Great Cruise - first time with Royal: Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by charmarti
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Great Cruise - first time with Royal
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
This was our first cruise with Royal, three others have been with Carnival. Overall, a day cruising is a day cruising and you can't go wrong. We found there were things we liked better on each line.
The Enchantment is a nice ship but it does need updating. As others had said our cabin did show wear - the TV really seemed to be something from the 70's. But, just because is shows wear didn't mean it still wasn't nice. It was a nice size and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was really small and we had a plastic shower curtain that was a pain sometimes. But, my parents had the glass door and I actually think I like the plastic better because it gave more room.
The overall ships appearance was nice, we really enjoyed the many different lounge areas the ship offered. We found the staff friendly but I do think there were fewer staff then we have normally seen. They are some hard working More people and it really showed. The staff really did seem to go over and above to make sure we had the help we needed.
The demographics did seem older. There were certainly young adults and families but certainly more of an older crowd then we have seen before on Carnival. That's neither good nor bad, just depends on your cruising preference. We thought most everyone was very friendly and courteous. One things that we didn't find a problem that others had was finding seats during breakfast or dinner, you might have to look couple of places but we also found a place to eat.
The food, well what can you say. The ship has to make food on a continual basis for 3000 people. It your looking for 5 stars quality and choices you wont find it. But, it you realize its a buffet with lots of people to feed you can find many good options.
The only "complaint" I would have would be the Chops Grill. This is there specialty restaurant that you pay an extra fee for. Although the service was wonderful, the food was really not what we had expected. They really need to rethink the menu and recipes used. There were four of us and really all found it disappointing.
We loved the shows. Royal does a great job of bringing in a variety of talent and its very appropriate for all ages.
We had a great cruise and the Enchantment staff did a great job of making this a memorable vacation. By the ninth day, I was glad to be getting home but had a wonderful time while cruising! Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
This was my favorite stop. The island was beautiful. We were taking just off Samana to an island for a Kayak, Snorkeling, and beach break. Very relaxing, very beautiful although I will say the Kayak is not for the faint at heart. It was much longer then we have experiences before the it takes you to yet another small island and the snorkeling was fantastic!
Great but longer/harder than we had expected.
Wonderful experience, guides were great and the area was beautiful.
Beautiful city but not much to do other than look at the shops. We arrived at 3:00 and left at 12:00. It would be a been there done that kind of stop for us for future cruises.
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