Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Sail Date: October 23, 2015
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7618
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
We decided to celebrate our 40th anniversary with a cruise, not really sure how accessible it would be for a wheelchair. The ship was very accessible; the only issue was the carpet was very plush and hard for him to push (not in the room, though). Speaking of the accessible room, it was very spacious, as was the bathroom. The bed was a little high for transferring easily, so our steward took off the two top pads which helped some. There was a ramp to use to help get on the balcony.
Service was great, although some bartenders and even some guest service staff seemed, at times a bit indifferent to you.
The food was okay, nothing special. Had one really awful dinner with seriously dry fish. Desserts were really good! The Windjammer had a good variety and most of it was just fine.
As far as the shore excursions went, we got off the ship at Nassau and just walked around the straw market area. Next time, I would see if there was accessible transportation and arrange that ahead of time if we decided to check things out. I was disappointed to hear from Guest Services that the private island was "just sand" and wasn't accessible unless you want to transfer to a beach wheelchair. I asked if there would be someone to help transfer and they just kind of shrugged. I would think they could have some areas accessible without having to use the beach chairs. On the plus side, the ship was nearly deserted on private island day and we pretty much had the pool area to ourselves.
Overall, our "let's check this out and see if it works for us" cruise was a really good time. We are planning on doing it again!
Almost forgot to mention that if you have a modified vehicle (hand controls, ramp) your parking is free at the terminal. Savings of $60.00. It's nice to get a break sometimes.