Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not Muy Bien for my Family

Sail Date: December 21, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

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.

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!

Ship Quality
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.

Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a lovely suite- size good, but not updated in decor. No flowers or fruit, but that funny cute towel animal at night.
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
Everyone was very nice and helpful.
What a great surprise. Took taxi to local Marriot and spent perfect day
Oranjestad, Aruba
FUn port- went to marriot to see friends
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Walked to hotel- very basic and not great beach. Not great island

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