Enchantment of the seas

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#1
Spring Lake Park, MN
673 Posts
Joined Nov 2003
We are thinking about booking a 5 day western caribbean on the Enchantment. I can't find much on the boards good or bad about her. Can anyone give me their opinion. The posts would be Key West, Cozumel, and Belize City. Thanks

serenade 3/04
fantasy 2/02
ecstasy 2/01
disney magic 2/99
#2
Simpsonville, South Carolina
8,862 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Sailed her in November of last year, and had a WONDERFUL CRUISE. In researching the Enchantment I could not find a negative review! In fact, I wasn't even planning on taking a cruise, and noticed all these people giving rave reviews of the Enchantment...did a little research, found a too good to pass up deal, and we were off 4 weeks later. The service was wonderful too. We adored our waiter and asst waiter. We did the same intinerary you are contemplating.

Marie

HAL - MAASDAM - June 2004/Canada/New England
RCI - Mariner of the Seas,
Sept 2004(CC Group Cruise)

Carnival Miracle -February 2005
RCI Majesty of the Seas - Spring Break, March 2005
Celebrity Mercury, April 2005
#3
Indialantic, FL
1,158 Posts
Joined Apr 2001
This ship is wonderful. It's beautiful, and the staff is wonderful. I can find nothing bad to say about this ship. So far it's my favorite!

Premiere Oceanic 06/96
Sun Princess 11/97
Enchantment Of The Seas 07/98
Sovereign Of The Seas 10/99
Carnival Fantasy 07/00
Sea Princess 10/00
Norway 04/01
Enchantment Of The Seas 10/01
Grand Princess 04/02
Carnival Victory 09/02
Carnival Pride 05/03
NCL Sun 10/03
Carnival Fantasy 05/04
Mariner of the Seas 09/04

#4
Blue Springs, MO USA
451 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
We LOVED the Enchantment, too, cruised in September. Our itinerery took us to Grand Cayman & Ocho Rios. The Solarium is beautiful and a great quiet place to soak in the pool! We booked an ocean view room and were upgraded to a balcony - I'm spoiled now!!
#5
Simpsonville, South Carolina
8,862 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
KC - Oh, I LOVED the solarium..I can not emphasize it enough how much I enjoyed it.

Marie

HAL - MAASDAM - June 2004/Canada/New England
RCI - Mariner of the Seas,
Sept 2004(CC Group Cruise)

Carnival Miracle -February 2005
RCI Majesty of the Seas - Spring Break, March 2005
Celebrity Mercury, April 2005
#6
Spring Lake Park, MN
673 Posts
Joined Nov 2003
Thanks for the input. Like any cruise is a bad one. We were on the Serenade in March (our first RC cruise)and will not be going back to Carnival. I have a feeling we will book it. Thanks again.

serenade 3/04
fantasy 2/02
ecstasy 2/01
disney magic 2/99
#7
Rocky Mount, NC
188 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
We were married on Enchantment in 1998. She is a beautiful ship and decided to sail 12/11/04 with some friends of ours. This will be my first 5 day cruise. Does anyone know if the Meet & Mingle is only for 7 days and longer. We had a great M&M party on the Radiance but that was 7 days. Thanks, Barbara

Until Enchantment

Until Brilliance


Radiance 2/04
Legend 3/03
Millinium 1/03
Mercury 4/99
Enchantment 11/98
#9
Simpsonville, South Carolina
8,862 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
The meet and mingle is only offered for cruises of 7 days or longer. Maybe you can arrange something on your own through the roll call board.


Marie

HAL - MAASDAM - June 2004/Canada/New England
RCI - Mariner of the Seas,
Sept 2004(CC Group Cruise)

Carnival Miracle -February 2005
RCI Majesty of the Seas - Spring Break, March 2005
Celebrity Mercury, April 2005
#10
Springfield, IL
166 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
My sister and I are taking our first cruise in September and are booked on the Enchantment. We just had some friends return from sailing on her and they said the ship was WONDERFUL...of course now I CAN'T wait to sail! Our itinerary is Key West, Cozumel and Belize as well, have found a couple excursions that look lots of fun and now with the great review from my friends, I am positive we made the right choice. Pretty sure this is not helpful at all, but am so excited felt the need to share.


April
#13
Miami, Florida
793 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
The weather was PERFECT! Couldn't have asked for better weather or seas. You'll love the Enchantment, its staff, everything. We even thought the food was great. Honestly, I can't think of one negative thing to say. Oh yes, there is one. . . .I wish it was a longer cruise!!!
#14
Long Island, NY
2,907 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
We are sailing the same itinerary on August 30th. We booked it because of the great reviews and beacuse it stops in Belize!

There are some great reviews out there, one of the best ones being from Adowning, if you can find it.

___________________________
RCL~Navigator 8/2003, Majesty 7/2003, Radiance 4/2003, Monarch 8/2002, Nordic Empress 8/2001
Celebrity~Century 7/2001 & 7/1998, Horizon 7/1991

Future Cruises:
Legend of the Seas 5/7/2004
Enchantment of the Seas 8/30/2004
Brilliance of the Seas 1/14/2005

Till Hawaii on the Legend of the Seas!


Till Belize on the Enchantment of the Seas!


Till the Panama Canal on Brilliance of the Seas!
#15
381 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Our first cruise was on Enchantment when they were still doing 7 day cruises.

We really enjoyed it, and even though the cruises are shorter I'm sure you'll enjoy a cruise on her too.

BigDave

My first cruise: Enchantment - 10/13/2002

My second cruise: Rhapsody - 4/4/2004

My next cruise: Radiance
#17
Midlothian, Virginia
2 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
I just got off her last week. We did the 5 day cruise to the Western Carribean Islands/ Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the Grand Cayman's. I TOTALLY recommend her. She was beautiful, the perfect size, loads of things to do, and so many wonderful people from around the world working on her. We loved every minute of our trip last week....well, a little sad to have to say goodbye. Sail ENCHANTMENT...you won't regret it at all.

Laney
#18
Baltimore, MD USA
860 Posts
Joined Jan 2004
Having been on Majesty (older ship) and Brilliance (newer ship), I must say Enchantment is nice but showing it's age. It is considerably nicer than Majesty but lacks the flair of the Radiance class ships (More glass, airier feeling, etc.) The Windjammer's lay out is improved (no buffet lines) but the positioning of the serving areas is a tad cramped. The retro fitting of the climbing wall is odd (right on the end of the ship). The part I found most troubling was that the suite we were in (JS, 8520), was very noisy. Sounded like there were elephants above us. Did not experience on the suites we were in on Brilliance and Radiance and we were in about the same part of the ship. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice ship but if you can do a 7 day, I would recommend a Radiance class over the Vision class.

Mark
#19
near Philadelphia, PA
188 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
I have to disagree with Mark.

I've sailed both Enchantment and Serenade (a Radiance class ship). I found Enchantment had more glass, more windows and better views of the sea, espicially in the Centrum area. I had a fabulous time on both ships, but I liked Enchantment just a little bit better!

Enchantment, August 2000
Enchantment, August 2002
Enchantment, January 2003
Carnival Pride, July 2003
Serenade, October 2003
#20
near Philadelphia, PA
188 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
And I also do NOT think Enchantment is showing its age at all. At least, it wasn't last time I sailed her.

Enchantment, August 2000
Enchantment, August 2002
Enchantment, January 2003
Carnival Pride, July 2003
Serenade, October 2003