A Relationship Rejuvenator
Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: February 26, 2007
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Review SummaryThe brochures and Royal website almost make it sound like boarding and check in is a LONG and DREADFUL ordeal but to be honest, if you pre-print your boarding passes and have all your needed documentation, it's a snap. AND, right from the folks who issue your Sail Card, to the welcome photographer, to the staff greeting you on the gangway....you automatically forget your stressful job, your personal problems or whatever drama that surrounds your own life and just instantly feel like you've entered paradise.
The ship is clean...and my fiance' and I LOVED the fact that there was manditory hand sanitizer in many common areas. While big and almost intimidating, it's easy to find your way and there's always a staff member near by to help if you still get lost.
This was our first vacation together EVER after nearly three years together and her first time on a cruise. I got her the trip for Christmas and presented it in front of her family by popping in a DVD I custom made for her. (You can view the short video present here: http://www.livevideo.com/video/3D70456FDC184A2DB21076218D88AB92/merry-christmas-dani.aspx
We got the Classic Romance Package which was a little dissapointing because it doesn't come to you as presented on the site or brochures. Pre-adverts suggest all of these romantic trinkets are just waiting for you when you come back to your room when in fact you have to submit your "voucher" each time you want to have a romantic element added from your package. Still nice, but detracts a little from the sexy surprises you imagine when ordering the package.
But all in all, she LOVED all of it and it was a week we both needed after almost 1000 days together spent in the career grinds and stresses of life's strain.
Highly recommend it.
Food and Dining
The casual eateries are great with a good variety and the midnight buffets are awesome.
Room service gives very SMALL portions. French toast for example is two VERY small pieces, less then French Toast sticks at McDonalds. Delicious but even my honey would've needed to order TWO orders to feel like she got a good breakfast.
The cruise director is sincere, very nice and enjoyable on a one on one basis. But aside from being a Red Sox fan (big bonus for us), he lacked an energy and enthusiasm that I've seen in all the previous cruise directors and I think that rubs off on the passengers and their energy or excitement level.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The rooms are much bigger and comfortable and you don't feel like you have to leave it to go get some R&R. In fact, I'd take the same exact cruise again but this time spend MOST of the time in the room now that I've already done the excursions. Make it a TRULY rest and relax weekend.
Ports of Call
Pros: A truly appreciative staff that bends over backwords for our every need....also....minimal KIDS. I'm sure your kids are great....thank you for leaving them home or sending them to Carnival.
Cons: The lobby entertainment was a bit