Wonderful Ship - Difficult Dining

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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 88

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Anthem of the Seas

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: 4 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


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.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5

Portland, Maine

3 out of 5

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5

Saint John, New Brunswick

3 out of 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Was this review helpful? 26


Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing