Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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5 out of 5

Anthem June 2016

Sail Date: June 02, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We had a great 9 day cruise from Bayonne.

Pros:The entertainment was fantastic, especially We Will Rock You. Room was clean and functional. Our room attendant was a wonderful,  friendly man. Tons of onboard activities for us and our teens. Food was good.Cruise director Dru was very entertaining and accessible.

Cons: Stops at Islands were too short, I understand they have to have limits, but it was still frustrating. Onboard activities and dining can be hard to get reservations, they need to be booked prior to the cruise as we found out. It would be nice for the cruise line to have some sort of transportation to and from the Newark airport, it can be very expensive to take taxis.

Cabin / Stateroom
Very clean, a bit cramped. Our attendant, Ronald Holt, was fantastic.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was a breeze. Disembarkation was a little more interesting. Finding a taxi to the airport was frustrating.
Ship Quality
Much cleaner the the last Carnival ship we sailed.
Destinations and Excursions
The time in ports was a bit too limited. It is hard to do much with the time allotted.
Onboard Activities
Make sure you make reservations prior to sailing.
Children's Programs
We did not use.
We Will Rock You was outstanding!
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey
King's Wharf, Bermuda
we did Hartleys Helmet Dive and loved it.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Go to El Morro and walk arond the grounds. This will likely take up most of your time in port.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
If you don't like being hassled by vendors stay away from the marketplace!


Book onboard activities and restaurants prior to cruising to guarantee you can participate. (Although they do have standby lines for most if not all)

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