Echantment of the Seas- Bermuda/Boston/Newport: Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by leepep

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Echantment of the Seas- Bermuda/Boston/Newport

Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Bermuda
Embarkation: Baltimore
We sailed the Enchantment June 14 out of Baltimore to Bermuda, Boston, and Newport RI...a great start in Baltimore...lots to do around the inner harbor area and enjoyed a day there before boarding the ship. Stayed at the Fairfield Inn and Suites (President St) and found this to be convienent (walking distance to most attractions) and nice accomodations...only complaint is the $30 charged to park car overnight but saw during research that this is quite the norm in Baltimore.
Boarded the ship and found out that we would be treated to an air show from the Blue Angels who were in town and were practicing for an airshow that weekend...a special treat to be on top of a cruise ship and watch that show.
Embarkation was painless...Baltimore has this down to a science...$15 per day to park car in very protected lot and could not be more convenient to I-95.
Had a balcony room on the 7th floor- such a convienent location- one of the newer rooms from the "stretch"- had the shower door More and flat screen TV...
Rough seas on the first day out...barf bags out and being used...I personally had no problem nor did my husband...but cool weather, lots of movement, and lots of cleaning up after the sick ones. Bermuda was lovely as usual (the first day anyway)- went to Horseshoe Bay - bought a two day transportation pass at pier good for bus and ferry- if you pass by the first booth and head to visitor center a bit further away there was NO WAIT- there was quite a long line at first kiosk to purchase passes. There is a nice path that connects Horseshoe Bay to Warwick Long Bay that is just beautiful- about a mile and a bit more hike- but beautiful- you can often do it on shore level- depends on water level. We are not ones to just lay out in sun so we enjoyed exploring the various coves, climbing rocks, and walking through one of the most scenic vistas in the world. The weather for day 2 in Bermuda was terrible- torrential rain and wind- did some shops around Dockyard and did not venture out further due to weather...oh well...turned out to be nice around the time to least the sail away was sea day was still a bit rainy and cool unfortunately- arrived in Boston and did the Fenway Park tour- scheduled through RC on the ship- a great tour and you do not need to be a Red Sox fan- great history and well worth the money- $67 per adult...trip included bus ride through other areas of interest in Boston as well...felt like a two for one tour!
Newport- LOVE this port- this is the only place that we had never been to and loved it...guess what...blazing hot this day...but did not care- a tender process here but not bad- got off ship by 11:00 after arriving at 10- did not schedule a tour- we did a walking tour of the mansions on our own as well as the cliff walk- then spent some time in town shopping and enjoying some great seafood and wine! Lovely town...the last sea day was gorgeous and we were happy to end this cruise on a sunny note. Did self assist for debarkation- painless- off ship, through customs and at car by 7:25. Less

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