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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

8 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 15, 2020

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10272

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Anthem is an amazing modern ship. There is a lot to do and the ports are amazing. Royal Caribbean does everything better than Carnival. I have sailed carnival over 10 times and this is my second Royal Cruise. You can not compare the ships, service, and activities.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Super easy. Dropped Luggage off, parked in the garage, walked to check in. Entire process took 10 minutes.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Sorrentos

5 out of 5

Good place to get some quick pizza

Michael's Genuine Pub

5 out of 5

Great Nachos, pickles, and pretzels for only $4 each.

Café Two70

5 out of 5

Best place to eat if you are germ-o-phobic. My wife was afraid of Coronavirus scare a few weeks ago so we basically skipped all buffets. This is the perfect place to eat. All food is prepared by workers and there are no serve yourself things. Workers hand you everything.

Café Promenade

5 out of 5

Awesome! But the coffee card if you like Latte or iced coffee. For $31 you get a punch card for 15 coffees my wife got 11 iced Lattes and saved a ton. Workers are fast and friendly. Great Starbucks coffee.

Johnny Rockets

3 out of 5

Fine

Silk

4 out of 5

Service was great with jhudiel. Food was good. They gave you as much of as you want. I had a prime rib and two lobster tails one night.

Jamie's Italian

5 out of 5

Best speciality Resturant on the ship. Great Italian food. So many options and they don’t rush you in this family style Resturant. Try as much of anything as you like.

Chops Grille

5 out of 5

Very good. Must try! Shrimp Cocktail and Filet Mignon were amazing

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There are so many things to do. Everything is awesome on this ship.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Went to all the shows. Spectra Cabaret was interesting. The Gift was abstract and strange. Didn’t care for it. Rock the Ages was cliche. You Pretty much could get into these shows without reservations. Comedians were funny but I was a bit surprised how they only have the opening day act and Spectra Cabaret in 270 when they spent $37 million on it. Live music was great by the orchestra.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Large ship but it’s really easy to get around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Surprisingly large with a large balcony. This was just a basic balcony room. Great bed and plenty of space for storage of clothing. Bathroom is better than normal cruise ship.

Ship tip

Eat in Jamie’s Italian and Chops. They are amazing. I purchased the 3 meal dining package for $99. Also, I booked with a travel agent and got 1 free dinner and 1 free lunch.

Ports of call

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Blue Lagoon Island is a great excursion. I did the beach day. The weather was perfect and the water is all different colors of blue and green. Encountered Dolphins there before. Everything is perfect about this place. Take a nice 30 minute boat ride to the island.

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5
Getting on the ship was simple. It costs $25 a day to park but it’s super easy and close.

Port Canaveral, Florida

4 out of 5
Went to Cocoa Beach for the day. Perfect Weather and nice beach day.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
I went to Coco Cay in the Summer of 2018, it was perfect. But..... in Feb 2020 it is completely different and even better. Royal Caribbean really did something special. We went to Chill Island and the pool. Coco Cay is amazing.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
So fast. Got bags and walked 50 yards and was at the pickup for the parking garage. I grabbed my car drove to pickup where my wife was standing with the bags. From the time I scanned my card on the ship and walked off to the time I left the parking garage was about 10 minutes. With facial recognition it made customs easy.

Traveler Photos

Blue Lagoon Islans Jamie's Italian Statue is Liberty Cocoa Beach Jamie's Italian Short Rib Jamie's Italian Blue Lagoon Island
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