We were a little nervous about taking a cruise and had no experience Whatsoever but the price was right and we decided to try it!! Booked a 5 night February cruise aboard the Enchantment of the Seas departing out of Ft Lauderdale. I discovered and used the cruise critic board for all sorts of information from a pre departure hotel to what to do on excursions. The information there was priceless!!
Our hotel the Hyatt Place was great!! Room was comfortable and we were within walking distance of supermarkets, restaurants--anything we needed. We stocked up on pop as we did not have a soda card and when arriving there was no problem whatsoever with getting it on. Departure routine was a little scary as we had never done it but staff was helpful and process turned out to be quick and painless--we arrived at around noon and was onboard within an hour. Our rooms were not ready so we sat down to eat lunch--a little chaotic but very good in the Windjammer. We then explored the ship and went into our rooms which were small but very nice. We had connecting interior staterooms and just left the door open and went back and forth--the kids loved the beds!!
Our servers were so nice and made us feel like royalty--Mona Lisa our waitress had our names memorized right away and my boys loved her!! She always made us feel so special and would give the kids treats to take back with them after dinner. We shared our table with a family from Illinois and we all hit it off right away!! It was great fun to meet people and be able to talk about our experience throughout the day.