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Enchantment of the Seas Review

Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas
2019 Best for Dining
2019 Best for Entertainment

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Enchantment of the Seas
4.0 / 5.0 Cruise Critic Editor Rating
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Lots of enjoyable onboard entertainment, a highlight is the parade of flags


No adventurous attractions, like waterslides or ziplines

Bottom Line

A good value for families with lots of onboard fun


Passengers 2,252
Crew 840
Passenger to Crew 2.68:1
Launched 1997
Shore Excursions 365
Ashley Kosciolek
Cruise Critic Senior Editor

Enchantment of the Seas Overview

Highlights of Enchantment of the Seas are a large pool deck, funky suspension bridges, the Boleros Latin lounge and the ritzy Centrum atrium, complete with glass-enclosed elevators.

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Cabins are comfortable and fairly modern, but a few of the hallways show their age with scuffed walls and dented stateroom doors, some of which looked as though they had been hit with rocks ... or cannonballs.

Although the ship was full during our sailing, it never felt crowded -- not even at mealtimes. We were also surprised by the number of young adults onboard, as well as the zealous nightlife. However, those who chose to steer clear of more rowdy pursuits had plenty of options, as well; everything from trivia to Bingo was offered, and the Solarium provided a relaxing escape for lounging.

Overall, food onboard was decent, and service was efficient and friendly. Royal Caribbean's stellar youth programs kept children busy, so the hallways and pool areas weren't overrun with kids. And, although chair hogs were out in full force during our sailing, we never wanted for a sun lounger by the pool. We were, however, disappointed by the closure of the sports deck for much of the sailing, due to windy conditions that rendered the jogging track, rock-climbing wall and bungee trampoline unsafe for passengers.

Fellow Passengers

The majority of the passenger base consists of Americans in their 50's, but there's a fair mix of younger adults, as well. (Note: This ship is great for families, but because school was in session, there were only about 150 children, ages 17 and younger, onboard during a recent sailing.)

Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Dress Code

Daytime:Casual clothing is the norm during the day.

Evening: Dinner attire is generally resort or country-club casual, with most men wearing khakis and collared shirts and women wearing sundresses or blouses with dress pants or skirts. There is one formal night on each cruise of five nights or less and two on longer cruises, during which most women wear party dresses or gowns, while men opt for suits or slacks with collared shirts and blazers. Occasionally, men also wear tuxedos.

Not permitted: No shorts or flip-flops are allowed in the dining room, and men's shirts must have sleeves (no tank tops).

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Gratuity

Royal Caribbean passengers are charged $14.50 per person, per day ($17.50 for suite guests). Gratuities can be prepaid or will be added on a daily basis to passengers' SeaPass accounts during the cruise. Passengers can modify or remove gratuities by visiting the guest services desk while onboard. An 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs.

Note: Australians and New Zealanders do not have the stateroom service charge added to their account; fares automatically include this gratuity as long as it was booked in AU/NZ dollars.

Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2019 Best for Dining
2019 Best for Entertainment
2016 Best for Embarkation
2013 Best for Embarkation

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Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas Member Reviews

Enchantment of the Seas
Sail Date: Nov 2018
last minute deal and needed a quick getaway so this 3 night/4 day trip on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas fit the bill. We have both cruised before, RC, Carnival, Norwegian, RSS. I did not...Read More
Enchantment of the Seas
Sail Date: Aug 2019
the water slides, etc...then give this ship a try I don't think you'll be disappointed! Enchantment of the Seas is small in comparison to it's fleet mates but what it lacks in size it more than makes up...Read More
Enchantment of the Seas
Sail Date: Sep 2018
would get bored and it would be too crowded but decided to book a 4 night one to test it. Enchantment of the Seas totally changed my mind about cruising! There were 2,400 passengers but it did not feel crowded...Read More
Enchantment of the Seas
Sail Date: Jun 2019
Ship - As many have pointed out, the Enchantment of the Seas needs some serious maintenance. So much so, that it's not really maintenance anymore. The ship just needs a major dry dock for new paint and...Read More

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