Anthem of the Seas

3.7 out of 5
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About Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas is an extra large ship, carrying passengers and crew, and sails from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey.

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Five Stars!

Departing NY harbor past skyline and Statue of Liberty, sailing under Verranzano Narrows... Read more
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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

It should be called Awesome of the Seas!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

My favorite part of the cruise was the Royal treatment we were given! My mother is elderly, but young at heart. She said she felt like a queen throughout the entire cruise. The staff is so accommodating to everyone's needs. That was worth it's weight in gold. I would go on that beautiful vessel again in a heartbeat! We were both sad to bid farewell. We will be repeat customers for sure!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Overall staff service needs improvement

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Ship was newer and offered more amenities than Independence of the Sea, but overall service and attitude of staff was more positive on IOS.  Need better organization/communication for signing up for on board activities and departures.  Sushi class was fun (should offer better food to learn with).  Cupcake class was disappointing - not too organized nor enthusiatic by staff including main chef (man).   Food in main dining room and Windjammer was better on IOS.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

5 Nights Bermuda cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

In general cruise was very good. We are taking cruises every couple of the years and Royal Caribbean was on the top of the list until this last cruise. Food in general dinning was so so, we went one time to the specialty restaurants and is was nothing exceptional. Making reservations was a pain, could not get the time we wanted from home, but when came on board it was available, the same with the shows, to make reservations not a lot of available, but when you stand n the line without reservation - you can get in. So time was spend in lines instead of relax. Maybe it is attributes to the huge ship.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

fantastic cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

I went on this cruise because it was a family celebration, and was skeptical about how much I would actually enjoy it. I had a fabulous time. I was pleasantly surprised at how great the shows on the ship were. I also really liked how easy it was to get on and off the ship when in Bermuda.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great ship full of amenities

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

My favorite part of the cruise was all the activities the ship had to offer. I tried almost all of them.  For a big ship with a lot of people, it didn't seem crowded. We also enjoyed the over night stay at the island. It allowed plenty of time to see the destination. One improvement would be to improve the club experience on the ship, the dj was not the best at giving the crowd what they want.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Too much upselling on board

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The ship was very nice, service very good, food just average...sometimes less than average  (except for the specialty restaurant called "Wonderland" which was absolutely phenomenal), entertainment very mediocre, but the real downside was all the on-board hawking and peddling.  I guess that is the nature of cruising these days...they make the cruise itself fairly affordable, then make every nice thing an extra charge.  Waiters even have to approach you at dinner to try to sell things like galley tours, wine tastings, and the like....a real nuisance.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Five Stars!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Departing NY harbor past skyline and Statue of Liberty, sailing under Verranzano Narrows Bridge with only 12' of clearance, then plunging into a world of exquisite service, beautiful and beautifully whimsical art at every turn, docking in the sparkling clean waters of Bermuda.....  All quite wonderful

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Anthem was Ok

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Anthem of the Seas was Ok - I was expecting so much more for the price. Even the specialty restaurants were too expensive.  I'm not a cheap person, but I've been on other cruise lines and the weren't even close to these prices.

 

The facilities were wonderful, loved the Solarium, Indoor pool and Bumper Cars!!

Entertainment was good

Food was ok.

Worst part of the cruise was the Buffet closed at 9pm and if you wanted to eat anything after 9pm you had a choice of complimentary Hot Dogs at the Aft of the boat or Pizza and finger sandwiches in the center of the boat - these were the only two places to get food 24 hours a day and nothing healthy to eat.  Of course there were plenty of places you could "BUY" food. Turned me off to this cruise -

 

Would not go again. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Anthem of Seas

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The stay in Bermuda was too short. I would like to see Royal stay at at Bermuda three or four day stay at the island. I enjoyed my stay on the ship and the island but it was too short. I preferred the Seven days stay.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Had a wonderful time!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My Husband and I wanted to try a "bigger" ship.  The Anthem of the seas is a fairly new ship with all the latest technology.  We love Bermuda so it was a match!  The shows were very good!  We loved the Las Vegas Tenors and "We will Rock You" shows.  We always had something to do and we had a great time even though the weather could have been better.  I would recommend this ship for your cruise!!

Our only suggestion is to have listed where the Freestyle machines are located.  It took us 2 days of a five day cruise to locate them.  Put them in your Itinerary that you publish daily for your guests.  I am sure it will be appreciated!

 

Thanks for a great vacation!

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Deck 4

Deck 4 features the second level of The Royal Theatre, retail shops, the Diamond Club, the upper level of Music Hall, Michael's Genuine Pub, Sorrentos,...

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Deck 5

Deck 5 features the upper level of The Royal Theatre, Photo Gallery, Chops Grille, Chef's Table, Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine,...

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Deck 14

Deck 14 features the upper level of the Solarium, Solarium Bistro, Solarium pools and whirlpools, Pool Bar, Sky Bar, Outdoor pools and whirlpools, Outdoor...

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Deck 15 features the lower level of Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, the Jogging Track, North Star, North Star Bar, Fuel Teen Disco, the Arcade,...

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MADDC
Contributor Level: Purser

To avoid waiting on lines BOOK your shows and dining well in advance.

othellocast
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Be sure to purchase any of the Internet Package; you need it to share your experiences and photos hot while cruising. Yes, book your restaurant reservations and shore excursions ahead of time for some savings and to avoid lines.

JoanneNJ
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Book all activities and restaurants before boarding.

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