Anthem of the Seas

3.7 out of 5
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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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The Steven's Bermuda Cruise on Anthem of the Seas 4/29/17-5/6/17

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Bermuda aboard Anthem of the Seas

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I really enjoyed the ship, plenty of amenities and very attentive staff.  Quality of the food in the main dining room has slipped from when I sailed with Royal Caribbean several years ago, but it was very well prepared.  The NY Strip with Green Peppercorn sauce was particularly good.  This was my first trip to Bermuda and I spent several years in the Caribbean, so my expectation for an island was colored by that.  The shopping was not as good as I had anticipated.  The beaches however were great; the sand is powdery and soft and doesn't get hot as in the Caribbean and US beaches.  The reefs lacked color due to the cold water corals, but were very expansive, given the intense protection Bermuda has I would have expected more sea life around the reefs but it was as lackluster as the corals.  Transportation around the island was relatively easy the bus and ferry system was reasonably priced and dependable as long as you're not in a big hurry.  The view from Gibb Hill lighthouse was worth the climb from the bus stop to get there.  St Maarten is my favorite island and with that as a 10, I would rate Bermuda a 5.  Overall our trip was relaxing and enjoyable, I give it 4 stars.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

5th cruise and it was the best

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This ship is magnificent my wife and I did a cruise to Bermuda 5-day and we really didn't get to see the whole ship we enjoyed the pool the spas the casino the workers on the ship are some of the top they were very polite anything you need anything you wanted they would try so hard it was a great Cruise we would go again it's a great cruise for people in their fifties and sixties because it's kind of nice Solarium area it's a slow pace very nice families would love it also though because there was so much to do bumper cars lowriders roller skating hot dog truck any type of food you wanted at any time there wasn't that many kids on the ship but they were well behaved and they were always busy it seems like cheap cruises did a great job as usual they are right on spot we did not miss a thing made all of our reservations through them there was no issues no problems we got on had a beautiful Cruise got off everything was excellent I would definitely do this againBig SmileLove

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Getaway perfect

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

Never had such a short cruise and was a little apprehensive.  not so, was just right for a relaxing GETAWAY and come home refreshed. Entry could have been a little more organized because of all the on line work before sailing.  Mix-up with pre arranged gift in cabin, not much "make it right" disappointed for the price that was charged to our daughter. (  50th Anniversary gift )  Sailed about 10 trips and food was a little less quality and availability was short.  Drinks available in cafes (on demand) water convenient, but flavored waters had artificial sweeteners (not specified) bad for people who cannot tolerate Art. Sweet.  Cleanliness good, staff great for the most part, departure has to be improved!!!   Parking charge could be less especially for longer stays.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

5-night Bermuda - Anthem of the Seas

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Great ship.  Great variety of venues, indoors and outdoors.  Plenty of places to find places to relax.  Entertainment was generally very good.  Would like to see a little more variety and frequency of entertainment as opposed to just a few "big shows".

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3 out of 5

Comic named David...................Not again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

I thought Royal was aware of their hiring of comedians on their ships.  This comedian on this cruise was in no way funny.  Being a African-American, I took offense to his joke about hanging black men. If he had made fun of the Holocaust, his routine would have been addressed by the proper officials.

After over 15 years of not being on Royal Ships, I thought I would enjoy my cruise.  I DID NOT !!!!!! I am sorry to say that this may be my last cruise with Royal.  I took it VERY PERSONALLY his so-called comedy routine.  The food was great.  The chef took good care of friends that I was traveling with.  But for now, my family and friends will be aware of the comedy choices that you make.AngryNervousSO lonRCL

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2 out of 5

Not for the health conscious

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

If you are health conscious you will really struggle with the food. You would think that being so technology oriented they would be more aware of healthy foods. A gym and a yoga class is not a replacement for healthy food choices. We were basically instructed to eat salad.  Very disappointing. No variety of foods for us. I have been on other cruise lines such as Holland America that has a vegetarian/vegan menu with multiple choices.  I have even been on other Royal Caribbean Cruises in the past where there were vegan choice even if they were not labelled as such. This ship with its technology has the illusion of being health conscious and forward thinking.  Its not.  Its just gimmicky.  Very disappointing.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Bermuda/Boston Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Our favorite part was touring Bermuda and Boston. The food was good but in the past it has been better.  This is a very large ship and the dining rooms and windjammer do not appear to be able to handle the 4400 passengers nor does it appear that there is enough wait staff to handle a full ship.  Wait times for getting the food was lengthy. The stateroom was great as well as the attendant we had. Getting on and off the ship was the fastest we have ever experienced.  Kudos to the changes! Our party of 13 had a great time and would definitely recommend this destination!

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Will never sail on an RCCL cruise again

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

Was very upset at being nickled and dimed to death for everything on this cruise.

I have never been on a cruise that charged for room service, $8.  Thought the prices of the drinks were too high, and not that strong, no nice little amenities, like chocolates on the pillow at night, or a pen in the stateroom. The mattress was so hard, that I had to have the cabin stewardess pad the mattress so that I could sleep.  Bought a coffee card for my husband and I, only to find out it was a punch card type process.  A small cup of coffee with a syrup was one punch, if I wanted that coffee iced, it was two punches.  Frapps and venti size coffees were two punches.  Plus, on other cruise lines, if you bought a specialty coffee you were entitled to a free cake.  Not on this ship.   Food in the pay for restaurants was very good, except for Izumi, awful sushi.  Jamie Oliver's was terrific as was Wonderland.  Food in the main dining room was okay.  The steaks were very good in all restaurants.  The wait staff in all the restaurants were excellent.  The ship itself is beautiful and full of fun things for kids, we had a seven and three year old with us who enjoyed the ship to it's fullest.  I found it too crowded, too many people.  Embarkation was the best I have ever experienced, but going thought Immigration in Boston and Customs in Bayonne, was a horror show.

Did find that some of the staff at Customer Relations were brash and when asked questions gave the wrong information.  I will never sail on a RCCL cruise again.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

The Steven's Bermuda Cruise on Anthem of the Seas 4/29/17-5/6/17

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I enjoyed the Anthem of the Seas ship.  My room with a balcony was great and the bathroom was a very good size.  Loved sitting on the balcony and just reading and relaxing.  A lot of drawer space for clothes.  I enjoyed my walk on the top of the ship every day and exercising by walking up the steps.  The food in the main dining room was hit or miss.  It could have been much better.  However, our waiters were fantastic.  AUBREY GABARDA and JAN MICHAEL SAN JUAN went out of their way to make sure that we were taken care of.  They were pleasant and very helpful in explaining the menu to us and we looked forward to going into the main dining room because of them.  Thank you Aubrey and Jan Michael  we appreciated everything you did for us.  I would definitely cruise aboard the Anthem of the Seas again and I have already told some of my friends about it.  Plenty to do on board and you have many places that you can go to just get some me time.  Enjoyed the cruise very very much.  FMStevens

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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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Contributor Level: Purser

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

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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.

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Book all activities and restaurants before boarding.

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