Ship overall – it is showing it’s age. Rust on the outside, the banisters in the pool area need refinishing as they are chipped and worn. Carpets did not seem to be stained and had normal wear and tear. The ship was very clean.
Dining – Unless you selected an Indian or Asian dish, the food was lacking in any kind of spice or flavor, so table salt went a long way. On one night, one of the entrée selections was Tiger Prawns – on the advice of our server, he said the shrimp was the same size as the ones in the shrimp cocktail and recommended the rack of lamb. We had second seating dining. When we ordered beef or lamb, we specified a lesser degree of doneness, because the entrée always came out more done (from sitting under heat lamps?). For example, if I wanted something as medium, I ordered medium rare and the doneness was just where I wanted it. Our waitstaff was wonderful – I would give them 5 stars.
In the Windjammer, my husband raved about the hamburgers – always a standard selection. The carving station was a welcome addition as well as the gluten free buffet options. Some selections in both the main dining room and buffet were ‘not what you expected,’ but that’s the fun of expanding horizons. The selection at breakfast was not a diverse as it was on sister ship Vision of the Seas which we had been on a year earlier. On Vision, we could get hollandaise sauce for breakfast and so make our own version of eggs benedict….on Enchantment, that was only available in the main dining room.
rear of the ship, inside cabin. Mostly quiet, you could only hear sound from the entertainment venues (Centrum?) on several occasions, and it wasn’t enough to disturb sleep. It was a great cabin, although the set up was a little strange. The chair was stuck in a corner between the bathroom wall and the closet. It would have been a nice reading nook had there been a light there other than the general room lights. It also blocked half the closet making the chest of drawers in the closet inaccessible, and the other door of the closet could not close. You could tell by a mark on the mirror that there used to be a table in the cabin, thankfully, it had been removed. The ship is older, and the drawers on the vanity or the nightstand tables were difficult to open and close. The bottom drawer on the vanity refused to stay closed, but was easily fixed by putting a folded piece of paper in the crack between the drawer and the vanity. The beds were incredibly hard, and we had hip/back pain the entire cruise. We had the opportunity to sign up for a transatlantic cruise in 2021 out of Galveston, and could not imagine trying to sleep for 18 days on these beds. RCCL: a missed opportunity. Our cabin Steward, Eric was wonderful and very friendly.