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Enchantment Of The Seas

Enchantment Of The Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Enchantment Of The Seas

Year built1997  /  Age : 22
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderKvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)
ClassVision
Building costUSD 280 million
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)301 m / 988 ft
Beam (width)35 m / 115 ft
Gross Tonnage82910 gt
Passengers2288 - 2746
Crew770
Passengers-to-space ratio30
Decks11
Cabins1144
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2017
Sister-shipsGrandeur OTS, Rhapsody OTS, Vision OTS, Splendour OTS (Marella Discovery), Legend OTS (Marella Discovery 2)
Christened byColleen Fain

Current itinerary / position of Enchantment Of The Seas

Enchantment Of The Seas current cruise is 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 271 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 04 Dec, 2019 and ends on 09 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
04 Dec 16:00    Departing from Galveston, Texas hotels
06 Dec 12:00 - 19:00    Costa Maya, Mexico
07 Dec 07:00 - 17:00    Cozumel, Mexico
09 Dec 07:00    Arriving in Galveston, Texas hotels

Review of Enchantment Of The Seas

Launched in 1997, Enchantment of the Seas is the 4th Vision-class Royal Caribbean ship, together with Vision OTS, Legend OTS (now Marella Discovery 2), Grandeur OTS, Rhapsody OTS and Splendour OTS (now Marella Discovery).

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US company, trademarked brand, and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Enchantment Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

The 82,910-ton, 1,950-passenger Enchantment of the Seas was sliced, diced and sewn back during 2005 refurbishment, along with the addition of a 73-ft long midsection.

Enchantment Of The Seas drydock refurbishment / lengthening

This is the reason why parts of the ship sparkle like new, while others show a bit of wear. Although the external appearance of the Enchantment of the Seas is slightly faded, the midsection (both inside and outside) is still looking comparatively new and offers a larger pool deck, funky suspension bridges, Boleros Latin lounge, Ben and Jerry's, Champagne bar and ritzy Centrum atrium, full with glass-enclosed elevators.

Cruise itinerary program

Enchantment of the Seas itinerary program is based on year-round 3- and 4-day short Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida.

Cabins

Enchantment Of The Seas has a total of 1143 cabins (of which 94 Suites, 154 Balcony rooms) in 23 grades. Most Enchantment of the Seas staterooms is 135-260-sq.foot insides (463). 19 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Enchantment of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1185 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

For a quick bite choose Enchantment's Windjammer Marketplace. It's set up in various stations, so you can grab everything from cheeses and pizza to carved meats and dessert. Beginning at 3 p.m., afternoon tea is offered there each day. During busy times, it's difficult to find tables. For more formal dining, better check out the 2-level My Fair Lady dining room. It's open daily from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and from noon to 1:30 p.m. for lunch (when it's converted into a Brasserie 30 restaurant, which serves excellent dishes like shells with pesto sauce). Set-seating dining times are 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Passengers can opt for any time dining, which allows to avoid set tablemates and eat between 6 and 9:30 p.m. The alternative dining venue onboard Enchantment of the Seas is Chops Grille, which carries a fee of $25 per person.

Enchantment Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Enchantment of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • My Fair Lady Restaurant (1346-seat aft Dining Room; offers Brasserie 30 lunch on sea days)
  • Windjammer Cafe Lido buffet restaurant (566-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (108-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Park Cafe (68-seat deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Orpheum Theater is the venue to go for shows. It hosts everything from comedic performances and musical revues to free first-run movies. The theatre comprises space on Decks 5 and 6. Flashy Casino Royale is situated between Boleros Lounge and Orpheum Theater on Deck 5 and features an exciting see-through floor close to the entrance and lots of lights, as well as blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and slot machines.

For daytime fun, the main pool deck is the spot to participate in funny contests, from Ms. Biceps to belly-flopping. Most enrichment consists of activities like gaming lessons in the casino and dance classes in the disco, free of charge. If you expect lectures and the like, Enchantment of the Seas probably is not the ship for you. The line offers a number of shore excursions through its "Explorations!" desk. Glass-bottom boat trips and sightseeing tours are very popular, as are beach excursions, but have in mind that you may be able to access some of the beaches for free or for a lower price if you go on your own.

