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Enchantment of the Seas Cabins

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Dori Saltzman
Cruise Critic Contributor

Staterooms on Enchantment of the Seas are comfortable but missing modern touches, such as USB ports, bedside outlets and glass shower doors. While we don't think the furnishings and carpet date back to the ship's launch in 1997, they certainly look like they do.

Despite coming in under the industry average in terms of size, cabins are comfortable and spacious enough for two people. Junior suites and higher-category rooms feel large enough for a family of four, but, honestly, we can't imagine cramming more than two people into an inside or ocean-view cabin. (Lots of people do though, and we often saw the ceiling pull-down beds fully set up as we passed open doors.)

Plenty of rooms do offer extra beds for up to four people, and some suites can even take up to eight. There are lots of connecting rooms, as well, for those who want to share some space but don't want to be confined to one room. You'll find 20 accessible cabins in a variety of categories.

All cabins come with at least two closets and three large drawers, as well as smaller desk drawers and cabinet space. A couple of smaller, camouflaged shelves are tucked behind the sides of the desk mirrors. Rooms have at least two chairs: one desk style, one armchair. The desk has some open space, but half of it is usually taken up by a tray with your ice bucket (if you request one) and glasses.

The only electric outlets in the room are located by the desk as well. You'll find one U.S. and one U.K. outlet. We used an adaptor in the U.K. outlet so we could charge more than one item at a time.

Beds are almost all twins that can be pushed together to form a "Royal King"; a handful of rooms have queen beds instead. In many of the rooms, the bed is backed by a mirror, ostensibly to make the small room feel bigger. But, like the furnishings and carpet, the brass-framed mirrors just give the room an out-of-date feel. Overhead lights are perfectly positioned for hitting your head in the middle of the night.

Most rooms have one flat-screen TV with several channels, including news, sports, movies and several ship channels with all kinds of information about offerings of Enchantment and Royal Caribbean, in general.

Inside rooms and ocean-view cabins without a balcony do not have mini-fridges, but all other cabin categories have them. Similarly, all balcony cabins and higher have double sofa beds, while only some inside and ocean-view rooms have them.

Bathrooms, at least in the standard rooms, are small. Forget about trying to fit two people in at the same time, and the showers, which are seriously undersized, have flimsy shower curtains that don't reach all the way to the bottom. Unless you're paying attention, you're going to end up with water on your bathroom floor.

We suggest asking your room steward for an extra towel and have it already on the floor when you step into the shower. In the shower stall, you'll find a pump with a body wash/shampoo/conditioner combo; if you care at all about your hair, we suggest bringing your own bath products. There's a bar of soap for the sink.

Interior: Interior cabins are the most common type of cabin onboard Enchantment, with 463 of them divided into three categories. The standards are tiny at 136 square feet. Spacious interiors, which can hold up to six people, are 234 square feet and have a double sofa bed and two bunk beds, in addition to the two twins. Accessible interior rooms are 252 square feet and, depending on their configuration, can fit up to three, four or five people.

Oceanview: There are four varieties of ocean-view rooms; standards are even smaller than inside rooms at 126 square feet, and depending on their configuration (some actually have a double sofa bed in that tiny space!) can hold two, three or four people.

Spacious Ocean Views are 200 square feet, have a double sofa bed and hold up to four people. At 608-square-feet, the Ultra Spacious Ocean View rooms are one of the best values on the ship; they have a double sofa bed and can hold up to eight people.

Accessible ocean-view cabins are 262 square feet and can hold up to five people.

Balcony: There are just 248 cabins with balconies on Enchantment of the Seas and some of those are suites. There are two types of standard balconies. The nonaccessible balcony room is 191 square feet and has a 39-square-foot balcony. These rooms can hold four or five people. Accessible balcony staterooms can hold up to four people and are 350 square feet, but the balcony is still only 39 square feet.

Mini-suite: Another good value are the junior suites, which are 247 square feet, have a 74-square-foot balcony and can hold up to four people. There is also an accessible version of this room; that's 347 square feet, also with a 74-square-foot balcony. Cruisers staying in junior suites get priority check-in and boarding and an in-room Mr. Coffee/Tea service.

Suite: There ae four kinds of suite onboard Enchantment of the Seas, and cruisers staying in any of them get a variety of exclusive perks, including priority check-in, boarding and departure; a pillow menu and Gilchrist & Soames bathroom amenities; concierge services; complimentary pressing on the first formal night of the sailing; priority dining reservations, spa bookings and shore excursion ticketing; a suite party on sailings of five nights or longer; a tour of the bridge, galley and backstage; a welcome fruit basket and Evian water; complimentary 24-hour room service and the ability to order room service offthe main dining room menu at dinner; private breakfast in Chops Grille; and reserved seating in the theater.

Those staying in the Royal Suite also get a welcome bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne.

One-Bedroom Grand Suite: The smallest suite onboard is this one-bedroom Grand Suite, which measures 349 square feet and has an 111-square-foot balcony. The suite has a bedroom and living area, separated by a curtain, and can fit up to four people. It's got a massive amount of closet space and a lovely bathroom with shower/tub combo. The oversized balcony has a glass-topped wicker drinks table with two chairs and two thickly padded loungers. There are 12 one-bedroom Grand Suites.

Owner's Suite: The owner's suite is a bit larger at 517 square feet, also with an 111-square-foot balcony. It, too, has a bedroom and a living area that are separated by a curtain and can fit up to four people. The bathroom is sizable and has a glassed-in shower, separate tub and a bidet (along with a traditional toilet). The balcony is identical to the one found in the one-bedroom grand suite. There are five Owner's Suites on Enchantment.

Two-Bedroom Grand Suite: The only two-bedroom options on Enchantment of the Seas, these four suites are 532 square feet, each with a 79-square-foot balcony. The suite features two bedrooms, each with two twin beds that convert to a royal king, plus there's a living room with a double sofa bed and two pull-down beds, increasing the suite's capacity to up to eight people. There are two bathrooms, one with just a shower and one with shower/tub combo.

Royal Suite: The single Royal Suite onboard Enchantment of the Seas is the largest suite onboard, coming in at just more than 1,000 square feet, plus a 172-square-foot balcony. It's also the most luxe with a baby grand piano and lots of marble. Holding up to four passengers, the suite offers lots of room to spread out, with separate bedroom and living rooms and lots of extra seating, closets and drawers.

In the bedroom, you'll find a full king-sized bed, while the living room has a double sofa bed and a glass dining table with room for four. The master bathroom has double sinks, a separate -- and oversized – glassed-in shower and a marble bathtub. There's even a bidet, along with a regular toilet. On the large balcony, you'll find two thickly padded loungers and two wicker chairs with a glass-topped drinks table.

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