Fantastic Cruise with Fantastic Service and Ports of Call...but now it's back to Oasis Class Ships!

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

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

9 Night Canada & New England (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 04, 2018

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6236

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Usual fantastic service. First time on a Quantum class ship and I wouldn't return...Oasis class much better, more open and exciting. Upgraded to a Junior Spa Suite (TWO bathrooms, one with bathtub and shower and sink, one with toilet and sink) and a much larger balcony room. VERY nice, especially for a nine day cruise! Best benefit of Suite class was access to Coastal Kitchen restaurant (only available to Suites and Pinnacle Class). What a place to eat! No crowd, intimate fine dining every night and included in the cruise fare.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Best Windjammer I've ever been at (11 RC cruises)....great selection and great service

Coastal Kitchen

5 out of 5

The highlight of our cruise! Fine dining every night! Intimate and wonderful, got the same table and wonderful waiter each evening, was able to alter our seating time....just a WOW experience every night!

Wonderland

5 out of 5

This was the BEST MEAL I'VE EVER HAD!!!! Seriously, a VERY special event! Not your typical "Steak House" type specialty restaurant. You want to go here if you're looking for something special in the presentation (even though the food was INCREDIBLE!)

The Grande

3 out of 5

Ate there first evening (before we realized we could go to Coastal Kitchen for dinner).....worst MDR experience ever. Food was slow in coming and cold when it got there.

Solarium Bistro

3 out of 5

Ate breakfast there one day....limited selection and poor quality

Schooner Bar

3 out of 5

Schooner Bar is one of my FAVE places on RC ships, but this one is in a poor location...felt tight.

Bionic Bar

1 out of 5

Really silly.....almost always either not open or very little interest.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Next Cruise

5 out of 5

Always great people to work with!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Two70

5 out of 5

VERY cool venue for a show and for game shows and Karaoke final.

The Royal Theater

5 out of 5

Another highlight of any RC Cruise is the entertainment. Every show was a winner, especially "We Will Rock You".....Broadway quality!

North Star

3 out of 5

Kind of simple....went up on a sea day, so all we saw was water. A long wait (20 minutes) for a 9 minute ride.

Music Hall

5 out of 5

Nice venue for music, Bingo and entertainment.

Library

1 out of 5

Only 5 books and a few games....TERRIBLE!!!!

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Wonderful cruise, but my first and last time on a Quantum ship....if you want big, go Oasis Class....MUCH more open and exciting!

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey Did not visit port

Boston, Massachusetts

5 out of 5
Love the history! Only bad part of the cruise as our excursion was cancelled. Ended up visiting Quincy Market for a light fun day

Portland, Maine

5 out of 5
Did a self guided walking tour (Almost SIX miles!) Other than a few hills it was very nice!

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5
Easy and beautiful town to visit. GREAT shopping and food. Didn't visit Acadia as we had been there a few years ago, but if you've never been there before, that is a MUST SEE!

Halifax, Nova Scotia

5 out of 5
Did the Peggy's Cove/Hop On-Hop Off Bus tour. Kind of a duplication so I prob wouldn't recommend that one, but nice city!

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5
VERY COOL Bay of Fundy...a MUST SEE! Try and get to see Low AND High tides...it is worth the time!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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