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Anthem of the Seas is the sister ship of Quantum of the Seas, the biggest launch of 2014. With Anthem, which debuted in 2015, Royal Caribbean took the best features of Quantum while adding a few new ones as well. The ship sails to the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada/New England.

Technology is what makes Anthem special; the broadband access is 10 times faster than what every other line has, and reasonable in price. There's also no more fumbling around for your ID card when you need to enter your cabin or charge an item. The new passenger wristbands have replaced the old cards, and make locking yourself out of your cabin a much more difficult feat. The ship also uses technology to improve embarkation, allowing you to check in at home, upload a photo so you don’t have to commemorate your just-off-a-plane dishevelment, and sail through customs. Ideally, you can go from the terminal to your cabin in 10 minutes. Once onboard, use the line’s app to track your suitcase.


Anthem of the Seas is perfect for fun-seeking adults and families. It has more activities than you could ever do in a week, including a surfing simulator, rock climbing wall, North Star (a robotic arm that takes passengers on a 15-minute ride into the sky), and the popular skydiving simulator. The sports complex also houses bumper cars and arcade games.


In addition to the traditional dining room and lido buffet, some complimentary restaurants aboard Anthem of the Seas include The Dog House serving up several styles of hot dogs, Sorrento’s Pizza, The Cafe at Two70, and pastries and other bites at Cafe Promenade. Specialty venues include Jamie’s Italian, a modern, yet rustic Italian restaurant in partnership with Chef Jamie Oliver; Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Chops Grille, and the first American gastropub at sea, Michael’s Genuine Pub. The star of the specialty show, though, is without a doubt Wonderland. Venture down the rabbit hole into a venue where food is so unusual and beautiful, you may pinch yourself to see if you’re dreaming.


Quantum-class ships have a lot of cabin categories. Here, you’ll find a whopping 34. Some inside cabins have “virtual balconies” with 80-inch LED screens that project the view from the deck. The ship also has a few studio cabins for single travelers, and more interconnected staterooms for families and large groups.

For those who want to splurge, the suites include everything from practical family-friendly junior suites — with a modular design that gives kids and parents, or traveling friends, separate areas — to impressive, two-story, loft-style designs that feel like penthouse apartments and come with their own outdoor dining space. Suite guests also have a private seafood restaurant, Coastal Kitchen.

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Sails from:

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

Cruises to:

Caribbean - Bahamas , Caribbean - Eastern , Caribbean - Southern

Cruises on Anthem of the Seas

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4.8 out of 5

Great ship, crew & food! Beautiful island! by SilviaDelvesco

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Great ship, crew & food! Beautiful island! Love Bermuda!

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5 out of 5

A wonderful time had by all by Jonesq63

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The crew and Hospitality staff is what makes the cruise successful. It's an updated modern ship that is well-maintained. The activities on board are typical of a cruise ship, and they are a lot of fun. I thought the entertainment was very good and that the cruise director and the assistant Cruise director really made sure that there was a good time had by all. You can tell that they put a lot of planning into the activities and entertainment. The food is delicious.

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4.7 out of 5

Anthems of the Seas Celebratory by nicoleemorgan

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The staff on the Anthems of the Sea were really warm and friendly. The rooms were quite spacious and allowed parties to connect side by side.

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3.8 out of 5

Great Cruise by johns1queen

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The cruise was great the food was fantastic, the shows we saw we're good. Beautiful ship and the ports were wonderful. Don't care too much for Labadee, not a lot there to do.

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4.7 out of 5

Excellent by helen1976

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My family and I have a wonderful trip on this cruise . We are definitely will Coming back.

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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.

Jun 17, 2016

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

May 17, 2016

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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