s first cruise, a three night was a perfect ... Read More
Traveled with my husband and 9mth old baby. We booked through a travel agent Nikkia Fun Tours and chose Enchantment of the Seas as it was one on the smaller ships. Since it was my husband’s first cruise, a three night was a perfect starter length. We sailed on October 26th leaving from Port Canaveral to Freeport Bahamas, Cocoa Cay then back to Port Canaveral. Embarkation/Debarkation: This was a breeze. We had all our necessary documents, our bag tags and all other pertinent information were already mailed to us by our wonderful travel agent at Nikkia Fun Tours. We parked our car, tagged our checked luggage, headed up to the check in counters and were given our sea pass cards with no hassle. Same for when it was time to exit the ship, we headed to the deck per our group number and walked right off the ship, our bags were already waiting once we got off and customs was a breeze. Food: Once we got on the ship at around 11:45am we headed straight to the windjammer and found a table since our rooms would not have been ready until 1pm. Lunch was ready and it tasted great! Many wonderful options. A waiter came around and offered to bring us drinks and also to fill my son’s thermos with hot water that I needed to mix his formula later that day. We purchased the non-alcoholic drink package so indulged in a number of virgin cocktails, with the Pina Colada being my favorite and also our choice of sodas in our souvenir cups. Dinner in my fair lady was good, and since it was my birthday we also ate at Chops grill, it was a nice ambiance but outside of a special occasion I don’t think it’s really worth the extra cost. It was nice that the waiter surprised us with a bottle of wine compliments of my awesome travel agent who was very thoughtful and detailed indeed. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for hassle free cruise travel booking. Cabin: We booked a balcony room, deck 7 near the back of the ship. It was in a great location near the elevators and in a really quiet part of the vessel. Our travel agent had ordered a pack and play for the room and it was already set up for us once we got to the room. The room was not very large but well organized and enough for the three of us. The balcony was a big plus, love being able to go outside enjoy the view of the ocean and get some fresh air. Ports of Call: Freeport: we booked our own excursion. I used excursioneer.com to book day passes to Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Point Resort. It was exceptional! I would say that if it’s not peak season don’t use a booking site, you can grab one of the cabs at the port at $10 round trip and it will take you to the Lucayan Marketplace, from there it’s a short walk to the resort and you can buy the day passes for $20 per adult at the front desk. We ended up paying $25pp since we used a booking site. The resort was not at all crowded and we had full use of all their amenities for the day. We had fun in both the pool and the beach. Coco Cay: We only spent about 30mis there since the captain canceled the day due to high ground swells which caused the rides on the tenders to be very choppy. This was disappointing but it seems like Coco Cay would be a nice place to spend a sunny day. We will be back to try this again! Babies and Tots Daycare Absolutely loved the daycare option on the Enchantment of the seas. It was clean, safe and the caretakers were phenomenal. Our baby spent a total of 9hrs at daycare so that mom and dad could have some found around the ship on days 2 and 3. We had no problems and they took great care of him, $8/hr well spent. Overall it was a great cruise and we will most certainly sail with Royal Caribbean again, maybe for a longer cruise next time. Our baby had a fantastic time and we had a relaxing 3days. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We love to sail Royal Caribbean and this fit into our plans. We had just came off of a Carnival ship the day before we boarded Enchantment OTS. We could not help but to compare the two ships. We loved Enchantment. It is easy to get ... Read More
We love to sail Royal Caribbean and this fit into our plans. We had just came off of a Carnival ship the day before we boarded Enchantment OTS. We could not help but to compare the two ships. We loved Enchantment. It is easy to get around the ship. Show ( we only saw one) was good. Food was excellent in Chops Grill. Food was ok to excellent in the dining room. We preferred breakfast in the Windjammer due to the many choices. Our cabin was 7127, an inside. Nice and cozy. Even though we were midship, we could not hear the music from the centrum in our room. We went to Coco Cay ( Private island of RC) and Nassau. Coco Cay was nice, albeit we were soaked in a rain storm. The snorkeling was good farther out by the life guards. Hubby saw and swam with a sea turtle. Lunch was tasty on the island. Tenders were fast and steady at getting us off and on the ship. Nassau ..we just walked around shopped. We were the only ship in port. We had never seen where there was only one ship in port. Debarkment ( self assist) was a little hairy as the ship could only open one gangway instead of the normal two. The tide in Port Canaveral was high and did not allow the second gangway to be open. We had to snake outside the theater to then come in the theater to walk deck 5 all the way to midship, go down a flight of stairs and then off the ship. It was hot, muggy and a organized mess. If you could not do a set of the stairs then there were 2 elevators to use. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
