This was our second time cruising with RCCL, the first being on the Monarch of the Seas last year. This ship was slightly bigger than the Monarch but did not seem to have as much going on, especially considering that we were at sea for about half of the trip. The cruise compass was full with activities but they were not for everyone. For example, we were sitting in Boleros one afternoon when a guy came in with scrapbooking kits for a scrapbooking activity. A total of 8 guests joined in. With 2,000 passengers aboard and only 8 people participating I am guessing that it was a waste of time and resources...
Getting on board the ship from the Baltimore cruise terminal was not as smooth as our experience in Port Canaveral, FL. The baggage and parking attendants were borderline rude, however, once inside the terminal people seemed to enjoy their jobs a bit better. We found that the Baltimore terminal was confusing compared to Florida and more hectic. People seemed to be getting in and out of different lines as they realized that they were in the wrong one. Once checked in and sea pass in hand, we were sent to the gangway to board the ship. There was a backup to get on board which we discovered was due to passengers being herded through a parade of vendors in the Centrium. Not the most pleasant way to enter the ship. One the Monarch we were greeted with a cocktail and directions to our cabin. On the Enchantment, we had to fend for ourselves.
Our cabin was not ready so we headed up to the Windjammer with the rest of the passengers and had to fight our way through the crowds to grab some lunch. There was no seating left so we took our food out to the pool deck and luckily squeezed onto a table with other guests. When we got the announcement that our stateroom was ready, we headed down to check it out. We had requested our beds to be together which they were not. I asked our attendant to put them together but he said that he couldn't because our daughter was using the pullman. However, he did put them together in the end. I have to mention that our cabin steward for this trip was awesome! Much better than our steward on the Monarch who didn't show up at all on the last day.
Great sized window, good location on the ship, decent bathroom. Closet space taken up by ladders for the pullmans and the lifejackets.
Kings Wharf is a tourist trap just like any other but it was nice and clean which I liked. I did not feel the hard sale like in other ports from taxi drivers and tour operators which was refreshing. There is a public transport ticket vendor right off the gangway so we bought our passes from there and jumped on a water taxi to explore for ourselves. Also, there was a line of public buses waiting to take passengers around the island which was very convenient. I felt safe and it had a relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of shopping (bit over-priced compared to Hamilton) but if you do not want to venture too far, it works.