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Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.6 out of 5
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Enchantment of the Seas

3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)

Sail Date: July 13, 2018

Ship: Enchantment of the Seas

Cabin Number: 7564

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review Summary

This boat is old and you can see the years on it. The carpet is dirty, the chairs were stained and there was rust everywhere. All in all, we had a great time. The staff did well fixing the many issues we had (room keys wouldn't work and had to be fixed 3x, flooded room, flooded 2nd room, wrong dining time, etc). The kids club seemed very basic but my boys- 6 and 8- LOVED it and the staff was great with the kids. Nassau is Nassau. We did the Blue Lagoon Stingray tour. It was meh, at best. You get about 30 seconds to pet a stingray in the water, then sit back down on the dock to wait for the others. There were 2 groups, and luckily, we were first. We stayed and watched the 2nd group while my son snorkeled with the rays (very cool for him), and we saw the stingrays were not interested by the the time the 2nd group was in the water. They weren't hungry anymore and wouldn't come up for fish. Coco Cay is a nice island but we had some major complaints. The boat ride is short and nice, but the boat itself... it is 2 decks. The top deck HAS NO COVER. The seats are a dark blue and it felt like sitting on a lava rock. People were being burned through their clothes and towels. Besides being burned, you also sit and wait for the boat to fill in the extreme summer heat and sun with no shade. We were literally baking. Once we made it to the island, it was beautiful with a lot of different beach areas and shallow lagoons. It was great for the kids to play safely by the shore. That said, again, there was essentially no shade. You can rent umbrellas for the chairs but if you don't then you can't even lay out in the sun because it is unrelenting. Rows upon rows of chairs were just empty- you never see that. The buffet included was nice but there were pretty much no vegetarian options. So if you don't eat meat, be ready for bread, rice and beans, and some fruit. We only stayed about 3 hours on the island because we were all burning even with layers of sunscreen. For my boys and their first time cruising, they loved it and that was all that mattered to me. However for myself, I would not go back on the boat unless it was about half the cost. It felt more on a Carnival cruise level than Royal.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Children's Programs

4 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5

Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)

3 out of 5

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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