My girlfriend and I decided to book a cruise after her sister and her boyfriend recommended it. I was skeptical about it thinking that I would get bored and it would be too crowded but decided to book a 4 night one to test it. Enchantment ... Read More
My girlfriend and I decided to book a cruise after her sister and her boyfriend recommended it. I was skeptical about it thinking that I would get bored and it would be too crowded but decided to book a 4 night one to test it. Enchantment of the Seas totally changed my mind about cruising! There were 2,400 passengers but it did not feel crowded and we could always find a chair in the deck and space at the pools. FOOD: We loved breakfast at the Windjammer; they had good variety of options and the staff was extremely attentive. For dinner we were at the second seating at My Fair Lady and the food quality was well above my expectations; we did not feel the need to go to the Choppes Grill restaurant since My Fair Lady dinner was great. ENTERTAINMENT: Our cruise director was amazing! always funny and full of energy. We enjoyed all of the shows especially the Marriage and couples show (get there early since it fills up quickly). Other shows included comedy and Broadway style productions. PORTS OF CALL: COCO CAY was very relaxing and the food on the island was good. I really enjoyed the floating bar and snorkeling. NASSAU we explored downtown in the morning and walked to the Queens Stairs, the fort next to Queens stairs and the Pirate Museum ($14/person). In the afternoon we took bus #10 ($1.25/person) to Cable beach and spent the afternoon at the Melia resort ($45/person for the day pass) where we had access to the pools, chairs, towels and the beach. I would definitely cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas again although for our next cruise vacation we will try 7 nights since we were left wanting more! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
I chose this cruise for the price. We originally thought the cabin a bit small but it turned out to be all we needed. Everyone from the pier/port personnel to the wait staff to the cabin steward to the entertainers seemed to really enjoy ... Read More
I chose this cruise for the price. We originally thought the cabin a bit small but it turned out to be all we needed. Everyone from the pier/port personnel to the wait staff to the cabin steward to the entertainers seemed to really enjoy their job which in turn made us enjoy the cruise. The ship was a little smaller & not as fancy as some but it ended up being one of our favorite cruises. We loved the song the dining room staff performed & The Crew International Parade of Flags. All of the entertainers were very good. My daughter loved the Michael Jackson trivia contest. The food in the dining room & our waiter and assistant waiter were the best ever (thanks Meikinson & Iketut). Most of the crew seemed young and had a lot of energy. Embarkation was fast and easy and debarkation wasn't too bad. I've never felt more welcome than on this cruise. This was my 7th cruise-my first with Royal Caribbean but not my last! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
1st cruise ever, we chose a short one. We will be back...longer! Room with balcony of sits and table. Excellent service room care. Dining service of care, especially Gluten Free issues for us, was passionate and delicious. So many eating ... Read More
1st cruise ever, we chose a short one. We will be back...longer! Room with balcony of sits and table. Excellent service room care. Dining service of care, especially Gluten Free issues for us, was passionate and delicious. So many eating areas available; main dinning room, Windjamer buffet just two of the many we loved. Outside and inside pools, decks and decks outside sitting. So many shows in theatre and bars/lounges. Casino and fun games in bars/lounges. Honestly if you couldn't find it...just ask. Need assistance, just ask...doctor and three nurses. Transfer to islands so easy. Options for the islands are there. Walk, ride via carriage, bus, taxi, tours...pick what you want. Food, beaches, souvenirs. How about ride to the ocean and ride submarine to see the fish, turtles and corals. Ask Bahama people where THEY go to eat out. Anyone can eat McDonald's...you should eat Conch food or local fish, the local way. You will be thrilled. Not an activity person? Enjoy relaxation and food, you will be thrilled. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
We have been on Carnival before and switched to RCCL. We live in Cocoa and the port is right there in Port Canaveral. This was 4 day cruise and we had planned it 6 months in advance hoping for good weather..Man...........what a great ... Read More
