4 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Sail Date: August 10, 2006 Ship: Enchantment of the Seas Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 10 years ago
Within the first hour of being on board, we were ready to plan another trip! The ship was just beautiful and much larger than we could have imagined! The pool area offered a wide-variety of seating choices--lounge chairs/tables & chairs in both the shade and the sun, as well as several lovely pools to cool off in.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
We especially enjoyed the service and food in the main dining room. With a new menu each evening and a nice variety of foods offered, the presentation and taste of the food served was gourmet. We enjoyed having the option of eating in the main dining room or at the restaurant with the buffet during the breakfast and lunch hours.
5 out of 5
The cruise director was an excellent communicator of upcoming events and directing guests to the appropriate show based on their seating time at dinner. We enjoyed the shows, laughed a lot and at times were amazed by the talent, humor and skills of the performers. There was only one comedian who over-used curse words in his 'adult' performance, although he had several bits in that performance that were very entertaining in spite of the course language.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
EVERY staff member we encountered had a friendly, service oriented attitude. It was obvious that they were well-trained and truly wanted to make the guests happy. One of the most enjoyable aspects was meeting many young people from all over the world who worked on-board the ship.
5 out of 5
It was obvious that the appearance of the ship was of high priority. Staff members were quick to pick up empty glasses, return chairs to appropriate places and removing finger prints from glass.
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
Although the state room was smaller than an average hotel room, we found that we spent very little time there, as there were so many things to do on board. The room was beautifully maintained and we were delighted to find that our room received attention not once, but twice a day - fresh towels, turn down service, information for the following day, - all were provided for us.
Hemingway's house was a interesting tour with a tour guide who was not only knowledgeable, but very personable as well. We rented a scooter and rode around the entire key which allowed us to enjoy a nice long stretch of beach for part of the day. For the time we had in Key West, we felt that we used the time well.
Don't Miss: Hemingway's House
Although this port has not recovered completely from the hurricane damage in 2005, the areas that were refurbished or rebuilt were absolutely gorgeous! Much of the plant life needs time to be restored, but the beaches were clean in spite of the damage and the water was the most amazing color. We enjoyed the Hideaway Beach excursion. The guide was delightful as we rode 2-person motor boats on the emerald green Caribbean water to a quiet beach where umbrellas, beach blankets and lunch were provided.
Don't Miss: Getting out on the water! Meeting the people who live and work there.
Pros: The staff on board the ship were incredible. Attentive, friendly, service-oriented!
Cons: The comic who presented the "adult" show didn't need to use as many curse words to be funny.
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