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Southampton to Europe - Western Mediterranean Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Cruise Reviews

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Lost a little love for RC this time around
"The ship doesnt have enough different lounges (like Indy) to have different entertainment on.First off the entertainment wasn't bad but very repetitive...."Read More
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A good ship gone to sea...

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HBCruises
6-10 Cruises • Age Under 20

We excitingly embarked on this two week sailing for what we hoped would be a nice way to relax and unwind - how very wrong we were. When we first arrived we had high hopes as we had cruised on the Anthem twice before and had a great experience. The main issue was the many teenagers running up and down the hallways and banging on doors and walls, being rude and intimidating to other guests and crew ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

Traveled with children


Lost a little love for RC this time around

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AnotherUKCruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

4th cruise with RC and always been a fan before. First off the entertainment wasn't bad but very repetitive. The band playing in the Music Hall (the Dukes) played virtually every night and Phillippa the guitarist/vocalist played every night in the english pub. Previously you would have had more variety but less music (sometimes nice to have it quiet!). Shows were badly planned with regards to main ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


5 Star ship 2 Star service, food, entertainment

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highflyers
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

We are diamond plus cruisers with RCCL. However, this cruise was a wake-up call after the Covid shut down RCCL have cut everything to the bone. The first night 2 untrained waiters served cold main course steak with fries, had a replacement Steak and fries but could not cut the Steak with the provided steak knife so this once again got returned, This happened 5 times on various occasions to me ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite with Large Balcony


AMAZING Anthem of the Seas

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RGale
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Words cannot describe how excited I was to sail on this wonderful ship, I spend a day aboard back in May and just had to sail on her before she repositioned across the pond. Check in (sadly) was a nightmare, there were 4 of us in 2 cabins, we checked in online prior to departure but didn't have set sail passes, maybe it would have been a lot easier should we all of had them, however, all I kept ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Traveled with children


Great ship. better than Indie!

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EVdreamer
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I love this ship. Whilst others don't like the big ships, we found Anthem to be great if you wanted to find a seat! As the decks are all huge, there are lots of little places to sit, most bars are very spacious. I remarked to my wife, where do they hide all the people? On the way back through the Bay of Biscay (or Biscuits as most people call it), we hit a storm. Because the ship is so big, we ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom with Virtual Balcony


Stunning Ship

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Allygee
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Our experience bore no resemblance to some of the reviews we read before we sailed. Check in was done on a tablet and we were on board in minutes.The ship is stunning and beautifully designed. The food in all areas was excellent and dynamic dining worked well. We booked all the restaurants in advance and enjoyed them all so didn't bother with any of the speciality restaurants. Service was ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Royal Caribbean first impression

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dcritche
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have been taking Cruise holidays over the last 10 years starting with Ocean Village and then Thomson's. This year we decided to take what we thought was a step up in class and chose The Anthem of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. To be perfectly frank we were disappointed. We enjoyed the holiday overall but really didn't feel that this ship ticked all the boxes. We spoke to several seasoned Royal ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom


Unsatisfied Youth posting.

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Transmeditrranea
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

No nightclub on board like older ships, which makes things feel very fractured, no constant meeting place for young people. Unlike the venues for the under 18’s which are vast and spread over several floors. Bionic bar is a nice [expensive] addition but the robots kept constantly breaking down, there were only 2 days out of 14 where I saw both robots working at the same time and I had spotted ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Traveled with children


Needs Improving

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Keith@Telford
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

1st of all I want to say I work in Afghanistan working 7 days a week 13 hours a day and due to other family commitments this was (is) my only holiday for 2015 for myself and my wife so I really wanted a great cruise before I headed back to Afghanistan! In general the ship was OK but needs to concentrate on the basics and not to go all out for hi tech gimmicks to entice customers onto the ship. ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


You can enjoy a great cruise on this ship - ignore the disgruntled reviewers

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chrisj38
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

My wife and I had some concerns prior to starting our cruise, after reading some of the bad reviews, however, we soon realised that the version of events portrayed by many of the negative reviewers was very far from reality. This was effectively our first cruise and although everything was not perfect all the time, we cannot fault Royal Caribbean and their excellent, committed staff. Embarkation ...
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Sail Date: August 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Obstructed Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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