Our First Cruise

Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Enchantment of the Seas

Sail Date: November 01, 2009

Ship: Enchantment of the Seas

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Review Summary

We had a great time on our first cruise. The staff was friendly, the food was great, the activities were entertaining, and the destinations were marvelous. It was everything that it was advertised to be and we will certainly be going on another one. The only thing that was mildly frustrating were the elevators; they were incredibly slow (we actually watched two of them go right past the floor we were on twice without stopping) so we took the stairs a lot. In hindsight, it wasn't a terrible problem as I'm sure it helped us to work off all of the wonderful food we were eating. Overall, a delightful time and exactly what we were looking for when we booked it.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was wonderful! There were so many fun options of what to eat at both the main dining room and at the buffet. Our waiter and assistant waiter in the dining room were very helpful and friendly, even greeting us by name every time we saw them. Service was very quick and the portions were perfect in size to allow us to eat the appetizers, entrees, and desserts without getting overly full.


5 out of 5
There was lots of variety in entertainment and activities. We loved the bingo and the trivia games. There was even a "70's Street Party" on the last night of the cruise where some of the staff dressed up and danced in the main lobby; some were even dressed as the Village People. It was a blast!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We did not bring any children with us, but I did happily notice that the children who were on the cruise were kept happily entertained. We never encountered any "rambunctious" children being left to their own devices. We saw several play areas and an arcade for the younger cruise goers.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was very friendly and always helpful. Everyone was always smiling and always greeted us with a "hello" when we would pass them.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was huge, but there were maps on every level which helped us not to get lost. Maps were also available from the Guest Services Desk. Everything was spotless and tidy, and we loved the artwork that was on the walls and in the stairwells. there was also a channel on the T.V. that was constantly running information about the cruise, the rules for the cruise, broadcasting the shows that were going on, and information about their other ships and some of their other destinations which was very helpful.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom was nice: very clean and well organized. The shower was very small, and there was a small issue with the shower head (it shot water out the side which caused some puddling on the floor, but nothing that the bath mat didn't take care of) but it was also keep very clean. We loved the towels/mats that were folded into animals; they were so cute and original! One night we had a bat and another we had a monkey!

Pros: All of the food and activities.

Cons: The elevators were very slow.

Recommends Enchantment of the Seas? Yes!

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