Excellent Cruise on Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Review summaryThis was an amazing ship with an amazing itinerary. I would highly recommend the ship and the itinerary. Make sure you take advantage of going to at least 1 specialty restaurant during your cruise. It is extra, but it is 100% worth it.
Food and Dining
The food was good, nothing over the top, but just ok. I hated the layout of it. You don't get seated with a waiter and order that was, you go up to a desk, order, sit down, and go get your food when you are called. I hated this because it was a little chaotic and it made me feel like I was ordering from a fast food restaurant which was not the type of experience that I was expecting. On no other Royal Caribbean ship was the Johnny Rockets experience as bad as on Anthem.
We ate here twice with a dining package and both times the food was exceptional. I would say it was the best meal I had all cruise.
The service was fantastic. Our waiter Christian was great. The quality of food I would say ranged from very good to excellent. It is a very interesting concept and I liked that. Some of the dishes were definately better than others, but there was no bad dish.
I loved the variety of food and was pleasantly surprised at how good the quality of food was compared to other Royal Caribbean ships.
We ate here one night and the food was just ok and the service was EXTREAMELY slow that night. The appetizers and desserts are buffet style which I liked.
We came here every night before dinner. We met a great friend, Edy, who was one of the bar tenders. We really enjoyed his service as well as the live music in the lounge.
We ate here night 1 with our dining package and the food was excellent. I give it 4 stars because the service was slow. Since we had 7 people, they brought out every appetizer to share family style, which we really enjoyed.
I like the fact that it is less than 3 times around is a mile. I like how they have the track on the Oasis class ships better because it is covered. On Anthem, every morning the track would be soaking wet and make it very slippery. I had to slow down when I had to turn on the track so that I didn't slip and fall.
Two70 had excellent views no matter what time of day it was. I would often get a snack and bring it to Two70 and look out the windows. Great spot.
We were able to walk right up on day 1 after we sailed away and there was no wait so we just hopped on. This ended up being great because we were scheduled for day 4, a sea day, but our session got canceled because North Star wasn't working properly.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Book everything you can before the cruise. Book iFly, Northstar, and the shows before the cruise because spots will fill up very quickly.