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Royal Caribbean InternationalEnchantment the Seas ReviewWestern CaribbeanRobert K.

Age: 50


Number of Cruises: 5

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Enchantment of the Seas

Sailing Date: July 26th, 2007

Itinerary: NOT FOUND

Royal Caribbean International
Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review
Western Caribbean

Robert K.

Having cruised several times, I have "reasonable" expectations for what would be considered a good cruise. My requests are simple...a clean, decent sized stateroom, friendly staff, good food with varied selections, efficient waiters and at least average entertainment. On those criteria, the Enchantment of Seas would rate a B+ from me, my girlfriend and my two children (ages 8 and 13). We were happy with the location of our stateroom on Deck 8. It was an interior room with two pull down beds. The room was small, but we managed to make due for 5 days without killing each other. There was decent storage space for our belongings. The bath/shower/toilet combo-room was very small though. Our room attendant was very pleasant and the room was always clean and straightened up when we returned. She even filled our large cooler twice a day (we brought our own sodas and bottled water for the adults to save time and money and the kids each got a soda card for the same reasons). Both kids enjoyed the "kids clubs" on board. Both were out until 1:00am on most nights. They charge an extra $5.00 per hour after 10:00pm for the younger one which added up to over an extra $50.00 for the cruise. The food was decent. The Windjammer seemed to offer mostly the same selections each day though. The My Fair Lady dining room food was good with portions slightly on the smaller side, though you can get "seconds" if you asked. The ice cream for dessert was always half-melted though, despite our requests to the waiter to try to make it to the table before it started to melt (which never happened). The waiter was decent but hard to understand at times. The service was decent, but given the number of passengers eating, I can't really complain. We did eat one meal at Chops Grill which was fantastic. I had a large shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque soup (OK tasting) and a 10oz filet mignon (perfectly cooked). The desert was a mud pie cake dish which didn't thrill me but my girlfriend liked it allot. We went to most of the production shows and they were surprisingly good! The comedian and the magician were also very good. I also liked the fresh water pool. A few dislikes were a lack of children's food items on the buffet. They typically had to go to the Solarium for pizza, burgers, etc. since there was nothing they liked for lunch. The Solarium is located in a way out the way place on Deck 10. The Solarium is the covered pool area with no A/C so it can get quite hot in there at times. Another dislike is that they have a frozen yogurt machine located in the smoking section near the pool area which my kids did not appreciate. It should be relocated and offer ice cream not just yogurt. Another dislike was the location of the art auction. We typically attend those and this time is was located in the Centrum area on Deck 5 which is a public area with too much noise and commotion to hear the auctioneer and see the artwork. It should be moved to the auditorium so more people might attend and be able to browse more. (I did win a $500.00 voucher towards artwork which I used). The casino was nice, except for the smokers. They did have one non-smoking night which was GREAT. It was a breeze exiting the ship. I would recommend this ship!





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