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We mainly took this cruise to relax and visit with a family member aboard the Enchantment. We knew it had also been refurbished so we wanted to see that also. This was the first cruise ship we ever sailed on and right now it was our 30th and was our sixth time aboard her. We made private flight accomodations to fly into Baltimore Maryland in the morning. We took a taxi cab to the pier and it took approximately 1/2 hour. When we arrived it seemed as though this was prime time and everyone was in line at once. This was the WORST embarkation we ever experienced. We stood a Disney World like twisting line which seemed to stretch on endlessly. We heard someone finally mention after 45 minutes that Diamond and Diamond Plus members could proceed to the front of the line. Too bad that wasn't mentioned when we first arrived. We finally got through the security screening and were able to proceed to the Diamond Plus line for boarding. We had all our documents signed and ready so we boarded the ship within 5 minutes after that. We proceeded to our stateroom 7072 and were pleased with the ample space for two. We then went to the (new to us) Park Cafe in the Solarium. After seeing the offerings there we went to the Windjammer to see what they had for lunch. Food was fine, nothing spectacular. We went to see our Dining Room Table next since we asked for a small table. We found that it was a table for 4 which was fine with us. We went back to our room and met our stateroom attendant Nichela who received our Wow envelope at the end of the cruise with extra gratuities for her outstanding service. We went to the muster drill and explored the updated Centrum. We decided to dine at Chops the first evening since there was a buy 1 dinner get 1 free coupon in our Diamond Plus booklet. We spent the evening in the Concierge Lounge and saw our family and met some outstanding bartenders there. Service here is top notch and was rewarded at the end of our cruise with another Wow envelope with gratuities for both gentlemen working there. We dined at Chops and would tell anyone that the specialty restaurants on board all RCCL ships are worth the extra $$. We dined there 3 times this cruise and enjoyed Chops every time. The other evenings we dined in the MDR on late seating. We met a charming couple there. The waiter and assistant waiter were fine, nothing memorable. I asked the main dining room maitre di for berries each night I dined there and he did deliver. My husband missed the escargot as they replaced them with scallops. On lobster night my husband only received one lobster tail and was very disappointed. We met many wonderful people every night in the CL. I still keep in touch with some of them and one is a family member. My stateroom shower and sink were a big problem. Not enough Hot Water. We had maintenance try to fix but still unsatisfactory for me. We had tours at every port except one and enjoyed the itinerary. We didn't see too much of the shows. We saw the big screen TV on the pool deck only when we would walk by. Too noisy. Debarkation was just as awful as the Embarkation. We chose early morning walk off on your own and so did the rest of the ship. We were in another endless line waiting for customs this time. We loved spending time with our family member aboard the ship and don't know if we will sail again now that it has been changed to 4 day cruises.

Spending time with family

Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by judygarland

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We mainly took this cruise to relax and visit with a family member aboard the Enchantment. We knew it had also been refurbished so we wanted to see that also. This was the first cruise ship we ever sailed on and right now it was our 30th and was our sixth time aboard her.

We made private flight accomodations to fly into Baltimore Maryland in the morning. We took a taxi cab to the pier and it took approximately 1/2 hour. When we arrived it seemed as though this was prime time and everyone was in line at once. This was the WORST embarkation we ever experienced. We stood a Disney World like twisting line which seemed to stretch on endlessly. We heard someone finally mention after 45 minutes that Diamond and Diamond Plus members could proceed to the front of the line. Too bad that wasn't mentioned when we first arrived. We finally got through the security screening and were able to proceed to the Diamond Plus line for boarding. We had all our documents signed and ready so we boarded the ship within 5 minutes after that. We proceeded to our stateroom 7072 and were pleased with the ample space for two. We then went to the (new to us) Park Cafe in the Solarium. After seeing the offerings there we went to the Windjammer to see what they had for lunch. Food was fine, nothing spectacular. We went to see our Dining Room Table next since we asked for a small table. We found that it was a table for 4 which was fine with us. We went back to our room and met our stateroom attendant Nichela who received our Wow envelope at the end of the cruise with extra gratuities for her outstanding service.

We went to the muster drill and explored the updated Centrum. We decided to dine at Chops the first evening since there was a buy 1 dinner get 1 free coupon in our Diamond Plus booklet. We spent the evening in the Concierge Lounge and saw our family and met some outstanding bartenders there. Service here is top notch and was rewarded at the end of our cruise with another Wow envelope with gratuities for both gentlemen working there. We dined at Chops and would tell anyone that the specialty restaurants on board all RCCL ships are worth the extra $$. We dined there 3 times this cruise and enjoyed Chops every time.

The other evenings we dined in the MDR on late seating. We met a charming couple there. The waiter and assistant waiter were fine, nothing memorable. I asked the main dining room maitre di for berries each night I dined there and he did deliver. My husband missed the escargot as they replaced them with scallops.

On lobster night my husband only received one lobster tail and was very disappointed. We met many wonderful people every night in the CL. I still keep in touch with some of them and one is a family member.

My stateroom shower and sink were a big problem. Not enough Hot Water. We had maintenance try to fix but still unsatisfactory for me. We had tours at every port except one and enjoyed the itinerary. We didn't see too much of the shows. We saw the big screen TV on the pool deck only when we would walk by. Too noisy.

Debarkation was just as awful as the Embarkation. We chose early morning walk off on your own and so did the rest of the ship. We were in another endless line waiting for customs this time. We loved spending time with our family member aboard the ship and don't know if we will sail again now that it has been changed to 4 day cruises.
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Cabin 7072
This cabin had a problem with the shower and sink. No hot water. We called maintenance but they couldn't repair it.
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