60th Birthday Cruise: Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by patmama

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60th Birthday Cruise

Sail Date: October 2012
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: Baltimore
We are a couple in our early sixties. This was our 15th cruise and our 3rd on Royal Caribbean. We flew into Baltimore the morning of the cruise and caught a taxi to the port. The taxi was $37.00. We were on the ship in about 30 minuues and our luggage was there when we finished lunch. We were in stateroom 2508 which was right at the front of the ship. The room had plenty of storage space and average room size. Only problem was the second day the seas were very high and it was very rough. No one is at fault, but a middle of the ship room would have been better. However,the rest of the trip was smooth sailing and no troubles. We have noticed lately that room stewards have more rooms and often they did not come to our room until after 2:00 PM. No chocolates on pillows, but often there were towel animals which we enjoyed.

While the Enchantment of the Seas needs some updating, it certainly was not bad. I really did not like the Atrium on this ship, but that is personal More taste. There is only one dining room besides the Windjammer. We really missed the Anytime Dining. While we had RC Any Time dining, it was not what we were use to. You had to call and make a reservation for Any Time dining and it was just a section on the Main Dining Room. No choices. While others complain about the food, my husband and I found it to be very good. The beef was a little tough, but everything else was good. The last formal night lobster was a full,large lobster tail. We also really enjoyed the Surf and Turf night, also.

Activites on the ship were what is always on other ships. Somebody needs to come up with maybe something different. Trivia, Bingo, Casino, etc. get old.

Karaoke was outdated and only a few songs to choose from. However, the piano bar we truly enjoyed. The song and dance group was okay, not great, but good. The magician and the man who sang "Happy Days" was my favorite entertainment on this trip. The staff was good, but not too pushy.

We really enjoyed the ports on this trip.

We did the walk-off disembarkment. This went really smooth. We were in a taxi and on the way to the airport before 8:00 AM. Taxi back to the airport was $30.00.

All in all, it was a great trip. Like I said before the ports were amazing. Less

Published 11/04/12

Cabin review: H2508 Large Ocean View Stateroom

Bad location 2508 - front of the ship so it was rough Plenty of closet space

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Port and Shore Excursions

Acadia National Park

We booked independently with Bill Fleming. It was just my husband and I along with Bill and his wife. It was great. Acadia National Park is beautiful. The tour was about 2 1/2 hrs. The town was absolutely beautiful. In easy walking distance are two parks, shopping, dining, tours, and numerous activites. We ate at Dog and Pony Bar (across from city park). It was really good,lobster roll& clam chowder for $13.99. This town was just great.

This is a great port. Turn right from the ship and it's a short walk to the Harbour Walk. Beautiful city to walk around in and just visit. Last visit we had seen the Titantic museum and took a whale watch excursion. This time, we walked down the harbour walk, took the local ferry across the harbour and visited Dartmouth. After that we walked (up the hill 3 blocks) up to The Citadel. It was a great view of the city!! We then walked down and ate at the Blue???Nose local restaurant( It was on Duke Street). We ate the best scallops, shrimp, and cod we had on the whole trip. It was really good. Also, last time we ate at a small stand on the Harbour Walk and it was really good too. We then visited several shops and just enjoyed our walk back to the ship. It is a clean, easy city to negotiate and many activities to enjoy right on the harbour.
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Trolley Tour

We walked out from the ship and turned left. We took the trolley tour for $21.00 each and it was about 2 1/2 hrs. It was well worth the money and we really enjoyed it. Later we walked around,shopped,and ate lobster rolls in a bar near the port. We had planned to take an afternoon mail cruise, but it was too foggy. However, we greatly enjoyed our day.

City Tour

St.John was a nice town. We took the trolley tour with the ship. It was $36.00pp. The Bay of Fundy and City Market was disappointing. Really this was our least favorite port. Not really much to see or do. We ate lunch at the City Market.

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