My partner and I sailed on Enchantment of the Seas Nov 14- Nov 19, 2009. We have sailed this wonderful ship before and stayed in exactly the same cabin as last year. We have sailed with RCI 5 times, Celebrity 1 time(hopefully more to come) 4 times on Holland America and 1 bad cruise with Princess. We are not that thrilled about large ships, so Enchantment is a great fit for us. Our favorite cruises have been on Radiance of the Seas(twice) and HAL Zuiderdam.
We live in Ft. Lauderdale, so it's a quick trip to the port. As usual, RCI does a teriffic job with check-in and we were on the ship in about 15 minutes. Headed up to the Windjammer for lunch. Everything was fine and there was a good selection, but the Windjammer at breakfast and lunch is just mediocore for us. Except for Radiance of the Seas which has an incredilbe Windjammer, our buffet experiences on RCI have just been ok. Radiance of the Seas is the only RCI ship that can properly cook fish. Stick with the other options if you can.
Like Radiance of the Seas, Enchantment is a very happy, welcoming ship. The crew really go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and service rivals Celebrity in many ways. The ship was in better condition this year than we sailed her last year. She is still a lovely ship despite being 12 years old and has the absolute best pool deck of any ship we have sailed on. It is so spacious and the streching of the ship done in 2005 really adds a lot of extra space and architectural interest. We had a good cruise last year, but felt the lighting was too bright in places, especially the Centrum. They have changed the bulbs to more efficient ones and now the lighting is at a very nice level and does a better job showcasing the ship.