Sweet Music from Anthem
Whereas Quantums leap was more hysterical than historical, there was Sweet Music when Anthem was introduced to the world. What a difference from Quantum's maiden entrance. Don't get me wrong. Both Quantum & Anthem are beautiful ships but whereas there were many many issues & problems with IT & technology on Quantum, RCI had learned from their mistakes (and us guinea pigs) & I couldn't find much to moan about on Anthem. Things seemed to run very smoothly which meant that the crew were not stressed & frustrated as they were on Q and unlike Q, Anthem was a very happy ship.
Check in at Southampton was a breeze. It took up to 2 hours with Q but only 10 minutes on A & we were snacking in Windjammer in 20. Disembarkation went just as smoothly. We ate in all the complimentary restaurants & our reservations were not shuffled or lost as on Q. The seas were calm & gentle & most times you couldn't even tell you were sailing on the high seas. OK, the weather could have been warmer but nothing can be done about that.