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Enchantment of the Seas

Cruise Critic Editor Rating:
4.0
1,881 reviews
Why Choose Enchantment of the Seas?

Pros

Lots of enjoyable onboard entertainment, a highlight is the parade of flags

Cons

Older ship starting to show wear and tear

Bottom Line

A good value for families with lots of onboard fun


Cruise Reviews

4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Yes this is a pretty long review but wanted to be as well rounded as I could! We went for a wonderful cruise aboard the Enchantment of the Seas 5 days and 4 nights out of Port Canaveral. Were were in cabin 3927 which is an interior ... Read More
Yes this is a pretty long review but wanted to be as well rounded as I could! We went for a wonderful cruise aboard the Enchantment of the Seas 5 days and 4 nights out of Port Canaveral. Were were in cabin 3927 which is an interior interior cabin (yes it was inside of the inside LOL). Never felt the ship even moving and it was dark and cool the way I like my bedroom. We were kept busy on the sea days and could always find something to do. The pools and hot tubs were never overly busy so we were able to swim at our leisure. Really enjoyed the solarium adults only pool area but there really were not many kids on board anyway. Loved the trivia contests with Connie from Argentina. Our wait staff at My Fair Lady were amazing so shout out to Wayne and Sinjin (hope I spelled it right. Our room steward was amazing and catered to all of our wants and needs. I made a special request for a fan before we got on the ship and they provided one for me as well as water and a extension cord for my CPAP machine.Enjoyed the musical shows very much and the adult late comedy show as well. Our cabin was small but comfy (yes the shower curtain does stick to your bootie because it is a small space but we were fresh and clean and that is all that mattered). We always saw someone cleaning and there was plenty of sanitizer to go around. The staff was very friendly and outgoing. The food in the Windjammer buffet was ok but nothing to write home about. I wish they had more beef options and everyday was the same thing. Would have been nice to spice it up and change some of the main dishes available. We had all our dinner meals at My Fair Lady but we used the upgrade option to filet mignon for a small extra fee. I enjoyed all my food but noticed most of the beef selections have the same "gravy" on it so it all kinda tasted the same. Yes people I'm a beef person but also had seafood pasta one night. I was also expecting some different options each evening for dessert but found the same ones each day which was a little disappointing. That being said our servers were amazing and I couldn't ask for any better service. On the first night I was eating dinner and got a very quick case of sea sickness which surprised me because I've never experienced that before. As soon as the main course was served it hit and I basically ran out of the restaurant leaving my poor daughter sitting there all alone and luckily made it to the cabin before I completely embarrassed myself. It was obvious I was missing in acting when the server came back. I was surprised when less than a half hour later there was a knock at my door. I struggled to make it to the door when it suddenly opened and there stood my daughter with two servers from the dining room. Without her asking they had brought two new entrees of Prime Rib and desserts for both of us directly to my stateroom!! I was overwhelmed with gratitude. What amazing service! The next evening when we went to the dining room two of the managers came to my table to ask how I was doing. With all of the people they see each day I was humbled that they remembered me. The third night at dinner we were eating when a person from a neighboring table was walking by and spilled a full glass of red wine all over my left side. I'm not the type of person to get mad and things happen. The guest actually offered to buy us a bottle of wine do to the accident (we don't drink but it was a nice offer). The staff stepped in immediately and helped me get cleaned up and gave me a ticket for three free items to be laundered so they got all the wine out of my clothes and it is a funny note to the trip. We enjoyed the shows very much and I want to let you know to catch the game shows (Love and Marriage and Music hits) as well as the belly flop contest. We laughed so much! We also caught two moviesSo now onto excursions. While in Nassau we bought the Aqua Adventure package at Atlantis. I'm and older person and have to admit I was disappointed when we found that the lazy river was closed for the day (the rapids are too rough for me) so we hung out in the pools most of the day and visited the beach which was beautiful. I have to say almost 300 dollars to hang out in a pool seemed excessive. I enjoyed walking through the hotel and aquarium. We had lunch (sliders and fries with two drinks) and it only cost 20.00 which amazed me. It's a lot of walking but it was beautiful. However, if you have any medical issues I wouldn't suggest the water park. Just take a taxi and visit the beach and stroll through the shops and casino for free. On the last day we visited Coco Cay. BEAUTIFUL is all I can say. I strongly suggest purchasing the clam shell and lounger package. It was 90 for two people but well worth it. They were located at the far end of the island and it was very very quiet. When you purchase the loungers you also get access to a tram which will take you anywhere on the island you want to go. We brought our own snorkeling gear and went snorkeling at our leisure for no additional fee. My daughter purchased the wave runner excursion for 100 and she had an enjoyed her time and it was her first time on a sea doo. She said it was amazing so I suggest you try it. Loved seeing all the iguanas and birds on the island. The BBQ was ok (it was the same food they served in the buffet dining room). We bought two non-alcoholic pineapple drinks and they were nummy! There was so much to do and with only a four night cruise we were kept entertained. One more reminder: you can bring up to 12 bottles of water or soda on board with you and two bottles of wine or champagne which we did do! This will save you a few dollars! Only took 15 minutes to get off the ship, get our luggage and get through customs. Overall I found the cruise to be fun and relaxing and would suggest this cruise! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
