Going through security was a hassle. I had a large bag, smaller cooler for my son's drinks, and a stroller, along with my son. They separated my mom and I for some reason. She was told to go through the machines on the left, I was sent on to the right. So I struggled with taking everything apart to go through security. They searched the cooler and questioned me what was in his cups...Um, toddler formula! I think the woman thought I was smuggling alcohol on. My son ran off in the other direction when I took him out of the stroller, I was reprimanded for leaving my bag and stroller behind when going after him. I think the woman that was doing the checks in my line just didn't like kids. She gave me a hard time. Made me collapse my stroller to put through the xray even though it was empty. On a side note, I have flown 3 times with my son and cruised once previously with him. This was by FAR the most frustrating experience with security with my travels. I completely understand why there is security and I am not debating that, I just felt like the woman was picking on me. A number of things I don't feel like listing, for the sake of time, also went on. Once I was on the ship I had realized that my son's hat, sunscreen, and snacks must have been left back at security. I didn't want to deal with the lady again. A crew member onboard told me it would all be there when we return on Monday morning and I could collect it then.
Check in was very quick. We were on within minutes. I went right to the dining room to check on our MTD reservations. I had made them in advance, but when our cabin number changed our reservations disappeared from the website. The lady at the desk confirmed that our 5:30pm reservations were in fact still there. We chose 5:30 because we felt it would be calm and empty to eat with my son.
Royal Babies & Tots
We went right up to Adventure Ocean to fill out the paperwork and register my son with Royal Babies & Tots. Caution: the girls that work in Adventure Ocean don't know the facts when it comes to the Nursery. They told me that the children will be given food (lunch & dinner) in there so I should be specific about food allergies (which my son has). This is not correct. The nursery only has juice and crackers, it is a parent's responsibility to feed their kids!
Later in my review I will tell you all about the nursery services and open play.
Here are photos of the Enchantment Nursery.
At first I thought it was stupid to have the nursery right next to the arcade. But surprisingly they have insulated the walls well and the sounds cannot be heard in the nursery.