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I just returned from a 12 day cruise on Enchantment of the Seas. I sailed with my sisters and BIL.Embarkation:We drove to the port of Baltimore from our home in central Virginia. We have sailed from this port several times before and always have arrived around 10 to 10:30 a.m. Never had a wait before but this time when we arrived shortly after 10 a.m. they were not allowing cars into the parking lot. We were lined up to wait. The ship had arrived on time that morning but passengers didn't start to embark until around 11 a.m. so we didn't have access to the parking area. We waited until around 11:30 before the line started to move. From that point on things went smoothly and we were on board and in the Windjammer eating lunch before 12:30. Never did hear a reason for the delayed embarkation.Stateroom:There were 4 of us adults in the Royal Family Suite #8666. We have stayed in this category stateroom on the Grandeur and the room was basically the same. We had 3 flat screen TV's-one in each bedroom and one in the living room.The balcony was huge and we enjoyed it a lot.The room and balcony need some work. Carpet was stained in the stateroom and on the balcony the railing was white with age and needed staining badly. This in no way kept us from having a wonderful cruise.Public areas:All public areas were very well maintained and keep very clean. Shows: I really didn't go to many shows so can't comment on the entertainment. Others in my family enjoyed them very much. I was glad we had reserved seating (a perk of the suite) as the nights I was in there it was standing room only.Concierge Lounge:It was very nice and Reyno was wonderful. We visited this room several times each day but didn't stay. It was so hot in there that it was very uncomfortable. We would get drinks and snacks and take back to our room. Staff:We had one of the best stateroom attendants ever on this cruise. He did a wonderful job of cleaning our room twice a day and very quickly got us feather pillows and a blanket instead of that heavy comforter which is on the bed.Dining room staff was also very nice and served us quickly each night. I really don't like having to wait so long between courses and our waiter did a great job of keeping the courses flowing nicely without us feeling rushed.Food:I was not impressed with the food with the exception of our dinner at Chops one night. That meal was wonderful. The menu in the dining room was repeated several times. Desserts were not good except for the last night when we had key lime pie which was delicious. Food in the Windjammer was hit and miss also. Again this didn't ruin our cruise. We didn't go hungry.Ports:We've done these ports several times before when this cruise was a 9 day. We loved the addition of 3 days and the ports of Tortola and St. Martin.We're not fans of Samana and are glad to see that in 2012 this port is removed and Antigua will be added.So--we had a great time. The weather was wonderful. The staff was great (but we did miss Capt. Rob who was on vacation.) We liked it so much that we booked again for March 2012.

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Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by dixieva

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I just returned from a 12 day cruise on Enchantment of the Seas. I sailed with my sisters and BIL.Embarkation:We drove to the port of Baltimore from our home in central Virginia. We have sailed from this port several times before and always have arrived around 10 to 10:30 a.m. Never had a wait before but this time when we arrived shortly after 10 a.m. they were not allowing cars into the parking lot. We were lined up to wait. The ship had arrived on time that morning but passengers didn't start to embark until around 11 a.m. so we didn't have access to the parking area. We waited until around 11:30 before the line started to move. From that point on things went smoothly and we were on board and in the Windjammer eating lunch before 12:30. Never did hear a reason for the delayed embarkation.Stateroom:There were 4 of us adults in the Royal Family Suite #8666. We have stayed in this category stateroom on the Grandeur and the room was basically the same. We had 3 flat screen TV's-one in each bedroom and one in the living room.The balcony was huge and we enjoyed it a lot.The room and balcony need some work. Carpet was stained in the stateroom and on the balcony the railing was white with age and needed staining badly. This in no way kept us from having a wonderful cruise.Public areas:All public areas were very well maintained and keep very clean. Shows: I really didn't go to many shows so can't comment on the entertainment. Others in my family enjoyed them very much. I was glad we had reserved seating (a perk of the suite) as the nights I was in there it was standing room only.Concierge Lounge:It was very nice and Reyno was wonderful. We visited this room several times each day but didn't stay. It was so hot in there that it was very uncomfortable. We would get drinks and snacks and take back to our room. Staff:We had one of the best stateroom attendants ever on this cruise. He did a wonderful job of cleaning our room twice a day and very quickly got us feather pillows and a blanket instead of that heavy comforter which is on the bed.Dining room staff was also very nice and served us quickly each night. I really don't like having to wait so long between courses and our waiter did a great job of keeping the courses flowing nicely without us feeling rushed.Food:I was not impressed with the food with the exception of our dinner at Chops one night. That meal was wonderful. The menu in the dining room was repeated several times. Desserts were not good except for the last night when we had key lime pie which was delicious. Food in the Windjammer was hit and miss also. Again this didn't ruin our cruise. We didn't go hungry.Ports:We've done these ports several times before when this cruise was a 9 day. We loved the addition of 3 days and the ports of Tortola and St. Martin.We're not fans of Samana and are glad to see that in 2012 this port is removed and Antigua will be added.So--we had a great time. The weather was wonderful. The staff was great (but we did miss Capt. Rob who was on vacation.) We liked it so much that we booked again for March 2012.
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Cabin 8666
Loved the RFS #8666. Long walk back to the room but worth it. Very quiet location. Great balcony and plenty of storage room.
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