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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

8 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 23, 2019

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

At the time of year of our embarkation, we should have had several more days travelling to some of the Caribbean Islands further down the chain, where the weather is sunnier and warmer.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We received wonderful and gracious assistance from the concierge.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate primarily in the two "your time" restaurants on deck 5 for dinner, breakfast and most lunches. The main buffet on the upper decks was very well supplied with a large variety of foods and beverages.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

We only had lunch there a couple of times, but the selection of foods and drinks was above average, and the seating was adequate and comfortable.

Café Promenade

5 out of 5

Good selection of shops and eateries.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Mainly the walking and running track on the upper decks and the pools. However, they need to dismantle the cascading Waters in the Adults Only area and replace it with a pool the size of the ones outdoors and indoors.

Loyalty Desk

5 out of 5

The Asian girl who manned this desk did a superb job in assisting us with our questions.

Guest Services

3 out of 5

There should have been more than two or three service reps. on duty during peak times.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
All were very entertaining and interesting, however two of the shows were similar and had too much of the "robot" theme.

The Royal Theater

5 out of 5

Wonderful venue with good and ample seating, slightly graduated, good acoustics and full of enjoyable acts.

North Star

5 out of 5

Wonderful views. Best seen while at a port dock.

Children's Programs

We were only two adults on this cruise.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
All of the wait-staff, business staff, cabin stewards, etc. were very cordial, efficient and helpful.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There should be a bigger pool in the Solarium area. Do away with the cascading pools.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was a bit small, but comfortable enough. The deck however was rather small and cramped.

Ship tip

Chill out and enjoy the luxury and splendour of this fine ship and always treat the employees with kindness and respect.

Ports of call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

3 out of 5
Not bad, but the fee to keep one's vehicle on the dock per day is too high. It should be no more than $8.00 US per day, similar to cthe off-site parking fees for the parking facilities surrounding our major airports.

Port Canaveral, Florida Did not visit port

We had already visited the main attractions years ago.

Nassau, Bahamas Did not visit port

We were already in Nassau before, and besides there were too many ships in Port at the same time.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Very well laid out with plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas and places to eat and drink.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
It went quickly and smoothly. but there should be a warmed, covered shelter for the guests waiting for their pickups.
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