My wife and I are long time RCCL cruisers. We are Diamond status and are always happy with RCCL. We booked this cruise because one of our cruising buddies was having a birthday while on board. After watching the price, we ended up ... Read More
My wife and I are long time RCCL cruisers. We are Diamond status and are always happy with RCCL. We booked this cruise because one of our cruising buddies was having a birthday while on board. After watching the price, we ended up booking interior state room #3155 expecting a normal interior stateroom like we enjoyed on numerous occasions. By the time we got into our room after muster and waiting for our other traveling companions we had to quickly get ready for dinner. We did notice a pole/pipe in the room near the bed but because we were rushing we didn't stop to analyze it. Actually joked about it. Then when we returned to the room late that evening it was quite apparent that this pole hindered getting into the bed and also severely obstructed the view of the TV. Hmmm …. what do we do about this at this late hour. Immediately before breakfast the next morning, we went to Guest Services and complained. No rooms available to move us to. We complained that a room like this needed full disclosure before the guest accepted it because of the pole, obstruction and difficulty getting in and out of bed. Then we advised them about the constant squeak all night that ear buds and the pillow over our heads slightly deafened. Guest Services said they would investigate. Our room attended advised us that a Supervisor had come to our room and our sweet attended asked us if we were mad at him. We assured him that we weren't and asked if he put the pole in the room. He said NO and actually admitted that it made it very difficult for him to make up the bed. We laughed with him and said if you had put it there then we'd be mad at you. A day goes by without any contact from Guest Services. Finally we get a call on the next to the last day asking us if we wanted to be moved to another room. We said NO because we were already thru more than half the cruise. They said they had been trying to reach us but we were never in our room. Dah … this is a cruise after all. We asked why they didn't leave a message on the phone. No reply to that question. They said they left us two notes outside our door to contact them. No notes. Finally, after much conversation they gave us a discount towards our next cruise and their apologies. Lesson learned … when booking a cruise ASK questions about your stateroom. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. Overall, entertainment was good, the singer Lou Gazzara, was the best. The casino was smoker smelly and a turn off. The food in fine dining was great and Windjammer is always consistently good. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
My sister and I found a last minute deal and needed a quick getaway so this 3 night/4 day trip on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas fit the bill. We have both cruised before, RC, Carnival, Norwegian, RSS. I did not have high ... Read More
My sister and I found a last minute deal and needed a quick getaway so this 3 night/4 day trip on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas fit the bill. We have both cruised before, RC, Carnival, Norwegian, RSS. I did not have high expectations on this cruise due to the reviews I read. However, I was very surprised. We were in cabin 2626. While it was small, it was bigger than most my sister had cruised in. I am used to balcony's but this room was not bad. It did show a little wear, but it was still clean. There were lots of cubbies and drawers for us to keep our belongings. While the bathroom was small, it is a cruise ship so we expected that. Our room steward was kind enough to bring us robes at our request and he kept the room tidied. He only missed towel animals one night. Windjammer was what you expect at a buffet on a cruise, packed. We avoided it for the most part. We did eat breakfast there one day when we got up early and there were hardly any lines. We had breakfast in My Fair Lady as well and the service and food were very good. Dinner however was spectacular. The service we received from Harrshad and Iketut brought to memory the days of cruising before there were automatic gratuities, back when the staff had to work to get a tip. Top notch. We didn't experience the normal issues we have run into on cruises in the past, lots of lines, crowds, rude people and shoving. Only exception were some women at dinner on the last night who didn't seem to realize they were not the only people in the dining room and that not everyone wanted to listen to their shrieking during dinner. Also, some cruising college students who didn't understand that parties in the hall between cabin doors on a cruise ship are in poor taste. The spa was nice and the team there can help you to relax. Coco Kay was a lot of fun, clean and easy to enjoy. Blue Lagoon Island was another story. We signed up for the Stingray Encounter and Beach Day. After watching the tour operator mimic sex with the stingray in front of guests (went on for at least 10 minutes) we decided to skip that nastiness and headed to the beach. All in all, I would cruise RC again and I would cruise on Enchantment of the Seas again. Coco Kay, yes. Blue Lagoon Island, no. Read Less
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