It is really hard to find a bad cruise ship in this modern era of cruising. The Enchantment of the Seas found in Royal Caribbeans fleet is no exception. It is a marvelous piece of human invention and is manned by well trained and excellent staff. With a passenger capacity of almost 2,500, Enchantment of the Seas does not rank among the largest of Royal Caribbeans ships. It is still an enormous ship.
Like many of today's cruise ships, you step onto Enchantment of the Seas inside a massive atrium.
Most guests will be somewhat awed by the grandeur of their first sight of the ship's interior. You will be treated to glass elevators rising from the entry point to the upper extremes of the ship. Polished brass and elegant wood compliment this atrium and add to its beauty.
The first experience on the ship will be a ride to the top.
All passengers are instructed to head for the upper decks to dine at the buffet that is waiting for their arrival. Most cruise ships offer this as a way for their guests to kill an hour or so until the staterooms are ready. If you have be smart and skipped lunch before boarding the ship, you will enjoy this large offering of food. The selections are excellent. The staff stays obvious so that any questions that you may have can be resolved.
Enchantment of the Seas was refurbished in 2005.
Enchantment of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbeans "Vision" class of ships. It was launched in 1997 and given a sprucing up in 2005. A number of attractions were added to the ship to make it more competitive with other new ships and to better meet guests' expectations. The ship features an all-weather pool with a retractable roof. A specialty coffee shop was added along with recreational and adventure related amenities.
Guests will be treated to a first class dining experience each night.
The dining room staff is top notch. They are personable as well as professional. The quality of the food is superior, and it is served in a timely manner. When multiple appetizers, entrees, or desserts or ordered, there is no delay in their arrival. Like all cruise ships, Enchantment of the Seas will provide some entertainment most nights during the dining experience.
The activity offerings are generally what is expected on a cruise ship.
Whether you take in the nightly show in the main theater, hang out in the casino, or play bingo, the Enchantment of the Seas offers about the same thing as any other cruise ship. The entertainment is good but not exceptional unless you happen to draw a particularly funny comedian or really enjoy musicals.
The ship is extremely well maintained.
For the most part, Enchantment of the Seas is kept in pristine condition. The staterooms are made up at least twice per day. The ship is continually polished and cleaned on the decks and in the public areas. It offers restroom facilities that are conveniently located for guests when they are not in their staterooms.
There is plenty of open deck space for all activities.
When at sea on sunny days, the decks are always filled with those who enjoy working on their tan. The pools are large enough to accommodate most guests easily. With multiple hot tubs, it is usually not hard to find one to soak in if that is your pleasure. It also has walking and running tracks around the upper decks. For those who prefer indoor time, the ship is equipped with a large state of the art exercise facility and spa.
There are a variety of other options included in the price of the ticket.
You can eat in your room or at any of the fast food and pizza restaurants on the ship. Karaoke is offered most nights in one of the lounges. A number areas can be found for people who enjoy various types of dancing. The ship has a small library available for checking out books. For a per minute fee, you can access the Internet to send or receive email or check on other needs. The television in the stateroom runs non-stop movies that may appeal to some.