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skugler8
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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loved it

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Enchantment of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 08, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our time on the boat and the Excursions that royal offered. We can not wait for our next cruise in January. We will be on the same ship because its great for a family because we will be taking the kids.

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holly23
Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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First Royal Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Enchantment of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 01, 2014

My sister and I cruised on the Enchantment of the Seas from August 1, 2014- August 4th, 2014. Overall, we had a very enjoyable time, and would not be opposed to cruising this line in the future, however, there were a few things about the trip that stood out as negative experiences for us.

 

I'll start off by saying that we are unashamedly spoiled by Disney Cruise Lines, so that was the standard by which our trip was judged against. With RCL, we found the main dining room entrees to be excellent, and we actually preferred them to the entrees aboard the Disney ships we had been on. However, the food in the Windjammer Cafe was not at all anything special, neither were the other food stations outside of the main dining room. Disney definitely has better buffet style food, appetizers, and desserts. 

 

The room was satisfactory; kept clean and tidy. Again, comparing to Disney, you couldn't leave your room for 15 minutes without having come back and it finding it re-cleaned. on the Disney line we saw our room attendant constantly, and bonded quite well with them. On RCL, we saw our room attendant twice, and whereas he did a fine job, it was not quite up to the standard we expected.

 

The last point I'd like to mention was our most troubling. We never had this issue in the cabin, however, at least 80% of the time, when you used the bathroom on any deck outside of your cabin, the toilets would not flush. To me that is a huge health hazard and not quite something I'm ready to tolerate, especially on a cruise ship where disease and sickness can spread so rapidly. The staff member we alerted to the problem was very apologetic and obviously understood how big of an issue it was, but it continually happened throughout the cruise.

 

Also, (this is to no fault of the cruise line whatsoever) the weather was cloudy and rainy off and on the entire trip, and 40mph winds kept us from being able to dock at CocoCay, which gave us an unexpected day at sea. To their credit, the staff did everything they could to add more activities and games to participate in on board, however, nothing was particularly interesting, and there wasn't a great variety to the activities. And again, we're comparing this to a day at sea on a Disney ship with so many possibilities and varieties of activities that we wanted to do, we actually had to force ourselves to spend time just relaxing by the pool instead of doing all of the activities!

 

Overall, we did have a fantastic time. We really felt like this cruise line focused on the "relaxing with a pina colada" in your hand more than Disney, and at the end of summer it was just what we needed :)

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swampya
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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LOVE COCO CAY

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Enchantment of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 28, 2014

Boarding was the easiest ever and we have been on over 20 cruises. Cabin was clean and tidy. Food was very good except one night and my tummy was upset the next day but nothing serious. Coco Cay was spectacular for swimming and all kinds of fun. However, the lunch line was quite long as there were 2 ships on Coco Cay that day. We chose to just have salad and fruit to avoid the long line. Actually, it felt good to eat light anyway. All in all, it was fun, relaxing and excellent service om board the ship.

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ransrider
Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Enchantment of the Seas October 27-31, 2014

Ship: Enchantment of the Seas | Sail Date: Oct 27, 2014

We were a group of 6 booked on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas. We drove in a large van through the night from Minnesota to Florida, a 23-hour trip. Prior to cruising, we spent 2 beautiful days at the Double Tree Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. We had direct access to the beach and enjoyed relaxing before cruising. The extra days also allowed us to visit Port Canaveral to explore before sailing out. Fishlips was a great place to enjoy a bite to eat.

 

We arrived at Port Canaveral, Terminal 10, early Monday morning on October 27. We prearranged parking at the port for $75 so we could park right next to the boarding area. By 10:30 a.m. we were inside the terminal waiting to proceed to the check-in area. By 11:00 a.m. we began boarding the ship. All was very organized. Once on board, we checked out the Windjammer for lunch but it was very crowded so we then went to the Park Cafe on deck 9 to grab a quick bite to eat. We wanted time to explore the ship top to bottom before the crowds arrived.

 

At 1:00 p.m. the announcement was made that all cabins were ready. Our cabin, 2550 was on deck 2, a midship ocean view cabin. We had plenty of space for unpacking; the room was very pleasant. The bathroom was very clean and neat. The shower was very small and had the clingy shower curtain but we made do. We were amazed how well we slept; we heard no outside noise once in our cabin. Romeo, our room steward, was fabulous; like an invisible ghost, he would appear when needed and even remembered to relay messages between our group members as needed. We were also surprised to find our luggage already at our door when we arrived at our cabin. Amazing!

By week's end, we had found our favorite hangout spots on the ship. Deck 10 forward was great for relaxing in the sun and also had shaded areas when needed. Its position above Windjammer and near the bar was also great for our group. Our favorite indoor lounge was the Schooner Bar where great piano tunes were played throughout the day. Our My Time Dinning reservations were for 6:15 p.m. each day which worked well for the shows we wanted to attend. All food in the Main Dining Room was wonderful. We were well taken care of by the team of waiters that were assigned our table.

We attended most of the shows on the ship and most were very good. We didn't care much for the magician but really enjoyed the comedian, Rodney Johnson. The Quest Gameshow on this ship did not work as well as on the Explorer. The game took place in the Spotlight Lounge. Not only was it hard to watch in this venue, it seemed quite dangerous.

 

Our first port was CocoCay and we loved this day on the beach. This is Royal's private island and we didn't know what to expect but each member of our group really enjoyed their time here. The tender boats ran constant throughout the day so you could come and go as you wished. The BBQ lunch provided was very good and the bars on the island accepted our drink package passes. This island does not provide the best snorkeling experience but does provide other activities.

Our next port was Nassau, Bahamas. We had day passes reserved for the British Colonial Hilton and enjoyed our beach stay here. We also toured the Fish Fry area and found Guava Duff to be very good. The Straw Market was enjoyable but beware of the many workers wanting you to see their works. They were never pushy, however, and we found as you talked to them, they were very friendly.

The only spot on the ship we felt the crowd was at the Windjammer. The weather was beautiful so the outdoor venues were fully utilized allowing fewer crowds inside. We did have a great cruise on the Enchantment but Explorer still remains my favorite Royal ship at this time. We'll see if that changes when we board the Anthem in the fall of 2016.

 

 

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sholeman
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Enchantment of the Seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Enchantment of the Seas | Sail Date: Aug 04, 2014

The experience was absolutely wonderful----our dinner staff, Mark, Max, and Luis, were perfect.  Activities on ship for teens, children and adults were great---would sail again with Royal Carribean

The ship was almost totally booked, but you never felt crowded or felt you were not given the proper amount of attention.  Love the evening with the flags

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ransrider
Second Mate

Did not spend much time in the Solarium as I did on the Explorer. The hot tubs seemed to need service. The water temperature was not as warm as I like for a hot tub and had trouble getting the jets to turn on. Did enjoy the hot tub one evening in the main pool area around the big screen TV.

TyBets
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Beautiful dining room and very easy to navigate throughout the ship. We loved the interactive screens that helped us find everything around the ship and kept you informed of the events throughout the day.

pyt75
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The space near the spa was always relaxing and quiet which we enjoyed.

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