20 Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Bahamas from Orlando (Port Canaveral)

I will have to think hard before choosing Royal Caribbean in the future. My wife and I have been on 27 cruises (13 on Royal Caribbean where we have Diamond status ), we were not happy on the Enchantment of the Seas. The ship is definitely ... Read More
I will have to think hard before choosing Royal Caribbean in the future. My wife and I have been on 27 cruises (13 on Royal Caribbean where we have Diamond status ), we were not happy on the Enchantment of the Seas. The ship is definitely showing its' age. We were traveling with 2 grandchildren (13 & 11) and there was nothing for them to do. There was no sports deck and the arcade was a joke. We have also noticed on the last 2-3 cruises on RCI that the food in the main dining rooms is awful. I ordered prime rib and the meat was actually grey when it was served, disgusting. Is RCI trying to force their customers to eat in the specialty restaurants? We have done three cruises on Celebrity, and found everything to be superior to RCI. That is unless you enjoy the loud party like atmosphere around the pool. You will not find that on Celebrity. My wife and I are retired, and I guess our expectations have changed as we've aged. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
We sailed several years ago on EOS for a 7-night W. Caribbean cruise and have always had interior rooms for our previous cruises. As this was our first cruise in 5 years, plus our first with our son (4.5 yo) in tow, we decided to go for ... Read More
We sailed several years ago on EOS for a 7-night W. Caribbean cruise and have always had interior rooms for our previous cruises. As this was our first cruise in 5 years, plus our first with our son (4.5 yo) in tow, we decided to go for the shorter duration cruise and "splurge" on an oceanview room (booked during 30% off sale). What a wonderful surprise when RCCL called us a few months before with the news that we'd been upgraded for free to a balcony room (7046- great location!) because our original room was incorrectly labeled as sleeping 3!! I can definitely say we'll never go back to an interior room again! Embarkation was a breeze- on the ship and at the Windjammer and the pool within 45 minutes of getting out of our 11am arrival. Next time I'll actually wear my bathing suit instead of having to change in the bathroom to avoid the long lines! Staterooms were ready at 1:30pm (as promised) although our luggage did not arrive until a few hours later, but just in time to get changed for 5:30pm seating. Dropped off the kid at Adventure Ocean after dinner then changed into our suits to watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on the pool deck from the hot tub- very cool experience! Unfortunately we couldn't stay for all of it, as we didn't want to push back our son's bedtime too much, but it was still cool. Next day was CocoCay and we chose to stay on board. Hubby got a massage, kid went to Adventure Ocean (where I'm pretty sure he was the only one there in his age group!), and I went to lay out by the almost-empty pool and enjoy the peace, quiet, and beautiful weather! It's the first time we've stayed on board in port and I would choose to do so again! We all hung out at the pool together for the afternoon, where it started to get more crowded as people returned from the island. As it was formal night, we sent our son to dinner with Adventure Ocean and ended up having a nice little "date night," as we were the only ones at our table! Watched another movie by the pool in our jeans/sweatshirts with one of the bottles of wine we brought on board. Arrived in Nassau early the next morning (6am to be exact, as I was up before the sun and watched the docking from the balcony. Disembarked to a VERY WINDY day and cloudy skies and took a cab to our scheduled excursion (Sandy Toes Island Resort Day- not through RCCL) only to find out upon arrival that they'd had to cancel because of unsafe boating conditions. Our son still wanted to visit a beach, like we'd promised, so we walked through part of Atlantis (not the new, fancy part) to a public beach (Cabbage Beach), hung out for an hour, then headed back to the ship in time for lunch and more afternoon pool time. No shows that evening, as we spent time after dinner hanging out with the other parents from our table in the Schooner Bar while all the kids were in Adventure Ocean. Next was day at sea. Started cloudy, so our son went back to Adventure Ocean and we just lazed around the cabin and on our balcony most of the morning. The second night we had purchased 2 dinners at the Chef's Table (only $65 pp once on cruise), which included a galley tour and Italian lunch in the dining room. Warning: They will invite young kids to the tour and lunch, but don't bring them- they will be bored. We sailed through a brief rainstorm in the early afternoon, which cleared out a "few" lounge chairs by the pool (but most people just let their towels in the rain to continue claiming their chair) and we enjoyed another beautiful afternoon on deck. Son went back to Adventure Ocean for dinner while hubby and I went to Chef's Table for dinner- it was amazing! LOTS of wine to drink, delicious food, and small, friendly atmosphere- although it allows up to 12 people, there were only 5 of us the last night. Picked up kid afterwards for the "family dance party" in Bolero's- not so much, but my son and I had fun making fools of ourselves on the mostly-empty dance floor. Woke up early the next morning to self-carry luggage- best decision ever, as we were in the car by 8am! Staff: Dasmond was an amazing room attendant and my son still talks about the towel animals! Nicholas in the MDR was great, too, and very patient with our very busy 4.5 year old! And I could NEVER say enough good things about the Adventure Ocean program and staff- our son LOVED IT and given the choice, always chose to go there rather than hang out us in the evening. All staff that we interacted with were very friendly and courteous- adds so much to the experience! Ship: Hubby thinks EOS is showing some old age and wear, but I thought it was all great- he's a detail person, I'm big-picture. Bed was a little saggy and obvious that it's two twins put together (bump in the middle), but not a deal-breaker. Windjammer is crowded at peak times (duh), but we never had a problem sitting down and eating before 9am. Suggestions: Unless you're OCD about scheduling like me, do NOT buy anything on this ship before you get onboard. I pre-purchased wifi (which was the speed of old-school dial-up and not worth $20/day) and a massage, but both were cheaper a day into the cruise. Same with the Chef's Table dinner. If you don't drink soda or beer, and don't plan to spend your entire cruise drink, I don't think the drink package is worth it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
We are a family of 4 with two young children. Overall I scored the cruise a 3/5. Here are the top pros/cons: 1. Food - good and bad. The buffet made it easy to feed the children reasonably healthy food. For the adults I found the food ... Read More
