Mathenbe
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Joined: 04/08/2013
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Enchantment of the Seas

February 2015 - Enchantment of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Older ship but great service

This ship is older and does have some issues due to age. Our shower stall was definitely in need of replacement and the public restrooms often smelled. This, however, would not stop me from returning to this ship. If you have gotten used to the beauty of ships such of the Freedom class and up you may want to consider other options.

The customer service was excellent. The staff was friendly and efficient. I appreciated that the cabin steward was respectful of our privacy while still keeping our room clean and stocked.

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Enchantment of the Seas

October 2014 - Enchantment of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Great trip!

While the ship is an older one and the smallest one I have sailed on recently, I found that the customer service was excellent. The cruise director was the best out of all my cruises. He and his staff packed so much to do in this short cruise that there was always something fun going on. The food in the main dining room was good. I enjoyed every meal that I had there. The windjammer was not that good but ,it is after all, a buffet. Some of the best food can be found in the solarium at the Park Cafe.

 

I stayed in cabin 8089- midshipman interior. While small and showing some age it was adequate for our needs. If you like to sleep in you may want a different location as we could hear the deck chairs being moved around at six am each morning. 

I highly recommend the day pass from the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau. For 62.00 we had use of the beach,pool,chairs,towels,snorkel equipment and food. (You get a 40.00 food voucher.)

 

We went scuba diving in Coco cay. It's an easy dive and since it is early morning you still have all day to relax on the island.

Overall this was a great vacation at a great price. 

 

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Liberty of the Seas

March 2013 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Perfect family trip

Despite cutbacks of customs agents embarkation was fast and easy. We arrived at the pier at 10:30 and had our sign and sail cards at 10:45. At 11:30 we were able to board. Upon boarding we had lunch at the Windjammer and then headed to the adults only pool. This was my favorite area. Tip: on sea days get there by ten if you want a deckchair in the sun. We had cabin 1234 (balcony on deck ten forward). This was my best cabin out of 13 cruises. If you like quiet and convenient access to the adult pool this is the perfect location. Excursions: In Belize we went to Bannister Island. Because this is a tender location it is faster to book your excursion through the cruise line. The island was beautiful and we enjoyed the kayaks. In Cozumel we went on our own to a small beach club (Playa Uvas). For 46.00 you get lunch, snorkel gear, all you can drink and beach chairs. The taxi was 11.00 for four people. The dinner menu was heavy on seafood which I enjoyed. The free pizza at Sorrento's and sandwiches at Cafe Promenade were excellent. Shows: The shows were all great. Be sure to reserve your show times and arrive 20 minutes early for good seats. Debarkation was fast also. As long as you have your documents filled in before you get to customs you will get through in a timely manner. Overall this ship is a great choice for families. Our 17 year old daughters had a blast as did we!

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Mathenbe's Tips

Nassau, Bahamas - Great for us as we did a shark dive! Awesome experience.
Enchantment of the Seas Enchantment of the Seas - If you plan on going to the solarium go early. By 10 am all chairs will be filled. Tip: if you see that someone has left their belongings on chair for over 30 minutes just to try and reserve it please tell the staff. They will take care of this for you.
Nassau, Bahamas - We went to the British Colonial Hilton to avoid crowded excursions. A great day!
Enchantment of the Seas Enchantment of the Seas - When you board head for the Park Cafe in the solarium for lunch. No crowds and better food. The freestyle come machines were worth the price of the soda package.
Liberty of the Seas Liberty of the Seas - Room service breakfast on days in port is the way to go. The buffet is packed with everyone wanting to get off the ship early.

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shared a quick tip for Enchantment of the Seas"If you plan on going to the solarium go early. By 10 am all chairs will be filled. Tip: if you see that someone has left their belongings on chair for over 30 minutes just to try and reserve it please tell the staff. They will take care of this for you. "

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