The fantastic 2,446 passenger Enchantment of the Seas ship was moved to her new home port of Baltimore in June, 2010.
Cruise Director was Keith from the UK. In the Orpheum Theatre, his talented team gave us a sneak peek of their shows onboard: Stage to Screen (with songs from Broadway shows including “Hairspray” and “Chicago”) and Can’t Stop the Rock featuring pop songs from movies. These are multi-million dollar productions. The talent level of these kids was impressive.
During the Enchantment’s recent 2 million dollar dry dock, the Central Area got all new furniture.
I found the wine prices to be a little high, more in the $8-9 per glass range. Estancia Pinot Noir was $9 per glass; Danzante Pinot Grigio was $8. The Champagne Bar is in a great location in the Central Atrium. This is Hubert—he’s waiting for you to come onboard, and he’ll pour you a glass or two!
There is Bolero’s for Latin dancing. And Casino Royale for gambling. 181 slot machines aboard ranging from nickel to $5.00 slots. Plus blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette.
There are lots of deck chairs. There is an adults-only pool/solarium. The pool area was recently replaced with teak decking.
There are so many activities including the Rock Climbing Wall and a trampoline--at sea! And yes folks, they still have shuffleboard! That's the beauty of a cruise--YOU get to choose the physical level of your activities.
A lot of duty free shops.
Tuxedo rental is about $100 on the ship.
Ben and Jerry’s – small hand-dipped ice cream was $2.50.
Chops Grille is the beautiful specialty restaurant which has a $25 per person charge.
Schooner Bar – nice area, big.
Spotlight Lounge – great meeting space if you are having a group or meeting at sea.
Viking Crown Lounge is really cool—360 degree view on top deck. Bartenders are in sunken areas, so when you’re sitting at the bar, you’re eye level with the bartender.
The kids' Adventure Ocean program has an excellent reputation. However, the Adventure Ocean area was a little tired looking and in need of updating, brightening.
My Fair Lady Dining Room – two levels, very nice.
Saw multiple staterooms during our tour:
8619 – Interior (Oceanviews are virtually the same layout but with LIGHT!).
8618 – Junior Suite across the hall--shown here. Very spacious.
8582 to 8568 – Category D1 Balcony staterooms.
8528 – Grand Suite – great balcony and marble bar.
8520 – Owner’s Suite – 511 square feet!
8514 – Royal Suite – a whopping 1,119 square feet and it even has a player piano.
8608 – Junior Suite – accessible stateroom with balcony. Very large with good room to maneuver a wheelchair.