Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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3 out of 5

Southern caribbean Cruise. Nice but will not go on a large ship again

Sail Date: April 18, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We enjoyed the cruise though the activities were geared to younger people.  The restaurants were just OK.  The ship was immaculate and our cabin was great.

Cabin / Stateroom
Everything was great except the beds were very, very hard. Our cabin attendant tried to put extra padding but we had sore backs anyway.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Smooth and easy.
Ship Quality
Nice new ship. Nothing chipped or broken.
Onboard Activities
Geared for younger people. But The Solarium was quiet and very nice with a beautiful bathing area strictly for a adults.
Children's Programs Did not have any in our party.
Do not miss The Gift with it's wonderful visual effects-best on any cruise ship I have ever seen. Several of the Headliner shows were also very good.
Service and Staff
Rochelle in Chic was super good. Ask for her as her station is much less noisy than the rest of the restaurants. Our cabin attendant, Delano on deck 7 was also outstanding.
Food and Dining
Had to make reservations if you wanted to eat before 9:00pm. Food in The Grand was good. Food in Chic was good. Food in American Icon was quite bad. Salmon really overcooked. The Windjammer was so crowded it was difficult to find a table and the food was just OK. I do not care for Asian or Indian so mostly ate salads and the bread which was great.
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
Newark airport was one to avoid. Security lines 2-3 hours long. If you are older get a wheelchair as you can go to the head of the line. Worth the tip!!
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Fort-De-France, Martinique
Bridgetown, Barbados
Basseterre, St. Kitts
All the stops were very hot in April-90's.


Look online at their app cell phone also good and schedule at least a few dinners ahead of the cruise for the first few nights. Dinners were noisy so be prepared.

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