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1,609 Royal Caribbean Bayonne (Cape Liberty) Cruise Reviews

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shash
Member Since 2001
1 review
63 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
We chose this particular ship based on the itinerary and port; it was great not having to fly anywhere to get to the port! Embarkation was very simple and did not take very long at all. After muster drill we actually met up with a group ... Read more
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Ageller81
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
This is my 5th cruise on Royal Caribbean. I was very nervous given all the negative reviews that I read on here, but I couldn't have had a better vacation. Was everything perfect? No. But the minor annoyances I encountered did not ruin ... Read more
sbernstei1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This is a great ship for a lot of things to do on board. My focus is generally positive because there are a lot of great qualities about the ship. Here were some of my favorites: People - Staff was helpful and really good. These ... Read more
canidoua
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
I have been on many, many, many cruises, but never Royal Caribbean, or a 9 day cruise, so it was just a bucket list to do list... I bascially live in the tri-state area so exploring Jersey was not necessary. The embarkation and ... Read more
Losito702
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Like many people, I chose this ship for the convenience of leaving from NJ and it also helped that a friend and his wife and kids were going as well. I was going with my wife 3 year old daughter and 8 month old son, so I realize that this ... Read more

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enidan
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We went on this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Upon our arrival, there was a letter in our cabin from Erin, the port shopping guide, encouraging the husband to purchase items (jewelry, etc.) for the wife. We arrived at ... Read more
heinz
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Cape Liberty is a problem in terms of traffic. The exit in Bayonne from the NJ Turnpike can be delayed, because of construction, for as much as an hour or more so plan accordingly. The arrival, luggage transfer and parking ($20/day in a ... Read more
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dadababa
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
This was my 7th cruise with Royal Caribbean and sadly, I have to say this was the worst for several reasons. 1. I should have took the advice of some cruise critic's review about Anthem of the seas. 2. As soon as you board the ship, ... Read more
MsK64
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
68 forum posts
13 helpful votes
I posted this review on the main RCI message board, but I'm putting it up here too, as I know I searched through these reviews as well, when planning my trip. Let me first put my review in context by giving you a bit of information ... Read more
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Cruisenanny2
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose the Anthem because we like to drive to the port. The dining reservation system has not improved since we were on in Jan. Every night we had to reconfirm arrangements made that very day. Cannot say enough about the crew and the ... Read more

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wandaray
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because it was leaving close to home. This was our 1st cruise and it was a great deal for a 10 day cruise. The ports were places we wanted to visit so it was a win win. We did do our homework prior to boarding - ... Read more
alto
Member Since 2009
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Only problem was account info on tv, great ship. Buffet a little crouded during breakfast. You must make reservations for shows, North Star, I fly, and special dinners 60 day before cruise date to get your best times. Boarding ship at ... Read more
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Royalcruiser11
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We really enjoyed sailing on the Anthem of the seas for the past 10 days. Admittedly I was nervous after reading some reviews on here but came to realize that everyone has their own opinion. We really could not complain and would do this ... Read more
rlisicki
Member Since 2016
1 review
36 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We choose RC and this cruise based on destination option, Bermuda, and proximity to our home. The ship is large, over 4,000 people and it feels like it. Navigating the outdoor pool area is very challenging and it's mainly populated by ... Read more
Little-muffin
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 helpful votes
Anthem of the Seas Review: Warning! Awfully run and rude management! Hope you have a few minutes while I give you an ear-ful! The ship itself and rooms are nicely designed, but the buck stops here. Our family of 18 decided to ... Read more

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johnsjets
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Traveling on the Anthem of the Seas made me yearn for the days when vacation cruising was truly a vacation. The fact that you are traveling with some other 4500+ people should have been food for thought. This ship was overbuilt to try ... Read more
Harlev18
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We just returned from a great cruise to Bermuda on Royal's Anthem of the Seas. I had read a lot of reviews (and helpful tips) before we went and that REALLY helped. I hope to provide some tips for those traveling soon as well. The ... Read more
thiawroane
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Chose this cruise because it was on wife's birthday, the pier (Port Liberty, Bayonne NJ), and the class (Quantum). The drive was 90 minutes from home, but the pier wasted a good 30-45 minutes in traffic. There is literally one way in and ... Read more
quirkle5
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Last year we were on the Freedom of the Seas when the explosion occured and we lost our toilet for most of the cruise. To compensate - and after spending more time than I wanted with customer service - we received a credit towards another ... Read more
CapnKimo
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Great ship and crew. The only major negative is that the ship is quite large which means that there are proportionally more clueless, rude and grumpy people to deal with. Sailing on one of the largest ships in the world out of one of the ... Read more

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lucysherm
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We have sailed on Royal Caribbean 8 times, including the big ships Oasis and Allure. This was by far our worst cruise and I would never go on Anthem again. It seems like RC is also just out to make money, and has lost the sense of good ... Read more
perlmane
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 helpful votes
This is our 7th cruise. We have been on 6 NCL cruises. This is our first on RCCL cruise and we just completed the 2nd day of the cruise. We are in a Junior Spa Suite. The stateroom is absolutely beautiful and spacious. That is were the ... Read more
rilugusi
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Decided on this cruise due to port location just a drive away and the newness of the BIG ship. Big was defiantly better with lots more activities like bumper cars, roller skating, lots of games, flow rider, etc etc. Lots for kids. No ... Read more
slapper
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We chose this cruise because we live close to the port of embarkation and liked the fact that we could save on transportation costs. Getting on the ship was very smooth and we experienced no issues. We had sailed from this port the year ... Read more
cruzette
Member Since 2010
11 reviews
1,710 forum post
13 helpful votes
Loved the ship...loved Classic Dining...and loved the shows. Did not like all of the kids given free reign to run people over all over the ship. Also didn't like the smoker on the balcony next to me. Otherwise, I would book her again. ... Read more

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