Great Staff, Great Ship

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 104

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

8 Night France & Spain (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 22, 2015

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

From the moment we arrived at the dock we were welcomed, smiled at and treated like VIPS.  My mom was helped with her wheelchair by a friendly and attentive porter at the dock.  

On a maiden voyage there will be a few technical glitches and these were handled with grace and poise by the guest services staff.  They tried in every way to compensate for any small inconveniences, and we were more than satisfied by the efforts to resolve all issues.  

We got in every show we wanted to see, the waitstaff made us feel like Royalty and we loved our Steward.

So much to do, I would have to write a novel, just suffice to say, my daughter loved Puzzle Break and Flying Trapeze the best!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I loved Rock Climbing and watching my child on the trapeze!


5 out of 5
Loved Spectra's Cabaret especially!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Two people were so great we commended them to management, our steward and a guest services employee.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great Shower, lots of room and cupboard space!

Ship tip

So much to do, bring the daily program. Make dinner reservations online before you go, but don't stress about it if you need to change on ship, they work very hard to accommodate you. For alone time, there are nice areas on deck five with outside seating.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

5 out of 5
Day trip to Oxford or Isle of Wight on wish list for next time.

Vigo, Spain

5 out of 5
Taxi Driver took us to local sites, beautiful!

Gijon, Spain

5 out of 5
Harbor with the boats

Bilbao, Spain

5 out of 5
Guggenheim Museum

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Museum d'Orsay

Traveler Photos

Surf and Turf on Anthem of the Seas
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