Cruising during periods of COVID restrictions has its advantages and disadvantages. When we took a cruise to the Southern Caribbean this past February we were apprehensive, but determined to get out and enjoy ourselves after being essentially quarantined for the better part of the previous two years. Having had an excellent experience with a Princess cruise a couple years earlier, we were excited about being one of the first cruises on the new Enchanted Princess.
COVID protocols aside (long wait for boarding the ship and had to wear masks except when eating or drinking - or in outside areas of the ship), we had a wonderful experience. The ship was barely 1/2 full, and at times we felt like we had the ship to ourselves. Food selection and variety was very good and overall service was excellent. Our stateroom was exceptionally clean and cabin staff was very friendly and attentive.
Entertainment (particularly the futuristic music show toward the end of the cruise) was quite good. In fact, I would say that the music show (Rock Opera) was one of the finest performances I have ever seen on a cruise ship. Hats off to the production staff who pulled off a magnificent showcase of music and dancing. There was a steel drum musician on board whose music was also superb.