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Linda Coffman


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~ Eastern Caribbean Enchantment ~

En pointe, the mythological Daphne graces an entrance to the Enchantment of the Seas' Orpheum Theater

A Day at Sea

What a wonderful feeling... nothing to do but take a closer look at the Enchantment of the Seas' unique artwork collection, shop a bit, and drop in on a few of the scheduled activities.

While I wandered about the ship, I discovered countless murals, stained glass, and paintings on stairwell landings, and statues tucked into small niches and soaring through the Centrum. An art "tour" was a highlight of my day.

Sidetracked briefly, I watched the Chef's Corner Cooking Demonstration in the Champagne Terrace and marveled once again at the elaborate artistry demonstrated not in bronze or clay, but fashioned from fruits and vegetables. 

Glancing over the daily Compass, I wondered why would anyone possibly want to attend a towel folding demonstration. Aha! More sculpture... this time for passengers to learn to create the whimsical towel creatures fashioned by room stewards to adorn our cabins each evening. Pool games and horse racing highlighted outdoor activities before yet another artistic demonstration—ice sculpture.

The "Enchanted Tiara" Cruise Sisters 

Before retiring to our cabins to dress for our second formal night, the Cruise Sisters gathered in the Centrum for a special group "tiara" photo. It was hard to think about our cruise winding down, but we only had one port of call left.

With that thought in mind, we made the most of our evening, savoring the escargot, lobster tails, and sinful desserts. Our balcony was a final gathering spot to watch the sea and look for a reported meteor shower.

Nassau, Bahamas

Enchantment of the Seas was the fourth ship to arrive in Nassau on Saturday! Captain Kjonso backed our vessel in snugly against the pier to much cheering—fleetmate Majesty of the Seas was right "next door." Oh my... it could certainly be crowded on Bay Street. No problem, mon. Celebrity Cruises' Galaxy departed as we were making our way ashore to check out the new location of the Straw Market.

Some of our shipmates headed for Atlantis for lunch and a peek at the famed underground "Dig" and aquarium. Even diners have to pay the admission charge and most felt it wasn't worth it.

With heavy hearts, we made our way back to the ship to pack and prepare for our last night on board. Later, toasting ourselves, our cruise, and the wait staff who made us feel like royalty, we vowed to have a "reunion" at sea.

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