If you’ve read my previous post about our first cruise with our two girls, you’ll remember that we had an amazing time cruising with our kids! Such an amazing time, in fact, that we decided to do it again with another short Caribbean trip on Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas!
Here are a few more of our favorite things on this boat, especially what we love as a family.
Our second family cruise with kids on Enchantment of the Seas stopped at Coco Cay and Nassau. It was a three night sailing, so there weren’t any sea days, but there was still plenty of time to explore the ship and enjoy its amenities.
Junkanoo Beach in Nassau: a local favorite!
The first thing I like about taking kids on Enchantment of the seas is that it is, by comparison to many of RC’s newer ships, fairly small. Children have short legs, and just can’t walk as fast and as far as adults can. Even on this ship, my little one whined about having to walk too much. An Oasis class ship would have been too much for her at this age (4). And since this ship only does short 3 or 4 day sailings, the size of the ship doesn’t limit you or keep you from enjoying yourself. There is still a lot to do, and you won’t have enough time to even see everything on the boat in 3 days.
My kids think that airports are fun. Here they are very early in the morning, waiting to board. This time I bought them Wiki Sticks to play with on the plane. I highly recommend these for traveling! So fun, and no mess.
The Kids Favorite Parts of Enchantment of The Seas Cruises
Royal Caribbean’s Kids club is their favorite place to be on the ship. Here they play games, do art projects, STEM experiments, and more. They ask to go there right after breakfast, and I have to drag them away later. Then the go back there after dinner so that the grown ups can enjoy some of the nightlife on the ship. They finish up exhausted, face paint-ed, and ready for bed after a quick snack from the Solarium.
The Dance Floor
We sort of have this tradition. Each night before dinner in the Main Dining Room, We take the girls to the Centrum on deck 4. This space has a nice bar, on and off live music, and a marble floor for dancing! The girls like to spin around in their dinner dresses, and typically entice more children to join them. It’s tons of fun and adorable to watch.
Royal’s private island beach, Coco Cay has been a favorite stop on all of our cruises. No need to book an excursion, plenty of sand, water, and beach chairs, and as many pineapple drinks as you can afford! Last year we swam for hours and played on the beach. Next year we plan to enjoy the renovations to the island. I cannot wait to see what’s new. Check out Perfect Day on Coco Cay. It looks AMAZING!
There are no water slides or candy stores on Enchantment of the Seas, but that doesn’t mean that this boat isn’t perfect for a family trip. I can have fun on ANY cruise ship – it’s all about enjoying what you have and not worrying about missing out on anything. Enchantment of the Seas has proven to be a fun and relaxing vacation for my family twice now. The first time we went with 4 other families with kids. This last time we went with my parents and sister and brother in law. There really is something for everyone on this ship.
A rare night view of Nassau from the ship. We had to return the port for a medical evacuation. I hope that person was ok, but this picture is just so amazing I had to share it with you.