Cruising in Panama
Aboard The Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
7 night Southern Caribbean Cruise


We spent our last day cruising towards Colon and while doing so had an opportunity to visit the Kitchen being toured around by the Executive Chef himself, Ramil Buhian, from the Philippines. You could see that he was very proud of his kitchens, and rightly so…everything in the kitchen is planned, even with pictures showing what the finished product should look like. I have never seen so many ranges, counters and coolers. All is planned, it has to be as there is no turnover on a ship. The meals are turned out with precision and are all delicious, everywhere they are served. On our cruise we would consume 6600 eggs, 1300 gallons of ice cream, almost 9400 bottles of beer, 6700 lbs of chicken, 8800 lbs of beef plus an assortment of other foods.

Meeting the Captain of this ship, Srecko Ban, from Croatia was a nice surprise. He toured us through the bridge area telling us what the different instruments were meant to do. The length of our ship was 989 feet and at 105 feet wide it was too wide to go through our Panama Canal right now, but when the new lane is built, who knows? There are 840 crew on board from 60 countries.
There were so many things to do on the ship as well, want to learn to dance? How about a battle of the sexes game show, and there is a whole array of things planned for the children so you can have some time to yourself. For those who love special coffee and ice cream there is Ben & Jerry’s and Seattle’s Best.


  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row