December 2014 - Enchantment of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas
We had not cruised for over 12 years, mostly in part because of poor management of the large crowds of people you experience when boarding and debarking.
Royal Caribbean handles all aspects of cruising to perfection. When we got to Cape Canaveral, we parked our car, checked in, and immediately we boarded. No lines, no hassles. When we returned, we opted to carry our own luggage off the boat, so again, we woke up, packed and walked off the boat. Bang....just like that.
The onboard entertainment was great and different each night. During the day, there are plenty of onboard activities, or you can just choose to relax by the pool. The ship provides you with a "cruise compass" daily in your room, so you can plan out what you want, or don't won't to do each day. We found this resource very valuable. They also have interactive screens by the elevators on each deck that give you the same information, so you don't miss any activities.
The only thing we were slightly disappointed in was the dining room. Yes, the food was good if not great, but the service was slow and the portions were small. A much better dining option would be the Wind Jammer Restaurant located on the 9th deck. It is a buffet with a huge assortment of fresh food. The waiters are attentive to your needs, and are always coming around to check on you.
At night they play movies outside by the pool on the 9th deck, the picture quality is good, and no matter where you get a seat, the sound is superb.
Be sure to catch disco night! It is an hour long show in the Centrum on the 5th Deck. The cruise director Tom stars in this production, and you will find your self dancing and singing along.....it was a lot of fun.
We highly recommend this cruise, and look forward to returning.
Leigh and Brian