Amazing ship and Crew
Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas
Review summaryThis was the first week of the two week consecutive cruise. It was my first time on the anthem as well as my first time leaving from Cape liberty. The check in process went reasonably quick, however some of the information I had uploaded prior to arrival was not available and needed to be re-entered at check-in slowing the process. The waiting areas were spacious and comfortable, boarding started around 10:30 am. The ship was everything that I had hoped for and more. The crew was absolutely wonderful, energetic and engaging. Unfortunately, prior to the cruise, passengers were informed of an itinerary change. This caused many passengers to be upset and angry before the cruise started and a number of passengers took their frustrations out on the crew, which was unfortunate. I found being appreciative and supporting to the crew was rewarded in various ways.
Food and Dining
Ruben, the manager is amazing. Annabell was always at the door with a smile and warm greeting. Severiano was my primary waiter, but they all help each other out. Both Bojon and Kacem assisted throughout the week and all 3 were impeccable with suggestions, timing and explanations of the courses and flavors.
LeRoy was also exceptional and helpful. Although I used the Concierge more knowing there were far more Diamond members and his time would be limited. The space was nice on deck 4 with lots of natural light.
Martin was very helpful and insightful with suggestions and ideas.
The Royal Theater
The space was amazing and as commented earlier, the cast for The Gift and We Will Rock You are among the best I have seen in 20+ cruises with Royal Caribbean.
Located on the bow end of the ship, this space tended to fill with chair hogs early in the day. The space was warm, but could occasionally become very noisy with all the glass and metal frame.
Ricardo did a great job accommodating requests and finding answers to any quesrion. He made sure to greet every guest as they entered as well as walk around and check on everyone during breakfast and evening happy hour.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Book shows and activities early. I booked all shows prior to boarding and this saved time waiting in lines onboard for reservations. Also, NorthStar and iFly require reservations and can fill up/ sell out be mid week. They are free, but iFly does charge $25 for a no show fee.
Ports of call
Port Canaveral, Florida Did not visit port
Miami, Florida Did not visit port