We have been on Carnival before and switched to RCCL. We live in Cocoa and the port is right there in Port Canaveral. This was 4 day cruise and we had planned it 6 months in advance hoping for good weather..Man...........what a great time.... The food was wonderful. The crew was ALL polite and accommodating. We met some more wonderful cruisers along the way...We watched the shows.....The tribute to Whitney Houston by Stephaney Paker was incredible.(.#divaoftheseas ) We drink Miami Vice's and Strawberry Dackeries and those were totally awesome. We had so much fun with watching the goings on in the center area, the music, the fun and dancing was fantastic. The Staff Flag showing was mind blowing. All these people from different countries and the work so very hard to give everyone all the want for a great time..It truly was a fantastic time. My wife and I were are semi-retired enjoy the boat so very much. I were will always go on RCCL because of the people and the treatment. The island Coco Kay was fantastic and I i got to be reunited with a friend whom I got to see again after 4 years...Rollin - You are a brother Man...See you again soon...I hope.. Getting On and Off the ship before and after the cruise was extremely quick and easy. The people were friendly and awesome. We have cruised many times with RCCL and are Platinum members and I can tell you.......It never gets Old. This is a wonderful place to take a vacation. Our Cabin Stewart, Leroy was amazing. He made out stay wonderful..The dInners were great...We did not get to go to chops but maybe next time.. We went over to Atlantis and played at the Casino walked the shops. What a relaxing time.. The day at sea was a great time to reflect on how nice the cruise was and just chill out on the boat. we hit the casino, broke even, we watched the days events and it was such a great time...We will be going back hoping in November... If you have never cruised before, i would highly reccommend starting out on a 3-4 day cruise.these boats are big enough to get you to understand how cruising works. The 7-10 cruises are a blast and something to go towards. But for a quick, need a complete break, elegant fun and easy time on a ship this is the way to go... All cruise have to deal with weather. it is the one factor no one can control but the rest of it.......turn off your phone, your ipad and tablet and just have some good ole fashion fun and Dance the nights away.......Thats what we did ....thats what we will do again...awesome cruise...10 OUT OF A 10..Thank You RCCL Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: September 2018
Embarkation was a breeze. This was my friend's first cruise and they let us go through priority processing. She was definitely impressed with everything the ship had to offer and thrilled with the ocean view cabin. Unfortunately ... Read More
Embarkation was a breeze. This was my friend's first cruise and they let us go through priority processing. She was definitely impressed with everything the ship had to offer and thrilled with the ocean view cabin. Unfortunately she lost a silver heart-shaped necklace that contains some of her husband's ashes and it did not get turned in at the service desk. Hopefully someone out there either found the necklace or knows who did. It would certainly be a blessing if it was returned. Other than that, it was a delightful cruise with plenty of things to see and do onboard. The food was wonderful in both the main dining room and the buffet. Enjoyed being able to get a quick snack to take to the cabin at the end of the day. Disembarkation was relatively painless and I did not feel like I was being pushed along by other passengers or staff to get off the ship quickly. Already looking forward to our next cruise. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
My wife and I cruised for the first time on the Enchantment. Neither of us had ever been on a cruise and had no idea of what to expect other than reading some reviews here and there and friends stories that had been on cruises. Let me ... Read More
My wife and I cruised for the first time on the Enchantment. Neither of us had ever been on a cruise and had no idea of what to expect other than reading some reviews here and there and friends stories that had been on cruises. Let me start by saying, we loved it. The overall experience is something that left us wanting to definitely cruise again as a vacation next year and more than likely beyond. Getting there: We're from Orlando, so the hour drive to Canaveral is convenient. We chose to park offsite for $35 for the week and they shuttled us over. Embarkation: Very smooth process and it was very easy passing thru security...we used our drivers licenses and birth certificates as neither of us has a passport at the check in desk. We arrived at the port at 11:15am and we're on the ship in less than 20 minutes. The lines thru security moved steadily and efficiently. From there it was up the escalator to the check in area where we presented our documents and got our seapass cards issued. We walked up the gangway and passed several photographers wanting to take our pictures (more on that later), politely declined since we we're just dressed in shorts and tee shirts. Up to the main deck we went to check things out and get a view out at the port and other ships that were docked. Our room was scheduled to be available after 1:00 pm so we headed to the Windjammer to have lunch. We both had a salad