Defunct Cruise Lines
Enchantment of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas was built in Finland and came into service for royal Caribbean in 1997 following a christening ceremony that took place in Southampton UK, Colleen Fain the wife of Royal Caribbean's Chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain officially named the vessel on july 12, Enchantment of the Seas set sail on her maiden voyage the following day.
When built the ship was originally 916 feet in length, in 2005 she received an extensive refit which included adding a 73 feet long section to the ship increasing her overall length to 988 feet and adding an additional 8,910 tonnes to her weight.
On board the ship there are three cabin types to choose from these are interior, outside, and suites each type has a good choice of options, a typical interior cabin is equipped with a Sitting area, Two twin beds or one Royal King bed, Luxurious bedding, TV, telephone and safe, Private bathroom with shower, vanity area and hair dryer, Room service available, while top of the range suites include extra touches such as private balconies and a personalised concierge service.
The ship offers plenty of dining options and food is served in the main dining room, but if you prefer a change from the traditional dining there are plenty of speciality restaurants available for a small extra charge, the ship has plenty of casual dining venues where you can get a light snack, such as a panini or a sandwich.
As you would expect from a royal Caribbean ship, Enchantment
of the seas offers plenty of entertainment, you can choose to relax at the spa and fitness centre, or if you are feeling more energetic there’s a full size basketball and volleyball court, running track and rock climbing wall, Bungee Trampolines, Splash Deck (interactive play fountain), other facilities on the ship include video arcade, internet centre, golf simulator, three pools and three whirlpools, beauty salon, art gallery and much much more.
Onboard Entertainment and Facilities
|Restaurants & Bars||Shops|
|Fast Food||Room Service|
|Nightclub or Disco||Lounge|
|Pursers desk||Excursion desk|
|Card room||Medical room|
|Laundry room||Sauna/steam room|
|Gym||Childrens activity clubs|
|Babysitting service||Video games room|
|Sports facilities||Outdoor movie theater|
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