3 Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to Caribbean - Eastern Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Reviews

We arrive at the terminal around noon and was in our room by 1pm. Fairly fast and easy process. Remeber that you pat 15.00 per day to park if you drive in, 75.00 for 5 days. This is out 5 cruise, 4th on RCL and we love this cruise line. ... Read More
We arrive at the terminal around noon and was in our room by 1pm. Fairly fast and easy process. Remeber that you pat 15.00 per day to park if you drive in, 75.00 for 5 days. This is out 5 cruise, 4th on RCL and we love this cruise line. WE have cruised Princess but prefer Royal. Our cabin was an inside cabin on deck 8, perfect location and clean room. My only complaint was we never saw our room steward as we are used to on previous cruises, we asked for ice to be in our room at first cleaning but all we had was a bucket of water until the last day. Food was just ok on this cruise, yes you can have as much of anything you want but I found it to be just ok this time and I didnt feel like I had a whole lot of choices unless I wanted Steak or Fish which Im not a real big eater of either. My other complaint is the seating arraingments, we asked to be seated at a large table but ended up at a table for 4, unless you really click with your table mates this can be ackward, I would have liked a table for 2 but didnt see any and it wasnt offered.WE ate in the Windjammer for breakfast and lunch which was good for buffet style food. I highly recommend Chopes a little price at 25.00 a person but it was well worth, food was delicious and service was excellent. The entertainment again was just ok, same song and dance routines. We loved the Beatle Mania show it was awesome. And of course you dont want to miss Love & Marriage, always a good laugh. The comedian was a little over the top but that is always a hit or miss. Our cruise director Mark was by far the best we had ever had, he was everwhere and very funny. As far as activities the choices were pretty limited. On prev. cruises it seemed like we had 3-4 choices every hour and always found something to do on this cruise the choices were limited ,we watch several movies due to nothing else to do. It rained half oth the 2nd day at sea and the whole day in Grand CAyman, we didnt bok any tour for this island so we were ok with the rain. Cozumel was warm and sunny, did a Power Snorkle,highly recommend. Disembarktion was kinda a mess in the warehouse stting but once our color was called we were out of there fairly quick. PATIENTS PEOPLE All in all it was an ok trip, not sure I will go on this boat again, it was nice but I think we will try one of the bigger ships next time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2008
My husband and I left on our first cruise on Sept 1. This was the honeymoon we never when we married 28 years ago. We flew into Fort Lauderdale and used the transportation arranged by our travel agent to get to the ship. The process was ... Read More
My husband and I left on our first cruise on Sept 1. This was the honeymoon we never when we married 28 years ago. We flew into Fort Lauderdale and used the transportation arranged by our travel agent to get to the ship. The process was seamless. I was really impressed with the organization of the cruise line during the check in process. Considering the number of people that need to board long lines were expected but happily nonexistent. We were sent to the Windjammer for a buffet lunch. What a poor first impression that was. There were more people than tables, a traffic pattern that made you always feel like someone was cutting in front of you and just a general feeling of what did we get ourselves into. Luckily, the rest of the trip was definitely uphill. My husband purchased a soda sticker. Unsure if he would do it again. It was often difficult to get a soda or a refill. The bartenders ignored the soda crowd to wait on patrons ordering alcohol drinks. After lunch we found our cabin and settled in. I had read a lot about the lack of space but found our balcony room to have more than enough space for us to have a very comfortable vacation. There was plenty of drawer, shelf and closet space. The bed was comfortable. The TV was small but I didn't go on a cruise to watch TV. Earl, our room attendant, introduced himself and was very friendly and helpful throughout our trip. Dinner was in the My Fair Lady room. It was a big improvement from lunch. We chose to eat the majority of our meals there. Breakfast, lunch and dinners had plenty of choices (8 or more entrees) to accommodate even a picky eater. The food was consistently delicious. Appetizers, salad, entree and dessert were part of every dinner. Breakfast and lunch food was a step up from the Windjammer. The service was amazing. After ordering tea with my dessert at 2 meals, tea was served after dinner the remaining evenings without a request.Our staff was friendly, and efficient. They would