We are a family of 4 with two young children. Overall I scored the cruise a 3/5. Here are the top pros/cons: 1. Food - good and bad. The buffet made it easy to feed the children reasonably healthy food. For the adults I found the food to be about quantity over quality. I wasn't impressed with the standard of food from any location. The fanciest place was My Fair Lady, the standard of meal here was very poor - something very dated, it felt like stepping back in time 25 years. 2. Staff - generally very happy, friendly, nice & helpful which made the difference for us. A few less than this but overall excellent. 3. Room - we had a balcony room to share with our children. It was very small & drove me slightly nuts! Our room was not properly cleaned when we boarded the ship. There were cigarette buts, used tissues and paper in the wardrobe - yuck!! We stood in a line for 30 mins to report it - not a great start to our holiday. We got an apology & were told to buy ourselves a drink and expense if. We bought a drink but the line was always very long to bring the receipt back. It wasn't worth wasting another 30 mins of our vacation so we never did expense the drink. 4. Excursion - we did the dolphin session in the Atlantis. This was very expensive. In hindsight we should have used that budget for a day in Discovety cove instead. I felt the guy at the excursion desk was very unhelpful & deliverately tried to frighten us into thinking if we don't book with them we will miss the ship. 5. Kids club - this was good sometimes but totally wild other times. 6 plus year olds have a ratio of 25 to 1 which is crazy. My sons were punched on the first visit as were most kids in the club. I think the ratios are irresponsible. 6. Wifi - crazy expensive so we were offline for the trip. Overall it was a lazy holiday on a very old & outdated ship. I might cruise again but only on a new ship. I looked the ship up on the web afterwards and was surprised to see it launched in 1997, it feels at least 10-15 years more outdated & in need of retirement. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
This is my first cruise and I decided to bring my 7 year old daughter with me . So it's just the both of us. The first day I checked in and went to lunch we walked around all is fine then we go to our room which is very nice and ... Read More
This is my first cruise and I decided to bring my 7 year old daughter with me . So it's just the both of us. The first day I checked in and went to lunch we walked around all is fine then we go to our room which is very nice and comfortable (we got an ocean view in the middle of the ship on deck 2) after a few hours my stomach starts feeling weird . I thought that I might be sea sickness but I started to get signs of diarrhea . We kept looking around . Not much to do for kids the pool was freezing cold , they should really get heated pools it was to cold to get in . After a long day with nothing to do but listen to people talk in seminars trying to get you to buy stuff we go get dress for dinner and my diarrhea kicks in full blast . Ewww tmi i know . So right around the end of dinner I start getting fever my throat feels funny . I took my daughter to a show since she was upset she couldn't go in the pool cause of how cold it was . After the show I was out of it . I had fever a really swollen throat and bad diarrhea . I go to the room I can't sleep cause of how horrible I felt I brought Tylenol and night quil and some antibiotics cause you never know so I'm taking all of this so I don't die . Next morning I we go to breakfast . The food was horrible disgusting slup of food I have ever seen . Then I find out they have a doctor so I rich to see the doctor . They def don't take medical insurance of any kind so I pay $125 to see the doctor and I'm so dehydrated from diarrhea and vomiting he says that I might have some kind of intestinal infection and a case of tonsillitis . I ask if you can catch tonsillitis so quick and he says yes it can be pretty fast . So he gives me antibiotics for both infections . I'm pretty sure that I caught all of this in the ship . Because I hadn't eaten weird prior to my vacation and I was feeling fine in the morning . . We get to Nassau and I feel bad for my daughter it's raining the pool is cold and I'm dog sick . The food on the ship is horrible she didn't want to eat anything so we get off the ship do a little scavenger hunt around the jewelry stores . They gave Her a bunch of free stuff so she was happy but the rain was falling so hard the streets started to flood and we are just all wet so we head back to the ship . I take her to the kids club around 2 and head to my room to rest cause I felt like I was going to die . I laid in bed with a bucket next to me cause I'm just throwing up and going to the bath room so I take meds and try to sleep . I pick her up around 7 to take her to dinner cause the only good food was at dinner in the main hall . So I dress her up head to dinner go back to the room to rest . Sunday March 6 we get to cocoa cay , the sun was out . We had an excursion planed for the aquA park and the all day water slide . We get breakfast my daughter is excited and I'm felling a little better thank god for the antibiotics the doctor gave me . We head out to the island and go to the first part of the excursion . It was horrible the beach was not blue waters . The park was over jelly fish field couple girls got stung I see my daughter reaching to touch one and I yell at her to get away . We swim to the park cause the guy says they won't hurt us . Apparently you need to be in great shape to get on the stupid slides ( I have no upper body strength ) so I couldn't get on anything . I'm just stuck in this cold dark water scared that I will get stung by jelly fish . My daughter didn't have fun at all so we leave early head to the other side of the beach towards the food . We eat . And as soon as we finish we start heading out to the water slide I figure it was all day thing we would have fun but NO we didn't even get to see the slide they started getting every one back to the ship cause the waves are getting to big cause the winds . We were only on the island for 2 hours . Then when I go complain to get my refund for the water slide they didn't want to give me a refund . This was the vacation from hell . Last time I go on a cruise with Royal Caribbean . Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
I bought this cruise as a gift for our children for Christmas. This was there first cruise and my 7th. I normally travel with Carnival. This was my husband and my first Royal Caribbean cruise, we went with them because we thought there ... Read More
I bought this cruise as a gift for our children for Christmas. This was there first cruise and my 7th. I normally travel with Carnival. This was my husband and my first Royal Caribbean cruise, we went with them because we thought there would be more actives for the children. We took 6 people total on this trip. We set out for what we thought would be the adventure of a lifetime for them. We were wrong. For starters the weather was not good at all, not the cruise lines fault, an excursion I did book (again not through the cruise line) we could not even get in the water because it was too cold, we came back to the boat. There was no activities for my children. They were bored. They did go watch one movie that was indoors one day. There was really not much else they could do. We did make it to Cocay again the weather was cold the kids did not get to enjoy this day, not the cruise lines fault. We did have a decent lunch. When we came back someone stole all of our chairs and left us sitting on the ground, so watch that. They do not care what you have on them. The food was terrible, we really had a very difficult time finding something to eat at the buffet in the evening. Service was good though. Especially in the dinning room. The shows were ok. Please do not take children on this cruise go to carnival. Carnival cruise lines are so much better in every category, food, service, entertainment, activities. They have contest inside all day. If it is raining and you are with Carnival I can promise you will find something for everyone at anytime to do. Do not get me started on how the boat looked. I honestly was crushed that there Christmas gift was such a disaster. I did on a positive not enjoy the unlimited Coke program they offer Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
I have been on two cruises over the past year (one 7 night to the Caribbean and one 12 night to the Panama Canal). I had such a good time, I wanted my husband to have the experience too. Every time I told him what I liked about cruising, ... Read More
