"LIVE" from Enchantment of the Seas- Bermuda / Aug 3, 2012

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Hello everyone. . . It is once again, that I will be sailing the Beautiful Enchantment of the Seas. . . Welcome

I have sailed the Enchantment of the Seas from Baltimore several times, and I am especially looking forward to sailing to Bermuda once again.
Bermuda is my favorite port, and it will be much nicer this trip as I will be sailing with my mom and dad, my 2 daughters, son in laws and my grandson.
This will be his first cruise . . . I am so excited for him (3 yrs old(almost). I really can’t wait to see the look on his face as he sails down the Chesapeake Bay
on Enchantment of the Seas.

Mrs. Radio won’t be sailing this time, but she will follow along on my “LIVE” post as she loves to see the beautiful Bermuda sights as well
as many of my friends. The forecast for Sailaway will be hot, humid and sunny (A typical August day in Baltimore). The forecast is calling for partly cloudy,
and warm temps (85F), for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in Bermuda.

I was in Bermuda on Enchantment of the Seas just a couple of months ago (May 2012) where we enjoyed beautiful weather and fabulous scenery.
I was able to enjoy many of the beaches in Bermuda, as well as the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and Maritime Museum (at the Royal Naval Dockyard)
That “LIVE” Post can be viewed HERE.

My initial plan for this trip is to spend some time at Snorkel Park (with the baby) and try to see some of the eastern portion of Bermuda.
It has been several years since I went to St Georges, Fort St Catherine, and Tobacco Bay Beach.
On Monday night I plan to go to Destination Dockyard (right near the ship in Kings Wharf)

Many of you may have not followed along on one of my “LIVE” posts, and I hope you will enjoy it.
I should be posting many photos of the Ship, Cabins, and Public Areas throughout the week . . . along with some commentary
about my journey and life on the ship. I will of course be posting many pics from beautiful Bermuda as I return nightly to the ship.
I am hoping that my wireless connection will cooperate as I will need good bandwidth to post many pics per day (usually 12-18 photos)

My plan is to arrive at the Passenger Terminal (Cruise Maryland), by 11AM.
I would expect that boarding should begin by around 11:30AM.
I am sure I will be trying some Honey Stung chicken, but I can often be found at Starbucks on Deck 6, or the Radio “Press Room” up in the
Viking Crown Lounge.

I am glad you will be joining me this week for this delightful cruise.
Sit back . . . have a coffee and enjoy the next 6 nights onboard Enchantment of the Seas. . .
MY “LIVE” post will begin tomorrow . . .

Thanks for tuning in . . .


Enchantment of the Seas

© 2009 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Enchantment of the Seas docked in Kings Wharf, Bermuda. (May 2012)

Our Itinerary for the next 6 nights

© 2009 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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Hooray! Safe travels and enjoy it!
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Have a great time! We just returned from the Enchantment. My favorite crew of any of the ships I've sailed .
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Greenville, SC
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I have had "Radio" withdrawal; so glad you are LIVE again. Thanks and enjoy your cruise with your family.
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Welcome back. Another Radio Cruise. Gee and less than 93 days to go for me, and a bunch of friends.

And congrats on your 5,000 post.
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Have a wonderful cruise! I have been a Radio fan for awhile and your posts are always something DH and I look forward to. Thanks for taking us along again!
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YAY! i was also having withdrawls....soooo excited for another Radio cruise!!!

going to stock up on coffee now....

Have a great time Radio....and enjoy sailing with the family!

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Looking forward to this as I will be on the Enchantment next April.
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Nov 2017 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise (6th solo cruise - RCCL Adventure)
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I wondered how I was going to survive the next two weeks waiting to sail on ExOS. You just made the wait bearable. Thanks for your great posts.
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Have a great cruise Radio, I love reading your live reports, and Trainman's as well, they keep me going during the wait for my annual cruise. Only 9 more days to go though until I will be on the IOS
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Radio- Once again we get to live vicariously through your eyes. Thank you for taking us along. We will be sailing to Bermuda in 38 days on Explorer so we have extra incentive this go round. I know everyone on our roll call will be anxiously awaiting your reports. Enjoy your cruise and we wish you calm seas and clear skies!
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Past Cruises
SS Emerald Seas- May 1990
Enchantment of the Seas- Sept. 2000
Enchantment of the Seas- July 2002
Mariner of the Seas- June 2005
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Liberty of the Seas- June 2007
Explorer of the Seas- November 2007
Freedom of the Seas- September 2009
Pride of America- October 2009
Monarch of the Seas- November 2010
Oasis of the Seas- August 2011
Explorer of the Seas- Sept. 2012
Jewel of the Seas- July 2013
Freedom of the Seas- June 2014
Independence of the Seas- B2B Jan. 2015
Navigator of the Seas- November 2015
Freedom of the Seas- February 2016
Freedom of the Seas- September 2016
Freedom of the Seas- January 2017
Freedom of the Seas- April 2017
Freedom of the Seas Transatlantic- October 2017
Harmony of the Seas- May 2018

