Anthem of the sea 2019

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

9 Night Bermuda & Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 20, 2019

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11526

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Any vacation is a good time. This ship although not my favorite was ok. I'm used to Oasis class ships and will be going back to them. Food was adequate. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Shows were ok.

Embarkation

3 out of 5
Embarkment to Anthem of the seas June 20th 2019 was easy. On the ship within 20 minutes of dropping bags

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I found the food choices on Anthem extremely limited. The morning buffet breakfast consisted of eggs..bacon..sausage..limited baked goods that you stood in line for and were not able to get yourself. I could not find 1 piece of toast anywhere. Dinner in the main dining room was the same every night with 3 changes. Same entrees..same desserts. The food was mediocre nothing like Oasis class ships which was exceptional.

Café Promenade

5 out of 5

Great choices

Boleros

5 out of 5

Fun..great music

Café Two70

5 out of 5

Exceptional quality

Jamie''s Italian

4 out of 5

Although not authentic Italian food it was plentiful

Johnny Rockets

3 out of 5

Not its usual service

Michael''s Genuine Pub

4 out of 5

It was okay

North Star Bar

5 out of 5

Exceptional service

American Icon Grill

4 out of 5

Good service

Coastal Kitchen

4 out of 5

Good menu. Good food

Sorrentos

5 out of 5

Always good quality

Windjammer Marketplace

4 out of 5

Menu was limited..not as much variety as Oasis class ships

Solarium Bistro

5 out of 5

Exceptional service

Sky Bar

5 out of 5

Exceptional service

Seaplex Doghouse

4 out of 5

Excellent quality

Schooner Bar

4 out of 5

Mayt Yee's shows were great

Pool Bar

4 out of 5

Great service

La Patisserie

5 out of 5

Exceptional

Chic

4 out of 5

Lovely deco

Bionic Bar

1 out of 5

Broken most of cruise

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fitness center was good. Rock wall and flow rider were fun North Star was fun.

Casino Royale

4 out of 5

Smoke/smell was stale

Seaplex

5 out of 5

Crowded for the bumper cars. Good variety of activities

Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

Did my own

Whirlpool

4 out of 5

Clean water

Vitality at Sea Spa

4 out of 5

Little pricey

Running Track

3 out of 5

Hard dodging the lounge chairs

Rock Climbing Wall

4 out of 5

Good service

Outdoor Pool

3 out of 5

Extremely crowded and water was cloudy

Next Cruise

4 out of 5

Helpful advice

Movie Screen

5 out of 5

Fun watching movies

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Shows were ok. "We will rock you" and "The Quest" were the best of the show's. Comedy shows were just ok. Hypnotist was good.

Two70

5 out of 5

Enjoyed the space

The Royal Theater

5 out of 5

Plenty of room

Solarium

5 out of 5

Peaceful and inviting

North Star

4 out of 5

When it worked it was fun

Music Hall

3 out of 5

Dark. Karaoke every night was too much

Children's Programs

No children under 14 in our group

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
When I opened my stateroom door and found toenail clippings on the rug, a dirty hair elastic on the bed and the bathroom was dirty I called housekeeping. I was told they would "be up later" to clean. This was around 3:00p.m. well after the 1:00p.m. all call that it was ok to enter the rooms.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The Anthem was a clean ship

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very comfortable cabin with more than enough storage for 2 people. View out of balcony was wonderful. Room was not cleaned properly as there were toenail clippings on the rug and a used hair elastic on the bed.

Ship tip

Be prepared for not sitting by the pools unless you are out by 7:00 am. Pool chairs are limited poolside. Upper deck they are plentiful. Decor is elegant. Food in buffet is adequate but not of the Oasis class ships which was exceptional.

Ports of call

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Great island. Clean..friendly people. Took a private tour.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
Island still has alot of devastation from the hurricanes two years ago. Still a beautiful island.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Took a self guided walking tour to both forts. Had to avoid many sleeping men on the sidewalks as well as peddlers pushing their pets for donations.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Beautiful port..beautiful day. Buffet lunch is great.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Extremely easy
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