The Enchantment of the Seas will draw you in with live entertainment and beautiful decor, calling you back again and again. The Enchantment of the Seas is a 5,500 passenger, 16 deck cruise liner which sails around the Bahamas. The Enchantment travels on 3, 4, or 5-night journeys departing from Port Canaveral, Galveston, or Miami depending upon the itinerary.
Parents need not worry about entertaining kids on this cruise, the Enchantment has you covered. Swimmers can take a dip in the main pool on Deck 9 which hosts belly flop and Ms. Biceps contests or, as most kids do, head for the kids only aqua park. Older guests looking for some kids-free pool time will find solace in the Solarium, an adults-only pool and sun deck. At night the main pool also hosts a 'dive-in' movie night for the whole family. Thrill seekers should also check out the rock climbing wall and bungee trampoline on Deck 10.
As with most family cruises, the kids and youth programs are available for extra fun sea days. The Enchantment's Adventure Ocean splits young passengers into three groups based on age (3-5, 6-8, and 9-11) for educational and fun activities lead by the ship's youth staff. Events include dance classes, science experiments, themed parties, and a kids talent show. Typically harder to please teen passengers have their own space, FUEL, where they can socialize and generally 'chill out'.
Note that Royal Caribbean cruise kids programs have recently become 'autism friendly' offering games, activities, and movies specifically for autistic passengers. From 10 pm to 2 am, the Late Night Party Zone babysits kids for $6 per child per hour, allowing parents much needed alone time. This is the best option for large family babysitting, as in-cabin babysitting only allows up to three children at a time.
Family activities have no limit aboard the Enchantment. Showstopping Broadway productions are a must see in the ship's theater and passengers can test their luck in the onboard casino. On the day to day, passengers can enjoy culinary classes, game shows, sports competitions, wine tastings, shopping, mini golf, and much much more. Families may even leave the ship feeling they didn't get to try everything the Enchantment has to offer!
Each ship has a variety of fun activities for the whole family, so be sure to check your ship before you cruise to view what's available. Whether you're 8 or 80, there's no reason not to have fun on your getaway at sea; before breaking off into everyone's activities, enjoy some time together by planning to meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This is the time to make memories and nothing could be more memorable than setting up a shore excursion for the whole family. Plan your shore excursions ahead of time for the best chance at booking your top selections.
*Please note it is often cheaper to book two staterooms or two connecting cabins instead of one large stateroom suite - plus it gives you a second bathroom.*