guardfox

guardfox
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Anthem of the Seas

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

ALL SHIPS ARE NOT ALIKE!

FAVORITE PART OF CRUISE WAS RELAXING AT POOLS, SOLARIUM ,IN MUSIC HAL L(PART OF DIAMOND CLUB BAR) EATING DINNER & GETTING DRESSED UP! ALSO SHOPPING AND PORTS FOR EXCUSIONS! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS CRUISE, IT HAS A LOT OF FLAWS! THE QUANTUM WAS THE SISTER SHIP OF THIS ANTHEM, BUT WE LIKED IT WAY, WAY BETTER. THE MUSIC BANDS IN THE BARS WERE NOT THAT GREAT. THEY NEVER PLAYED ENOUGH MUSIC TO DANCE BETWEEN 6:00 AND 8:30 PM. THE NIGHT THIS SHIP STAYED IN PORT TO 10:30 PM IN PORT AT ST.JOHN, THEIR WERE NO BAR TENDERS IN THE BARS TO GET A DRINK. THE CAPTAIN GAVE THEM ALL LIBERTY TO GO OUT IN TOWN. WE AND ROYAL CARIBBEAN CLERKS DID MY SETTING UP OF MY ACCOUNTS FOR ON BOARD SPENDING TWO TIMES . I HAD NO ON-BOARD-CREDITS UNTIL LATER IN THE 3RD DAY, AND FINALLY GOT MY ACCT. SET UP FOR EXPENSES TO BE TAKEN CARE OF THROUGH MY VISA! (THROUGH GUESTS SERV.) NOT A FUN SHIP! WE MADE IT GOOD BY SIMPLY HAVING A GOOD TIME DESPITE THE DISRUPTIONS AND ENJOYING OUR TIME OFF THE BOAT IN THE PORTS. PERFORMERS WERE SENSATIONAL BUT THE SHOWS WERE JUST OKAY. THE ROYAL THEATER SUCKED, THE SEATS ARE SO LOW YOU CAN'T SEE OVER THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU. I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN SUCH A POORLY DESIGNED THEATER, SINCE TAKING 14-15 CRUISES! WE DID FIND SEATS THAT WERE HIGHER BUT THEY WERE ALL ON THE SIDES. WE HAD TO GET TO THEATER FOR SHOWS ONE HALF AN HR. BEFORE SHOW STARTED. TO GET THE GOOD HIGHER SEATS. LIKE I SAY WE HAD TO USE OUR HEADS TO FIND A BETTER TIME ON THIS SHIP BECAUSE WE ARE CRUISERS FROM THE PAST WHO HAVE CRUISED ALOT PREVIOUSLY AND KNOW THE INS AND OUTS! OUR SHIP ROOM CLERK WAS ONE OF THE BEST WE EVER HAD. THE FOOD IN THE WINDJAMMER WAS JUST OKAY. MOST OF MY DINNERS WERE GREAT IN THE GRANDE & CHIC, BUT I HATED THE AMERCAN ICON GRILL BOTH IN THE QUANTUM AND ANTHEM. MY WIFE DIDN'T SEEM TO LIKE THE MENUES IN THE GRAND AND CHIC! THEY WERE VERY

GOOD WITH LOBSTER, IN WHICH I FEASTED ABOUT 5 TIMES OUT OF 9 DAYS AT DINNERS. WAITERS, WAITRESSES, WERE ALL PRETTY GOOD AT GRANDE AND CHIC DINNER ROOMS! WE TENDED TO GO TO LUNCH DIFFERENT PLACES OTHER THEN THE WINDJAMMER, TOO TOO, MANY PEOPLE ON THIS SHIP AT WINDJAMMER. BREAKFAST OKAY THERE BECAUSE WE WENT EARLY BEFOR 8:10 AM EVERY MORNING AFTER OUR WALK! THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. GETTING ON SHIP W/INDOOR PARKING WAS A BREEZE. GOT OFF SHIP 7:25 AM AND WAS HOME IN DELAWARE BY 10:45 AM. NO PROBLEMS BECAUSE WE KEEP OUR BAGGAGE AND WALK OFF WITH IT!

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Explorer of the Seas

June 2014 - Explorer of the Seas to Caribbean

AVERAGE CRUISE!

NOT ALOT OF TIME AT PORTS, NOT EXCEPTIONAL ENTERTAINMENT, EXCEPT THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN TALENT SHOW MEMBERS! THEY WERE GOOD. FOOD CHOICES AT DINNER WERE NOT AS GOOD AS OTHER ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES. NOT A FUN CRUISE BUT VERY RELAXING. EVERYTHING ELSE SEEMED TO GO AS PLANNED! I CAME BACK FEELING LIKE I ACCOMPLISHED A RELAXING SUNNY VACATION, WITH LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS CENTERED FROM THE CARIBBEAN BEACHES, & GORGEOUS BLUE OCEAN INLETS!

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guardfox's Tips

Anthem of the Seas Anthem of the Seas - GET TO SHIP BEFORE 9:00AM, THE BAYONNE BRIDGE CLOSES AT THIS TIME FROM EXIT 14A AND THEN THEY SEND YOU BACK TO EXIT 13 ON TURNPIKE AND YOU MUST GO IN THE BACK WAY AFTER CROSSING OVER ANOTHER BRIDGE.
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey - COULD NOT FIND TERMINAL BLVD, STREET NOT MARKED FOR CARS COMING FROM THE SOUTH OF N.J.TURNPIKE. MAYOR NEEDS TO DO MUCH BETTER JOB OF POSTING THAT STRRE NAME SO PEOPLE CAN FIND THE SHIP. ENDED UP PARKING 3 MILES FROM SHIP & BEING SHUTTLED TO SHIP FROM WHERE I PARKED MY CAR!
San Juan, Puerto Rico - TOUR IN TOWN BY VAN WAS REALLY WONDERFUL, GUIDE WAS TERRIFIC, & WE SAW THE FORT IN OLD SAN JUAN.
King's Wharf, Bermuda - WENT TO THE BEACHES, HORSESHOE BAY BUT IT WAS VERY WINDY & SAND BLEW ON TOWELS. DID NOT STAY VERY LONG AT PORT!
Explorer of the Seas Explorer of the Seas - SHIP WAS PROMISED TO BE REFURBISHED, BUT WAS NOT. ONLY WENT ON IT, BECAUSE OF THIS REASON! I HAD BEEN ON THIS SHIP IN 2007 & WAS LOOKING FOR A NEWER- BETTER LOOKING SHIP!

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shared a quick tip for Anthem of the Seas"GET TO SHIP BEFORE 9:00AM, THE BAYONNE BRIDGE CLOSES AT THIS TIME FROM EXIT 14A AND THEN THEY SEND YOU BACK TO EXIT 13 ON TURNPIKE AND YOU MUST GO IN THE BACK WAY AFTER CROSSING OVER ANOTHER BRIDGE."

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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 Explorer of the Seas cruise review - AVERAGE CRUISE!

received a helpful vote on their Explorer of the Seas cruise review - AVERAGE CRUISE!