Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

A good time on Anthem's maiden voyage to Bahamas

Sail Date: November 10, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The boat is in new; it's design, artistic selection, and facilities are top notch (except the SLOW elevators)!

The crew were great/friendly - certainly above norm compared to some other cruise lines. "Dynamic dinning" is not my thing and it could be hard to get a reservation (unless you are tech savvy and spend time planning prior to cruising). I hate the smoking section on deck 14, it affects half the path way (or the ship) on the deck where the main restaurant is located (and traffic is heavy).

Cabin / Stateroom It's VERY nice! And so is the service.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Not applicable - we did not do any with the cruise line due to promised "credit" was not honored (credit from CruiseOnly - I understand it's somehow my fault for not signing in early enough...).
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs Not applicable to us.
Compared to other cruise lines, the quality is so so and the variety is limited. Nonetheless, they are not cheap - I mean the investment in producing them is evident.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
We drove and the waiting in the car is very long (due to slow moving drop off process). It'd be nice if the port could provide a lane for those who only need to "park and self carry".
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bridgetown, Barbados
Fort-De-France, Martinique
Follow the crew and go where they go.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Philipsburg, St. Maarten


"Wonderland" is great and "Silk" has a lot to improve (if one desires true Asian food). Expect long wait for everything (sitting down food service could be very slow at times). The free ice cream on deck 14 is the same as Country Buffet.

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