3 Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

I chose RC because the port of call was the most convenient in term of cost of transportation. We boarded from Fort Lauterdale and from then had 3 days of bad weather. Leaving New England for some warmth did not materialize. Entertainment ... Read More
I chose RC because the port of call was the most convenient in term of cost of transportation. We boarded from Fort Lauterdale and from then had 3 days of bad weather. Leaving New England for some warmth did not materialize. Entertainment on the ship was very repetitious however the staff was very accommodating which made a big difference in being able to tolerate being on the ship most of the time. Breakfast in the Windjammer had a lot of variety and the staff was very helpful. The dining room staff was excellent. Lodging accommodations were adequate and the room was very clean. The bathroom was a bit cramped but this is a cruise not a hotel. The cleaning staff ls outstanding. I could not discover the charm of Coco Cay on a rainy and windy day. Same for Nassau. The music bands lack enthusiasm thus could not get people involved. The DJs were much better. The inconvenient elevator test during the day could have been done at a less busy time. Could easily have been more generous with the Bingo prizes. The Casino was there to just take more out of people’s wallets and the slot machines did not prove any different. All in all if one is looking for a get away from the rat race at work, this is not all devastatingly bad. I would take another cruise with CR when the weather is more cooperative. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I don't know where to start, I have been on many cruises and this was by far the worst. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR BILLS THROUGHOUT YOUR CRUISE. They over charge you and then when they are suppose to give you a credit they actually charge ... Read More
I don't know where to start, I have been on many cruises and this was by far the worst. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR BILLS THROUGHOUT YOUR CRUISE. They over charge you and then when they are suppose to give you a credit they actually charge you more. Bartenders add tips on to your receipts after you walk away so make sure to keep track of it. Our room filled up with Diesel fumes one night and I was told "nothing is wrong, our tech went and checked everything and everything was fine", next day I called the manager and was told "yes we had an issue with the damper and instead of the fumes going out they were going into the vents". That's REALLY SAFE AND HEALTHY, ESPEICALLY FOR A 2 YEAR OLD AND AN EXPECTANT MOTHER. The employees didn't care about any of it, all they wanted to do was make us look like we were wrong. The bathrooms in the stateroom had a HORRIBLE urine smell that never went away, it was GROSS. The bathroom by Windjammers was disgusting, none of the toilets flushed. One day I went in there and every toilet was full of human waste and the smell almost knocked you on your feet. The bathrooms by the dining room were closed more than they were open due to sanitary issues. The dining staff was horrible and couldn't even get the orders right. This was the biggest waste of money for a family vacation ever. I will go back on Carnival and risk the chance of the ship getting caught on fire before I go back on Royal Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Just back from a 4 day cruise on the Enchantment. It was a good cruise with a few odd things which we do not know had changed on RCCL. The ship was clean although some wear in a number of places. Stateroom was great although a bit small in ... Read More
Just back from a 4 day cruise on the Enchantment. It was a good cruise with a few odd things which we do not know had changed on RCCL. The ship was clean although some wear in a number of places. Stateroom was great although a bit small in the bath area even for an inside room. Smaller than other similar ships we have been on with same passenger complement. Food was great and entertainment staff was excellent. Most of all the staff in all positions overall were very friendly. Probably the most friendly staff across the board in all areas than on the other ten cruises we have sailed. We have been on ten cruises on several lines. You always have some great staff members on other ships but in some areas you meet some that are not too friendly at all. The Enchantment was voted the most friendly RCCL ship of their company and I can see that it is justified. For those that are concerned about staff medical responses at sea, I can say from first hand witness that the Enchantment was very prompt to 3 medical emergencies (Alpha-Alpha-Alpha) that I saw, hooray for the medical team and shipboard response crew members. The ship was prepared for the flu with hand cleansing stations scattered throughout the ship. All in all it was a fun and enjoyable 4 days. Now for the changes that RCCL has apparently made at least on this ship:1. The automatic gratuities that are typically placed on the final bill were not automatic at all. Each passenger had to sign a separate form at the reception area to have tips added to their end of cruise bill. We took care and signed our forms but just did not expect to have a choice. Not sure all the passengers got the word on this although it was announced at various venues.2. The constant loudspeaker announcements you hear on some cruises were very minimal. Even on the final morning there were no wakeup annoucements at all. There was no "Jack and Jill come to pay your final bill" type that I am sure you are familiar with. This is a good thing.3. The buffet was open only one of the four nights after 10:30 which we found unusual. Most ships the buffet is always open for late buffet or snack. There was a outdoor by the pool buffet one night but the weather was not very cooperative and it was hard to eat and enjoy he venue. Our group did not understand this RCCL buffet closing unless it was to save money. The room service was limited on selection.4. The art auction area in the main centrum area was not big enough to accomodate the crowd and let other passengers pass easily through the main corridor. The art auction should be held in one of the lounges which are empty and unused during the same time, such as Boleros.5. The pool area should have a few more water features for children, it could be easily worked into the current floor plan of the pool area. There were quite a few children on the cruise and their play area was just minimal.We enjoyed the Enchantment and will sail RCCL ships again. The only poor area was the terminal area at Port Everglades. The building was old and dirty with no air conditioning. Very hot on embarkation and long lines everywhere. Just a miserable time before we got on the ship. We had the same old building on a Costa cruise previously and it was also teriible. If you leave out of Port Everglades just hope you get assigned one of the newer terminals. Read Less
Sail Date May 2009
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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