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

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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9 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 06, 2016
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 11598
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The staff was friendly, courteous and helpful.  Food at Specialty restaurants and at the Grande restaurant was excellent, the others average, service at all restaurants was also very good. 

Completing web site to choose restaurants and shows was too convoluted I spent hours trying to figure out time to dine and time to attend shows.

I processed all pre-embarkation requirements, including downloading photos.  At the port, I spent what I feel was a long time to board ship including a problem where a bar code did not print in a document given to me at the port, so I had to go back to a service desk to get one printed with the bar code to be able to board.  Disembarkation was a lot better than expected although my flight was early, I got to airport with plenty of time

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I explained before that specialty restaurants and the Grande were Grand. Others were average. The staff in all restaurants were excellent

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


3 out of 5
Entertainment was good but not what was expected. We Will Rock You was built too high for the type of music it developed. We thought the Gift was a sad story when we were there to have fun.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Did not check out

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Roberto our cabin steward was exponentially superb. Others in restaurants Ronnie in Chick. Kacan in Chops Grille and my server in Jamies Italian restaurant was outstanding, he was from Ukraine but I cannot remember his name.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

Cabin had a good size and closet space, bed was comfortable and bathroom facilities were very good

Ship Tip

Even booking in advance, you still had to wait a few minutes to dine in regular restaurants, but not in the specialty restaurants. I logged in for the first time on July 11 and could not find any restaurants offering dinner between 7:30 and 8:00 PM. I did not like process of so many restaurants

Cape Liberty, New Jersey

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We took Trolley Citi Tour then walked along the Market Place had lunch listened to music, went to the Granary Cemetery to see tombs of Paul Revere and John Hancock. Lets face it, Boston is a rich tradition and historical city

At Sea

5 out of 5
We relaxed this last day and went shopping in ship picked up photos had a nice lunch. Played Bingo and went to activities in Casino. I think the last day at sea prior to embarkation is a great idea
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