Review by byfaithjean1224

Despite The Storm

In response to review, Johngold says ...

Thank You for a concise and fair review. Many reviewers have been critical of the cruise line for leaving port in the first place. You seem to have handled the situation very well.

I hope you enjoy the replacement cruise I'm sure you will take.


Tags: Royal Caribbean Caribbean - Bahamas Anthem of the Seas

8 Answers

Thanks for the detailed review (and your ability to keep a sense of humor through a rough cruise). The review does make me want to take a closer look at RCI for an alternate cruise line.

Great review,  thanks for a balanced review of the cruise that a lot of people only gave one star.

As it turns out, to avoid another storm, the same ship did a 180 last week and came back to NJ early.  Seems they are now being over cautious.

With the two cruises and troubles both have had Royal Caribbean has been criticized from all angles. The storm was one thing, the early return was due to, according to some, Noro and the return due to extreme cleaning planned. This will quiet down, I hope, Those who took these cruises I trust will enjoy what the line offers to make up for the trouble.

They never stated how bad the outbreak was.  SOP is to quarantine those affected. Not end a cruise early.

Ending the cruise early, should be an indication. I believe and this can be verified, that the people did not stay aboard for the last two days back in New Jersey. So I suspect a deep cleaning is going on, maybe a bit more sturdy repairs as well.



Pity the poor captain on the "Anthem of the Seas". This has been a very difficult last couple of weeks for him. Now his ship is being dubbed the "Curse of the Seas" by pundits.

"Whoever you believe, whether the Anthem of the Seas is returning to avoid the so-called storm or because of a virus outbreak, there is no doubt that the Anthem's reputation is being mauled in the court of public opinion."

For what its worth, I'm not enamored by the Cruise Law reporting on this one. A few days ago they interpreted a reporter's, on board the ship, comments about the crew cleaning up and running here and there and while doing so as looking like "scurrying ants" as being a derogatory reference. Apparently they were not learned enough to recognize that the phrase "scurrying like ants"  has long been recognized in speech as a positive not a negative. Contradicting comments started rolling in, they tried to argue the opposite, pretty soon they were overwhelmed, so what did they do, pout and eliminate the entire F.B., link like a spoiled brat would. So, I see now in this article they are still at it, stubbornly peeing into the wind, contending still that it is a negative remark. Something simple like that makes one question the objectivity and integrity of all their reporting.   


Regular readers of Cruiselaw realize that the opinion is slight;y skewed to their point of view. I don't believe that the lawyer in charge believes that the cruise industry should exist. That being said. there are times the information released by them is needed.


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