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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Anthem of the Seas

7 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 01, 2020

Ship: Anthem of the Seas

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

Great cruise, Royal Caribbean offered great service and really made passengers feel safe with the constant cleaning around the ship. Anthem is a beautiful ship even though some areas are layed out in a very different way. This cruise already has me thinking about our next Royal Caribbean adventure.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Sailing out of Bayonne was terrific. Even with the extra screening we were onboard in no time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Michael's Genuine Pub

4 out of 5

This pub had a different name on the anthem. The bartenders were excellent, but didn't enjoy the layout of the pub on this ship. Not very inviting, not a place you want to hangout.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

Windjammer this cruise was Excellent. Nice variety, ample quantities, well taken care of.Super clean, terrific service.Coffee bar in the WJ was great.

Seaplex Doghouse

4 out of 5

Out of the way, and less of a selection then oasis class, but still a good hotdog to be had.

Chic

4 out of 5

Good food, Great service.

Café Promenade

5 out of 5

Who doesn't love the little sandwiches! They are the best.Always some yummy sweet treats in this hotspot.

Sorrentos

5 out of 5

Gotta love how RC does pizza! Always a win!

Schooner Bar

4 out of 5

Bartenders behind the bar were Excellent, really knew how to make a cocktail. Bar staff walking around made lousy cocktails. Piano player during the trip was talented, but his personality left something to be desired.

Chops Grille

1 out of 5

Truly a disappointing meal. Glad our travel agent included this, had we paid out of pocket it really would have been more of a disappointment. Steaks were mediocre, service stunk and it took a long time for each course. Would not recommend.

Pool Bar

5 out of 5

Best frozen cocktails on the ship!

La Patisserie

1 out of 5

Everything here is out of pocket. Really missed Celebrity Cruises Cafe Bacio pastries, but that's a whole other type of cruise.

Jamie's Italian

5 out of 5

Had a lovely meal here. Excellent food and service. Would definitely go again.

Café Two70

3 out of 5

The famous Kumelweck sandwich this trip was disappointing. Oasis class ships do this sandwich perfect, Cafe Two 70 needs to step up its game on the Anthem.

Bionic Bar

3 out of 5

Packed the first day, but got to check it out later in the week. It's a novelty bar, fun to check out, but once was enough.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Decent amount of things to do, we did hit some rainy days on the way back, wish they had more trivia and another movie in the main theater. Also the new format of the Cruise compass stinks. Its categorized now instead of simply just looking at the time. Royal please bring back the old template.

Outdoor Pool

5 out of 5

Well kept not overly crowded. Nice spot to just chill.

Movie Screen

4 out of 5

This was a cool thing to have in the background while sitting at the pool bar.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Performers were very talented, but the 2 shows we saw were just ok. The Queen show was totally not what we expected and was a bit disappointing. The Gift was just ok. Comedians were hit or miss.

Music Hall

3 out of 5

Nice layout, good bartenders , decent entertainment. Theme of this venue was weird. Very Meatloaf-battle out of hell/Goth. Would have preferred something different.

Solarium

5 out of 5

Lovely area to just relax and look out the window.

The Royal Theater

4 out of 5

Nice room. Shows on this trip were odd. Entertainers were very talented, but shows were strange. The Queen show was totally not what we expected and left a bit disappointed. The Gift was set in Victorian England but featured music from Van Halen and Fleetwood Mac, so different indeed.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Royal is in top of their game right now with all the stuff going on in the news. Staff every where we went were happy, helpful and eager to please. Cabin attendant was Awesome, best one yet on RC.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was very apparent that the ship was immaculate. Staff was constantly wiping railings, elevator buttons, slot machines, etc. Things that were constantly touched in public areas were very well maintained. Ship layout was not my favorite. Realized after this cruise on Anthem, we prefer the Oasis Class Ship layout.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
9592. Very clean, in great condition. Lots of room, nice bathroom. Balcony was small but just perfect for the time we spent on it.

Ship tip

When sailing this time of year out of Jersey, book the activites like North Star on one of the first days you can. We waited and then missed out because of the weather.

Ports of call

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

3 out of 5
I have to say I was a bit disappointed. Island is beautiful, and RC put a lot of money into this place, but if you are like me and just want to chill on the beach it was lackluster. Chairs & umbrellas on top of one another, no really relaxing area without having to pay more.

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy on and off! New facial recognition technology was great.
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