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Being of Diamond Plus status we have cruised with RCCL since 1995 and so looking forward to Anthem of The Seas 14 Med Cruise. Although embarkation was excellent, generally the rest leaves a lot to be desired so lets go through it step by step Pool - Chaos, 6 am or earlier to guarantee a sunbed which was literally attached to the one next to you. A rule that if the sun bed was left for more than 30 minutes then towels and possessions would be removed to free the sun bed for other guests. This rule was not consistent to the extent where a Father and his three daughters were in the pool when the Pool staff attempted to remove their towels etc until the Father intervened only to be told he was not using the sunbed yet he was in the pool, crazy. Pool Staff - More interested in what was on view on the Big Screen rather than concentrating on the duties. Pool Bar Staff - Conspicuous by their non existence at times. Bars - In general there was a lack of staff and lack of bar waiters Dining - Dynamic Dining I get the idea but it needs working at, we pre-booked all dining prior to the cruise but there was always a problem locating our reservation. What was not a problem for one Waiter was a problem another night for another Waiter in the same Dining Room ie Silk, Chic, American Icon, and it was simply requesting a Pizza for the Grandson, the kids menu was very basic all round. Stateroom- Owners Suite with balcony was Excellent Crew- In general were okay however, always got the impression they were doing you a big favour, there certainly was not the WOW effect here, whereas on previous cruises the crew staff could not do enough for you, probably because its pre-paid gratuities nowadays and they always expect a bit more!! the envelopes still appear on the bed on the last day. Teenagers- No control up in the Sea Plex area, teens running riot, this area will need refurbishment before anywhere. Messing with the Elevators, congregating in groups at the top of the stairs. I think we in the UK and Europe are used as Guinea Pigs for the new ships to get it right before they go to the States, the Americans will not stand for this type of service or behaviour. Could go on... In conclusion great looking Ship, too many cut-backs, too much attitude and not enough attention to detail.

Early Bird Gets a Sun Bed

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by AndyWaz

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Being of Diamond Plus status we have cruised with RCCL since 1995 and so looking forward to Anthem of The Seas 14 Med Cruise. Although embarkation was excellent, generally the rest leaves a lot to be desired so lets go through it step by step

Pool - Chaos, 6 am or earlier to guarantee a sunbed which was literally attached to the one next to you. A rule that if the sun bed was left for more than 30 minutes then towels and possessions would be removed to free the sun bed for other guests. This rule was not consistent to the extent where a Father and his three daughters were in the pool when the Pool staff attempted to remove their towels etc until the Father intervened only to be told he was not using the sunbed yet he was in the pool, crazy.

Pool Staff - More interested in what was on view on the Big Screen rather than concentrating on the duties.

Pool Bar Staff - Conspicuous by their non existence at times.

Bars - In general there was a lack of staff and lack of bar waiters

Dining - Dynamic Dining I get the idea but it needs working at, we pre-booked all dining prior to the cruise but there was always a problem locating our reservation. What was not a problem for one Waiter was a problem another night for another Waiter in the same Dining Room ie Silk, Chic, American Icon, and it was simply requesting a Pizza for the Grandson, the kids menu was very basic all round.

Stateroom- Owners Suite with balcony was Excellent

Crew- In general were okay however, always got the impression they were doing you a big favour, there certainly was not the WOW effect here, whereas on previous cruises the crew staff could not do enough for you, probably because its pre-paid gratuities nowadays and they always expect a bit more!! the envelopes still appear on the bed on the last day.

Teenagers- No control up in the Sea Plex area, teens running riot, this area will need refurbishment before anywhere. Messing with the Elevators, congregating in groups at the top of the stairs.

I think we in the UK and Europe are used as Guinea Pigs for the new ships to get it right before they go to the States, the Americans will not stand for this type of service or behaviour.

Could go on...

In conclusion great looking Ship, too many cut-backs, too much attitude and not enough attention to detail.
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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom
Cabin OS 12638
Excellent Owners Suite with Balcony
Deck 12 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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