I have been on two cruises over the past year (one 7 night to the Caribbean and one 12 night to the Panama Canal). I had such a good time, I wanted my husband to have the experience too. Every time I told him what I liked about cruising, he would say, "That just does not sound like fun to me." I came up with the brilliant idea to introduce him to cruising with a shorter cruise. BIG MISTAKE. A 4-night cruise is definitely not for someone who wants to get a taste. If something goes wrong, there is just not enough time to recover. In this case, one of the big issues was the weather. It was terrible. I had talked up the idea of tranquil seas, sitting on our balcony in the sunshine, etc. Instead, we were basically hunkered down for much of the cruise. Obviously, this was not RCI's fault, but it definitely added to the "blegh" of the trip. We brought along our adult daughter and son in law. Again, big mistake. Our daughter was sea sick the entire time. (Again, not RCI's fault, but still...) We had one day with sun (the last day) and EVERYONE was at the pool. My husband saw the teeming mass of humanity and, while he tried to put a good face on, I could tell he was uncomfortable. Now for the good news: The service people were fantastic. We selected "My Time Dining" and made reservations for 6 p.m. each evening. The first night we ate at Table 51 (table for 4) with our waiters Luis and Ventura. This was the highlight of the cruise. We were able to secure that table for all our dinners. I can't say enough about Luis and Ventura. They knew our names by the first day and whenever we saw them around the ship, they always said hello. The food was hit and miss, but not terrible. I enjoyed the chopped salads in the dining room for lunch. The Windjammer was a huge disappointment. The food was just not that great. The music around the ship was also hit and miss. The orchestra was fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
This was our first cruise so did not know what to expect. Travelling with a 7 year old we discovered kids club on first 2 days was only open 7pm to 10pm. As it was only a 4 day cruise there was not much we were able to do with a child in ... Read More
This was our first cruise so did not know what to expect. Travelling with a 7 year old we discovered kids club on first 2 days was only open 7pm to 10pm. As it was only a 4 day cruise there was not much we were able to do with a child in tow. No movies were shown in pool area for 2 days as they decided to show Football. We asked Guest Services if the movies were going to be shown anywhere else and informed no that Bar staff apparently can over rule official program. After 2 days I gather a lot of parents complained so movie was put on at 9:30pm and they shut the bar and told us if we wanted a drink we needed to go to the Casino. Not sure a 7 year old would be allowed. We loved Windjammers as the variety meant everyone could find something to eat. Main dining room waited for 2 hours for food and it was inedible so ended up at Windjammers anyway. Only had 1 show which I enjoyed so after you did that first night you needed to find something else. We spent a lot of time in cabin as children watched tv when pool deck had football. People were complaining about toilets flooding but we didn't have that but the toilet sometimes didn't flush but if you left it about 20 minutes it would then flush. This is not a fancy ship compared to others but I did enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with the smaller ship and as long as you go when football season is over I think it could be good. If you have gone on other bigger ships I think you will be disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
My husband & I are experienced cruisers & we decided to plan a family reunion with our two sons & their families on a cruise ship. One of our daughters-in-law had never cruised & preferred to try a short cruise, so we chose ... Read More
My husband & I are experienced cruisers & we decided to plan a family reunion with our two sons & their families on a cruise ship. One of our daughters-in-law had never cruised & preferred to try a short cruise, so we chose Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas with very low expectations. Our group consisted of 2 seniors, 4 adults & 3 children ages 4,5 & 7. We stayed at the Hampton Inn in Titusville, FL the night before the cruise & found it very convenient & pleasant, about a half an hour drive to the cruise port. They also offered discount parking coupons for pier parking. Embarkation was very quick & pleasant, we boarded about 11:30am. Halls to the cabins were closed, so you couldn't drop anything in your room. Cabins were available about 1:30. Windjammer café was very busy & crowded, we chose to avoid it for the rest of the cruise. However, food was good & very large variety to choose from. Found the Park Café in the Solarium much better for breakfast & lunch & late nite snacks. The ship was in surprisingly good shape, clean & well maintained. Activities on board were very well run & there was truly something for everyone. Saw other reviews that claimed things were closed or unavailable, we did not find this at all. Climbing wall & trampoline were open with none to minimal lines. Ben & Jerry's was open. Our children enjoyed the Ocean Adventure Club, lots of fun activities for all ages. Service was excellent throughout the ship. Friendly staff, no hounding you for drinks, etc. Dinning Room was also excellent both in service & food. We were able to reserve a cabana on Coco Cay & we highly recommend this. Suite passengers get first dibs in these, but if you go the shore excursion desk as soon as you get on board you can get on the waiting list. The cabana's are not directly on the beach, but they do provide a nice shaded safe place to leave your stuff, have a wonderful buffet lunch, welcome drink, bottle of champagne, 4 large bottle of water & ice, plus comfortable lounge sofa & chairs. 2 sets of snorkel equipment & unlimited swim mats are also provided. Our confirmation did say up to six occupants, but we had no problem with our group of 9 in one cabana. There was some seaweed along the shore, but the water was clear, warm & had lots of tropical fish you could see even without snorkeling. In Nassau, our sons took the ships excursion on a glass bottom boat & really enjoyed that experience. We just walked around the town & went to the straw market. The mix of passengers was quite extensive, friendly & all age groups. There were a few drunks in the pool area, but they were easily avoided. Disembarkation was also easy & well organized. Our one son & his family took the bus transfer back to the airport & he said that went quite smoothly also. All in All a Great Family Cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
We love Enchantment of the Seas and are sorry to see it move to the Miami port. One of our favorite parts of the ship is the Solarium - an indoor area of (mostly) glass that has a pool and two hot tubs and is just for adults. Be sure to ... Read More
