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Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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Enchantment of the Seas

9 Night Canada/New England (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 07, 2010

Ship: Enchantment of the Seas

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review Summary

This particular ship was simply charming and perfectly sized for us. We are 50ish and traveled with a parent that is 83. This ship was easy to navigate from stem to stern and top to bottom. The new Chops Grill was lovely, elegant and initimate - not to mention - yummy. The theater was extremely comfortable and no matter where you sat, you felt you had the best seat in the house. My Fair Lady dinning room was so well distributed and balanced you never felt rushed or crowded. We choose to dine in the Windjammer for breakfast each day and it was a great venue to start the day. It's placement on the ship is perfect. Allowing us to watch us cruising, docking, etc and yet offering a fabulous variety of culinary treats. This was truly not your typical buffet but more a marketfair environment with tremendous choices, tastes and opportunities to satisfy all. I have to confess - I also loved the touch of Ben and Jerry's being offered and took advantage many times during our time on board. The casino was well laid out with plenty of elbow room. We also liked the easy flow of the shops and wide open spaces and selections. The lounges offered such variety to allow us to feel like we were in a different venue every night before and after dinner. But I believe our favorite on the ship was it's Centrum which always had something going on. The design and decor in this area was simple yet elegant and once again easy to navigate. All in all a great experience for all.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
In a word - Yummy


5 out of 5
More than we could ever imagine. At one point I said to my husband - perhaps we should split up so that we could enjoy it all. We had two different entertainment groups while on board and both were tremendously talented troups of folks.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Beyond the best. We have been on approximately 20 cruises on multiple ships and this group of folks topped them all. Friendly, accommodating, warm and eager to please in all areas. Just a joy to be with during our time on board.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our stateroom was roomy, comfortable and more than just accommodating. My husband had some work and actually was content to sit at the desk two of the days and work all day......he said, I feel like I'm home with all the light streaming in but better because when I look out I see the Ocean.

Ports Of Call

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
We did a tour of the city and then onto a boat to see the Bay of Fundy. Extremely pretty area and very picturesque. I got some of my best pictures here and in Nova Scotia.
Don't Miss: Bay of Fundy reversing falls

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
As we came through the entry there were vendors offering a multitude of wares. The variety and quality were great as well as the selection. Great stop even if you didn't have an excursion. We did the top things to see in Nova Scotia which was probably one of the best excursions I have ever taken. It truly covered everything and yet the time flew while allowing enough opportunities along the way for pictures and experiencing the total ambience of the area. It was a 7 hour tour which covered the beautiful english gardens, continued to the Citadel, to a downtown stop for an hour's break for lunch, shopping, etc and more pictures:), then to Peggy's Cove (absolutely breathtaking, serene, beautiful), to a Maple Factory stop and finally to a cemetary to visit with the Titanic passengers.
Don't Miss: This tour is a must see but if you cannot afford the 7 hours to cover ALL the sites - otherwise, don't miss Peggy's Cove. It is one of the most picturesque places I have ever been.

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
What fun Boston is to visit and tour. We actually did the City Trolley to get an overview and then hopped on and off to view the Constitution which was amazing - another great photo op. Then onto Quincy Market - simply amazing - a larger version of our Windjammer Cafe onboard.
Don't Miss: Old Ironside and Quincy Market are must sees.

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Unfortunately, we missed our tour on the lighthouse boat but thoroughly enjoyed the small town's charm. We had lunch at a small bistro and then walked the waterfront and shops. Easy to navigate.
Don't Miss: The charming little shops and waterfront.

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
We did a lighthouse exursion which was so picturesque. We had plenty of time to enjoy the sites and still feel relaxed. Also, had time in the port city afterwards for a lobster lunch and to walk around the pretty little city. Easy to navigate.
Don't Miss: Lighthouses of Maine are too picturesque to miss

Pros: Everything...the ship was "enchanting"; the stops so picturesque, the staff was welcoming, friendly and warm, and most of all from start to finish (from CruisesOnly to Royal Carribean to shore side folks) all were such a true joy to work with and be with.

Cons: Wish we could have had more time and this was a 9 day trip.

Recommends Enchantment of the Seas? Yes!

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