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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

9 Night Bermuda & Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 04, 2019

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 11125

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall we had a great time and would sail on this ship and go to any of the ports it went to again.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Piece of cake. I dropped off my family at the curb with the luggage and parked in the garage They checked the bags with the porters and I met them in the terminal which is a short walk from the garage. Checking in and boarding was very easy and we were on board by 11:15 or so.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We enjoyed all of the food that was offered. We did find that seating in the windjammer on this ship was harder to obtain. There is outdoor seating in the rear where we could usually find a table. Cafe 270 and the solarium bistro are less crowded alternatives for breakfast or lunch. Once we discovered those venues we chose that option more often.

Wonderland

5 out of 5

My favorite meal of the cruise. Not only was the presentation terrific, but the food all tasted fabulous. My wife and son are not seafood eaters, so they did not enjoy the food as much as my daughter and I but overall they were pleased with the meal.

Chops Grille

4 out of 5

Food was good, but I expected it to be better than it was. My crab cake seemed to be more breading than crab.

Jamie's Italian

5 out of 5

We loved Jamie’s! Our server brought us a sampling of all of the appetizers as well as the famous planks. The pasta dishes were delicious as well. If there is a complaint it is that our stomachs weren’t big enough for everything! Haha

Izumi

5 out of 5

Sushi was great. We also tried the sushi class - lots of fun

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We will rock you is probably the best show I have seen on a cruise ship. The performers are very talented. On the last night, they sang show tunes for everyone for an hour in the Schooner bar and were available to meet/mingle after it.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean and well maintained. I definitely prefer the layout of a Freedom or voyager class over this one. At times I felt that the venues and some of the spaces could not handle the crowds - especially the pool decks and the theatre.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was my first time in an indoor cabin. It was sufficient, clean, and had enough space for all of our needs. The virtual balcony is better than nothing, however it really is nothing but a large TV. For me, I feel spending the extra money on n a balcony is worth the cost.

Ports of call

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Lots of stuff to do and plenty of places to enjoy a great beach day. Our kids loved the dragon coaster but did not particularly like the water slide. zip lining was fun but I do not think I would spend the money to do it again.

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5
Good place to sail out of. We live close by so that is all it was for us

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
The island is still recovering but the people do everything they can to help you have a nice time there. Our taxi driver was able to help us find a nice beach on the French side which we enjoyed

King's Wharf, Bermuda

5 out of 5
We were only there a short time - probably my favorite port this cruise.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
As with embarkation, the terminal works greAt for handling the ship and the crowds it has.
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