The embarkation and disembarkation was very quick maybe 15 minutes tops. The entertainment was awesome. Suzanny had one heck of a voice, beautiful. I enjoyed all the shows but I think my favorite was the comedian. Food in the Mdr was ... Read More
The embarkation and disembarkation was very quick maybe 15 minutes tops. The entertainment was awesome. Suzanny had one heck of a voice, beautiful. I enjoyed all the shows but I think my favorite was the comedian. Food in the Mdr was really good but wish you didn't have to pay extra for lobster,and surf and turf. The windjammer had good food also but it was so busy and crowded. The made to order omelets were delicious. My only complaint was the 300 girls celebrating their quinceanera that blocked the stairways. I enjoyed the solarium pool for adults only. We went to the park cafe nightly for the pizza and fruit cups. The ship was definitely showing her age. There was rust on the floor of our balcony and the cover around the flush button on our toilet kept falling off but it was clean and they were painting and doing alot of maintenance on the ship. I would definitely sail on the Emerald again Read Less
Sailed 7/9 on Enchantment of the Seas. This was a cheap 4 night cruise on an older ship so our expectations were not sky high. I'm not going to write a long review, I'll just give you all a few bullet points:
My Party - 4 adults, 2 ... Read More
Sailed 7/9 on Enchantment of the Seas. This was a cheap 4 night cruise on an older ship so our expectations were not sky high. I'm not going to write a long review, I'll just give you all a few bullet points:
My Party - 4 adults, 2 kids. Between the 6 of us we have been on ~60 cruises
The Ship - The ship was clearly older and you could tell immediately upon boarding, however, once inside the ship didn't disappoint. The crew did a great job cleaning and the ship was clearly well maintained. I found the ship to have plenty of things to do, including entertainment, I rated it a 4/5
Dining - The main dining room was memorable for my cruise group. The staff did an incredible job of providing service to my party. They always provided extra special attention to detail that was beyond what we normally experience. The food was very good but was not a highlight.
Service - Overall the service on-board the ship from the state-room attendants, casino staff, bartenders, and especially the dining room staff made this a very enjoyable trip. The ship is older so you have to calibrate your expectations but the staff on board make this a strong recommend from me. Read Less
This was our second cruise, with our first one being almost seven years ago. Royal Caribbean did everything in their power to make it smooth, easy, and relaxing from start to finish. Embarkation - fast and easy. Once they started ... Read More
This was our second cruise, with our first one being almost seven years ago. Royal Caribbean did everything in their power to make it smooth, easy, and relaxing from start to finish. Embarkation - fast and easy. Once they started boarding the ship, they had comfortable lounges for us to relax and have a refreshing drink in while we waited for our staterooms to be ready. Disembarkation was also fast and easy. We did not have any checked bags, so we were able to leave the ship and go through customs without any delays. The ship itself was very well-maintained. We did not utilize any of the formal dining options, instead opting to eat in the Windjammer for all of our meals (with an occasional trip to the Solarium for light meals). The dining areas were all clean, and the crew was definitely on top of making sure tables were cleared in a timely manner so that there were enough places for everyone to sit. There was an ample selection of food - such a variety that my picky children were always able to find something they liked (of course, it helped that cheeseburgers and hot dogs were always options). If you want to drink soda, it might be worthwhile to check out the soda package - otherwise, you will pay over $4 for one can of soda. I don't know if this is a common issue, but as we got near the end of the cruise, the soda machines were all running very low or were completely out of all the popular types of soda. Even with the soda package, you are paying more for soda than you would if you went to the grocery store, so to have times when there was no soda available was disappointing. We found out very late that we could always go to a bar on board the ship to refill our soda containers, so if this happens to you, that's what we recommend you do. Otherwise, there was plenty of delicious food and drink to be had by all! We liked to go to eat during nonpeak times, because it was much more peaceful and much less crowded. :) There were four of us (two adults, two kids), and we had two adjoining rooms. I cannot say enough about how friendly, responsive, and eager-to-please the stateroom attendants were (and really, every crew member on the ship was the same way). The attendants addressed us by name from day one, and they did a fabulous job of keeping our cabins clean. They had a knack for knowing when we were out, because somehow, they always had everything done so that when we came back, we entered a clean, tidy, well-kept room. The cabins were small, but we did not expect them to be huge. We had oceanview cabins, and having had that, I'm not sure we could ever go back to cabins without the ocean view. It made such a huge difference, being able to wake up to sunshine streaming in to our rooms. That said, there are curtains you can close that would prevent the sunshine if you want to sleep in later. We are big World Cup fans, and planned this cruise without realizing it would happen during the semifinals. Luckily, the TVs in the rooms aired the games (and our excursions were timed perfectly!), and we got to watch them. Even if the TVs in the rooms didn't air the games, though, they were on in the sports bar on the ship. How nice that RC recognized that people might want to see these