Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

8 Night Bahamas (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 29, 2018

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8270

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I loved having the shipment leave out of Bayonne since I already live in New Jersey. We used their parking garage and that was a breeze coming in and out. I loved the ship, did not feel it was too big or too small.


5 out of 5
Got there early. Check-in was a breeze

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent. Many choices in the buffet restaurants. Loved the sinks when entering the buffet restaurants.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Great variety and food


5 out of 5

This was a nice place to grab a quick bite. It was pizza, but a nice selection

Solarium Bistro

4 out of 5

Food was good here. I liked lunch better than dinner. The first night for dinner, no one in our party was asked if we would like something to drink.

North Star Bar

5 out of 5

Friendly bartenders and great drinks

Chops Grille

5 out of 5

Excellent food and service from our waiter

Café Two70

5 out of 5

I liked this restaurant because we could sit out by the club to 70 and watch the views from the wall-to-wall window I liked this restaurant because we could sit out by club to 70 and watch the views from the floor to ceiling windows

Café Promenade

5 out of 5

Great food.

Bionic Bar

5 out of 5

The whole Family enjoyed this bar. It was a lot of fun watching the drinks being made and also creating our own

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Only did the Big Bang trivia and that was fun

Vitality at Sea Spa

2 out of 5

I was booked for a massage that first night and there were computer problems, my reservation was lost and not until I was sitting there in the waiting area for an hour, I finally got up and went down the hall to find out what was going on and that is when they told me they lost my reservation. They never should have done that. They should have told me immediately as I checked in. Especially since my husband was with me and they took him right away. I was offered a massage the next morning and 15 minutes were added, but the whole way It was handled was poor

Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

Employees were knowledgeable and polite


4 out of 5

Crowded. Get there early

Photo Gallery

3 out of 5

Need more computers working The last night so people can order their pictures. There were too many that were not available

Outdoor Pool

4 out of 5

Very crowded all the time

Casino Royale

4 out of 5

Small casino, was not impressed with the type of slot machines available, but it was sufficient for my cruise


5 out of 5
“We Will Rock You” was amazing. I thought it had a slow start, but would definitely see again. Spectra’a Cabaret was excellent. The magician/comedy show, as well as the comedian on our last night, was side splitting!


5 out of 5

Loved the floor to ceiling windows. Wish I went here more often. A nice place to sit and reflect during the day

The Royal Theater

5 out of 5

Nice venue. Great staff.


5 out of 5

As long as you get there early, it’s fine. Loved the views, hot tubs and pools. Waiters walking around with drinks was great and because we got the drink package, showing our Seapass card or giving our room number and information was a breeze whether sitting in the hot tub or around the pool

North Star

5 out of 5

We enjoyed this so much that we went the next morning on a standby line to do it again.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff were 5 star

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very well maintained and clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Always clean and when we asked for an ice bucket the first day, we were given it immediately and it was always filled with ice for us.

Ship tip

Relax and get ready for a stress free vacation, from check-in to check out

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Normal port. My husband and oldest daughter did a dolphin excursion and loved it. My youngest daughter and myself did a Bahamas bus tour and driver was great

Cococay (Cruise Line's Private Island)

4 out of 5
Relaxing on my chaise by the ocean. Normal beach day for this Jersey Girl!


5 out of 5
Did the self disembark and other than the long line we waited on to leave the ship, everything was smooth, even going through US customs. We parked our car at the garage in Bayonne, and my advice would be to I have other members of your party stay with all the luggage by the area set up for that outside the garage, one person walk up the stairs in the parking garage, get the car and bring it down.

Traveler Photos

Stairs near Promenade Outside Jamie Oliver’s Outside Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant Taken from 270 Verrazano Bridge
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