Older but friendly: Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review by montpa

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Older but friendly

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: Baltimore
Enchantment of the Seas is an older ship but everyone overlooked that because of the wonderful service. Every employee was gracious and friendly and Captain Gus was a gem. Our Stewart, Milton was a gem and our waitress, Noemi and assistant waiter, Jose were wonderful. Enjoyed dining at 5:30 every night.

The windjammer was packed at times as there is not enough seating. The same with the theater. Had to go to the theater an hour early to get a seat. Viking Crown lounge was beautiful and quiet to watch the world go by.

We experienced hurricane Katia on the first day of cruising and Maria on the last day but not bad. We have experienced worse days at sea. Captain Gus warned us of rough seas.

Tendering in Bar Harbor was a nightmare. Waited for an hour for a tender along with lots of other people. Enchantment needs to improve this process as we lost lots of time on land by standing in line.

Easy boarding in Baltimore. We elected to carry our own bags off More and once we docked, were at our cars in 10 minutes. Less

Published 09/24/11

Cabin review: D17630 Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Lots of storage. Our room was noisy at night because we were over Schooner Bar and could hear the piano and singing. The music did stop by midnight. Balcony was normal and big enough for us to relax.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Bar Harbor was a beautiful, quaint city. It is hilly so if you have trouble walking, might be difficult to navigate. Loved the main street of shops. We went on a tour to Acadia and it was well worth it. It was a nice day so we could see forever on top of Cadillac Mt.

Not able to walk to Boston from the ship dock. We had a tour so we were picked up at the pier but one member of our family did not have a tour and found that it cost $18 to get to town by shuttle. Needed to know this before we docked. The shuttle service to get back to the ship left a lot to be desired. A shuttle was to come every 20 minutes but again we waited 45 minutes till a shuttle arrived and then there was nowhere for it to park. We had to cross a street and the bus driver had to leave before everyone was onboard because a policeman was going to site him for stopping where he did. Not a good situation.

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A must see city. Had a hop on/hop off bus pass and it was good to have. Lots of things to see and we were lucky enough to get to the Citadel by noon to see the cannon shot off and the changing of the guard. Impressive. There are three bus lines for this pass and we used them all and enjoyed the city. Coming back to the ship is a tent full of shops which is a one stop shopping experience. Enjoyed that. We were serenaded on arrival.

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Portland was a beautiful city with lots to do and see. We had a tour of the city and then walked around on our own. Great place to visit.

St. John was a nice city. However, I would suggest going on a tour or a hop on/hop off bus to see all the city. You can walk but it is very hilly. The park in the center of town was beautiful. Easy walk to the market from the ship. The bagpiper sendoff was outstanding.

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