We love Enchantment of the Seas and are sorry to see it move to the Miami port. One of our favorite parts of the ship is the Solarium - an indoor area of (mostly) glass that has a pool and two hot tubs and is just for adults. Be sure to check out the Park Cafe that is inside. They have some different food options that we enjoyed. The cruise director, Marc Walker, is switching to Majesty but we enjoyed the ship and him so much that we took another cruise on Enchantment in January 2016! We had two outside cabins on the 2nd deck. They were a nice size and it was good to have some light. In January, we had an indoor room across the hall. It was much smaller but still nice enough. Everything functioned well - no complaints. Because we were at the front of the ship, we did spend quite a bit of time walking but I'm not sure I would pay extra just to be in the middle of the ship. Dinner service was great and we thought they had better food than many of the ships we've been on. If you like beef, BE SURE to order the Sliced Beef Tenderloin at dinner. Love it!! Our wait staff were awesome. They even remembered us when we came back on the ship 3 months later. For a smaller ship, there are tons of activities. The Love & Marriage game is always funny. It's amazing the things couples will share! The other evening shows were always good although the "family-friendly" comedian that was on our January cruise wasn't really family-friendly. At Nassua, we went to Junkanoo Beach. It was free and we figured it was worth a try. Although the beach sand could be a little cleaner, the water was pristine. My son snorkeled and he saw more fish than at Coco Cay. We bought chairs and drinks from the bar at the entrance. The guys who helped us were awesome, very friendly, and helped us get a taxi ride back to the ship. Be sure to negotiate what you pay in the Bahamas. The driver wanted $16 but I only had $10 cash. He took it - good money for him since it was a 5 minute drive to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Me and my parents drove up to Port Canaveral the day before, but it rained the whole way from Macon, Georgia, to the port. We stayed at the Raddison Resort at the Port which was pretty nice. The Raddison had a shuttle service from there to ... Read More
Me and my parents drove up to Port Canaveral the day before, but it rained the whole way from Macon, Georgia, to the port. We stayed at the Raddison Resort at the Port which was pretty nice. The Raddison had a shuttle service from there to the cruise terminal, which is much cheaper than going from the airport to the port, and they let you have free parking for the time you are on your cruise if you stay there for one night. The Raddison is also a 5 min drive to the port. Enchantment of the Seas was a very good ship, it is also ine of the oldest, and it got newly remodled when I went on the cruise. There were some downsides though. For example, at the time Royal Carribean advratised that there was a Johnny Rockets and a Ben & Jerry's on the ship, but there wasn't either. There was a sign that said Ben & Jerry's but when I asked they said it was taken off the ship. Ben & Jerry's is now Cafe Latte-Tudes. But enough about the bad, lets get on with the actual cruise. On day after embarktion we went to Cococay, Royal Carribean's private island. We did the Jet Ski shore excursion and it was really cool. We drove around on our Jet Skis and saw some amazing wildlife in the ocean. This shore excursion was a 6 mile ride around the surrounding islands. Other than that we just hung around on the island until it was almist time to embark back on the ship. On day 3 we arrived in Nassau, sadly it was too hot that day to do a lot, so we just explored the Straw Market. On day 4 it was a sea day so we hung around the pool. The entertainment was very good. They had a terrific band and shows. My favorite shoe was the comedy show. Day 5 was disembarktion and it went pretty smooth. We decided to arry our luggage off the ship and it actually went faster than thosed who checked their bag off the ship. Overall, I would definitley reccomend this cruise and give it TWO thumbs up/ Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
I decided to make this cruise with my partner taking advantage of a break of a few days off work. We arrived in the morning around 11 we parked the car at the port and I must say that the car park is very close to the terminal boarding, ... Read More
I decided to make this cruise with my partner taking advantage of a break of a few days off work. We arrived in the morning around 11 we parked the car at the port and I must say that the car park is very close to the terminal boarding, which, being new, I found it very nice and functional to the point that since we parked up to get on the ship have gone about 20 minutes. I tried many ships, including allure and oasis and at first I was a little hesitant about what to expect on board of enchantment, the ship has its age, but overall is well maintained and since it was lengthened the pool area is very larger and more comfortable to relax. Our cabin had a balcony category D1 to bridge 7, and is very similar in size to those of other vessels except the balcony was smaller than that of other classes of ships. Shortly after we arrived at the cabin we knocked in the assistant of our cabin to know us and ask if we needed anything, she was then rivelto very kind and helpful throughout the cruise. Regarding the restaurant we chose the time my dining to be more free to go to dinner at any hour from 6 to 9 while for lunch at windjammer we were very good, fresh food and a good variety of pastries, the one thing that we lacked compared to oasis about food, it is the wide variety of restaurants and bars that are on board but we knew that before! The activities on board are not very many, but then on a cruise of 4 nights you can not expect more because the ship is still in Nassau from 7 am until midnight. Very nice thing and I had not found since 2006 of splendor was the buffet and party the night departure from Nassau. Funny is also the jumping with rubber bands on deck 10 forward. With regard to the crew as always I found a lot of professionalism and kindness make you feel at ease when you're at the tables of the buffet always go to clean or ask if you want to drink (note not only drinks for a fee). The private island of Coco Cay disembark via tender because there is a pier, the beaches are beautiful and if you are lucky you can make even an encounter with sharks and rays (harmless) without diving details but a few meters from the shore. At lunch then they disembark from the ship the food and it makes a big barbecue on the beach very well organized. We also took a jet ski and had a fabulous time for nearly an hour to whiz safely watching the island from another perspective. The last tender that takes you back to the ship leaves at 5 then spends most of the day on this paradise. Finally I wanted to say also the disembarkation us we went down at 9 because we did not hurry, but if you want you can also choose to take down the suitcases alone and get off as soon as the ship docks. however, the landing procedure is very fast and if you have the car to the parking lot with a few minut you are out. In the end I was happy with the cruise but did not last long it served to remove some of the routine, the next cruise will definitely still on royal. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
My husband and I took a cruise out of Charleston 5 years ago with Carnival. This time our family of 4 decided to try a new cruise line and leave from Port Canaveral. This cruise was the first cruise for our kids. Boarding was a breeze. We ... Read More
My husband and I took a cruise out of Charleston 5 years ago with Carnival. This time our family of 4 decided to try a new cruise line and leave from Port Canaveral. This cruise was the first cruise for our kids. Boarding was a breeze. We arrived at the terminal at 10:15 am and had to sit in the waiting area until the ship was ready which was around 10:45. We were on within 25 minutes. The rooms weren't ready yet which was to be expected. We headed for the pool deck and found only 1 pool functioning as the other was down for maintenance. We headed to the Windjammer for lunch and it was PACKED. No where to sit. We were having to clear off dishes to make room. Food was okay. The massive crowds found it difficult to navigate so we just gave up and ate what was on our plates. Headed back to the pool area and jumped in. It was HORRIBLE. The salt water pool was so salty I immediately got back out. Our room became ready at 1:30. It was small, however we camp a lot and are used to small living quarters. I packed an electrical strip which came in handy. There was plenty of storage for 3 bags of luggage. I over packed and we wound up using about 65% of what was brought. Tip : when travelling with kid or others - good idea to bring a robe. Bathroom is so small you cannot get ready in there. Put on a robe and get ready at the vanity. Also, if you pull open the bathroom door and stand between the cabin