• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2748 reviews
6 Awards
Swimming with the stingrays in Antigua.
View of Nassau, Bahamas from North Star
See all photos
Cruiser Rating
3.7
Average
2748 reviews
Ratings by category
Cabins
Dining
Entertainment
Public Rooms
Fitness Recreation
Family
Enrichment
Service
Value For Money
Featured Review
Relaxing. Food needs work.
"Laying on the sun decks during warm port days was great, despite some people not understanding basic decency and boundaries.I chose this cruise due to the great price I got on a Studio Balcony and the fact that it was a 4 hour drive to port rather than a flight to Florida...."Read More
JMP0629 avatar

JMP0629

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Filters

1-10 of 2,748 Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Cruise Reviews


Easiest on and off ship in Bayonne in 25 years and FABULOUS cruise

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

User Avatar
philbop
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We were happy that this was a 12 night cruise returning Christmas eve. The ports were amazing and while we like a smaller ship, they are sailing at 60% capacity and so it didn't feel crowded or uncomfortable even with Covid restrictions. The entertainment on this ship "we will rock you" and "Jersey Boys" makes up for the larger ship and the service as ever is perfect. Few food choices not great ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2021


Continuing Cruise Experience decline on Anthem OTS

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

User Avatar
N&UCruisers
10+ Cruises

(a) Excellently appointed ship. (b) Good itinerary. Suggest substituting CoCo Cay for San Juan. (c) Our balcony cabin assignment change WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE was disturbing. Frequent engine vibrations & high noise level in reassigned cabin. Sleeping Challenge. Reassigned cabin was too far from elevators - for walking challenge cruiser. Allegedly, our selected cabin was reassigned ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Excellent place to be honest

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
Alla6
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I was recommended to take this cruise by a friend. This is my first cruise and will no be my last. I enjoyed the dining experience. All employees made my stay extravagant. This place has many activities to enjoy. I loved the experience the employees offered while I was there. They waiters gave us their undivided attention and took care of us in every restaurant that we had reservations in. I ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2021


Great ship - Not quite child friendly

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
Hydrocatz
6-10 Cruises • Age 20s

The Anthem is a beautiful ship that is both clean and inviting. Cruising with a two year old added new perspectives to our cruising activities and I feel like Anthem fell short here. The Royal Babies and Tots was geared towards infants and it did not seem like a toddler would enjoy it all. It looked sad and boring compared to the older child rooms and we chose not to use the babysitting. We did ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2021

Traveled with children


Travel w Kids - Family review

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
Cthiggins
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Review of 12/6 cruise and traveling with kids: pros and cons I’m writing this review now while waiting to disembark here in Bayonne. Family of four with a one year old and almost four year old. Hopefully this info will be helpful to traveling families. Pros, Cons and Thoughts on the cruise: Easy embarkation. While one kid had to take a PCR, Royal Caribbean (RC) made the process very ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Connecting Balcony

Traveled with children


What a great ship!!

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
Cruise9Guy
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

First time on the Anthem and my first time on this class of ships, but definitely not my last. I enjoyed every aspect of this cruise and it exemplified the reasons behind loving Royal Caribbean as a whole. First, the food! It was outstanding in every single venue where I ate. Because I was traveling solo, I ate in different dining rooms with different groups of solos, so I had a chance to ...
Read More

Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony


Cruising during COVID

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
loveandcruises
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Background Information: This was my 39th cruise -- and boy, does it feel great to get back to cruising! I traveled with my husband and two daughters who were in their 20s. We have traveled previously on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America and Azamara. On Royal Caribbean, we are Diamond members. This was my 2nd Anthem cruise. Travel To Port of ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2021


Great overall! Beware of arcade scam

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
Luna5000
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Great entertainment, great food, and excellent service. Be aware that the kids' arcade (run by the casino) has a very sneaky, unethical practice. We were charged about $200 over the amount we paid for arcade credits. We wasted a lot of time dealing with this headache. What we learned is, there is no way to check how many credits you have left. The only way to know you've gone over the limit is by ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2021


Could have been amazing….

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
When and How
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We sailed RCC once years ago and were not impressed, but this cruise came along at an excellent price, driving distance, good reviews and fully vaccinated. Decided that if it could even be mediocre, we would be happy just to be at sea again. Strangely, most things turned out to be amazing - either amazingly good or amazingly bad. Amazingly good: Embarkation was excellent, the best we have ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2021


Glad to be back Cruising

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

User Avatar
forevercruising2
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We originally selected the Anthem because it was going to Coco Cay, and for the ship activities. We were disappointed with some of the ship activities because it was impossible to get any time to go on them. For instance, you could only reserve time on the IFly on port days, at 8am. Even though every port day I was on the app before 8am, we could never get a reservation time. Same thing ...
Read More

Sail Date: November 2021


Find an Anthem of the Seas Cruise from $219

Other Royal Caribbean Ship Cruise Reviews
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.