Great Day at Coco Cay

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 40

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

7 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 16, 2019

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11248

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Due to a pending storm, Anthem OTS changed its itinerary from the Caribbean to Bermuda. RCI and the captain worked together to allow guests to disembark the ship overnight and provided free shuttle buses if guests wanted to go to New York. A centralized location was also identified for those who wanted to use Uber. Guests were also given the opportunity to disembark and receive a full refund because of the last minute changed itinerary. After the storm changed course, the captain of the Anthem changed the ship’s course from Bermuda to Coco Cay so that the guests would have at least one nice day to lay out on the beach and participate in beach type activities. Great move by the captain! Despite the changed itinerary and not being able to fully enjoy my balcony, I enjoyed being on the ship and stayed on. Besides, where else could I go to have all my meals prepared for me and someone to make up my bed for 7-nights!...just roll with the flow! Oh...we did receive OBC and a future cruise certificate based on the rate paid for the cruise.


5 out of 5
Quick and painless—no lines!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dined in the MDR, Solarium Bistro, Windjammer and Coastal Kitchen.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not travel with children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Despite the changed itinerary, the captain kept the guests informed especially since our itinerary changed twice. The special session held by the captain for guests to ask any questions about the changes minimized confusion and eliminated gossip. Overall, the entire crew and staff were friendly and ready ensure guests were enjoying the cruise.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I purposely selected this cabin because of the unique layout of the balcony. So, I was extremely satisfied with my cabin.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5
While docked at Cape Liberty for two nights because of inclement weather, it provided the opportunity to visit the small park that has the Tears of Grief Memorial. It’s a tear drop sculpture that was given to the U.S.A. by Russia as a memorial to victims of the September 11, 2001 attack. 26-Russians were lost in the attack.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

4 out of 5
Nice private island. The hot air balloon was grounded because of strong winds.


5 out of 5
Despite the security system going down just before disembarkation, Anthem’s backup plan worked great for passengers disembarking but a challenge for staff since they had to collect all seapass cards as guests disembarked and then count and match against sailing list.

Traveler Photos

The Thrill Chill Where to go?...signs and map to help you Small memorial park that has the Tear Drop Memorial Inside the Harbor View 9/11 Memorial Park Tear of Grief aka Tear Drop Memorial & Anthem OTS The hot air balloon at Coco Cay Anthem and Grandeur OTS docked at Coco Cay Steel from Trade Center in the Harbor View 9/11 Memorial Park The Gift in both English and Russian languages Tear of Grief aka Tear Drop Memorial in the Harbor View 9/11 Memorial Park
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