6 Port Canaveral (Orlando) to Caribbean - Eastern Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Reviews

This was the first cruise that we have ever taken. My wife and I and our two 19 year old children. We had 2 cabins next to each other, each with a balcony. We don't have anything to compare the cruise to so this is just a listing of ... Read More
This was the first cruise that we have ever taken. My wife and I and our two 19 year old children. We had 2 cabins next to each other, each with a balcony. We don't have anything to compare the cruise to so this is just a listing of what we liked and didn't like. The great: The staff is very well trained. In particular we were impressed with our room steward and the wait staff in the main dining room. The cruise director, Topi was great as well. The good: Our room was a very nice size and the balcony was pretty big for a cabin of this type. The four of us could lounge quite nicely and have a snack or watch a little TV. The food in the main dining room was good and the selection varied somewhat each night. There were a lot of different lounges and bars to go to and although the drinking age is 21 our kids could go anywhere and at least hang our and watch the entertainment. The Fair: Other than the main dining room, the food was just OK, Standard all you can eat fare. If you wanted quantity you were in good shape but we almost always ate in the main dining room anyway. We went Nassau and Coco Cay. There were a lot of people that didn't get off the ship. We did both and they were OK but we are in no hurry to go back. The ship is showing its age a little bit as well. Some parts are fantastic and some parts are a little tired. The Bad: Nothing. All in all a good start to our cruising lives. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
This was my third cruise, but first on RCCL. I will NEVER sail on RCCL again unless someone I know and trust can assure me that they have done a full overhaul of their ships and crew training. The positives: Alberto and Davon were our ... Read More
This was my third cruise, but first on RCCL. I will NEVER sail on RCCL again unless someone I know and trust can assure me that they have done a full overhaul of their ships and crew training. The positives: Alberto and Davon were our dining room servers and they were AWESOME. Fast and friendly service, very efficient and professional. The strawberry bisque was sensational. Our cabin stewards were efficient. The bungee trampoline was an enjoyable experience for my girls. Plenty of trivia options for those (like me) who enjoy them, and offered in non-smoking areas. The negatives: Where do I start? There were so many of them. We were cruising in a group of 16 people. Check in went fine for some folks, but was a horrible experience for others. My son has Autism so we were assured priority check in, yet my family was the LAST one to get through check in and it wasn't because they were making sure that all of our needs had been met or trying to meet other needs. I have no idea how RCCL got the Autism on the Seas certification because they were pathetic at meeting our basic needs. And the personnel doing our check in acted as if they would rather be anywhere else rather than doing their jobs. Stateroom #4509, #4511 and #4003 were the staterooms my family was in and they were TINY. I expected tiny rooms since we were booking inside staterooms, but these things were the size of a walk-in closet. If you weren't claustrophobic before stepping into the bathrooms in these rooms, you would be before you stepped out again. I am a big person, I admit that, but good night, could barely turn around in the shower stall. I don't have a walk-in closet, but this bathroom was not much larger than my bedroom closet. The beds were like someone took a piece of foam and tossed it on top of a rock. I like a firm bed, but this was way beyond firm to downright painful. And the point of joining in the middle, where they shoved the two twin beds together, was painfully evident. That was not the case when my husband and I sailed on Carnival in March. I was traveling with a CPAP machine and had been told in advance that an extension cord and a bottle of distilled water would be provided in my stateroom. The extension cord was there, the water was not and was never provided. Due to my son's Autism I had been told he would be offered a private muster drill. This was never offered to us. My 3 year old wanted to watch the cartoons on channel 21, but between every single blasted show they ran a 5-10 minute commercial for their spa services. Seriously? I mean I understand that they make their money off of folks booking those expensive treatments, but that is a bit ridiculous. The method of getting folks onto the bungee trampolines was completely disorganized. They had us sitting on benches, but instead of picking the next person in line, they would pick whoever was closest in size to the person getting off the trampoline so that they didn't have to alter the settings on the cords or number of cords. This meant that some folks who had just gotten to the benches went on before folks who had been sitting there for 10 minutes or longer. The first night they were scheduled to show Mission Impossible: Rogue Nations on the pool deck, but instead showed Christmas Vacation, which was then shown each night. The second night they were supposed to show How The Grinch Stole Christmas, but instead showed something else (not really sure what), followed by Christmas Vacation. The food was mediocre, and certainly not what I would expect from a cruise line that is supposed to be tops. My children wanted snacks at around 10pm but the only option still open was in the adults only area. Even the ice cream machine was closed down at 930 each evening. In the Windjammer Cafe they couldn't keep the silverware stocked and the food was below par for the most part. In the My Fair Lady dining room the food quality was better and the service was excellent. Disembarkation was a disaster. They had us all in number groups, but then called multiple numbers at one time, so what was the purpose of splitting the passengers into number groups? There was one disembarkation gang plank, but two lines leading to it with no one controlling the flow from the two lines, so one moved much faster than the other. And again, with 5 number groups trying to get off at one time, it was a mess. The only karaoke options offered were labelled as adult only. Two of my daughters and my two nieces enjoy karaoke and were lucky enough to find a couple that, although labelled as adult only, they were allowed to participate in. There were no water fun options for toddlers who still require a swim diaper. Again, unless someone I know and trust assures me that they have made some major improvements and changes, I will never sail on RCCL again. And if this had been my first experience on a cruise ship, I probably wouldn't cruise ever again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