games! There is plenty to do on the ship outside of watching football, too. :) We booked a couple of excursions (highly recommend the Dolphin Encounter at Blue Lagoon in Nassau!!), so we were busy for two of our cruise days, but RC provides you with a newsletter every evening telling you everything going on the next day/night. There were a lot of items on that list! There were dance parties, trivia games, and swimming in the pool; there was a casino; there was always something happening. We did not see any of the shows, so cannot say anything about the quality of those. Speaking of the pool, our kids were a bit disappointed in the size of the pool. There were actually two pools on the top deck, and both were very small. There were four hot tubs around the pool, but very rarely were all open at the same time. The kids managed to have a good time anyway, of course, but when there were a lot of people around, those pools and hot tubs filled up very quickly, and there was not a lot of room to maneuver. One cool thing, though, was that they had a huge screen on the same deck as the pools, and they showed movies on them in the evening/at night. It was nice to let the kids swim while we had a drink and relaxed in lounge chairs watching a movie (and the kids, of course). :) Our daughter, who is a young teenager, commented that the movies they chose to show were not necessarily family appropriate, and she was right. There was a lot of action/violence/cursing in at least one of the movies, and they showed that movie more than once. We could understand if those movies were shown later in the evening, but it was only 5:30 or so. It didn't bother us because our kids are not tiny anymore, but I could see not enjoying the pool experience if someone were there with small kids during a movie. Overall, we were most impressed by the friendliness and attitude of every single crew member we encountered. Not one acted like they were having a bad day, and that made all the difference in our experience. We are looking forward to trying some of the other ships that Royal Caribbean has to offer, and would definitely sail on this one again! Read Less
We really enjoyed this cruise. While the ship is older, the condition was fine, and very clean. The staff and crew were so friendly and made the whole cruise a fun adventure. Bobby the cruise directer was fantastic and made the on board ... Read More
We really enjoyed this cruise. While the ship is older, the condition was fine, and very clean. The staff and crew were so friendly and made the whole cruise a fun adventure. Bobby the cruise directer was fantastic and made the on board activities so much fun with his enthusiasm. He also publicly acknowledged the diverse staff and their hard work on the cruise which was very nice, and made everyone feel like a big cruise family. We loved the diversity of the people from all over the world taking this cruise and made friends from India, Spain and many other countries.
The food in the main dining room was not that great, and the service was slow so we ended up eating in windjammer for almost every meal - we thought it was better quality and were able to get in and out quickly and at more flexible times. We had dinner at Chops one night and it was worth the extra money - very good food, quiet atmosphere, and great service.
There were a lot of extra things they tried to up sell us on - drink packages, photos, etc. We did not get the drink package and were thankful we didn’t because just didn’t even come close to spending that much on alcohol. (Paid as we went).
Overall we had a wonderful, relaxing vacation with just the right the balance of fun activities and relaxation. Read Less
My husband and I chose this cruise as a quick getaway from our day to day and we were not disappointed! The ship was great, there was plenty to do as far as I’m board activities. It was my first time in Nassau and we had fun ... Read More
My husband and I chose this cruise as a quick getaway from our day to day and we were not disappointed! The ship was great, there was plenty to do as far as I’m board activities. It was my first time in Nassau and we had fun exploring, great stirrup cat was absolutely gorgeous! The staff both on board and on the island was wonderful! Our cruise director and all of his staff were an absolute riot and we loved their enthusiasm! The only part of the cruise we found lacking was the food. We were a little disappointed with the food in the main dining rooms, we felt like it could have been a little better quality in comparison to some other cruise lines but the variety of food offered throughout the ship like the garden cafe and the cafe at the back of the ship was great. All in all we will definitely cruise Norwegian again, this was our first time! Read Less
My sister bought me this cruise. It was my first and last on Carnival. The staff was rude. The food was terrible. My room was dirty. The last night's entertainment was good other than that it was horrible. Never again.... I would not ... Read More
My sister bought me this cruise. It was my first and last on Carnival. The staff was rude. The food was terrible. My room was dirty. The last night's entertainment was good other than that it was horrible. Never again.... I would not recommend this cruise line. The one male staff member actually push me while I was waiting for my sisters. That is not acceptable. I have called to report so of this. The food headband and the same breakfast everyday. The only good food was Guys burgers. I bought a ring and when I went back the next day the man I bought it from was rude. I wanted to return it because it hurt my finger and he was rude about it but I did get a refund. The ice cream machines were always dirty. Never enough Cones or dishes. I will tell everyone on Facebook not to use Carnival cruise lines. Read Less
I don’t even know where start!!! Me and my wife cruise a lot we normally cruise Royal Caribbean but we had a bad experience years ago with Norwegian and decided to give it another chance. The crew on Norwegian are very dull unlike ... Read More
