To our surprise (since we were sailing on the Atlantic) this was the smoothest cruise we have every taken (this was our 25th cruise).....the seas truly were like glass!!! We had gorgeous weather as well!
In our opinion, we believe the staff was the friendliest ever. Everyone worked together well and their smiles were contagious!
The ship is definitely showing her age but is still beautiful and clean. She will be in dry dock in December of 2012. We will be looking forward to seeing her refurbishments as we will be sailing on her again in April! We do hope the carpet in the cabins are replaced as they seem very old and worn.
Never being in Bermuda before, we enjoyed that port. We walked on a dangerous path to Sea Glass Bay Beach. Not a beach to swim in.....just a tiny strip with lots of beautiful sea glass.
The next day we went to Horseshoe Bay Beach. The huge rocks are a sight to behold. The sand is powdery but not very pink. The water was fun to ride the waves. No rocks in the water at all. Nice soft bottom. It wasn't as crowded as I expected which was nice considering there were two ships docked in Bermuda on that day.
We really enjoyed Boston as well. We took the Silver Line Bus #2 which was right outside the area we were docked. It only cost $2 a person and it was really cool. It was like riding in a subway but it was on a bus. We walked to the visitor's center at Faneuil Hall and were treated to a FREE narrated tour by a US Park Ranger. Super interesting! We ate at Quincy Market which was sooooo good (yummy "CHOWDA" at Boston and Maine Fish Company) and also had a delicious FRESH bagel at Bruegger's Bagel Bakery by the Old South Meeting House.
Newport was gorgeous and very quaint. We did a lot of walking. First we ate at Benjamin's on Thames Road. Delicious calamari!! Then we WALKED to the Breaker's mansion (Vanderbilt). It was a long walk....we sure got a ton of exercise that day. I'm glad we toured the mansion ($20.00/per person). I didn't know what to expect and was very delighted and amazed!!! We didn't walk back to the ship though, we took bus #67. It was only $2 per person. I'm glad we walked there for the exercise but if I had to do it over again, we would have taken the bus both ways. The views from the Cliff Walk were unbelievable!
My husband and I enjoy dancing and we feel like we danced the night away most nights!! The DJ was great in Bolero's. The Caribbean band was fantastic too. A lot of live music and variety!
The casino is being refurbished now. Lots of new machines but not all were working. They took out the virtual Black Jack table and replaced it with a virtual Roulette table (we would rather have the Black Jack table)
John and Katrina (Activities Director) are very visable and a lot of fun. They do a great job along with the rest of their staff!
The Centrum is one of our favorite places on the ship. The marble floor is gorgeous!! So many fun activites take place there. A great place to meet other passengers!!
We enjoyed this cruise very much and we are looking forward to sailing on the Enchantment again soon!