Additional amenities include Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Adventure Ocean (Youth program), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Enchantment Of The Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Enchantment of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Orpheum Theater (870-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy, and games)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (5-deck atrium and social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Spotlight Lounge (575-seat show lounge); Diamond Club and Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub
  • R Bar (52-seat cocktail bar); Boleros Lounge and Bar (113-seat); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (36-seat specialty coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Ben and Jerry’s (ice cream bar); Schooner Bar (135-seat piano bar); Island Bar; Oasis Bar
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol, and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (259-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 6 jacuzzis; 3 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Video Games Arcade; Fuel Teen Disco club; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Vita Course Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall; Bungee Trampolines.

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Royal Caribbean's Enchantment and Grandeur were the first-ever liners of a major cruise company to have Dynamic Positioning System. Enchantment OTS was built in Finland (completed on July 3, 1997). Vessel's godmother was Colleen Fain - wife of Richard D Fain (Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean International). The naming ceremony was on July 12, 1997, held at Port Southampton (England UK). The next day (July 13) started the inaugural cruise (maiden voyage).

As a Vision-class ship, Enchantment has the Viking Crown Lounge at its Deck 11 - ending the 7-deck high "Centrum" Atrium. This is the perfect 360-degree place for enjoying panoramic sea views.

Enchantment OTS refurbishment 2015 review

For the first time, Enchantment OTS entered drydock in 2005 in Rotterdam (Holland) for less than 2 months. The ship received a major refit (mid-body extension). In 2012, Enchantment was refurbished for the second time - this was Bahamas (Freeport). In 2015, the ship received many technological enchantments, dining menu upgrades, several new features. The list of deckplan changes after drydock 2015 includes:

  • the poolside huge movie screen was installed
  • complimentary “Park Cafe” (deli restaurant) was added
  • “Chef’s Table” (gourmet dining package) was introduced
  • “R Bar” (the 1960s themed) was added
  • The nursery was added.

The following YouTube video reviews the ship's enlargening (drydock refit and refurbishment) in 2005.

Enchantment Of The Seas Itineraries

The below listed Enchantment Of The Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Nov 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston
2019 Dec 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $271
2019 Dec 09 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $249
2019 Dec 13 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $299
2019 Dec 18 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $520
2019 Dec 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Galveston $665
2019 Dec 27 6 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Holiday Galveston $1196
2020 Jan 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $408
2020 Jan 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $248
2020 Jan 10 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Jan 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $339
2020 Jan 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $218
2020 Jan 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $309
2020 Jan 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $310
2020 Feb 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $211
2020 Feb 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $340
2020 Feb 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $421
2020 Feb 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $211
2020 Feb 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $393
2020 Feb 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $339
2020 Mar 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $250
2020 Mar 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $525
2020 Mar 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $436
2020 Mar 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $497
2020 Mar 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $358
2020 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $380
2020 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $516
2020 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $547
2020 Apr 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $256
2020 Apr 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $400
2020 Apr 22 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $352
2020 Apr 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $268
2020 May 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $351
2020 May 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $318
2020 May 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $305
2020 May 15 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $407
2020 May 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $427
2020 May 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $410
2020 May 29 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $629
2020 Jun 05 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $719
2020 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $781
2020 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $800
2020 Jun 26 5 days, round-trip Summer Hits Cruise Galveston
2020 Jul 01 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $777
2020 Jul 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $705
2020 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $705
2020 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $673
2020 Jul 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $714
2020 Jul 29 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $674
2020 Aug 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $489
2020 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $552
2020 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $543
2020 Aug 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $323
2020 Aug 26 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $324
2020 Aug 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $342
2020 Sep 04 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $391
2020 Sep 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $362
2020 Sep 14 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $234
2020 Sep 18 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $685
2020 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day Galveston $612
2020 Oct 02 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $361
2020 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $377
2020 Oct 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $244
2020 Oct 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Galveston $292
2020 Nov 14 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $568
2020 Nov 21 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $568
2020 Nov 28 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $473
2020 Dec 05 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $465
2020 Dec 12 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $486
2020 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday San Juan $571
2020 Dec 26 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Holiday San Juan $824
2021 Jan 02 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $568
2021 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $529
2021 Jan 16 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $578
2021 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $568
2021 Jan 30 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $629
2021 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $568
2021 Feb 13 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $638
2021 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $579
2021 Feb 27 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $619
2021 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $599
2021 Mar 13 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $589
2021 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $609
2021 Mar 27 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $638
2021 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $589
2021 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean San Juan $608

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