share information about their job and family if asked.We did not gamble, use the children's club or book shore excursions. We did spend time at the pool. We never had trouble finding a chair. We also spent time in the health club. Several times we needed to come back at a later time because all machines were being used. The area is a little cramped. We enjoyed the shows, especially the comedian. We also enjoyed putting our recent dance lessons to use in the lounges. We attended the program about shopping on the shore. I lacked any knowledge about shopping on the islands and counted on Kyle to honestly guide me. Unfortunately, looking back I think I was conned more by Kyle than the natives. Kyle hyped the "Savvy Traveler" coupon book. Only 25 to sell, must have, get free ruby etc. I am mad at myself for falling for the hype. The coupon book may save you money but first you must be in the market for high end jewelery. Otherwise you will just waste your money ($25) and time( running around collecting free trinkets). Jamaica- We chose to skip the excursions and venture out on our own. After wasting time shopping, we hired Richie, a cab driver,($40) who took us to the craft market and later Dunn's Falls. Richie stayed with us the entire afternoon making sure no one bothered us at the craft market and followed us up the falls, taking pictures as we went. We had the opportunity to talk with him about life in his country. He had lived in the US (Miami and NY) for several years. Would make the same choice again. Grand Cayman- Due to Hurricane Felix we were rerouted to Nassau RC went out of their way to offer excursions and an opportunity for us to chase the sunshine and visit another port. Nassau - Again we skipped the excursions. We chose instead to rent a motor scooter. We drove across the bridge and walked around Atlantis. Returned and found a little beach on West Bay and went swimming. Then did a little shopping. Again high end jewelry/watches is the item most available. Disembarkation - Again considering the number of people that had to get off the process went smoothly. All in all I would recommend this ship. Read Less
Sail Date September 2007
This was our seventh cruise with RCCL and we had a blast despite some of our issues with the cruise. We arrived a day earlier and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Port and Sea. We had read some negative reviews about it but it was great ... Read More
This was our seventh cruise with RCCL and we had a blast despite some of our issues with the cruise. We arrived a day earlier and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Port and Sea. We had read some negative reviews about it but it was great and super clean. We took their shuttle to the port and got their around 12:15pm. There were no lines and since we are platinum members and had a suite we went to the priority line. We were checked in and on our way in 5 minutes. Upon entrance to the ship we were directed to the Adventure Ocean staff as we had our two boys with us, ages 7 and 8 and told where to go for lunch. My first impression of the Windjammer was what a mess. There are endless lines and people cutting in front of you. They really need to do something as it was way to hectic. The seating was also an issue. We then went to check out our cabin. It was a nice size with plenty of storage space as well as a bathtub. It was rather outdated and there was a musty smell outside our door in the hallway. However, James, our cabin steward was great. The pool area was a mess as it was spring break and the chair hogs were at it. Also, they really need to enforce the smoking policy as there was not a place on the pool deck to get away from it. I usually don't complain but this was something that was not acceptable as they were even smoking around the children's splash pool, which by the way was hardly ever on. Food was okay. We ate in Chops one night and it was worth the $20.00 each. The food is sometimes bland in the dining room and the lobster was soggy. In Jamaica we went to Shaw Beach. It was nice but not great by any means. It was very rocky and there was a nude beach right next door. In Grand Cayman we did the snorkel and stingray tour. This was a blast and the water was beautiful. The shows are not the best and most of them are pretty boring. We did love the Quest though. They really need to have some todays hits music going on and not have to start at midnight. The solarium pool was nice and quiet but think they should allow children in at night at it is sometimes to windy on the open deck pool and the solarium pool was empty most nights. The kids loved Adventure Ocean and that is one of the reasons we only sail on RCCL. We have been on Carnival and were not impressed at all. Overall, we had a nice time but they need to really update the whole ship not just bits and pieces. Read Less
Sail Date March 2006
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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