Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

A New Year's Cruise to Remember

Sail Date: December 29, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We have cruised a number of times over the past 20 years, including other RC ships. For my wife and I, this was the best overall experience of those cruises where just the two of us were sailing.

The ship itself, the staff, food, entertainment and other activities...even the other passengers...were all highlights. RC's focus on families was clearly demonstrated, as many, many groups of families were on this ship and sharing a terrific experience. We plan to do the same with our family as soon as we can.

Pros: The experiences we enjoyed while on the ship

Cons: Getting off the ship at Ocho Rios

Recommends Enchantment of the Seas? Yes!

Keeping in mind this was a 5 night cruise, with two of four days at sea, for us, this category deserves an outstanding. We had the best time ever simply by taking advantage of what was offered on the ship. We enjoyed the show each night after dinner, participated in Bingo once, enjoyed a couple of "name that tune" contests (we did very well), danced at the Viking, etc. We were surprised by and enjoyed Quest for the first time, which most adults I suspect would also enjoy.
Food and Dining
The dining room experience was excellent, and like other RC cruises, not outstanding. The food is good, and we found the main seating to work better for us than the late seating. The wait staff was excellent as were the neighboring large family close by to our table.

We ate one night at Chops, which was outstanding in every aspect.
Cabin / Stateroom
We has a mini-suite, which gave us a little extra room. The Enchantment offers more storage space than any other ship with a similar room size that we have sailed.
Ship Quality
Until the new mega-ships, which we have not sailed, demonstrate otherwise...the Enchantment is an ideal ship in size and ammenities.
Service and Staff
Outstanding...and a key reason we typically select RC for our cruises. We thought the "hanging monkey" created by our room attendant was "best ever" for a bath towel display.
George Town, Grand Cayman
George Town is a great place to visit. Since we have visited several previous times on cruises, we elected to only shop and have lunch. On previous trips we have taken the Atlantis undersea, visited the turtles, etc., all of which were excellent. We had lunch at Jimmy Buffet's, where the Margaritas are outstanding.
Don't Miss: Shopping for watches and jewelery can't be beat
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Because the original second destination was impacted heavily by a hurricane, our itinerary was changed to Ocho Rios. Although visiting the water fall and perhaps some of the other excursions are OK, just getting off the ship and shopping is not. Ocho Rios in my opinion is the worst for this, for not unlike other islands, the people are poor. But unlike most other islands, they beg and pester visitors. As a result, most cruise lines try to avoid it. What a shame...what a pretty place...and years ago a great place to visit.

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