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Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 25, 2006
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
This cruise was fun. It was our 3rd, and it is hard not to have fun on a cruise. I wish that there were more activties for teens and young adults. Art auctions and bingo just don't do anything for me. The Adventure Ocean program is better suited for younger children, the teens didn't have many activities.
Tender service is terrible. They wait for a full load before leaving. This can mean a wait of 20 minutes. Add that time to the time already spent waiting in line to board the tender and frustration quickly sets in.
Bar service is lacking. Unless you were planted at the bar ordering alcholic drinks, it was sometimes hard to get service. The bar service on deck was almost strictly limited to the selling of the 'drink of the day'.
The shops on board had great prices on some items; liquor, cigarettes and jewelry seemed to have good prices, but clothing, souveneirs and necessities were very overpriced.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The main dining room is excellent for service. The WindJammer (casual buffet style) needs work. The food line is broken into 6 different stations, with no clear flow for people. This leads to small groups moving in different directions with strays moving in and out of the groups. The food quality varies from good to excellent.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
There should be more to do. The pool bar closes at 9pm, so if you want to walk on deck and have a drink, you'll have to travel 3 decks to complete the two. The shows are a mix - some good, some not quite up to par. Depends on your taste, I suppose.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
The program looked better for younger children, 2-12. The teens didn't have much to do other that hang out, listening to music or going to the pool. They do have late night snacks at the Solarium (deck 9) but for drinks, the would have to go to a bar on deck 6. There should be a place for them to get a Coke without going into a bar.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Some are truly there to make your experience memorable, others are there for the job.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship is nice, with a decent layout. Some of the public areas could use some attention. The pool area tables are almost always crowded or covered with leftover cups/plates/cans, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The rooms are expectedly small, but certainly adequate. A plus size person might have a squeeze here and there, especially in the bathroom. The room stewards are generally great.
3 out of 5
7am to 2pm doesn't leave much time to see a lot.
3 out of 5
It is hard to leave the pier with the constant hawking of the vendors.
3 out of 5
Ran into a lot of jellyfish on this cruise. Never had them before, but heard that it is possible. The snorkelling is good, the lunch was fair to poor. And the hawking of drinks..do they ever take a break?

Pros: Main dining service was great.

Cons: Some other services are painfully slow.

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