door and bathroom door there is enough privacy for you to get dressed and no one can see you. It's better than attempting to do it in the tiny bathroom. We didn't have towel animals every night, only twice. Our kids got a kick out of it. I called Room Service one night b/c I was extremely thirsty. We never had any ice in our room or drinking water. Room service never showed up. Found the Ben and Jerry's and saw that it was out of order. Wound up being out of order the entire trip and after reading reviews it appears its been out of order for months. Shame on Royal Caribbean for using this as an amenity and it's not even in service!! There was a Starbucks on board but by day 2 they had already ran out of the stuff to make Frappucino's which, my family loves. I had read on other reviews that the staff will memorize your names. Unfortunately that was not the case. While the staff was nice they were so quiet, and seemed sad or lost in thought a lot. After speaking very generally with a few of them it's a wonder they can make it through the 8 month 80 hour work weeks. During the day at sea it seemed EVERYONE was on the pool deck. We could not find any seats. It was hot and we just wanted in the pool. At this point both pools were open. However the salt water pool was still terrible. Our kids got out and didn't go back in. The other pool was so crowded you couldn't even put your feet in the water. We attempted the rock climbing wall and the jump zone but they were always closed. We even went during the specified times on the Cruise Compass. To no avail it was closed. This ship definitely lacks amenities for everyone kids included. I had read somewhere that this ship was a good budget ship/cruise. Boy were they right. You get what you pay for. It seemed that we were shelling out more money to do things that on our Carnival trip were included. The MDR was very lovely. The food was mediocre at best. I was so disappointed on formal night to see that lobster was an additional $29.95. I had told our kids about how on Carnival they had lobster on formal night. So, I ordered a whole lobster for us to split. Wound up costing $35 which included more gratuities. The lobster was small and didn't even have the claws! The filet tenderloin was good but it was more like roasted beef vs a steak. Desserts were ok but seemed to have been frozen and thawed out. The wait staff is super nice but they seem overwhelmed. Too much going on, they need more help. When we came back to the ship after Nassau they were selling the Chops Grille package. We wound up getting it with 20% off and our kids were only $8 per person. It was nice and good experience but once upon a time the food and quality you get in the Chops Grille was the same food and quality you received in the MDR. Whats happened to it? Every time you order anything extra Royal will tack on additional gratuities on top of the $12 per day per person gratuity. The arcade was VERY small and expensive. The Windjammer closed at 9 pm and also shut the ice cream machine down then too. This was disappointing. We went to the Park Cafe where they had slim pickings. It was also crowded. I wanted a salad but after seeing the brown lettuce I declined it. My husband loved the 80's/classic rock music they played on the pool deck throughout the cruise. It was a very SMOOTH cruise. We would forget we were on a giant ship in the middle of the ocean! The ship was clean and gorgeous on the inside. We watched a few shows at night and they were ok. Internet packages were offered but they started at $89.95 for 1 device. Not worth it. We took a set of walkie talkies for our kids to use. We also purchased the Coke package for them. So when they would go to re-fill they'd have a walkie and we'd have a walkie. Worked great! Downside was the last night on the cruise several of the coke machines had run out. We could definitely see where Royal attempts to cut corners to save money. The cruise was still nice and our kids loved it despite not having a lot to do. This will be our first and last cruise with Royal. We will be going back to Carnival or another cruise line. Check out was a breeze. Read tips from other travelers to do the self walk off. Don't set your bags outside for pick up . We woke up at 6 am and were still at sea. After breakfast we came back to our room and grabbed bags. At this time we had already docked. We arrived on deck 5 around 7 15 am and had to wait around 15 minutes before they started to let folks get off. Disembarking was a breeze and so was customs. We were on the road back home by 8:00 am. Early bird gets the worm!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
This was our first ever cruise and we were enchanted by the Enchantment of the Seas. It was smooth sailing all the way. Embarking and disembarking were quick and easy. Port and check-in staff were pleasant. We signed up for late ... Read More
This was our first ever cruise and we were enchanted by the Enchantment of the Seas. It was smooth sailing all the way. Embarking and disembarking were quick and easy. Port and check-in staff were pleasant. We signed up for late dinner (8:30 PM) in the main dining room. The food in the main dining room was very good and the staff tried to accommodate us in all ways with our concerns. The other dining option was the Windjammer buffet which was exceptional. There was a lot of variety in the buffet with plenty of items. Park cafe (deck 9) beyond the solarium was a great place for a quick bite. There were plenty of entertainment options on this ship. The giant screen near the pool on deck 9 had movies playing at different times of the day until midnight. Live band, Orchestra, Dance Parties, Game Shows, etc were all good. There is something for everyone. The staff on this ship were very courteous and did a great job. The level of service that was provided to us made our first cruise very memorable. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Did a last minute booking for a Ocean view package with the wife. We've been on a RC cruise in the past out of Houston and it was great, so our expectations may have been a bit high. Our biggest grip was the food. The food in the ... Read More
Did a last minute booking for a Ocean view package with the wife. We've been on a RC cruise in the past out of Houston and it was great, so our expectations may have been a bit high. Our biggest grip was the food. The food in the main Dinning room (My Fair Lady), was pretty much the same food you would get in the Buffet at the Windjammer. We found most of it to be unseasoned, or over or under cooked. In the four days, none of the served food seemed done proper. We also had a set seating time, and our last cruise we had the same table guests each evening, but this cruise did not do that, we were set at a different table, once with two others at an 8-seat table and then twice in cozy 2-person tables. The same waiter our last two nights, who insisted on how we need to rate him a "10" on the follow up survey as it could mean his livelihood... Really? Well, service was ok. The weather did not cooperate much, couldn't do most of the activities and Cocoa Cay was closed due to high waves. But the Cruise entertainment director and his staff did a great job adding entertainment and keeping us laughing. As other have said, the ship is now 18 years old and showing it's age. It really needs a major do-over. The decks were mostly kept clean by the staff (what is wrong with people who just throw their crap wherever they want?). I'd do it again, but would hope for better food. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Excellent Cruise for 3 days! This was my first Royal Caribbean experience and compared to Carnival, I prefer Carnival. Overall they have gone down over the year and decreased all the small things which do add up at the end of the ... Read More
