Anthem of the Seas, elegant new ship, bad food.

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Southern Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 18, 2016
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8185
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The good:

Anthem of the Seas is a beautiful new ship. Plenty of activities and high end entertainment on board. The idea of the virtual balcony in the inside cabins is fantastic. We found the Windjammer, the buffet on the 14 deck, to have many good and savory choices for breakfast and lunch. The 12 nights Southern Caribbean itinerary is good, although we didn't care much for Labadee and Martinique.


The bad:

Food in the complimentary restaurants is not good. Royal Caribbean pushes heavily the packages for the pay restaurants. Didn't we pay for good food already? The center of the Explenade, the concourse on deck 4, is occupied with a few mobile sales counters, very busy every day with the sale of junk items. It resembles a flea marker more than an elegant town square, which the ship deserves.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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