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rob-p
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
This cruise left 2 days before Christmas and returned the day after New Years, so it was truly a holiday away at sea. We took the cruise with a large family group to celebrate a family event and it exceeded expectations in almost every ... Read more
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gudesblat
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We are platinum members and that is our firs time of dissatisfaction the overall performances. The main dunning room service was below our expectations. The food was poor quality. Our reservations for paid facilities had been maid ... Read more
Peter Kor
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Not the Royal Expectation we expect for spending Christmas and New Year on board Anthem of the Seas. So much has been said about the ship itself. One would expect this particular cruise to be of some differences at least, because this is ... Read more
Manx in France
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We sailed on 23rd December on a full ship. The staff were overwhelmed in the Windjammer restaurant with tables not being cleared promptly, cold food and food looking lack lustre, In other restaurants, cutlery was dirty ( food debris still ... Read more
DRL66
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose Royal Carribean for the 10 day eastern carribean cruise for the location out of NJ, no flying. The check in process was really not good as they don't give you any information, just merely check your passports etc. They don't tell ... Read more
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amccall
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I chose to book this Christmas cruise as we had been on the Anthem of the Seas sailing from Southampton in June 2015. It was one of the best cruises we have ever done. We hoped to have the same experience again but were ... Read more
juanabanana
Member Since 2012
1 review
42 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
There are too many issues. Embarkation is a nightmare - too slow and not well co-ordinated. Embarkation staff is not so efficient and familiar (was asked if we are leaving USA within 8 hrs of disembarkation). Too many loud ... Read more
CRUISEWITHMYKIDS
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
22 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
This was our second time on the Anthem of the Seas. We chose this cruise because we love to cruise out of the New York area. The entire cruise staff was turned upside down. We were so happy with all of the improvements in the staff and ... Read more
bunnyann
Member Since 2011
1 review
662 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Family was traveling for the holidays so we decided to go away too.Was on the Anthem for two weeks in September and was not as happy this time with the ship.Was not kept as clean as we experienced in September.Dirty paper towels were often ... Read more
FamVacations
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Anthem of the Seas Christmas and New Year's Cruise with a group of 19 (ages 11 - 82). Fun time was had by all! We love the convenience of leaving from NYC area and enjoyed the 3 days at sea on each end of 4 ports (Labadee, Puerto Rico, ... Read more
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RangerBud
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Self and significant other looking for a holiday cruise close to home. Found the RCCL Anthem out of Cape Liberty (Bayonne, NJ). This is my 44th cruise and having started on the SS Norway many years ago, times have changed. Yes the lines ... Read more
Rachelmle
Member Since 2004
1 review
35 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
The ship is beautiful and spotless. We really had a wonderful family trip!! My overall reason for giving 4 stars instead of 5 stars is for the reasons below. Enjoy reading and please contact me if you need any other info! We were in a ... Read more
CT__Cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have sailed with RC many times, but had not sailed with them recently. Anthem was a large ship but most of the time the size was not an issue. The size did affect the ability to utilize several of the attractions, which required ... Read more
lynnmichaels
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The ship was nice and big. The balcony rooms were clean and serviced well. We ate at the main dining room every night at the same table because our wait staff - Jorbi and Michelle were wonderful. We went on the Sea Trek excursion in ... Read more
marcarc3rd
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just passed the Diamond Plus Club on Royal Caribbean!! Woohoo! I have to say that this was our first christmas & New Year's Cruise and it was absolutely fantastic. We sailed on the Anthem of the Seas. Anthem is a beautiful ship ... Read more
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Novascoots
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Embarkation in Bayonne, NJ: Slow and confusing...better signage is needed. Beautiful ship. We chose it for the activities that are available onboard and were sadly disappointed. I have been on several cruises and 5 different cruise ... Read more
HLR
Member Since 2002
3 reviews
666 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Anthem of the Seas December 16th – 23rd 2016 Note: Of course these are my experiences and points of view. I read many reviews and threads on CruiseCritic pre-cruise. These reviews and threads enabled me to keep an eye out for ... Read more
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COOKINGYO
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Anthem of the Seas 12-16-16 to 12-23-16 Cape Liberty to the Bahamas. This cruise was taken as an Anniversary present for my wife. Anthem of the Seas was chosen because we didn't have to fly out in December. This was our first "Big ... Read more
Pamd
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Service -dining and room were the only things acceptable. Onboard activities like North Star and Ripcord by IFly were impossible to access. You require a reservation for everything and this way you waste most of your time waiting in ... Read more
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btweek
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This cruise was to be a cruise all about the ship. We had read about Anthem and the new features and were excited to try them out. Unfortunately, bad weather nixed the two things we wanted to do most, North Star and Ripcord. I understand ... Read more
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thekacks
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Both embarkation and disembarkation were a bit disorganized. We had horrible service in the main dining room, the food in Windjammer was below expectations, so we mostly ate finger sandwiches from Cafe Promenade the entire trip. I booked ... Read more
African Iron Butterfly
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
After 2 Disney cruises was looking forward to Royal Caribbean now that my daughter is older. Unfortuantely it did not live up to expectations in some areas. The overall boat is big and beautiful but all the amazing activities listed are ... Read more
Jelana
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I was so deeply disappointed with this cruise. This was my third RC cruise, and I loved my other two. My goal for this trip was mostly to de-stress and relax, and I’ve found cruising to be ideal for that because of the emphasis on ... Read more
RCCL_SC_Aug14
Member Since 2014
1 review
We are very satisfy with recent RCCL Anthem of the Seas cruise. Ship was very nice decorated for Christmas. During our cruise Captain lighted Christmas tree. Santa Claus took children wishes. Everywhere were holiday spirits. Special ... Read more
Mac2599
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Anthem of the Seas is an interesting option for one that is desiring to leave out of the NY/NJ area. The only other option available right now is NCL's Breakaway. We sailed on the Breakaway 3 years ago with the same itinerary (NYC > ... Read more
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