Excellent Cruise for 3 days! This was my first Royal Caribbean experience and compared to Carnival, I prefer Carnival. Overall they have gone down over the year and decreased all the small things which do add up at the end of the experience. The service is great and that's on both ships. Carnival I find was a more personalized service and offered more to do on the ship and a wider variety age group. Royal Caribbean (on this particular one) was a shorter cruise than I would normally take and perhaps that could explain they all the differences. But the overall experience was a good one. Rooms = -Clean but there is a smell when you walk in so be sure to bring a little spray. It could be the humidity -They no longer provide any toothbrush and toothpaste as they used to in the past. Thankfully brought my own. -The TV's are not digital and you cannot see your balance of what you owe (your "tab") Dinning: -My Time Dinning was a good choice. We were able to seat 3 groups together and as long as we were there 5-10 minutes before 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. it was fine. Food came out quiet fast. Highly recommend the salmon and the mashed potatoes which were the best meal I had on all 3 nights for the formal dinner. -Formal dress was expected the 2nd night. 1st night was casual and the 3rd night I thought it was formal but somehow some people walked in with shorts so it was confusing... -Service was excellent -Food quality was good for the most part. Desserts were all good very good. -If you don't like it, they will bring you back something else from the menu that you like. You can also order something not on the menu such as french fries (fast and easy) and they are really good...nice and crispy but definitely worth trying out hot. Food: Besides the above, the breakfast offered a wide range of choices as well as the lunch. They did not have the chicken tandoori like Carnival for the lunch nor nachos. Nachos were only offered with the respective condiments on the 2nd night at 11:30 when they had their version of the fancy feast outside which consisted of several cakes, sliders, breads and cheese and finally the home made nachos (which were oily) with the guacamole (that was good) and the salsa (good also). Carnival used to have a fancy night with 2 floors of ice sculptures and cakes but then stopped it a few years back so this probably explains why Royal Caribbean followed afterwards. Recommendations would be for them to offer banana smoothies and strawberry smoothies for breakfast The drink packages are definitely worth it and if you are going to drink soft drinks, mineral water, bottled waters and non-alcoholic cocktails including pina coladas (nice and creamy and NOT slushy) then purchase it on the 1st night (that's the only night you can do this). If you will drink unlimited alcohol then purchase the 2nd to last package and enjoy it. -There are no water slides on this particular ship Entertainment: The comedy show on the 1st night was good and on the 2nd night not so good. I missed Carnival where they would have an actual show and we would sit down and look at the show with singing and dancing. They had this one night in the main entrance and everyone looked...was the 70's,80's,90's theme...for me that was the best part. Fitness: Totally worth getting up early to do some cardio and try out the gym because the view you are facing is breathtaking and you wouldn't be able to get that back at home. It was relaxing and fun at the same time...an excellent way to wake up in a really nice way inside :) WIFI: If you are on budget, purchase the 60 minute Internet for about $30.00 USD and you can use it throughout your cruise. Being that this was a 3-day cruise, I did not feel it necessary. The Islands: Bahamas - a nice walk and finally found free wifi at Dunkin Donuts...totally worth it! And this is within 10 minutes from where you dock so really not much walking to do. If you want to visit the islands then purchase a package and do it. CocoCay Beach - The best ending to this vacation. This island is owned by the Royal Caribbean or belongs to them and lunch and beverages were just as it would have been on the ship. In fact, returning to the ship, it was the exact same food offered on the deck. The beach is nice but not Jamaica but still it's tropical and a beach and clean and not many rocks. Enjoy it! Ending with this island is probably what made this cruise and left us all in a good mood :) We didn't purchase anything because most are jewelry and the excursions and being that most of us had already been to the islands, we just wanted to relax and put our feet up and it served its purpose for that. There were not many children which great but there were College Students from Spring Break but not as many thankfully. You don't feel like you are on a ship. It was only the 1st night at times because of the wind and that was it. Would I go back? Yes if it is a good deal otherwise heading back to Carnival for 3 days or considering a 5-day cruise with Royal Caribbean because the boat would offer more choice. Port Canaveral is expanding so that would be the hope especially if you are travelling with people who cannot sit in a car more than an hour and go to Tampa or Fort Lauderdale or Miami where you would get more choices. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
This was a Spring Break cruise with my teenage daughter and her friend. I am not sure I will sail Royal Caribbean again. There was nothing really wrong, but the overall experience was a disappointment compared to our last cruise with ... Read More
This was a Spring Break cruise with my teenage daughter and her friend. I am not sure I will sail Royal Caribbean again. There was nothing really wrong, but the overall experience was a disappointment compared to our last cruise with Celebrity. The dinner selection in the dining room was not great. I was expecting to have lobster as a choice at least one night, but it was only available for an extra $30 charge. Desserts were blah every night. Cake based desserts were dry and everything else was some kind of mousse. Breakfast and lunch choices were also repetitive and average. The ship was well maintained and the staff was friendly. I asked for the snacks to be removed to make room on the counter but they were never taken away. I finally moved them to a top shelf myself. Embarkation and Disembarkation were simple and fairly quick. The rooms were available earlier than expected and our bags arrived quickly. We had one bag missing when we left the ship, but it was quickly located with the bags that had lost tags. Entertainment in the Orpheum Theater was good. The singer in the Centrum was not good at all. I did not go to any of the lounges. Coco Cay was nice, very clean and the buffet lunch was good. Getting too and from the island was pretty quick. I had planned to let the girls parasail, but they would not let them do it together since they are 16. I would have had to ride with each of them separately, doubling the cost and halving their fun! They elected to skip it. I wish I had taken some 99 cent blow up floats. I thought $18 to rent a mat for a couple of hours was too much. I bought the Royal Replenish drink package for each of the girls. I don't think it turned out to be a good value and probably would not buy it again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
I really want to give the cruise 4.5 stars but of course the site won't let you. With that said here's my review. My cruise history: I've only been on two other cruises, one with RC (3 nts) and one with Carnival (4 ... Read More
