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Enchantment of the Seas

August 2016 - Enchantment of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Not short to want more, not long to be bored

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.

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Key West, Florida - Get a cold Key Lime pie in a stick from Key Lime Company (from The Profit show)
Enchantment of the Seas Enchantment of the Seas - Do not be fooled by the age of the ship. It is enough for 3 or 4 nights cruise. The 2nd night is formal. Not that much fancy. However always nice to be in your long or 3/4rs long dress if women and if men a jacket and tucked shirt w/ nice pants (not jeans please and no snickers). EOA is no mistake.

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