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 Entertainment

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.

Anthem of the Seas Dining

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.

Anthem of the Seas Staterooms

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

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4.6 out of 5

Beautiful ship with impeccable service ! by herelle

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Great ship. Only drawbacks: Internet packages are too expensive (but does one really need them?). TV programs are also very poor. Other than that, it is a pleasure to sail on this ship. This was our second time on the Anthem and will probably come back.

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Crowded by davidtweedie

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There was a suicide on ship, I saw the young man while I was running around the ship, (I believe it was him) Cruise was just way too busy for us, we couldn't even find a lounge chair to tan....!

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Good but far from perfect. Three Stars. by edwardhyan

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Good but far from perfect. Three Stars. Needs some improvement.

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4.9 out of 5

Great Cruise!! by jennolson

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Overall a wonderful cruise. The ship is gorgeous and VERY clean. Staff are wonderful.

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Decent Cruise by laurencaruso

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Food was decent, great lifeguard staff, ship very new and clean but lacked in cruise director and activities.

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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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