Great cruise and not want to come back

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

12 Night Southern Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 08, 2019

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6696

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Overall great cruise and want to come again........

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It is quick and smooth. It is pretty organized and we were able to board 1 hour before our boarding time

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Windjammer is great and clean - but variety is lower than expected - wish to have more asian options and soup options

Windjammer Marketplace

4 out of 5

Sometime may be busy - earlier on a port day - but most of time are great. Pretty quick to clean the desk for next guest. Fresh apple and orange juice in the morning, ice tea, lemonade, and strawberry kiwi juice for lunch and dinner.

American Icon Grill

4 out of 5

MDR food is great, especially the lobster night. It is really fresh. My main waiter was a little bit too slow - took 45 mins to get the appetizer, but the assistant waiter(ess) was great and able to provide customized advice - out kids love her

Wonderland

5 out of 5

Wonderland is great - great experience and amazing setup. Well worth to try

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The flowrider, ifly, and northstar are all great experience. Make sure to book NorthStar in the earlier day then even if the weather is unfortunate, you can still reschedule it. Not a long lineup for flowrider. Also it is great the separate the level for flowrider, so everyone can enjoy

Pool

5 out of 5

Pools are clean - not that busy even during sea days

Seaplex

5 out of 5

Seaplex is the best - bumper car, roller skating, table tennis, all are great activities. The line for bumper car sometime may be long, but it usually takes max 30 mins to clean up the line

Entertainment

4 out of 5

Two70

5 out of 5

Spectrum show is great and kids love it. Watch it three times

The Royal Theater

5 out of 5

Great shows The Gift is great and touching We will rock you - not quite understand what they try to show3D movies are great

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My 5 years old love the program and enjoyed every time. But it does not have program for my 2 years old son for free. Overall the ship is friendly for kids but better to include some complimentary program for kids below 3

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
In general great service and our room attendant is great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the design. Does not seem busy most of the time

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great price and large size. Super easy to access to 270. I expected some noise from 270 at night but it was not the case.

Ship tip

Do not bring extension cord, not allowed on the ship

Ports of call

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Best beach (not one of) even better than Hawaii and Bermuda. Only $7 to take you from port to the beach and you can spend a whole day there

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
Not bad. The beach is not as good as Bridgetown but is ok

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5
Went to local tour as well. Much expensive than St John. They just took us up to the top and coming back. Not much to see. Around $20 per adult. Weather was bad as well. Better to spend the day at ship

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Took their local excursion - $50 for 6 adults and 3 kids. Just talk and bargain with the tour at port. Great tour. They drove us to different locations and beach for 3 hours. Free wifi on that van. Great service and we in the end gave much bigger tips for this tour

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Great beach and $7 for watertaxi to town (round trip)

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Close to port and walk distance.

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Super quick. We took our luggages our own and took 10 mins to get out

Traveler Photos

Pink sand Seaplex Wonderland Outside of MDR
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