Enchanted with Enchantment of the Seas: Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by Grandama Gail

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Enchanted with Enchantment of the Seas

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Baltimore
We arrived at the Port of Baltimore right around 10:30. We met several friends in line waiting for the parking lot to open. After a short wait we proceeded to drop off the luggage, park the car, and head into the terminal building. The staff in the Terminal has the check in process down to a science. Once again, it was a very quick check in and then a short wait for boarding to begin. We went straight to the Windjammer for lunch. We hooked up with some friends and had no problem finding a table. Cabins would be available at 1:30 so we waited in the Internet Cafe. Our Cabin Stewart, Jose, came by and introduced himself and asked if we had a special requests -- we needed more pillows. He made sure our cabin was made up right after we left for breakfast and dinner. We started to unpack our carry-on since our luggage hadn't arrived yet. This was unusual because it has been at our Cabin before when we arrived. Muster Drill was very short; in fact, it was shorter than the time More we spent waiting for other passengers to arrive. Then off to the Sail-Away party where Katrina (Activity Director) got everyone dancing.
At dinner we met our Waiter, Santos, and Assistant Waiter, Mylene. I have nothing but great things to say about this duo. They are probably the best wait staff we have had yet. They got to know all of our names and our individual needs. We had three great sea days. It was warm enough the first day for people to be in and around the pool. I played Bingo and we visited the Casino a lot. Since we were in a Grand Suite we had access to the Concierge Lounge. Reyno, the Concierge, had emailed us prior to boarding outlining the Perks with a G.S. He acknowledged everyone as they entered and made you feel welcomed. The Lounge is very small and you have to get there 15-10 minutes early to get a seat. Since we were traveling with friends we split our time between the Concierge Lounge and the Viking Crown Lounge where they held a nightly Diamond Event. The crew on EOS is the very best; they go overboard to make sure you have a good cruise. They all say Hello and have a smile on their faces. The food was okay. RCCL has gone downhill in that department. We went to CHOPS twice and that was excellent. EOS is showing her age but doesn't detract from your cruise experience. She is due for dry dock in December.

We went to five different Ports. Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Johns, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Labadee. We rented a Cabana at Barefoot Beach. This was our third time renting and it was great. The upgraded buffet was very crowded since LOS was also there and Nellie's Beach guests were able to eat at the upgraded buffet.

We had a wonderful time coming back into Baltimore. We love the sea days. There is always something to do. The Quest was played on the fifth day instead of the next to last. It was the night before a Port and that made for a very late night and early morning. Disembarktion was extremely easy and we were off the ship and home by 9:30am.

Once again a great time was had on Enchantment. Looking forward to sailing on her again. A great bunch of Cruise Critic Members made the trip even more enjoyable. Less

Published 04/05/12
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Cabin review: GS8540 Grand Suite with Balcony

Our Grand Suite 8540 had enough closets and drawers even for me! The bathroom was huge and also had plenty of storage. The balcony had two chairs and a table along with two chaise lounges. Very convenient to the Windjammer and Elevators but far away from the Centrium. Located forward.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Did a private tour with Lawrence of Antigua. Very comfortable van and a great tour guide. Very informative and was about 4 hours.

Our group did a Helmet Dive. What a great experience. You can wear your glasses and your hair never gets wet. We were down 20 feet and spent about 1/2 hour walking about and feeding the fish. There are divers down with you and a Photographer taking pictures, which you can purchase for $35 on a flash drive. Would highly recommend this excursion.

Catamaran Tour

Third time on this excursion. A really fun time. Great snorkeling and even better Rum Punch (after snorkeling). Good lunch and an even better crew. Don't think you could have a better time anywhere else.

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