I really want to give the cruise 4.5 stars but of course the site won't let you. With that said here's my review. My cruise history: I've only been on two other cruises, one with RC (3 nts) and one with Carnival (4 nts). Both short trips one to Baja Mexico and the other to Cozumel. Overall summary: For the price, service, and experience this was a great cruise. First time sailing out of FL and now I realize this is the best way to go for me. I prefer this type of cruise the most if you want a fun tropical experience. RC staff and crew gave us the up most best service that made this trip enjoyable. Highly recommend. I only wish I had more time to take 4-5 nts. Pros: Where do I begin? 1) The staff was just the best. I want to recognize my waiters Adele and Marc for the great dining experience. Also my cabin valet Dennis, he really made us feel comfortable and welcomed. 2) Entertainment: from the time we got up till bedtime, we always had something to do and it was a lot of fun. 3) The crew was so friendly and always joking around. It was hard to be in a bad mood. Everyone always smiled, no long or sour faces from the staff could be found. Now I can't say that about Carnival, sorry Carnival but I'm sailing only RC from now on. 4) For me the highlight was CocoCay! I loved everything about it, I couldn't wish for anything more it was just perfect, and I'm from Hawaii!! What was amazing was that they brought the food and entertainment to us there! I was not expecting that at all. Just awesome, good time. Con: Only one and it's minor. Though the Windjammer Buffet was pretty good, it could use more variety and improvement. That's where Carnival had it beat. BUT I do have to say I only ate there during breakfast and one time for lunch. Maybe the lunch and dinner are great who knows, I didn't go. So that's why I would subtract half a star. Thank you staff of Enchantment of the Seas for the great memories, I hope to be back! Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Our TA confirmed that a short 4 day cruise is a great way to sample a cruise. We were not disappointed in the least! My thanks goes out to Ken and excellent advice given on the Roll call from usual beach Cruise Critic member. Once we ... Read More
Our TA confirmed that a short 4 day cruise is a great way to sample a cruise. We were not disappointed in the least! My thanks goes out to Ken and excellent advice given on the Roll call from usual beach Cruise Critic member. Once we boarded on the ship, we stopped at Park cafe for a pulled pork sandwich for my hubby, and I had a Mexican quesadilla and potato salad. The day went fast, as my daughter and I went for the spa tour in which I booked the spa special: body massage, and exfoliant: wonderful spa package for a mom with neck osteoarthritis, how did they know I was coming, hmmmm? Our Aft JS was a corner unit, that we upgraded a month before sail day, from a balcony cabin, the extra cost came with equivalent OBC, which was happily spent at the spa and galley tour we booked!! We were late for the Cruise Critic informal meeting at 3 pm though, & missed meeting our fellow CC pax. Sorry, but we left a group message at the meeting board to meet up the next day at the pool bar and invited them to knock on our door during the cruise. But alas, we were so busy during the cruise, it didn' t work out. From our balcony, we said hello to the next deck, which was sweet, but again didn't meet "usual beach" family. One day, we will, one day!!! Our room attendant was Dwight, who made the sofa bed into a bed for my DD. We enjoyed sitting on our massive corner balcony, and recommend corner JS for the large size of the balcony. Once I figure out how to post pics, I will. The rest of our first day was basically spent trying to figure out what floor to go to the MDR, as we had no clue, at all. We found out our floor and table # was on our pass, now how easy is that?! We went to the 5th floor, to find out our assigned table was on the 4th floor. Dinner was slow being served, but still filling and delicious! Our second day, we woke up in time to observe the sunrise, taking several pics from our balcony. Day 2 was a cruise day and my appointment at the spa. I ordered room service for a quick continental breakfast so that I could go to my 8 am spa special appointment. Was going to the spa worth it? Yes, it was awesome, and even better the bestest way to spend an OBC!!! While being pampered, my DH and DD went to swim in the pool and organized activities. I arrived in time to see the belly flop contest, alas from afar as it was super crowded with young, bikini-clad college students. The energy level in the crowd was infectious, and was the first day we bought the pool "drink of the day" something delicious with rum. The three of us went for a walk on the upper deck for exercise and to get away from the crowds, too. The 10th deck was strewn with lounge chairs, and even people lying down on their towels. On the subject of pool towels, they were a nice powder blue and overall were in good condition for use. Even at night, when my daughter went for a dip in the pool, when we picked up a pool towel, the towels were warm as the evenings were breezy during the movies by the pool. The same movie played two nights in a row Paddington Bear, which was fun to watch, as I was probably one of the few who hadn't seen this movie yet. By day 2, my hubby developed a cold and rested often, and in retrospect was glad he didn't waste money on the beverage packages. So we did what other budget-minded family does: read the compass, check out the drink specials, bought the poolside bar drink of the day, and kept the souvinear glass. The plastic kind of wine glass shaped was a bit funky as it changed colours with the temperature of the ice, yeah man, really cool and awesome dude!! As the afternoon passed while around the pool, we headed back to our room to wash up for the galley tour in the MDR. Boy, time flies while on the cruise!!! My daughter and I enjoyed going and listening to Masterchef Stephan for the lunch Galley Tour and appreciated the small group as we were only about 15 people. This tour was an added cost of $20 each, and in my opinion a worthwhile tour for the curious-minded about how food is prepared on a large cruise ship, and for the glasses of champagne and OJ, and for selfish reasons how the galley deals with food allergies. At the end of the tour, I appreciated receiving a personally prepared lunch. The entree choices were salmon Wellington, Eggs Benedict which was to die for, grilled chicken, or a brunch plate of eggs and bacon. My hubby took in the peaceful times in the Solarium and ate at the WJ, and spoke highly of the curry cauliflower. Afterwards, we went back to meet up with my dear hubby to go get a bit of ice cream by the pool. It was a hot day so a frozen treat was perfect!! For supper, we brought our bottle of wine to the MDR, and enjoyed the delicious supper. This was the night the whole family went to see the movie on the large screen, my daughter made tons of friends in the pool, and my hubby and I enjoyed a drink by the pool. The warm towels kept on warm, and wrapped my daughter up nice and warm once she left the pool at the end of the movie. We tiredly, retired to our cabin, took in some quiet peaceful air on the balcony. Another day happily whizzed by on the Enchantment!! Day 3 arrived with another sunny, hot day in Nassau. We shopped at the port, bought the infamous Tortula rum cake, and tried to bring in a Mickey of Bahamas rum. No can do when returning from port as security does take their job very seriously, runs all parcels and pursed through Xray machines and asked my hubby what was in his side pocket. Oh well, we tried!! We has a quick lunch at the WJ, and went back to Nassau to go to the public beach, which was so beautiful with crystal clear, blue water. My hubby bought some brewskis at one of the stands, which came with four shots of rum, how they like rum at the Bahamas!! We enjoyed the drinks on the sandy beach and slowly returned to be Enchanted. Time was flying by again and was so happy to have spent the day shopping and swimming, which is a far cry from what we would have been doing in Canada, shovelling snow, yuck!! We dressed up for formal night, using my newly purchased party purse to accent my black outfit. After supper I went to join the 70's 80's party in the Centrum, and boy did I ever rock it out!! I missed the beginning as there were some staff dressed up as the Village people and doing some nice dance moves on the small stage. The DJ music