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Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by Anam Cara

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Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas
Member Name: Anam Cara
Cruise Date: November 2010
Embarkation: Baltimore
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: F
Cabin Number: 4052
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 5.0
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Could have been so much better
We sailed on the Enchantment of the Seas for a post-Thanksgiving cruise. I had sailed this itinerary in 2005 on the Grandeur of the Seas and enjoyed it very much.

I do not like the changes made with the expansion of the ship. There is now only one way in and out of the Spotlight Lounge since they put in Chopps Grill. Also, two wonderful sitting areas were lost. They have removed the doors from the library so the library, despite the note to the contrary in the Daily Compass, is NEVER a quite area. Also, part of the Champagne Bar seating area is now reserved every evening for a "Diamond Only" event.

The captain was Capt. Rob and he was as great as always. Always fun to sail with him. No one wants to miss his daily log at noon or any other announcement he might make.

The last day was stormy and the decks were closed (so you couldn't walk from the Windjammer to the Solarium, but had to go down a level, walk across and then up). The staff came up with more activities (televised football games!) but it was clear that they weren't happy. Rules were changed from what they were previously in the cruise and that upset the trivia players with the scoring. I constantly had the idea that the games weren't to have fun, but to fill time. We were often hurried so that Bingo could start. The last game I went to was a Scene It where the RC staff person told the two teams who had perfect scores that there would be a sudden death play off (she had to get to Bingo) then told one person (when both turned in the answers at the same time and she took one, not the other) that she could have shoved the other person out of the way to turn in her answer. She only had 6 prizes and so only one team could win. The winning team gave 3 of the prizes to the second place team. Everyone in attendance was appalled at the behavior of the RC staff person and many went over to thank the winning team for their good sportsmanship. Has RC gotten so cheap that they can't come up with 6 more little prizes? The last day games left a bad taste in my mouth for RC games.

Publication Date: 12/09/10
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