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Enchantment of the Seas

When Royal Caribbean lengthened Enchantment of the Seas by 73 feet, they didn't just add 151 staterooms. Simultaneously, the ship underwent the line's "revitalization" process, being the fourth to do so. That program takes the older ships in the fleet and does more than just redecorate. It adds new features to each ship giving passengers nearly the same experience as they would have if they were sailing on Royal Caribbean's newest ships.

The most noticeable features of the lengthening from outside the Enchantment are the new 75-foot arches spanning the new section. They support the jogging track over the Pool Deck where runners and walkers will find four fitness stations positioned around the track. Each has a different focus: stretching, cardio, agility and toning.

The expanded top deck offers 50% more room for additional water activities. At left is the new Splash Deck for kids with 64 water jets where they can spray each other or create their own fountain with a touchpad system. 
At night, the kids go to bed and the Splash Deck closes down to become a fiber-optic light and water show.
Part of the extra space on Deck 10 was created by widening it, with the wider part cantilevered over the side of the ship. On the port side, the extra space is used for a new island bar, while on the starboard side it provides extra seating space. Both have peek-a-boo windows in the deck which provide a breathtaking view of the sea ten stories below. 
Inside the ship, with more than 300 additional passengers, other spaces were enlarged and refurbished to accommodate the larger passenger loads. The expanded and refurbished My Fair Lady dining room is shown at left.  
One of the major changes came in the ship's casual restaurant. It has become the Windjammer Marketplace. Instead of one long serving line, specialties are now served from islands in the serving area, bringing the style into line with design on the newest Voyager-class ships.
Between meals is the ideal time to visit Latte'tudes coffee and ice cream shop. It is another of the new areas added to Enchantment. It features Ben & Jerry's ice cream and espresso drinks from Seattle's Best Coffee. 
Chops Grille is the other new dining venue aboard Enchantment of the Seas. Here on Deck 6, they have taken a walk-through lounge and transformed it into a cozy 108-seat premium restaurant with a gorgeous sea view. Like the branches of Chops on other Royal Caribbean vessels, its menu includes a wide variety of  entrees but is focused on steaks and seafood. The cost is currently $20 per person.  
The Orpheum Theatre was also refurbished during the month-long drydock. 
After dark, one of the hottest spots on the Royal Caribbean ships has become Boleros Latin Lounge. The new lounge aboard Enchantment is located on Deck 5 of the new midsection. Here you can sit back and enjoy a mojito or a premium tequila while enjoying the live Latin jazz or dance under the spectacular glass ceiling above the dance floor.
The kids weren't forgotten with upgraded facilities all their own. The new teen center, Fuel, is shown at left.
Teens and adults are lining up for the new bungee trampolines on Deck 10. The adventurous get their adrenaline rush by jumping on the four inflatable trampolines while bungee harnesses keep them soaring upward and not over the side of the ship. 
Enchantment's day spa includes new state-of-the-art machines in the fitness center. The facility, like so many others on the ship, features an outstanding sea view, something for which Royal Caribbean ships have become noted.
Just need to chill out? An area most passengers miss is the relaxation room in the day spa where you can just relax and unwind before or after a spa treatment (or any other time you feel the need). 
Also expanded and enhanced was the shopping area aboard Enchantment. It now features a Fossil watch store, a fine jewelry shop and a photo/electronics store.

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