I really enjoy most kinds of music, and disco music is no exception. Disco music is a lot better than the kind of music they play today. Tunes such as “Night Fever, Night Fever” , “In The Navy”, “Get Down On It” and “I Will Survive” are just classics (and they’re all in my new video). If you grew up in the 70’s and/or 80’s, you will surely know what I mean. The music they played at the “Farewell Party” on the Enchantment Of The Seas, centered around disco music. Enjoy the video!
Want to experience enchantment on the seas? Well, you might wish to consider taking a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas from Baltimore to Bermuda. We took a six day cruise from August 3 to August 9, 2012, and found it to be an enchanting ship with a lot of people of all different ages. I was quite surprised to see a lot of families with young children, and my pictures can give you a glimpse of just how many people were on this cruise ship, and give you an idea of the age range. This was definitely the right ship considering I have three kids – they felt completely at home, and Adventure Ocean was definitely not short of kids. This ship can hold about 2,446 people, and was truly packed! Here are some of my photos:
The Main Swimming Pool is on Deck 9, and is in close proximity to the kids swimming pool and splash area. That is a big bonus for families – it takes a lot of thinking to come up with the perfect solution where everyone can be relaxing and enjoying themselves in the same area.
The kids pool, and guess who loved it? Chandi had so much fun and the best part of this pool is that the kids pool is right next to the main pool. So often on ships, the kids pool is at the other end of the deck, but on the Enchantment, the pools are in close proximity, so that the whole family can have fun close by to each other, and the kids pool is very safe.
The ship also looks completely enchanting in the evenings.
In this picture, you can see the Rock Climbing Wall
Other Areas of the Ship:
Desserts on the Enchantment Of The Seas, that were served in My Fair Lady, which is the main Dining Room that spans two floors
Some of the artwork on the Enchantment Of The Seas, the first two were taken by the staircases, and the last two were taken in the Spa:
Now to the Solarium, however, the pool is for adults only.
I was expecting to see the Park Cafe in the Solarium, and was so disappointed, as I just loved going there for breakfast on the Radiance Of The Seas. However, as the picture above and below show: there were other lunch options, as well as pizza, and snacks
Someone sure liked the ice cream on the ship, and she wasn’t the only one!
Chandi often came back with her face painted, but she had so much fun and loved it at Adventure Ocean, the greatest place for kids age 3-11.
Our Inside Cabin, even though it was a little tight for all four of us, served us really well, and we really enjoyed our cabin.
The Lobby (or Centrum as it is referred to on the ship):
The decks are a great place to take a walk or run, and try to keep in shape.
There was a Cake Decorating Challenge on Day 6, and the Captain participated, and I believe he won.
Two of the singers who are also great dancers from the Orpheum Theater, performed for us in the Centrum on Day 6.
On Day 6, we also had the International Parade of Flags, and this was such a fitting ceremony, especially since the Olympics were taking place during the same time
Want to learn how to create towel art? Well, on the Enchantment Of The Seas, they gave a demonstration of how to create the towel animals (however, I still can’t do it).
Do you like Ben & Jerry’s? Well, their ice cream is available on this ship (not included in the cruise fare) – you will have to pay for this, as well as for the premium coffees and pastries at Lattetudes, and for alcohol.
Now for some pictures of the Indian food – finally, I found it on Day 6 in the WindJammer Cafe. However, it was available every day on the menu in My Fair Lady, which was my assigned Dining Room for dinner at 6pm. There was always something that was Indian, and ranged from Sholay (chick peas curry) with rice and naan, to Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower) with rice and naan bread.
These pictures below are a 1) a delicious rice dish 2) Fish Tikka 3) Aloo Muttar 4) Tikka – Butter Chicken 5) Malai Kofta (also shown above in bigger picture)
I didn’t always have Indian food, and often opted for other dishes such as the chicken dish shown below
The waiters on the ship are absolutely fantastic. Our waiter is the one waving in the picture below.
Bernie Martini at the Schooner Bar – he is a fabulous singer!
Balloons ready for a Farewell Dance Party in the Centrum
Well, that evening the party got into full swing, and balloons were flying everywhere! Adults as well as kids were having a great time trying to catch the balloons.
The entertainers who usually entertained us in the Orpheum Theater, were now entertaining us in the Centrum, and there was such a party atmosphere, it was a truly nice way to end the cruise.
