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Enchanted Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Relaxing Winter Break

Review for Enchanted Princess to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2022
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We were exited to cruise on the Enchanted Princess on her inaugural season after a long delay in her launch due to Covid. This is our 21st. cruise overall and 4th. on a Royal Class Princess ship. This ship is absolutely spotless throughout and we encountered no problems at any time on our ten day cruise. We sailed at 50% capacity with a full crew, so the service was impeccable. Every last crew member would greet you in passing. The two main dining rooms were elegant, but subtle. Table spacing was adequate for these troubling times and we never felt jammed together anywhere on the ship. The waitstaff was very personable and professional, but the service was somewhat inconsistent as the timing of the courses varied every evening. We agreed that the quality and portions of food were the best we have had on any ship. The executive chef even made a visit tableside and we lavished compliments on him and his staff. The selection of lounges and bars gave us several options for relaxing before or after dinner, with or without entertainment. The Medallion system of ordering and paying for drinks is very fast and efficient. The waiter knows your name as he approaches and you never have to even reach for your Medallion. This goes for any venue on the ship, including around the Lido deck and pool area. We prefer to actually go to the bar or burger grill for our items, but the Medallion allows you to order anything you want and have it delivered to anywhere on the ship. We had very little trouble finding seating around the ship, including the theater, piazza, Princess Live, or the Vista Lounge. Deck chairs around the pool were a different story as people apparently get up at dawn to stake out their claim and make it tough on the more considerate people. The entertainment on board was somewhat hit or miss in my opinion. There were a few lame comedians in the theater and a couple musical groups in the Piazza that put me to sleep. The house band, Static, was tremendously talented as was the Princess orchestra. Top notch musicians, all. The last night's main theater attraction was a stage production called "5 Skies" and equaled any Vegas show you will ever see in terms of technology, holograms, lazers, and energy. Don't miss it! My complaints are few about our cruise experience. The Royal class ships don't have access to the bow area to watch as you approach port, unless you pay to enter the Retreat area up front. There is no outside Promenade on deck 7 to sit and watch the ocean or walk around the deck. There is no Wheelhouse lounge, but there is a Gastro Pub and Gelato bar that were empty throughout the whole ten days. Seemed like a waste of prime real estate to me. We choose Princess as our go-to cruise line as we know what to expect as far as service, lay out of the ship, quality for money spent, and virtually no kids or waterslides or bumper cars. Just mostly sophisticated, experienced travelers looking for a relaxing break in their daily lives. Definitely a mature crowd and not something for the party crowd, i.e. Carnival, if you know what I mean!

Cabin Review

Comfortable cabin with a little extra space due to having a love seat in addition to the desk chair. Well worth the extra cash on a ten day cruise. Great mattress and linens. Typical bathroom with tiny shower. Plenty of storage space with shelves, drawers, and clothes bar. Balcony is just big enough to fit two chairs and a coffee table, barely. Don't book a cabin too far aft as you smell diesel fumes and the ship's incinerator all day. We didn't, but trust me...you will smell it further back.

Port Reviews

Antigua

We visited five island ports, not including Princess Cays, and saw a few interesting mansions, rum factories, forts, etc. But all five islands are mostly dilapidated buildings, overgrown jungles, overturned junk cars, trash strewn about, and natives standing around.

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