Anthem of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Nov. 4, 2019

 
Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas launched in 2015 and is full of activities for the whole family.
   

Launched in 2015, Anthem of the Seas takes everything that passengers love about Royal Caribbean and brings it to the next level. Anthem is a Quantum-class cruise ship that offers an impressive selection of dining and nightlife plus nonstop activities ideal for energetic families and couples. Spend the evening sipping robotically mixed cocktails from the Bionic Bar or relaxing in the low-key Two70 lounge. On the lower decks, you'll find the main dining rooms and entertainment venues, including the two-story Music Hall and 1,299-seat Royal Theater. Whether you enjoy Vegas-style illusions or the foot-stomping hits of legendary rockers, Queen, Anthem has an assortment of world-class stage shows, West End musicals, and live bands.

While many activities and venues are geared toward adults, Royal Caribbean is a family-friendly line at heart. Passengers traveling with children can take advantage of the teen club and Adventure Ocean activity center as well as the Royal Babies and Tots Nursery. During the day, the multistory SeaPlex is the main attraction for family fun whether its bumper cars, roller skating, or video games. If you enjoy high-adrenaline adventures, Anthem of the Seas doesn't disappoint with a FlowRider surfing machine and RipCord skydiving simulator.

Itineraries and Departure Ports

Anthem of the Seas sails from homeports in London and New York City. Cape Liberty departures sail to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas, including RCI's CocoCay island resort. Regional cruises focus on 5- to 8-night itineraries perfect for fighting the winter blues. In the fall, Anthem tours New England and Canada, including the Bay of Fundy. Passengers sailing from Southampton can choose from an assortment of 10- to 14-night cruises with stops in Gibraltar, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and the French Riviera. Anthem's London cruise schedule begins in May 2020 and concludes with a transatlantic voyage to the Big Apple in November.

Before You Book

This ship is best for: Anthem of the Seas is best for couples and families who want an unrivaled selection of amenities and activities.

You should know: While Anthem is not as large as Royal’s other new ships, many venues fill up at peak hours. To avoid delays and disappointment, reserve dining and entertainment before embarking.

Activities on Anthem of the Seas

 
Anthem of the Seas activities
Pool and deck area on Anthem of the Seas .
 

Anthem of the Seas has a diverse lineup of onboard activities for couples and families. Earn your scuba certification, conquer the FlowRider, or start your day on the climbing wall before gearing up for high-adrenaline adventures in the RipCord skydiving simulator. If you're traveling with kids, head to the two-deck SeaPlex for a full day of family fun. This activity zone features an Xbox game room and a three-in-one rink for bumper cars, basketball, and roller skating. With Royal Caribbean, there's no shortage of classes, deck parties, and theme nights. Pick up some sizzling Latin dance moves, or learn to make mouthwatering sushi as you explore sun-drenched lands in the Caribbean or Mediterranean.

Ship Highlights
  • Four pools and 10 whirlpools
  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • H2O splash zone
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Full-sized basketball court
  • RipCord skydiving simulator by iFLY
  • SeaPlex with bumper cars and roller skating
  • Fuel teen club and hangout space
  • Adventure Ocean activity center
  • Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Aerial and acrobatic performances
  • Broadway shows, including We Will Rock You
  • North Star, the world's highest observation deck
  • Ten bars and lounges, including the Bionic Bar
  • More than a dozen restaurants and buffets
  • Vitality at Sea spa and fitness center
  • Adults-only Solarium
  • Casino Royale

Cabins

Anthem of the Seas has 2,090 cabins with room for more than 4,180 passengers. Staterooms are available in 40 classes and five categories ranging from studios to Royal Suites with spa access and private butler service. One great part about Anthem's accommodations is that every cabin has ocean views. Thanks to Royal Caribbean's virtual balcony technology, you can always see the sea from a large screen in your cabin. Even if you book one of the ship's 373 interior staterooms. Anthem of the Seas has an impressive number of balcony staterooms, making up 75% of non-suite rooms. There are also 28 studio cabins designed and priced for solo travelers, along with a number of connecting staterooms for families and groups.

Dining

With more than a dozen complimentary and specialty restaurants, including four highly-rated main dining rooms, Anthem of the Seas serves an impressive variety of American and international fare. Options range from pizza and burgers to gourmet tasting menus designed for discerning foodies. If you enjoy specialty dining, sample house-made pasta at Jamie's Italian by legendary chef Jamie Oliver or choose healthy items from the Solarium Bistro. Izumi and Chops Grille are consistent Royal Caribbean fan favorites.  For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, visit Wonderland for imaginative Nouvelle fare or reserve a seat at the 14-person Chef's Table. Family-friendly options include the SeaPlex Dog House, Sorrento's, Johnny Rockets, and the Windjammer Marketplace buffet.

Anthem of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: XL
  • Total Passengers: 4,180
  • Built: Jan 2015
  • Number of Decks: 15
  • Total Cabins: 2,104
  • Cabin Categories: 40
  • Length: 1,139

Cabins

2104 cabins and 40 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.7
(58 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 161 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $115/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.3
(25 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 220 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $127/night
Balcony Balcony
4.5
(419 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 189 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $146/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.6
(36 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 1440 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $372/night

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Dining

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La Patisserie La Patisserie
5.0
(6 Reviews)
Prime Table Prime Table
5.0
(1 Review)
Chic Chic
4.9
(23 Reviews)
Jamie''s Italian Jamie''s Italian
4.7
(31 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Sky Bar Sky Bar
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Art Gallery Art Gallery
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Regalia Luxury Watches Regalia Luxury Watches
5.0
(2 Reviews)
The Workshop The Workshop
5.0
(1 Review)

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Decent but not great by tingglo

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This was our family's first cruise. There were highs and lows and we definitely learned a lot for next time. Anthem of the Seas is a beautiful and large ship but the caveat is that there are also a lot of people, which means long lines everywhere, especially on at sea days. The staff were spectacular and worked so hard to make sure you had a good experience. It took us a few days to figure out all the places we could eat/drink, but I definitely recommend going to main dining room whenever possible. Overall it was a good time, my only complaint would be the lack of children activities and also that my kids did not enjoy adventure ocean.

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Relaxing by gram1014

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I liked everything about this cruise. The food in the American Icon was amazing as were the staff. Anywhere I went on ship staff were pleasant helpful and friendly.

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Best value vacationing! by Esucheer

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Would definitely sail Riyal Caribbean. They offer quality for your money....coupled with BJ's package.....it made for a very special vacation.

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1025 Anthem of the Seas Tips

pichetong
Jan 30, 2017

Download the app Royal IQ which is free on the boat. You can track all activities and bookings for dining or shows, which all need to be booked in advance. You can even receive incoming texts without having to pay for Wifi - just can't reply.

MADDC
Jun 17, 2016

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

JoanneNJ
Jan 07, 2016

Book all activities and restaurants before boarding.

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