and the selection was great with toppings we prefer like mushrooms, chopped egg, ham etc. Cabin: Our cabin was located on deck 3. (3765) I picked this based on hearing that as a 1st timer, I should select something low and in the middle of the ship to minimize any feeling of sea sickness. Regardless of where we probably would've been placed, it was very calm seas throughout our cruise and we never felt the boat rocking. Our cabin was very clean, the bathroom looked like it had been recently upgraded as everything was tidy and looked new and not worn or dated. Shower was a bit small but it worked just fine for the both of us, but no way we could shower together, lol. Sink was bowl shaped and wasn't much larger than a dinner plate but served it's purpose for brushing our teeth and washing our hands. Our only complaint was the firmness of the bed. We both prefer a memory topper and medium firmness mattress at home and made due for the week, although we felt it was uncomfortable and felt a bit sore when getting up in the morning. Our room attendant, Agus was very friendly and made sure our room was kept tidied up and stocked with anything we needed. My wife loved the towel animals he created for her each night. (Bear, Dog, Frog and Elephant) Overall Ship: She's showing her signs of age, but nothing that took away from the overall experience. If you're a nit picker, you'll find signs of rust here and there and some railings and such that show signs of wear and aging. But nothing that made us feel like we were cruising on a relic and something likely to sink...that's a huge plus, lol. The main pools were busy day 1 & 2 (at sea), and we found solace in the Solarium. It was less crowded and plenty of lounge chairs were available for us to relax and jump in and out as we felt. Pools are strictly salt water in case you're wondering...it did however have a hint of a chlorine smell. Perhaps they add a little? Dining: The Windjammer...it's a buffet but the selections were very good as was the food. We ate breakfast and lunch there every day. My favorites were the freshly made omelets while I waited where I just told the cook what I wanted and he whipped it up. In fact, it was so good that I went back for a second one. I had them every morning during the cruise. My wife stuck to the scrambled eggs served and bagels, fruits, grits etc for her breakfasts. She had an omelet on day 3 however. Lunches usually consisted of salads for us, but I did have some of their fried chicken and "baked pasta", which was another of my favorites. It's their mac-n-cheese, but they don't call it that. It's not the run of the mill Kraft that you'd make for your kids or find at Golden Corral...it's a nice baked dish with a blend of cheddar and mozzarella. Overall, the Windjammer was better than I was expecting with a great variety of choices and deserts that never left us complaining or feeling there wasn't something we didn't like. Service was very good and although it can get a little busy, we never struggled to find a seat. People get in, eat and get out about their business. My Fair Lady is where we ate dinner each night. We didn't feel the need to go to Choppes Grille or anywhere else that was an upcharge. The food was delicious. Appetizers and desserts were top notch with choices like Shrimp Cocktail, French Onion soup each night and a mix of other things like Escargo (yuck) and other choices that changed. The first two is what I stuck with as they were available and I like them. My wife tried some others I can't recall at the moment. Deserts were Cheesecake, Creme Brulee' and a variety of cakes, Ice Cream, Sorbets etc. Again the first two were available every night and they mixed in the other choices throughout the week. Dinners ranged from NY Strip steak as well as Roasted Chicken with Thyme that we're available every night. Other choices throughout consisted of Beef Tenderloin, Braised Lamb, Lasagna Forne', Pasta Bolognese, Fish of the day (Tilapia, Cod etc.) Chicken Marsala and some other dinners I couldn't pronounce...so guess what, I avoided them, lol. My wife and I tried everything I mentioned above and they we're all yummy. Filet Mignon and Lobster are available from Choppes for an upgrade at you table. Waiters: Ludy (HW) and Sharon (Asst) were wonderful all week. They made sure we we're pampered and their service was exemplary...so much so that I decided to tip them well separately on our last night of dinner. They deserved it and we could tell they were passionate about their jobs and taking care of their guests. It was nice to feel special and be referenced personally by name every time we went to dinner. I wrote a great review on RCI's survey about them, that's how much we enjoyed having them as our waiter and assistant. Ports: Nassau...we got up early and decided to check out the port for a little while. Get ready for aggressive pushy locals trying to sell you everything from cab or horse and carriage rides, to tours and visits around the island. You can't walk ten feet before the next one offered their services to you. We just politely declined and kept walking, ignoring them as they continued their sales pitches. We get it, it's their livelihood. We just don't like high pressure fast talking sales. If they we're a little