Relax and avoid the newbies

Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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3 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 03, 2007
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Looking for a quick, relaxing vacation away from teenagers and work, we took a 3 day cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas through Ft. Lauderdale, Nassau and Coco Cay. There were many things to recommend about the ship, cruise line and itinerary and many things not to recommend. Overall, our goal was to relax and we did... but it took some forethought and work.

We've cruised many times before and appreciated people helping us learn the ropes when we were newbies. I don't mind helping others out but it seems the three day - Bahamas cruise is a target for an inordinately large amount of people that you ordinarily wouldn't want to associate with. The new child curfew on RCCL is a godsend as all children under 18 have a firm midnight curfew. No more running up and down the halls at 2am. No more toddlers in the lounges at midnight. You know what I mean.

Nassau is the same as ever and once you've seen Bay Street, you never have to see it again. Be brave and see the rest of the island... the good and the bad. I used the time my wife was in the spa to visit a client on the island. Native cooking and real people are what makes the Bahamas special.

Coco Cay is totally revamped and a pleasure to visit now. Years ago this was not so. The flies are gone and there are now plenty of chairs and hammocks. The island is now clean and worth spending the day on. We found a secluded spit of land with only four chairs and shade. Plugged our mp3 player into a speaker and read, listened to music and relaxed!!!

Overall, a pleasant relaxing trip but you have to make it so. Avoid the noise, the hassle and enjoy. If they cleanup the ship (hallway and such), it would be much nicer. A small ship, a small itinerary but worth the time/money as long as you know what you are signing up for.
3 out of 5
Bay street is a one-time visit. Otherwise, take a chance and go out and see the island. Plenty of local restaurants to enjoy. Sights to see. Go out and see the real Bahamians.
5 out of 5
Cleaned up, renovated, refrigerated/heated food stations... all new! Children activities, plenty of chairs/hammocks, volleyball courts and ISOLATED AREAS. Don't be afraid to take a walk around the island to find your spot...
Don't Miss: Kids: water slide Adults: the other side of the island for privacy and quiet.
5 out of 5
Cleaned up, renovated, refrigerated/heated food stations... all new! Children activities, plenty of chairs/hammocks, volleyball courts and ISOLATED AREAS. Don't be afraid to take a walk around the island to find your spot...
Don't Miss: Kids: water slide Adults: the other side of the island for privacy and quiet.
3 out of 5
Bay street is a one-time visit. Otherwise, take a chance and go out and see the island. Plenty of local restaurants to enjoy. Sights to see. Go out and see the real Bahamians.

Pros: Stateroom was very comfortable, restaurant was excellent

Cons: The musty stench in the hallways, dining room/cafeteria noise - food quality

Recommends Enchantment of the Seas? No.

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