I don’t even know where start!!! Me and my wife cruise a lot we normally cruise Royal Caribbean but we had a bad experience years ago with Norwegian and decided to give it another chance. The crew on Norwegian are very dull unlike Royal Caribbean when we where at pool the person doing game couldn’t get people into it when we tried to talk to people at front desk they where unprofessional talked down to you. The big one was the food on this ship was beyond horrible. I ate better food at Mc Donald’s. The bottom line is we gave it another chance and years later it’s the same. So definitely look into another cruise line besides Norwegian. I know a lot of people complain cause something went wrong on cruise but I’m just giving out advice to that person that is going to cruise for there first time and don’t want them to be disappointed. To add one more thing I was waiting on line at service desk heard a customer complaining of carbon monoxide in there room and person at front desk said to them they will send someone down to clean room again then when customer got furious I started video taping which I think I will be handing over to news and see what they think. Read Less
We choose this cruise because kids was free but we could not wait until the cruise was over the food was so bad there was flies all over the food and if they had the food covered on the deck if u opened the cover flies would come out was ... Read More
We choose this cruise because kids was free but we could not wait until the cruise was over the food was so bad there was flies all over the food and if they had the food covered on the deck if u opened the cover flies would come out was for soda card but the soda taste so bad we did t know what we was drinking the pools was ok but we did see ppl letting baby's in pool and spa with a diaper on and a lady changing there 2 year old diaper on a table if this had been someone first cruise they would never want to go on another cruise the staff was nice to the my grand kids in the. Formal Dining room The staff went out of there way to be nice to them but we could not any of the food I. There it Taste and looked so bad the room was ok old and a little bet up and smelly but ok I will never go back on the cruise again we could not wait to get back home and get Off this ship they shows was ok at night but the dancer and the singer needed to practice more Read Less
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Hi Sissy01?, We regret to hear the food and beverage were not to your liking. This is not the experience we would like our guests to have. We are glad to hear you were happy with the service and attention our team members provided.
My husband and I needed a vacation. The last two years have brought lots of transitions. It had been 18 years since our last cruise. We chose the Norwegian Sun this time and it was the right one for us. From embarkation to our return , it ... Read More
My husband and I needed a vacation. The last two years have brought lots of transitions. It had been 18 years since our last cruise. We chose the Norwegian Sun this time and it was the right one for us. From embarkation to our return , it was so seamless. Our best friends also traveled with us and this was their first cruise. We had a BLAST! We loved the time off the ship in the Bahamas and the Norwegian’s private island. My husband especially loved that the beverages were plentiful and free!! (Lol) The Not so Newly Wed game was the highlight of our cruise bc our friends WON and the MC was HILARIOUSLY FUNNY!! Everything was perfect! The staff was courteous, the stateroom cabin was larger than I remembered, the food was delicious, the ship was clean and sanitizer was in abundance in ALL dinning areas! We also enjoyed the game room where we played YAHTZEE til the wee hours! We will definitely use another Norwegian Cruise Line next year to Cuba! Read Less
I was very disappointed overall entire cruise . The food was average . The lack of choices of women could go without having to pay to eat was minimal . The cleanliness of the ship was disappointing .My state room bathroom had a terrible ... Read More
I was very disappointed overall entire cruise . The food was average . The lack of choices of women could go without having to pay to eat was minimal . The cleanliness of the ship was disappointing .My state room bathroom had a terrible smell of urine the entire time which my state room attendant tried multiple times to clean but he was unable to rid this smell. There was only one ice cream machine on the entire ship and many times when we went there it was shut down for service . The when jammer which was it a fair shot down by 9 o’clock at night there’s really no place to go get food if you want to late night snack other in the promenade which had very limited selection of food . our first day of getting off the ship the lines were insane and took about an hour and a half to get off there was no organization . I felt there was no direction or information regarding any of the excursions been trying to get help and the shows and entertainment in my opinion awful . Have been on more than seven cruises on various cruise lines and this by far was the worst . Also my son was eating a piece of chicken and a piece of toothpick was in the food and got lodged into his throat . The one thing I do need to say all of the workers were very pleasant and very nice . Many people who I spoke with on the ship who had sailed on Royal Caribbean prior said this was the worst Royal Caribbean cruise they had been on so I don’t know what happened on this particular sailing . also felt like they just tried to get additional money out of you at every corner you turned . Ship look like other than the main promenade that he just needed to be upgraded and renovated it looked worn down and just was not maintained to a cleanliness standards that should have been . Read Less
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