Nice Overall Experience, but feeling "Nickeled and Dimed"

Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 26, 2015
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7616
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We had a great experience overall with our first-ever Royal Caribbean cruise. We found the staff to be top-notch, we loved our cruise director, "Bing Bong" Mark, we enjoyed our balcony room, and the weather cooperated nicely!

 

However, the extensive amount of money one would have to spend to fully enjoy their cruise experience left us feeling "nickeled and dimed." For example, if we wanted to drink soft drinks throughout our cruise, it was $8/day per person. If we wanted to purchase a drink package including alcoholic beverages, those ranged from $42-$67 daily, per person. And we found the prices of shore excursions to be quite, quite high.

 

I would cruise again with Royal Caribbean, but I would go in knowing that drink packages and shore excursions can be quite expensive, and budget that out.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Bakery and desserts superb, but dinner entrees were a little off the mark.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Two words: Chubby bunny!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Not much we were interested in -- mostly geared toward older adults.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Fabulous staff, all the way around!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nice ship for its age, but looking forward to sailing on a newer ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Awesome cabin in a very convenient location!
3 out of 5
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