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Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 08, 2015
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3654
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much -- but, if I'm honest, I was blown away.

Pros: Friendly staff, great drink packages (one includes Starbucks), great food/variety, nice amenities aboard the ship, pretty good shows/acts, if you gave them a organized events (look, I rolled my eyes at the idea of karaoke, but we had some time to kill... and it was HILARIOUS to watch).

Cons: Our room was showing a little wear-and-tear, uncomfortable bed (but I am super-picky), hard to find plain ol' water (they moved to freestyle machines, but there was no plain water option). 

This was not a non-stop party ship. Guests ran the gambit -- I saw families with children, bachelorette parties and seniors. All were having fun (at least on this cruise, no screaming kids at the pool).

The day I dreaded most -- CoCo Cay -- I actually enjoyed the most. For a relaxing experience, I highly recommend getting a cabana-ette, It's like you're on a private beach.

Overall I we had a great time. I would highly recommend this cruise to someone who wants a quick, tropical getaway.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
If you do seated dinner, go with what your waiter recommends. That was always delicious...we got mixed results when we went with our own picks.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Go with an open mind. I would seek out karaoke or bingo, but we had some time to kill and did each... and I had a blast with both.


5 out of 5
Good mix -- things I wouldn't normally buy tickets for (juggling), but I thoroughly enjoyed everything I saw.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Dinner staff Arnold and Sunil were spot on -- both in service and recommendations.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Public spaces looked great.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Was showing a little wear-and-tear. Bed was firm, bathroom was small (to be expected tho). Showering was interesting (also to be expected... I recommend turning the water on to get wet, stopping the water, lathering up, then turning the water back on).

Ship Tip

CoCo Cay: If you want to relax, rent a cabana-ette. Good for 2 people, comes with 2 beach loungers, 2 floating beach mats, 2 bottles of Evian & fruit. There is a bar. You have to take a ride to it, so it's like a private beach. There is decent snorkeling in the waters (saw a lot of fish).

5 out of 5
Quick and organized.
5 out of 5
Did one of the reef snorkeling excursions. Was a lot of fun.
5 out of 5
Cabana-ette -- a must!
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