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Specifications of Enchantment Of The Seas
|Year built||1997 / Age: 24|
|Builder||Kvaerner Masa-Yards (Helsinki, STX Finland)|
|Building cost||USD 280 million|
|Owner||Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd|
|Operator||Royal Caribbean International|
|Speed||22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph|
|Length (LOA)||301 m / 988 ft|
|Beam (width)||35 m / 115 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||82910 gt|
|Passengers||2284 - 2741|
|Decks with cabins||5|
|Sister-ships||Grandeur OTS, Rhapsody OTS, Vision OTS, Splendour OTS (Marella Discovery), Legend OTS (Marella Discovery 2)|
|Christened by||Colleen Fain|
Enchantment Of The Seas Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2021 Jul 10||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1141|
|2021 Jul 24||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1140|
|2021 Aug 07||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1133|
|2021 Aug 21||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1677|
|2021 Sep 04||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1471|
|2021 Sep 18||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1336|
|2021 Oct 02||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1491|
|2021 Oct 16||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$921|
|2021 Oct 21||7 days, round-trip Se Coast Perfect Day Cruise||Baltimore||$764|
|2021 Nov 05||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$944|
|2021 Nov 13||12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise||Baltimore||$2806|
|2021 Nov 25||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$1394|
|2021 Dec 03||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$1524|
|2021 Dec 11||12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise||Baltimore||$916|
|2021 Dec 23||8 days, round-trip Se Coast Bahamas Holiday||Baltimore||$787|
|2021 Dec 31||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$581|
|2022 Jan 08||12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise||Baltimore||$2286|
|2022 Jan 20||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Bahamas Cruise||Baltimore||$984|
|2022 Jan 28||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$1036|
|2022 Feb 05||12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise||Baltimore||$1105|
|2022 Feb 17||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Bahamas Cruise||Baltimore||$571|
|2022 Feb 25||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$1065|
|2022 Mar 05||12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise||Baltimore||$1061|
|2022 Mar 17||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Bahamas Cruise||Baltimore||$657|
|2022 Mar 25||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$725|
|2022 Apr 02||12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Cruise||Baltimore||$979|
|2022 Apr 14||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Bahamas Cruise||Baltimore||$1499|
|2022 Apr 22||8 days, round-trip Southeast Coast Perfect Day||Baltimore||$1499|
|2022 Apr 30||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1419|
|2022 May 05||9 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day Cruise||Baltimore||$848|
|2022 May 14||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$579|
|2022 May 19||8 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day Cruise||Baltimore||$1411|
|2022 May 27||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$830|
|2022 Jun 02||9 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day Cruise||Baltimore||$749|
|2022 Jun 11||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$829|
|2022 Jun 16||8 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day||Baltimore||$891|
|2022 Jun 24||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1703|
|2022 Jun 30||9 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day Cruise||Baltimore||$1099|
|2022 Jul 09||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$879|
|2022 Jul 14||8 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day||Baltimore||$1981|
|2022 Jul 22||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$889|
|2022 Jul 28||9 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day Cruise||Baltimore||$1049|
|2022 Aug 06||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1349|
|2022 Aug 11||8 days, round-trip Canada New England Cruise||Baltimore||$1551|
|2022 Aug 19||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1539|
|2022 Aug 25||8 days, round-trip Canada New England Cruise||Baltimore||$1782|
|2022 Sep 02||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$709|
|2022 Sep 08||8 days, round-trip Canada New England Cruise||Baltimore||$791|
|2022 Sep 16||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1460|
|2022 Sep 22||8 days, round-trip Canada New England Cruise||Baltimore||$1731|
|2022 Sep 30||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$709|
|2022 Oct 06||8 days, round-trip Canada New England Cruise||Baltimore||$791|
|2022 Oct 14||6 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$1419|
|2022 Oct 20||9 days, round-trip Bermuda Perfect Day Cruise||Baltimore||$799|
|2022 Oct 29||5 days, round-trip Bermuda Cruise||Baltimore||$559|
Enchantment Of The Seas Review
Review of Enchantment Of The Seas
The 1997-built Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship is the 4th Vision-class Royal Caribbean liners, with sisterships Vision OTS, Legend OTS (now Marella Discovery 2), Grandeur OTS, Rhapsody OTS, Splendour OTS (now Marella Discovery).
History - construction and ownership
Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is a US passenger shipping company, trademarked travel 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 RCG's largest fleet as both numbers of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All RCI liners have names ending with "of the Seas".
The 2000-passenger ship Enchantment OTS was enlarged/lengthened during drydock 2005 refurbishment, when a 73-ft / 22-m long midsection was added.
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 Centrum Atrium with glass-enclosed elevators.
Cruise itinerary program
Enchantment of the Seas itinerary program was based on year-round 3- and 4-day short Bahamas cruises from Port Canaveral Florida USA.
In 2021, RCI started Enchantment OTS' homeporting in Baltimore MD, replacing Grandeur OTS. The roundtrip itineraries (5-7-8-12-nights in length) visit ports in Bermuda (Kings Warf/5-night), Florida-Bahamas (7-8-nights), Southern Caribbean (12-night).
Decks and Cabins
Enchantment Of The Seas staterooms (1142 total, in 22 grades) include 94 Suites, 154 Balcony, 431 Oceanviews, 463 Inside. Cabin sizes vary between 130-150-190 ft2 (12-14-18 m2). Most cabin balconies are sized 40 ft2 / 4 m2. The largest is the Royal Suite (1185 ft2 / 110 m2 plus 140 ft2 / 13 m2 terrace). Wheelchair-accessible cabins are 19.
The boat has 12 decks, of which 11 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.
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 pm, 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 am for breakfast and from 12-noon to 1:30 pm 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 pm and 8:30 pm. Passengers can opt for any time dining, which allows to avoid set tablemates and eat between 6 and 9:30 pm. The alternative dining venue onboard Enchantment of the Seas is Chops Grille, which carries a fee of $25 per person.
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 am, Breakfast between 7-11:30 am Lunch 11.30-3:30 pm, Dinner 6.30-9 pm)
- 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.
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 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.
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