Not Muy Bien for my Family

Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Southern Caribbean Holiday (Colon Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 21, 2008
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
We booked a cruise that left from and returned to Colon Panama because we thought the ports were more interesting than the usual crowded places. No one told us that 95% of the passengers were from Panama and Columbia and only spoke Spanish. So there were few friends for my kids, all the announcements and evening SHOWS were in Spanish as well. Bingo too- hard to play. We had few other families we could socialize with- a disappointment for my kids.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The dining room food was OK. Service was great, but the food varied- some very good, some inedible. Buffets tried, but were not laid out as nicely as other ships we have been on.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
We were hysterical when we saw Charo on the boat- but turned out to be such a good show- so fun and the singers and dancers put on an amazing show- costumes, sets etc. The last show as a funny comedian then the most bizarre and awful guy came on that did shadow puppet on a screen. We were cringing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was very nice and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This is a small ship and is clean, but no luxurious or updated. Also being small- it didn't have the 'main street' or may spectacular public places.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had a lovely suite- size good, but not updated in decor. No flowers or fruit, but that funny cute towel animal at night.
3 out of 5
Walked to hotel- very basic and not great beach. Not great island
5 out of 5
What a great surprise. Took taxi to local Marriot and spent perfect day
5 out of 5
FUn port- went to marriot to see friends

Pros: The ship was clean and the staff friendly- our room ( a suite) was a good size and had a balcony.

Cons: 95% of the passengers only spoke Spanish.

Recommends Enchantment of the Seas? Yes!

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