Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

1 out of 5

Don't go

Sail Date: November 30, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

This brand new technology loaded ship is not worth the time or the money spent.  The technology did not work most of the time, the food was awful and the attitude of most staff was equally bad.  Don't spend your money on the upcharges for the restaurants - the food at Jamie's was inedible.  The various restaurants were all out of things at some point - two appetizers, fruit, olives for the martinis.  The executive chef should be fired.

There were few activities of interest for free (discounting Northstar, RipChord, trivia, poolside activities). 

Two of the headline shows either started late or had to be stopped in the middle because of computer and technology problems.  Shore excursions were cancelled for no apparent reason.  There was a fee for adult jewelry making, adult scrapbooking and yoga to name a few.  The headline juggler did one 15 minute performance because his props didn't show up.

Cabin was tight (outside cabin with balcony), especially if you wanted the beds separated.  There was one plug on one side of one bed for charging.

With everyone needing cellphones or tablets, it was shocking that there were no charging stations around the ship.

Corridor outside cabin stunk like sewage.

Check-in agents in the terminal were rude.

The theater may look nice but if you are sitting on the sides of the balcony you can't see half of the stage.

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Book ALL of your onboard reservations before you go - Northstar, RipChord, restaurants, shows. Even with a reservation, people were waiting an hour or more for their tables.
Ask to have the daily gratuities removed from your statement and decide at end if and what you will be tipping. Don't go.

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