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I am so glad to see another review from you, Radio. I actually made notes from your May cruise, and hope to learn even more to prepare for my turn in six weeks. If you happen to pick up any tips about picnic lunches available in the Dockyard or Somerset areas, would you mind including that in your posts? Thank you!
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139 days at sea so far...and looking forward to many more!

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Have fun Radio!! Cant wait to enjoy Bermuda virtually and follow your time on board Enchantment!

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7/2018 Adventure of the Seas
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*Above subject to change and additions!

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suburban Chicago
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Just great . . . even less housework and weed killing is going to get done for the next five days or so. Thanks, Radio!

Actually, thanks, Radio - loved your last Enchantment to Bermuda review and will be going along for the kinda-sorta ride with you again. Enjoy!
Williamsburg, VA
250 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
Hi Radio,

I read your reviews all the time and I'm so excited to see that you are reviewing this current sailing. I'll be on the Enchantment the following cruise (August 9), which happens to be my birthday. I've never been to Bermuda and greatly looking forward to this new port. Just tickled that you are writing now.

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Summit 2017

Equinox 2016
Allure of the Sea B2B 2015
Oasis of the Seas B2B 2015
Explorer of the Seas 2014
Grandeur of the Seas 2014
Jewel of the Seas 2013
Independence of the Seas 2013
Allure of the Seas 2012
Enchantment of the Seas 2012
Allure of the Seas 2011
Jewel of the Seas November 2010
Enchantment of the Seas May 2010
Oasis of the Seas Jan 2010
Explorer of the Seas 2009
Independence of the Seas B2B 2009
Voyager of the Seas 2008
Brilliance of the Seas 2008
Radiance of the Seas 2008
Jewel of the Seas B2B 2007
Freedom of the Seas 2006
Radiance of the Seas 2006
Brilliance of the Seas 2006
Mariner of the Seas 2005
Brilliance of the Seas 2005
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Wahoo! A Radio "Live" review!

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Upcoming Cruises

Rhapsody of the Seas. February 18, 2018
Independence of the Seas. March 01, 2018
Oasis of the Seas. November 4, 2018

Past "Live" Trip Reports

RCCL - Oasis of the Seas "Live" cruise report. November 12-19, 2017. "Live" report can be found HERE

RCCL - Brilliance of the Seas "Live" cruise report. December 12-16, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
RCCL - Allure of the Seas "Live" cruise report. Nov 17-24,2013. "Live" report can be found HERE
RCCL - Enchantment of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 19-26, 2013. Back -2- Back. "Live" report can be found HERE
RCCL - Jewel of the Seas "Live" cruise report. April 13-18, 2013. "Live" report can be found HERE.
RCCL - Monarch of the Seas "Live" cruise report. July 20-23, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE
CCL - Carnival Sensation & Carnival Freedom B2B "Live" cruise report. November 8-17, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.
CCL - Carnival Ecstasy "Live" cruise report. December 3-8, 2012. "Live" report can be found HERE.

CCL - Carnival Ecstasy. Nov 24-27,2000. Report can be found HERE.

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Oasis of the Seas(1), Harmony of the Seas(1), Enchantment of the Seas(3), Monarch of the Seas(2), Jewel of the Seas(1), Allure of the Seas(1), Brilliance of the Seas(2)
Carnival Cruises:
Carnival Ecstasy(2), Carnival Freedom(2), Carnival Legend(2), Carnival Inspiration(2), Carnival Imagination(2), Carnival Fantasy(2), Carnival Sensation(2)