Wonderful Experience Excellent Staff Great Food..... We had a Blast and would definitely be coming back. Some nice staff members we met on the cruise who I remember by name Stuart , Adale , and Evelyn. I hope to meet you again one day We will never forget our time shared with you all. Thanks!
I had the maximum amount of fun celebrating my bachelorette party on the cruise. The ships activities were great, the food service excellent. They had a lot of gluten free options for my friend and I. The head chef even gave a tour of the buffet once we boarded the ship. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I was so sad to come home to boring dinners and not wake up with sun rises on the ocean.
The formal dinner was beautiful, but they named a steak using the word "Manhattan" very low quality thin steak about 3 ounces and it was a bit cold when we go to our table. We then had dinner the second night hoping dinner would be better and it was just as bad. When the 3rd night came my wife decided to skip dinner. Ive been to 2 cruises before this one, but this was the worst one by far.
This is just a mediocre cruise. It was too short for me. The food was fair. The ship was in great shape and very clean. The service was great. The nightly entertainment was not good. I would definitely take the cruise excursions as you try to do them on your own and they end up costing the same (the locals, have it all figured out and they are trying to make money). I did not like how they were continually trying to sell you to go the private restaurant. Getting off at the port was not as easy as it should have been. (Towels on one deck, get off on another). And, they never told us to take our ID when we got off the boat in the Bahamas and then that was a different customs line.
The cruise was fine. The food wasn't as good as you might think. The trip to CoCo Kay was below average. While on CoCo Kay the BBQ was hambergers and hot dogs with cookies and brownies - this was terrible. The worst food I have had in some time. The cost of the drinks was very expensive. The excursion prices changed between the published price and the price charged. It wasn't the deal I remember cruises to be.
This cruise has the exactly length time, not short to want more, not long to be bored. Note: before my comments, please you must acknowledge that this is a 4 night cruise. Short cruise. Not far routes. So, lower your Allure-Oasis-Harmony cruise type expectations. Not everything is Broadway !!!y. Having that said, here I go....Despite many years on the see, The Enchantment ship does not look aged. Inside you still see and feel the RC class touch, cleanness, great service all time, in any corner.
Took this cruise as last vacation drop before school year starts. In addition to commemorate my daughter's 13th b-day. Suggestion 1: if you want a dinner table only to your family make sure to not only request during cruise booking but also calling customer service in advance (1 or 2 months before) to make sure RC has reserved it for your family.
SHOWS: dancers and singers acting 2 nights. Different shows tough. Nothing in special with highs and lows along with it. Magician Levent is incredibly excellent. Totally worth to watch him.
FOOD: excellent good taste sort of plates as always for RC style.
BAHAMAS: did not book any in advance. Took with us our own snorkeling masks/tube, bottles of water and got walking to Cabbage Beach (3mi / 5km distance). In Bahamas as much as we decided to walk, we did not miss the cab or the ferry towards to Paradise Island. Walking over the bridge gives you an excellent picture point of the port and lined up ships. Deeply I would like to go to Atlantis and enjoy the water park. But to be honest, its cost/benefit is not worth at all. Go to Disney's water parks for less $ and more to enjoy. At the Cabbage Beach jet-skis cost $75 for 1/2 hour. Cry and you get by $60. Wait for all the early birds and get the same 30min for $50. You drive. You take your kid. Your kid drives. Fun fun fun. On the way back to the port we walked back to the bridge and took the ferry, $4/person.
Tip: in Nassau you find everywhere the Tortuga Rum Cake. Well, not the best. The best one at the best price is sold at BACARDI shop house (3 blocks left from the port, red corner house at main street to the bridges Paradise islands). Bacardi Rum Cake $ 17. Awesome.
COCO KAY: also, no pre-booked excursions. Bought tough the water-splash pass (1 hour) for my kids meanwhile relaxing under the shadows. Take towels from the ship with you.
KEY WEST: no booked excursions. Did the main tourist tours by walking. to South point, Hemingway house. Do not miss the incredible Key Lime choco stick at Key Lime Pie Company (511 Greene St).
And that was it.......A cruise not short to want more, not long to be bored.
One of my favourite parts of the cruise were the onboard shows, the dancers and singers especially! Also enjoyed kareoke and the scavenger hunt on the last evening. The bar staff were phenominal, serving us to the 9's, going above and beyond my expectations. Couldn't do all the activities I wanted to as many activities running at the same time as another so couldn't get to everything I wanted but what I did get to I enjoyed. Would like to see MORE from the theme evenings; 70's night was really fun but could have been carried over into the disco but 80's night was over much to soon in the disco; again I was busy doing another activity so missed it. :-( Overall, the cruise was wonderful, great to see our old haunts (ports) again that we (as old cruise ship staff members) hung out in 20 years ago! and of course wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones due to the reunion!!!
This cruise line is one of the best in the world. This was my second cruise on this cruise line and they both was great. Everything was pleasing food, accommodations, and the activities. We are ready to go on another cruise as soon as possible.
The Solarium is the place to be! Not even sure I want to share this tip! There are no children allowed, which made it a wonderful place to relax by the indoor pool and spas while the weather outside was awful! In the Windjammer, FIND YOUR TABLE FIRST! It gets crowded, get your table before food!
CoCo Cay: If you want to relax, rent a cabana-ette. Good for 2 people, comes with 2 beach loungers, 2 floating beach mats, 2 bottles of Evian & fruit. There is a bar. You have to take a ride to it, so it's like a private beach. There is decent snorkeling in the waters (saw a lot of fish).
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