MikeWisconsin

MikeWisconsin
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Joined: 07/28/2013
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Anthem of the Seas

August 2016 - Anthem of the Seas to Canada, New England, New York

Too Big

The Anthem is a very High Tec ship but too big for me.  The bests parts were the use of Classic Dynamic Dining.  Instead of having to make daily reservations and then stand in long lines to be seated. I dined with the same foursome each day and we rotated in all four of the major dining rooms with the same wait staff the whole time.  The food was excellent and different in each of the restaurants.  I particularly liked Silk.  The entertainment was quite good and very high tech - especially Seventy Two theater.  I had the single balcony room #6648 and it was fine for one but two would be on top of one another.  No chair, just a small stool.  My balcony had very good views, but some of the deluxe singles look out on the huge lifeboats.  Beware, they don't say restricted view!

I found such a large ship to be impersonal and communication with staff was difficult, my phone calls were not returned.  The exceptions were our excellent wait staff(Antiss and Jerry) and the bartenders who were always cheerful and chatty (especially in Seventy Two).   I am a Senior and much prefer the smaller ships.

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Navigator of the Seas

July 2013 - Navigator of the Seas to Europe - Mediterranean

Crew were remarkable!

From the moment I arrived at the cruise terminal there were friendly, knowledgeable and upbeat crew members to meet every need. I was on board within 35 min. With no long lines and waiting. Luggage was delivered to my balcony stateroom by mid-afternoon. This is a very large cruise ship but cleanliness was everywhere. Meals in the dining room were very good and after the first evening the staff knew all of us by name. I was part of a table of nine and we were friendly from the beginning with no awarkwardness. The shore excursions were the only experiences I found uncomfortable - and that was due to the heat and massive crowds. Ephesus was the best with the Turkish tour company very friendly and knowledgeable. Guest Relations Desk crew were very helpful and pursued my requests until a very satisfactory solution was found. I will definitely cruise with Royal Caribbean again, but on another itinerary. Michael from Wisconsin (age-75)

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Anthem of the Seas Anthem of the Seas - The Smart Phone app is excellent and does not need wireless. Use it to book entertainment ASAP. I had paid wireless on my iPad and it was spotty. Not great, but hard to do without.

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received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Crew were remarkable!

shared a quick tip for Anthem of the Seas"The Smart Phone app is excellent and does not need wireless. Use it to book entertainment ASAP. I had paid wireless on my iPad and it was spotty. Not great, but hard to do without."

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reviewed their Canada, New England, New York cruise on Anthem of the Seas and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Crew were remarkable!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Crew were remarkable!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Crew were remarkable!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Crew were remarkable!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Crew were remarkable!

received a helpful vote on their Navigator of the Seas cruise review - Crew were remarkable!