The food in the restaurant was very good and the wait staff (after our first night) were amazing. The ship is definitely showing its age in spite of the rehab in 2005. The Windjammer buffet does not have enough seats (but we rarely ate ... Read More
The food in the restaurant was very good and the wait staff (after our first night) were amazing. The ship is definitely showing its age in spite of the rehab in 2005. The Windjammer buffet does not have enough seats (but we rarely ate there) although we preferred to eat in the little cafe in the solarium or the restaurant. Our stateroom (8152) was a Jr suite and roomy enough for the 3 of us but the decor was a time travel back to 1990. The bed was comfortable but we needed more pillows. Bring a multi-outlet extension cord as there are only 2 120v 3 prong outlets in the room and they are located across from the bed on the vanity. We needed the extension cord for my husbands cpap machine. The balcony was roomy and enjoyable. The room was very quiet even though we were only 1 floor below the pool deck. The entertainment on the shop was good (especially the bands). Bingo had to be cancelled due to lack of participation, but the casino was nice. The seats in the theater were small for those of larger girth. The outdoor movie screen was broken for most of our trip. The spa is nice but also dated. Watch for the spa specials as they offer some nice ones. We didn't look at the fitness facilities. The kids club was not very good on this cruise because there were so many ports of call, we were never really at sea. It seemed like the adventurers club was pretty sparse of the 9-11 year olds and there weren't any fun activities. The Coco Cay port is really showing its age and the chairs need to be replaced on the beach areas. It's also good to know that there are about 6 areas to sunbathe (or sit in the shade) so walk around until you find a spot you like (the first area fills up quickly but there are a lot of other options If you spend a few minutes looking around). The other two ports (Nassau and Grand Bahama island) are standard tourist trap shopping and activities. We elected to stay on the ship those days and enjoy the swimming, BBQ, and activities on the ship. In spite of issues with the dated decor in the ship and stateroom, the staff was fantastic and we will cruise again with the cruise line (although on a newer ship -- which means a longer cruise). Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
My last cruise on RCL was an 11-day cruise on December, 2012 in the Southern Caribbean. First off, I traveled alone for the first time since I booked this cruise on the spur of the moment. My DW did not wish to accompany me on such short ... Read More
My last cruise on RCL was an 11-day cruise on December, 2012 in the Southern Caribbean. First off, I traveled alone for the first time since I booked this cruise on the spur of the moment. My DW did not wish to accompany me on such short notice.. I drove to Port Canavaral from North Carolina, spending the night in Ormand Beach, Fl. I used off-site parking that whisked me to the terminal quickly. Aboard ship by 11:10 AM because I'm Emerald class of C&A. The ship, though aging gracefully, was spotless. I was immediately impressed by the genuine warm greetings of all the staff. Lunch in the Windjammer was the same fare as in the past. A buffett was set up on the pool deck for two lunches, including grilling steaks over real glowing briquets. Wind was a problem, blowing plates, etc. across the deck. Even deck chairs were blown about one afternoon. The Solarium, on the othe hand, was peaceful. The one intrusion by children was quickly squelched by staff. I should mention that, although there were many children, they were well bahaved. i saw a portion of the Welcome Aboard Show in the theater. Did enjoy the listing of nationalities and numbers of each, including newly-weds [always good for a chuckle]. I attended Haynes Magic show as well. Presentation was excellent though many of the tricks presented were ones I had seen more than once. Dinner was superb. The beef tenderloin was as good as I've ever tasted. Lobster bisque was great. I was really impressed with the quality of the food and selections. Service, though slow seemed to be attentive as possible. It was at this point that I realized the cruiseline continues to cut costs. In the past I got iced tea and water with each meal. This time it was water only. I was served iced tea but one, at lunch after I insisted. My cabin, 3013, was fine. My room steward. Aymee Omier, did an excellent job keeping it neat and providing me with extra ice each day. My snorkel excursion at Nassau was cut short by severe thunderstorms. Lightning danced over the ocean as we moved back to the harbor from Rainbow Reef. The reef was crowded with excursion boats from the other two ships in the harbor. Walking back to the ship in pouring rain left my water logged camera shorting out in my pocket and me rather cold. I was so wet that I stepped into my hot shower before I removed my clothing. We passed Cococay by because of strong wind and waves. This cruise counted as my third trip to Cococay and I have only once managed to get into the water there. I spent afternoon bar time at the Schooner Bar where I spent time with staff and guests. Both were friendly and my order of Singapore Slings brought forth comments from the Bartender, waiter, and guests regarding the long ago drink that no longer appears on menus. They were GREAT! Two put a silly smile on my face. They have raised the minimum bet to $10 for Blackjack, eliminating me as a participant. I did play during the one hour of $1 Introduction to Blackjack. The slots gave me back all that I had lost earlier on the last evening. I disembarked early by carrying my own luggage. I was in my car and driving north on I-95 before 8:15 AM. I've already booked 5 cabins for a cruise in December to celebrate my upcoming retirement. I purchased a booking certificate for a future cruise as well while on board. I will never cruise alone again because I missed someone to share the adventure. Make no mistake I enjoyed the cruise immensely. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
