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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

9 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 23, 2018

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

As my title suggests, I have wanted to do this cruise because of my love for lighthouses and I wasn’t disappointed. We had a perfect weather week, no rain (except a few drops in Halifax) and temps were perfect. Royal Caribbean is our cruise line of choice and I can’t wait to go on our Caribbean cruise next April.


5 out of 5
Very smooth and fast

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent - drinks were good too although a little expensive

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pools and hot tubs very relaxing


5 out of 5
Shows were wonderful - a lot of talent - loved the live music - Royal Swedes great!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward Paulo was outstanding. Anything we needed, he was there. Our waiter Roy and assistant waiter Antonio were very attentive. We actually saw our head waiter every night (Alan) who always checked to see that everything was alright.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is a little too “austentatious” for me but I always saw staff cleaning common areas and we always had to wash our hands before entering the Windjammer.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our balcony room was great - we love going outside and just relaxing. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. The shower was a nice size even for my husband.

Ship tip

Get a lay of the land as soon as you board. Also, a nice lunch can be had at the Windjammer until your cabin is ready

Ports of call

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Been to Boston several times but never by ship. Love Quincy Market

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Our first lighthouse stop and it didn’t disappoint - loved all the lighthouses we saw but especially Portland Head.

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Beautiful quaint town with the Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mtn - could see for miles!

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
Hubby and I walked to the Reversing Falls - you can do it but I recommend taking the Pink bus since it is quite a hike.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Peggy’s Cove was outstanding. Tour guide was excellent and we also stopped at Fairlawn Cemetery where 150 people from the Titanic are buried.


5 out of 5
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