Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
16

1 out of 5

The WORST vacation we have ever taken!!

Sail Date: December 27, 2015

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

This was one of the worst vacations and most expensive vacations we have ever taken. If I could rate this trip zero stars I would. I was talked into a "partial" oceanview stateroom. We could NOT see anything but a HUGE hello lifeboat or the sky!!! The ship docked so late at every port that we had NO time to do ANYTHING! The food wasn't just bad, it was DISGUSTING!!!! The food was abundant, but it was awful. We felt like prisoners on that boat. Crew members never even said hello to you when they walked past you, the we will rock you show was so bad, people were getting up & walking out. You had to make your own reservations for horrible dinners!!! I spent more time on the customer svgs. line than I did in a lounge chair. I was BEGGING for reservations!!! The ship shut down the Sea plea, the kids hang out, on Saturday night, while the kids were playing soccer, and literally kicked all kids out of the entire complex, so that they could host an ADULTS ONLY party!!! Who does that??? Awful, awful, super expensive trip!! 

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was nice, good size, clean, but the should loose the term "PARTIAL OCEANVIEW" there is absolutely no way to see the ocean. You can ONLY see the sky or the HUGE YELLOW LIFEBOAT completely blocking any water view.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
The boat docked so late that there was hardly ANY time to do ANYTHING at the ports! Poor planning on RCCL's part!
Onboard Activities
Minimal. I booked everything online prior to boarding, had weeks worth of trouble booking the activities, was told on land that the ship would honor all of my reservations after I spoke to guest svgs., the line for guest svgs. was 2+ hours, then guest svs. couldn't help me with my issues so we had to either beg like paupers for reservations or not do activities. Horrible
Children's Programs
They shut down the only area that kids could run around in. They played 1 movie outside on the pool screen on the last night only in 42 degree temps, with no blankets or any way to keep warm. They never played movies or sports on the GIANT screen. It was so disappointing
Entertainment
Spectra was a good show, as was shades of buble', but there wasn't any other god shows, the shows were terrible
Service and Staff
Abe the cruise director was the only good part of this trip. Servers were robotic, just there to get the job done!
Food and Dining
The food was terrible. It was the same exact quality as a hospital cafeteria. It was so bad!
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
Port Canaveral, Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
Cococay (Cruiseline's Private Island)
FOOD WAS INEDIBLE, no place to even get a snack on this prison "ISLAND". Long bar lines to get your sodas that are "included" in your drink package. Just pathetic

Tip

DO NOT GO ON THE CRUISELINE. Poor port planning, horrific food, soda machines for the soda package, were CONSTANTLY out of soda, ice cream stations closed at 5pm. Room service charges a delivery fee after 11pm???? on vacation, but it did't matter, even the room svgs. food was absolutely terrible.



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