Wonderful Ship - Difficult Dining

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


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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9 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 08, 2016
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 9214
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

Reserve as much ahead of time as you can.

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