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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

12 Night Southern Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 03, 2019

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I would definitely go on this ship again and sail to the same ports. It was an excellent trip overall.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
A little bit of traffic on the way in, but the cruise line made it so easy once we got to the ship. You stop to drop off your luggage, and then park or say goodbye to your ride. There were no lines to check in and I went around 1:30pm.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very clean. Especially the buffet. They make you wash your hands before entering (very good practice). The food was very good and they keep it interesting by not always serving the same food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Not your average buffett. Lots of food choices from all over the world to fit every taste bud. The staff was so friendly and kept it very clean.

Johnny Rockets

5 out of 5

The best Burger I had on the Ship!

Boleros

4 out of 5

Loved the decor and entertainment. My favorite was latin singer Candela! Only four stars because I ordered a drink at the bar without alcohol and the cup was not cleaned adequately because I could taste the leftover alcohol residue and got sick.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I did not get to experience all the onboard activities like the rock climbing, bumper cars, roller skating, ect because I had a one year old. However, I must say that there are activities for every one. Literally, activities for young (Adventure Ocean, Dreamworks Character meet and greets), Old (trivia, bingo),Men, women, LGBTQ, Teens, singles....There is always something to do.

Guest Services

5 out of 5

Lines were always short and the staff was so knowledgeable. They made sure you left having every issue resolved with no complications or frustrations.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows, live bands, and performers were amazing! Very talented.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
There is a group program for every age up until 12. They have 0-36 months, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. I even saw a science lab with a human skeleton and volcanoes!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
So friendly, everywhere you go the staff just want to serve you and take care of your every need. Most of the staff are away from their families for months on end so they treat you like family.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
So clean from the top to the bottom, inside and out. I was surprised because there were hardly any trash cans available. The staff usually takes care of the mess for you.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved my cabin. perfect size for me, my husband, and our 1 year old daughter. Bathroom was a good size with shelves and hooks. I had a beautiful lighted vanity with a chair. The room came with a flat screen tv, pull out couch with a full size mattress, and a nice size balcony with two chairs, two foot rests, and a small side table. Perfect, unobstructed view. I really liked the high rails on the balcony for my daughter with see through glass panels.

Ship tip

I would say buy your beverage package before you get on board because the price does go up. Also, buy your excursions beforehand as well because they do sell out sometimes.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very good, we had to wait for our group number to be called. While we waited we were able to eat and drink at the buffet. Once called it was a breeze, hardly any lines. The keep everything very organized. Finding our luggage was much easier than getting it from the airport baggage claim.
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