seemed to become louder but it was actually the crowd singing along with the songs!! Great stuff! Afterwards, we relaxed on our balcony and watched the stars, dreaming of our next day at the infamous Coco Cay (see separate excursion review). Day 4 - last full day waking up to another sunny calm day, spent at Coco Cay. Our room steward left us the optional tip envelope, in which we gave Dwight an extra tip, and prepared another envelope for our dinner waitress Genevie and assistant Osip as they were very vigilent about their treatment of our food allergy requests and of course remembering which buns my hubby and I preferred. (loved, loved, loved their service and extra servings of appetizers and entrees. Our favorite entree of the whole trip was tonight's lamb shank served with mint jelly, it melted in our mouths. Our last time to see a show was at 7 pm, done superbly with a big thank song at the end to the captain, galley chef,etc. Overall, I have only one small event I missed going to during our cruise, wait for it, ... BINGO! as the last time I played BINGO, I won a door prize. Oh well perhaps next cruise! In summary, our family enjoyed our first cruise and highly recommend using a good TA to help you choose your first Caribbean cruise, complimented with our own researching of cruise destination options through this CC. Cheers! Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
I am interested in RCI because of the international destinations you offer however, I had several disappointments with my cruise. We tried RCI Splendor of the seas in October 2013 visiting Greece and guest services on board told us that a ... Read More
I am interested in RCI because of the international destinations you offer however, I had several disappointments with my cruise. We tried RCI Splendor of the seas in October 2013 visiting Greece and guest services on board told us that a cruise with RCI in the caribbean would be better suited for our age range and my expectations. We find that the activities on board as well as the shore excursions offered are fewer and more expensive than on other cruise lines. I didn't get to try the trampolines due to weather closer or being on shore during open times. Most of the shows are performed well but need to be re-worked. The pools were packed (standing room only) but I do like that RCI has an adult only pool. We stayed on the ship most of the freeport day and still couldn't get into the pools. No excursions were really offered in freeport and it was added at the last minute so we just got off to shop. There wasn't very many options for nassau either, but we did end up going to beach day at Atlantis. We purchased through the cruise because I had called the hotel before we sailed and the pass through the hotel is first come first serve and the hotel was at 94% booked. Cococay was nice but after 2pm we couldn't find a drink station except for alcoholic beverages. We took our own snorkles and rented the life vest for $6. The beach and the water was very busy with 2 ships on the same day. The food isn't as good in the main dining room and not as much variety as carnival but the service is better. The shower in the staterooms are smaller and the curtain needed to be changed on both cruises. I do like the storage and closet space. We cruise once a year and may try either the oasis or the allure in the future perhaps I'm just choosing the wrong class of ships, but we prefer a smaller crowd and a smaller ship Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
This was part two of our vacation. We stayed at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimee prior to our cruise. We were with a larger group that had chartered busses from Orlando to the port so transportation was a no-brainer. Upon arrival at the port ... Read More
This was part two of our vacation. We stayed at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimee prior to our cruise. We were with a larger group that had chartered busses from Orlando to the port so transportation was a no-brainer. Upon arrival at the port the shore staff procured a wheelchair for my father and we were moved through check-in rather quickly and easily. Shore staff was friendly and very helpful in getting us on the ship. Once on board (11:30) we were directed to the Windjammer Cafe as rooms would not be available till 1:00 PM. We had a good lunch despite the crowd and then went to the pool deck lounge area to relax while we waited on staterooms. When we arrived to our stateroom we found it to be very clean and relaxing. Our children and my father were in the next stateroom and there was a walkthrough portal between our balconies allowing us to easily share our balcony areas. We dropped our carry-ons and decided to explore the ship. As we headed to the elevators we ran into our luggage and took it back to our rooms right away, this was all within a half hour of getting to our staterooms. We explored the ship and met a great number of staff as we did and found them all to be very friendly. We spent a great deal of our cruise on the pool deck enjoying the open air. Rey and Myra at the poolside bar were the best and took great care of my eintire family for the whole cruise. Always remembered names and drink choices and friendly beyond belief. First time cruisers will definately want to look into the drink packages. We purchased the Royal Replenishment for our teens and The ultimate and premium packages for myself and wife. The Ultimate package had paid for itself for me on the first day as i was drinking top shelf cocktails. All of the packages we purchased included a souvineer cup that can be refilled at several locations on the ship. Dinner service in the My Fair Lady dining room was excellent. Our server was absolutely terrific and on the spot with anything we requested. He was upbeat and always had a funny joke or trick to keep the table entertained. Bread was brought to the table regularly and water glasses never got below half full. Extra appitizers were brought to the table regularly as were desserts and an occasional extra entree. I wish I could remember his name as his service was excellent. Our room was kept in excellent shape by our room attendant Mona. There was always extra towels and a different towel animal on the bed every day. We also had the next days ship ativities (Cruise Compass) on the bed every evening. Our youngest nearly lived in the teen center while on board and our oldest spent time enjoying shows, the casino, and the pool areas with us. The casino was fair but the bar seemed to be crowded and busy quite often. Shows in the Orpheum Theatre were entertaining and fun. There are activities available for every age group throughout the ship and unfortunately we missed many of them just because our cruise was so short. Our first port at CocoCay was a bit disappointing due to the weather. The staff tried to be as accomodating as possible considering the fact that everyone was trying to shelter out of the rain. It appears that this would have been a great stop to relax on the beach and play in the water had the weather cooperated. Our second port was Nassau. We didnt buy one of the cruise sponsered tours but rather chose to barter a tour with a local van taxi driver. He showed us around Nassau and took us to the places we wished to go including the beach for several hours. He dropped us righ back at the docks where we walked around for a few hours shopping before returning to the ship. Debarkation was quick and easy and we were off the boat and through customs in under a 1/2 hour. Overall a very enjoyable cruise and we didnt want to come home!. We will be sailing with Royal Caribbean again in the future. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Enchantment of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.0
Dining 4.5 4.0
Entertainment 3.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.8
Family 4.0 3.8
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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