We've been on the Enchantment 6 times and loved every minute of it! Our first cruise on her sister ship, the Grandeur, was more than even I anticipated. Embarkation in Baltimore is effortless...the only way it could be easier is if we were able to park our car in our stateroom. Your photo is now taken at the sign in station so the stop for card photo prior to boarding is eliminated.
The Grandeur is beautiful, sparkly clean, spacious in all the right spots and so inviting. The staff seems to have an unusually tight bond, which the hospitality capt attributed to bonding during the recent fire.....clearly emergencies are great levelers. The result is the happiest ship we've ever cruised upon.
The centrum aerial performances were breathtaking. The comedian and pefomers way more than expected. The cruise director,John, and entertainment director, Darryl, were a show by themselves...absolutely loved them!
We ate late seating in the main dining room and the food was excellent. Our servers Terry Ann and Ding Ding were flawless...My husband was given an extra shrimp cocktail at dinner every night because they spoiled him so much. We were seated directly in front of a violinist and guitarist...pure heaven. Soft music brought tears to my eyes more than once. I commented I loved the song "Meditation" so they made a point of playing it every single night!
We were on the 2nd floor...smallish room but plenty of storage....bathroom small but if one cruises based on bathroom size..one doesn't cruise. Definitely comfortable and our stateroom attendant, Maria, would of flown from the ceiling had we requested it.
There were over 500 children on this fully booked cruise. Being a retired couple who have raised 4 children....a shipful of unruly kids does not spell relaxation. Adventure Ocean must be awesome because we never saw anything other than nice families and a few children here and there.
In short..one of our best of 18 prior cruises. We felt as if we were "adopted" in every venue we frequented....greeted by name...choice of food, songs, drinks etc remembered by the second day.
Don't hesitate to choose the Grandeur....you will NOT be disappointed.