The solarium aboard Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas. The ship begins sailing from Baltimore in 2010.

The solarium aboard Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas. The ship begins sailing from Baltimore in 2010. (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)

Royal Caribbean hopes to expand its travels along the East Coast with this replacement for the Grandeur of the Seas, a ship that has been sailing from Baltimore since 2004. The Enchantment, a member of the Vision Class (the most well-traveled and family-friendly Royal Caribbean line), received an "extreme makeover" in 2005, adding more than 70 feet to its length. The ship now includes amenities that will easily outlast the weekly voyages taken by its passengers. These include suspension bridges, a Latin-themed lounge, shopping malls, and a discotheque.

Ports of call: Bermuda, Eastern Caribbean, New England and Canada, Florida, Bahamas

Sailing dates: Begins cruises from Baltimore in June 2010

Built: 1996, refurbished in 2005

Gross Tonnage: 80,700

Length: 990 feet

Staterooms: 1,126

Guest capacity: 2,446 guests, 840 crew

Registry: Bahamas

Features/amenities: The ship offers plenty of activities, including a rock-climbing wall, bungee trampolines and a splash deck (an interactive play fountain). When you're ready to relax, there's a spa, salon, solarium, three pools and six whirlpools. Entertainment includes a Latin-themed lounge, casino, themed bars and an open atrium with boutique shopping. Adventure Ocean is the place for fun and games for cruise guests ages 3 to 17.

Restaurants: In addition to the main dining room, Chops Grille is a place – reservations required - to celebrate special occasions. For more casual fare, including burgers, sandwiches and salads, guests can try Windjammer's Cafe. Other specialty dining includes a coffeehouse and a Ben & Jerry's scoop shop.