Closing thoughts on my cruise experience on the Enchantment Of The Seas. Well, I think it is a great ship for families, and there is a lot to do. There is bungee jumping, rock climbing, a jogging track, the gym, ping-pong tables, a Spa, and of course the Orpheum Theater for spectacular entertainment. Also, a really important bonus that is on many other Royal Caribbean ships is Adventure Ocean kids club, which made my family vacation really great, as Chandi absolutely loved being there.
To see some more photos that I put on my Facebook page, please click here: facebook.com/luchaniktravelandcruises
Thank you for reading my post, and I hope you enjoyed my pictures.
The entertainment on a cruise ship just has to be experienced, and is one of the reasons that cruises have so much intrinsic value……not just for the journey, or the destination, but for the experience onboard the ship. On the Radiance Of The Seas, the entertainment was absolutely terrific. The Aurora Theatre was the venue each night of some highly entertaining acts, and in this video that I made, I tried to capture a few seconds of most acts. There is so much that I could not include as I like to keep my videos down to 10 minutes or less. I also felt it was important to show you the Cascades staff, who were also highly entertaining, as were the Cruise Director’s Staff who entertained us from the Centrum (the lobby) to the swimming pool. If you go on a cruise, you won’t be bored!
Hope you all have an even more entertaining evening with watching this video. Thanks for viewing it.
On this video, I have more video footage than photographs. I captured a sighting of a porcupine – I’ve never seen one before, therefore, I was so happy to get that on video! I also show the specialty restaurants, and a little of the entertainment. Also, you get to see the Solarium, and my favorite breakfast place on the ship – the Park Cafe.
This video will show my photos and video footage of the cruise, and the port visits, including pictures of Mendenhall Glacier and Hubbard Glacier. Part 2 will have more cruise coverage.
Some people go on a cruise ship for the destination, and some go for the experience on the ship. I liked both aspects, because I just love cruises, and love traveling. My other favorite parts of the actual cruise were the entertainment (got a little bit of Bollywood), the Park Cafe food, and the Indian food in the Windjammer Cafe, where I also got Indian tea. It’s important to have some of those home comforts!
It is now Day 4 of the cruise – Monday, May 14th, 2012. I don’t have any excursions booked for today, but one of the main excursions for this port is the zip line – which is for all those who wish to experience adventure, excitement and who aren’t afraid of heights. I’m not daring enough to take the zip line – I like adventure, and excitement – but I think I either don’t like to be too high up or I’m just afraid of rides.
Icy Strait Point is very picturesque, and I’m glad I came off the ship to take a look. There were several people onboard the ship who didn’t want to get off today because it was raining, and there had been a steady drizzle for most of the day. We had to get on a tender boat to get to where the boat docked, and when I got off, I couldn’t help but be in awe of how beautiful the Radiance Of The Seas looked against the snow-clad mountains.
After taking pictures of the ship, I walked along the beach, to where I could see the zip line. The rain kept on falling on the lens of both my camera and camcorder, so I kept on putting them away, and then getting tempted to take them back out again a few moments later, and then away again after a few minutes because of the rain. It was a busy time mostly due to the rain. Here are some more pictures that I took along the way.
As you may have noticed in one of the pictures, somebody had started a little fire on the beach to keep everyone warm. It was quite icy cold in Icy Strait Point, it surely lives up to it’s name! The drizzle did put a little damper on my outing, as I would definitely have liked to take more pictures, but I didn’t want to damage my camera, and already had got it wet various times.
I walked into the big brown building which was kind of like a museum towards the end of the pier, and this building also had quite a few shops. Apparently, I had missed a native dance, and found out about this later.
I then started on the track of one of the nature trails on the other side of the building shown above (museum) to the left of it, and discovered a most incredible sight – a lake with trees and snow-clad mountains in the distance (shown below). By this point, it was drizzling quite a bit. I then recorded the zip line on my camcorder, and will have to put it into a video later and add the link.
Altogether, I spent about two and a half hours in Icy Strait Point, and would definitely recommend that you get off the ship to visit this port. Don’t listen to those who tell you there’s nothing to see here, if you like natural beauty, you will see a lot of that around you. I then proceeded to take the tender boat shown below at the dock back to the Radiance Of The Seas.
Recommendations: take your umbrella to Alaska, and a thick jacket, plus gloves, and you can’t go wrong. Will soon write about Day 5 of the cruise.
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I flew into Vancouver from San Diego on May 10, 2012, and spent a day there, and then caught a seven day cruise on the next day from Vancouver to Seward on the Radiance Of The Seas. The port visits for the seven day cruise from Vancouver to Alaska include Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, […]