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Enchantment of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,944 reviews

Lovely Shipmates, Great Crew, Dated Ship, Sickness Outbreak, FIRE!

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Enchantment of the Seas
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

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Sail Date: Mar 2023
Cabin: Ocean View

Leaving from Baltimore this cruise is on one of Royal's oldest ships in their current fleet, Enchantment of the Seas, invoking ideas that'll be dated, lack activities and in general be a boring ship, I'd say the opposite! This ship has some fun extra details due to its extension back in 2005, offering it's outdoor Oasis bar and a larger pool deck with see through floors to the passing ocean below! Due to the extension, the ship also offers a bigger shopping area, offering a great place to convene and window shop on sea days, not to mention its large casino, nestled right against the lovely and roomy Boleros lounge, with great music nightly. Aside from the slowed boarding and room prep the ship never seemed crowded, even as we sailed on a pretty full ship thanks to the large open areas.

Our sailing at the end of March came with the added benefit of Norovirus on the sailing previous, leading to an extended process of sanitation throughout the ship, fogging halls and staterooms til 3-4PM on boarding day. Thanks to the Royal Caribbean app and Wi-Fi we used the time to do our e-muster procedures, as well as tour the ship. The process was quick and seamless, letting my friend and I begin our trip as soon as we boarded, save for some light baggage. We explored the boat deck and made quick way to the pool deck bar to collect our drink cups, sad to say due to high traffic with rooms it took a while to collect our cups at any bar, seemingly passed over a few times, but we came back victorious! Cups in hand we spent most of the time waiting at Windjammer, finding a lil nook on the left of the entrance with extra seating as well as Freestyle Coke machines, leading to many a soda consumed.

Dining onboard the ship was a breeze, we opted for the My Time Dining option in the main dining room, only waiting a maximum of five minutes awaiting seating, even able to ask for balcony table side. Our serving staff in the dining room was sufficient, though a bit of a mess, often packed in like sardines in the clustered tables we also fell pray a few times to missed orders and drinks, not to mention some pushy comments about the ships survey. Aside from the issues our dining was always a treat, great offerings, understanding eating restrictions, I never left the main dining room hungry. With the Windjammer we had some restrictions due to cases of Noro aboard, limiting all servings to crew members at each station, dampening the speed of all in the eatery. Often the Windjammer on this ship filled fast with the center serving tables quickly swarmed at most meal times, with a serving area or two near the opening of the buffet often of smaller bites. Tables were quick to be cleaned was often open to grab on short moment, leaving a good station to report back to upon choosing bites. We had the opportunity to eat at upcharge, Chops Grill, for dinner as we had a treat, the steakhouse was well appointed with lovely appetizers and delicious courses, not to mention dessert. Our server was fantastic, though felt overburdened with how many tables he had, never slow, but seemed stressed. The waiter was fantastic with my dietary restrictions and made sure to offer great alternatives to get my friend and I very satisfied with our window view. The only issue at the time was the wood treated window decorations which creaked heavily throughout our dining, till we heard those fun words Bravo, Bravo, Bravo... it was a fire!

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 20**, deep in the bowels of the ship, no air... is what you might think such an odd placed cabin, on the forward bow curve, lowest deck, but to my surprise and celebration the room had great charm! I booked the room as a guarantee and very much paid too much, but the room offered quite a bit of good spacing for an older ship, especially when the beds were split, offering a great center space. All the furniture in the cabin was in good condition, well cleaned and offering an admittedly dated charm, save for it's big downsides.

Biggest gripes of the cabin would be the bathroom, the showerhead sprayed everywhere and the curtain did little to actually contain water in the tight space, leading to many a sopping towel. During mornings upon docking the stateroom had a loud noise, likely from dropping lines, it only woke me once, but I loved the sound and it offered a great lil wake up call. Due to the room being so far in the ships bow, the window was set very far back, a few feet, with a decent flat shelf accompanying it, making natural light from the traditional double porthole very dim, but not diminishing the view. As a tip, I'd recommend bringing an HDMI cable and capable adapter for your smart device to use the television as great late night show, or stream videos if you get the stream package.


-Ample space for bags under the bed and closet

-Great space for only two guests

-Traditional portholes add to charm

-Great lighting

-Quite a bit of tabletop

-Efficient bathroom

-Great bedding and cabin stewart


-Little drainage in bathroom

-Lots of unused space unable to be claimed

-No Mini Fridge

-Early morning wake up call by anchors

Port Reviews


Great places to go when you know where to go, not easy to get around sans a Uber or Taxi, especially to the port, a bit removed from the main downtown

Port Canaveral (Orlando)

Great place to breakaway and try many things, usually lovely and warm weather, recommend Cocoa Beach and its many amusements

Perfect Day at CocoCay

Great spot with a myriad of activities paid and complimentary. A lot of beach areas to stretch out as well as a massive fresh water pool with swim up bar


Can be a bit dodgy if you go outside recommended areas, would recommend visiting the Atlantis resort for their waterpark or beaches

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