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Enchantment of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1929 reviews
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Old ship with Elderly clientele

Review for Enchantment of the Seas to Canada & New England
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jordee
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
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I was on the Sept 8 sailing. Ship needs update with 1 specialty restaurant. It seemed like 75% of the passengers were seniors. I have never seen so many walkers, wheel chairs, and canes; as well as really sick and frail. I saw 2 babies and a couple of teenagers. The entertainment reflected that, with boring piano music, 50s dance party, etc. The vibe was Nursing Home. I was glad I did not bring my family with me. Food was mediocre. I got the big C on the ship. Lots of coughing in public areas. Was on Isolation in my room 2 days and was treated humanely. I was allowed to order food from the dining room. Visted by doctor once and nurses twice.

I did not get off ship in Boston or Bar Harbor, electing to enjoy the empty whirlpool and pool in the solarium. They really need stairs to get in or out of water features instead of a ladder. I saw people struggling. Portland and Halifax were both charming with lovely port areas.

Debarkation: Me and my luggage were let out on Deck 1 on the side of the ship. Then had to walk to far away parking lot, past building, fight traffic officers to drive my car to where they let my luggage out. It was a fiasco. Ship was late which affected the next cruise. Huge traffic jam to get into or out of the port area, which had crumbling rutted single lane roads backed up onto 195. I'm done with small old ships that can only sail into Baltimore.

Cabin Review

I was in third deck. 4 rooms from the end. Right in the bow of the ship. 2 small portholes. room was 3 1/2 feet from the windows and there were 2 barrier shelves and the bed in the way. Window useless if you can't look out the window without standing several feet back. It was noisy with screeching sounds, water drip sounds, and rope sounds whenever the ship prepared to dock or move out to sea. DO NOT BOOK THIS ROOM. It was clean, bed comfortable, teeny shower with clingy curtain. I booked GTY Oceanview, that is how I got stuck with this room. I did not like that it was so close to water on the rough sea day. You can feel the movement.

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Baltimore

Old crumbling roads leading to and away from port. Easy to miss exit off I 95.

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