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Bettina Setton

Age: 54


Number of Cruises: 4

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Enchantment of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2009-08-22

Itinerary: Cozumel and Grand Cayman

This was our first experience on Royal Carribean. We were told that there was a significant difference between Royal Caribbean and Carnival; Royal Caribbean being a considerable notch above Carnival Cruise lines. I found the experience on Royal Carribean disappointing considering the grand reviews I had gotten. The ship was very clean, the cabins were small but the storage space was more than ample.

I found the food to be mediocre (the first 2 days) compared to our experiences with Carnival cruises. The service, although good, was not as outstanding as the Carnival experience. The food experience was greatly improved when the head waiter (L. Mota) took a liking and interest in us and asked us what we wanted the next 3 nights. L. Mota was definetly the highlight of our evening meals; both positive, warm and entertaining.

The ship, although considerably older, and smaller than those we had taken on Carnival, was nontheless very clean and elegant.

The entertainment was good,towards the end of the trip and the cruise daily entertainment was a lot more subdued than that of our past cruises on Carnival (perhaps due to the fact that it was obvious that there were a lot more elderly people than one would see on Carnival cruises). The last evening 1980's entertainment (with the Village people crowd) was incredibly fun and entertaining.

We did enjoy the cruise. I will definetly try Royal Caribbean one more time. I feel perhaps that a newer and larger ship will be a better experience. We will also read reviews before booking.

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