Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Anthem of the Seas

9 Night Bermuda & Eastern Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 28, 2016

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11620

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Having been on over 10 Royal Caribbean cruises I can clearly state that this was the most disappointing.   We stayed in a balcony room, which was very nice.   The ship is beautiful, though there are not many shows/ entertainment.  The swimming pool in very small, especially considering that there are 4,000 guest!  The food in the individual dining room was just OK, however the food was very good at the specialty restaurants.  The service was decent, but not the outstanding service that I am used to on a RCCL.  It seems that because tips are automatically assessed, the staff just doesn't work as hard.  We had one server in the dining area, who was very nice, but clearly overwhelmed.  She had no assistant, though they billed us for gratuity for an assistant waiter.  It took three days to work out problems that we had with our dinner reservations and we never received any help from our headwaiter, who we barely met, but was assessed a gratuity charge for.   I could go on and on. I was very excited about experiencing this new ship,  and though I had a good time, I still left very disappointed. I hope that they can work out the kinks. 



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Great in specialty restaurant- just ok in the main dining areas.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Not enough.


5 out of 5
There were not many shows, but the ones that they had were great.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Most of them were not very engaging, but we LOVED Yelena, at the Schooner bar!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice cabin. The size was very nice and there was good closet/ storage space.

Ship tip

If you can, eat at the Sushi restaurant. It was the BEST food on the ship.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

3 out of 5

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Bermuda is BEAUTIFUL. WE spent the day at the beach.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Having been to St. Maarten so many times, we decided to do a day trip to the Westin Resort. We had a great time.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 out of 5
I love Puerto Rico, however, there is very little time to enjoy it.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Labadee is beautiful. We did the biplane excursion and it was amazing.
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