The inaugural cruise from Port Canaveral was the main reason for the cruise. No fanfare aboard, no recognition that this was the inaugural cruise. Other than that, the cruise was very nice. The Captain , Gus, has a great sense of humor; ... Read More
The inaugural cruise from Port Canaveral was the main reason for the cruise. No fanfare aboard, no recognition that this was the inaugural cruise. Other than that, the cruise was very nice. The Captain , Gus, has a great sense of humor; his officers mingeled freely with the passengers; the crew was helpful and friendly. Food at the buffet was typical buffet food. Only 'complaint' was that no lox available at the main buffet. Explore and you will find a nice breakfast selection in the serenity pool area. Dinners were tasty and well presented. Our server was anxious to help. Interestingly there were no escargots available and lobster and some steaks were extra ($29+ for lobster). Pool area was clean, plenty of chairs in both sun and shade. Smoking area was confined to one side of the ship. Coco Cay is worth a visit. Look around for a quiet spot and you will find it. Plenty of tenders to and from ship. Nassau is...Nassau. My cabin was a little larger than some. Large floor to ceiling window was appreciated as was the individually controlled a/c. Plenty of outlets for charging camera and phone, small fridge and safe added to the room. Closet space plentiful. The bathroom had to be one of the smallest I ever had aboard a ship. The shower was barely big enough and if you are a "large" person, you may have a problem. embarkation and debarkation were a breeze. Friendly and helpful people stationed along the way were an extra I had not seen on other cruise lines. "Enchantment" is refurbished ad you can see where some more work needs to be done. And it would be helpful if you could check your account via the TV in stead of standing in line. RC is offering 3 and 4 night cruises from Port Canaveral and I would recommend "Enchantment" as a good value. Read Less
Sail Date April 2013
Arrived at Fll airport , met with RC Rep at the airport for transfer, arrived at pier , check in was a breeze , as we had already done the set sail pass.Got on the ship, went straight to room, it was really nice , as we had booked room ... Read More
Arrived at Fll airport , met with RC Rep at the airport for transfer, arrived at pier , check in was a breeze , as we had already done the set sail pass.Got on the ship, went straight to room, it was really nice , as we had booked room 2568 which was oceanview, and had been upgraded to 7618 which is a superior oceanview, with balcony.Was a wonderful surprise. We then went to chops , booked reservation for day two.After that we went to the maitre d and asked if we could change to a table for two, and had no problem,we received a new table number.Then we went to the windjammer and had lunch, lots of selections,something for everyone. Then we checked out the ship.After that it was time for the muster drill,no problem, no one likes it ,but its necessary. Had early seating so we went, showered and went to the dining room.We had Errol MCIntosh for our waiter, he was from Jamaica and was very attentive, we never had to ask for anything, our asst waiter was from turkey, and he was very nice also, couldn't pronounce his name,But he always remembered ours , and the head waiter was from India, he also was a dream. Food was delicious,and service was great. Second night we went to Chops, and it was a very upscale , very nice restaurant, husband really enjoyed the filet mignon , and I also enjoyed my new york strip.Well worth the 20pp.On that same night right before we went to Chops, a woman, had gotten really sick, and the US coast guard had to air lift her in a basket, to the helicopter, to take her to the hospital.It was very scary as it was swinging so bad , we thought she was going to fall out.On the third night we went to the dining room, I asked the headwaiter what night was escargot being served and he said we had missed it , the previous night, but said he would arrange it so we could have it on the last night .Well the next night we decided we didn't want to dress up , so we ate in the windjammer.The food there was excellent too. On the last night we went to the dining room and had lobster, and my long awaited escargot...everything was delicious.Each night after dinner, we either went to the casino, or enjoyed the shows, each night there was music in the centrum,the singers and the violinist and piano players were very good.Disembarktion was a breeze,very organized. We did not get off in Jamaica, as had heard a lot of negative stuff and didn't want to chance it.But we did get off on Grand Cayman, as we had booked the Seven mile Beach excursion, there was plenty of chairs and the water was crystal clear, they also had parasailing available , sea doo rentals, beach mat rentals , and various other sports,but we just decide to take in the sun.We also decided to leave early as we were hot and decided to shop.A shuttle comes every few minutes, which was only 4 dollars per person, so we went back to the pier and shopped, we bought several , cinnamon,raisin tortuga rum cakes,( they are delicious),and a few necklaces,for our daughters.We really loved this ship, and will probably go again, as soon , as our finances recover.... Read Less
Sail Date April 2007
Enchantment of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.0
Dining 4.5 4.0
Entertainment 3.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.8
Family 4.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 3.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.4
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 4.2

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