more laid back, tourists would probably be a little more open and responsive to inquiring about their services. We opted instead to go to Bay Steer one block over and visit the actual storefronts where my wife shopped for some more Alex and Ani bracelets (like she doesn't have enough), Pandora and tee shirts and a couple of souvenirs and gifts for her parents. It was very hot and humid so after a couple of hours of shopping we headed back to the ship around noon to enjoy lunch and a less crowded ship overall since many were off board. CocoCay: The dock is still under construction so we had to use the tenders. We waited about 20 minutes on the stairs of deck 2 to board onto the tenders. It was about a 8 minute ride over to the island. Beautiful and very relaxing for us. We chose the Snorkeling Excursion for $42/pp for the day at our leisure. We spent at least a good few of hours snorkeling and retuning to our chairs for relaxation in a nice shady spot under a couple of palm trees. We saw Stingrays, an Octopus, Mahi, Angel Fish, Blue Tangs (Dory from Finding Nemo) a huge 12" wide green and iridescent Star Fish and many other colorful species of tropical fish. The sunken airplane, Greek Pagoda and ships Stern with Cannons provided a nice environment to see the fish swim in and around. This was actually the highlight of my trip. Not being a strong swimmer, and never trying snorkeling I absolutely loved it after getting acclimated to breathing underwater. The calm sea and buoyancy of the saltwater made it easier for me to swim from area to area and floating rest platform to the next which are about 100 feet apart with one of the underwater feature between them. I never felt tired or out of gas as I was so enthralled at the marine life and views I was taking in for the first time. My wife is a water baby and was surprised at how well I did, and how far I was able to venture out with her and keep up without falling behind. Entertainment: We really enjoyed the onboard shows each night. Some of their singers have incredibly beautiful voices. The juggling act was cool and he was funny, throwing in quips throughout his act. Night 3 was a ventriloquist with his puppets and I became the affection of his female Cockatoo much to the humor of myself, my wife and the crowd. She was relentless in her come ons to me...even came down to our seats to give me a big kiss. I got an autographed picture from him thanking me for being a good sport, and a note from her on it to "Call Her", lol. Other shows were Can't Stop the Rock...a musical featuring various artists renditions of Prince, Whitney Houstons The Bodyguard (Amazing performer that sang it) and others. The last night was a new opening night for a mix of short performances of NY popular Broadway shows like Little Shop Of Horrors and others etc. Casino: If you're a non smoker, you'll probably hate the casino as even though there are machines labeled non-smoking, the entire casino carries the smell of cigarette smoke throughout. My wife and I are smokers so it didn't bother us, although I can imagine it would to someone who doesn't. we gambled lightly and ended up $68 up for the trip. Not terrible and it kept us at least entertained for a little while the 2 nights we chose to visit. Shops: There's a host of onboard shops with a big variety of items for sale from Hand Bags to watches to electronics. Everything seemed marked up substantially, only to have them label stuff as take 50-70% off just to get it back within reason. No bargains really and we didn't board a ship to go shopping anyway. we can do that at home. Pictures: High pressure is what it seems like initially....however, once I realized at the end it's just a marketing tool, we probably should've ended up letting them take more throughout the 5 days. You're not forced to buy them or pay as you go, so let them take them all they want. I stopped by the photo section on the last night and found that they print them all regardless, arrange them by day and location taken (Boarding, Dinner, Nassau, CocoCay etc) and you can simply pick the ones you want to purchase $20 ea. . $79 for 6, or $179 for all. We ended up buying 2 of our favorites but we probably could've had a nicer variety and have gotten one of the packages if we realized their pricing structure beforehand. Disembaking: Too easy....we chose the self check out. Went up one level to deck 4 at 8:00 am with our own suitcases and waited aprox 15 minutes to get released onto the gang way. Then it was down the long corridor of ramps to Customs. We were one of the first couples to arrive and the agent simply checked our Florida drivers licenses and said welcome back and have a nice day. No baggage search, no full cavity search...nothing. We were out and at the shuttle bus pick up in 10 minutes at most. In closing, We were noobies at cruising, but Royal Caribbean left us fully satisfied and are already looking forward to cruising again. We want to try one of the Oasis class ships next to get a variety and try something newer. Can't wait to cruise again :-) 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 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
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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