Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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3 out of 5

ALL SHIPS ARE NOT ALIKE!

Sail Date: August 25, 2016

Reviewed: 2 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

FAVORITE PART OF CRUISE WAS RELAXING AT POOLS, SOLARIUM ,IN MUSIC HAL L(PART OF DIAMOND CLUB BAR) EATING DINNER & GETTING DRESSED UP! ALSO SHOPPING AND PORTS FOR EXCUSIONS! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS CRUISE, IT HAS A LOT OF FLAWS! THE QUANTUM WAS THE SISTER SHIP OF THIS ANTHEM, BUT WE LIKED IT WAY, WAY BETTER. THE MUSIC BANDS IN THE BARS WERE NOT THAT GREAT. THEY NEVER PLAYED ENOUGH MUSIC TO DANCE BETWEEN 6:00 AND 8:30 PM. THE NIGHT THIS SHIP STAYED IN PORT TO 10:30 PM IN PORT AT ST.JOHN, THEIR WERE NO BAR TENDERS IN THE BARS TO GET A DRINK. THE CAPTAIN GAVE THEM ALL LIBERTY TO GO OUT IN TOWN. WE AND ROYAL CARIBBEAN CLERKS DID MY SETTING UP OF MY ACCOUNTS FOR ON BOARD SPENDING TWO TIMES . I HAD NO ON-BOARD-CREDITS UNTIL LATER IN THE 3RD DAY, AND FINALLY GOT MY ACCT. SET UP FOR EXPENSES TO BE TAKEN CARE OF THROUGH MY VISA! (THROUGH GUESTS SERV.) NOT A FUN SHIP! WE MADE IT GOOD BY SIMPLY HAVING A GOOD TIME DESPITE THE DISRUPTIONS AND ENJOYING OUR TIME OFF THE BOAT IN THE PORTS. PERFORMERS WERE SENSATIONAL BUT THE SHOWS WERE JUST OKAY. THE ROYAL THEATER SUCKED, THE SEATS ARE SO LOW YOU CAN'T SEE OVER THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU. I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN SUCH A POORLY DESIGNED THEATER, SINCE TAKING 14-15 CRUISES! WE DID FIND SEATS THAT WERE HIGHER BUT THEY WERE ALL ON THE SIDES. WE HAD TO GET TO THEATER FOR SHOWS ONE HALF AN HR. BEFORE SHOW STARTED. TO GET THE GOOD HIGHER SEATS. LIKE I SAY WE HAD TO USE OUR HEADS TO FIND A BETTER TIME ON THIS SHIP BECAUSE WE ARE CRUISERS FROM THE PAST WHO HAVE CRUISED ALOT PREVIOUSLY AND KNOW THE INS AND OUTS! OUR SHIP ROOM CLERK WAS ONE OF THE BEST WE EVER HAD. THE FOOD IN THE WINDJAMMER WAS JUST OKAY. MOST OF MY DINNERS WERE GREAT IN THE GRANDE & CHIC, BUT I HATED THE AMERCAN ICON GRILL BOTH IN THE QUANTUM AND ANTHEM. MY WIFE DIDN'T SEEM TO LIKE THE MENUES IN THE GRAND AND CHIC! THEY WERE VERY

GOOD WITH LOBSTER, IN WHICH I FEASTED ABOUT 5 TIMES OUT OF 9 DAYS AT DINNERS. WAITERS, WAITRESSES, WERE ALL PRETTY GOOD AT GRANDE AND CHIC DINNER ROOMS! WE TENDED TO GO TO LUNCH DIFFERENT PLACES OTHER THEN THE WINDJAMMER, TOO TOO, MANY PEOPLE ON THIS SHIP AT WINDJAMMER. BREAKFAST OKAY THERE BECAUSE WE WENT EARLY BEFOR 8:10 AM EVERY MORNING AFTER OUR WALK! THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. GETTING ON SHIP W/INDOOR PARKING WAS A BREEZE. GOT OFF SHIP 7:25 AM AND WAS HOME IN DELAWARE BY 10:45 AM. NO PROBLEMS BECAUSE WE KEEP OUR BAGGAGE AND WALK OFF WITH IT!

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GET TO SHIP BEFORE 9:00AM, THE BAYONNE BRIDGE CLOSES AT THIS TIME FROM EXIT 14A AND THEN THEY SEND YOU BACK TO EXIT 13 ON TURNPIKE AND YOU MUST GO IN THE BACK WAY AFTER CROSSING OVER ANOTHER BRIDGE.



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