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

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4 out of 5

Wonderful Ship - Difficult Dining

Sail Date: September 08, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We loved Anthem of the Seas, but hated its dining options.  Reservations for dining were very difficult to arrange; especially, since only 3 of the entertainment options were able to be reserved ahead of time.  We had to reconfigure every meal to meet entertainment times.  Dynamic Dining Classic was not our cup of tea.  The menus of the four required restaurants did not meet our needs.  Only 2-3 of them were acceptable, so we went DYNAMIC instead of CLASSIC.  We also opted to do specialty dining.  One thing we noticed is that in every lounge and theater, the volume was exceptionally high.  RipCord by iFly was terrific, so was NorthStar and Bumper Cars.  Port Liberty was easy to park at and embark/disembark.

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This is the first time we've had a Junior Suite with 1.5 Baths and it was a dream. Our cabin was centrally located to both elevators and ship movement was minimal. The only thing that we didn't like is that Hallway speaker announcements were minimally heard in the cabin. It's far better to have no noise from announcements not meant to be directed to the in-cabin overhead speakers.
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Reserve as much ahead of time as you can.

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