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Wouldn't go on this ship again too big, too busy. Plenty to do for 14-17yrs but for us not restful at all. Embarkation at Southampton terrible, we were told nothing just stuck outside (my daughter in a wheelchair ) for over 2 hrs with no information . Eventually told a technical problem with the gangway, problems happen but to not inform hundreds of people for hours was unacceptable. We should of realised at the muster drill of problems to come, just soooo many people. Had to queue for a lift for over 20 mins, in fact lifts were often a problem as queues and shoving each other to get in was ridiculous. Queues at excursion desk was sometimes very long. Forget going to guest services, long queues. Make sure you check your bill every night as mine often had drinks on which were not ours. Windjammer could be very busy, after queuing for food , you then had to search for a table. Not always easy, often had to take food back to cabin. Tried all the restaurants 90% of food was good. Always had issues getting bottled water with meals. Shame that although The Grande was formal dress lots of people didn't bother, hence your in a long dress next to a table with a guy with a t shirt on. (They say they will insist on men in jackets well it didn't always happen). Cabins lovely we had extra large balcony D1 class. But very very noisy at night. Toilets flushing, teenagers running along corridors at night. We heard everything from cabin above. The lifts could be heard. Had to call security a few times at 2 am as it sounded like a party of youngsters in the corridor. Sun beds impossible, no space between them, you have to launch yourself on one. Twice we couldn't even find one sunbed on deck 16 for my daughter to sunbathe. The only outside pool is for 30 people. Way too small for almost 5000 guest. Never again

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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by ELFT

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  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Europe
Wouldn't go on this ship again too big, too busy.

Plenty to do for 14-17yrs but for us not restful at all. Embarkation at Southampton terrible, we were told nothing just stuck outside (my daughter in a wheelchair ) for over 2 hrs with no information . Eventually told a technical problem with the gangway, problems happen but to not inform hundreds of people for hours was unacceptable. We should of realised at the muster drill of problems to come, just soooo many people. Had to queue for a lift for over 20 mins, in fact lifts were often a problem as queues and shoving each other to get in was ridiculous. Queues at excursion desk was sometimes very long. Forget going to guest services, long queues.

Make sure you check your bill every night as mine often had drinks on which were not ours.

Windjammer could be very busy, after queuing for food , you then had to search for a table. Not always easy, often had to take food back to cabin. Tried all the restaurants 90% of food was good. Always had issues getting bottled water with meals. Shame that although The Grande was formal dress lots of people didn't bother, hence your in a long dress next to a table with a guy with a t shirt on. (They say they will insist on men in jackets well it didn't always happen).

Cabins lovely we had extra large balcony D1 class. But very very noisy at night. Toilets flushing, teenagers running along corridors at night. We heard everything from cabin above. The lifts could be heard. Had to call security a few times at 2 am as it sounded like a party of youngsters in the corridor. Sun beds impossible, no space between them, you have to launch yourself on one. Twice we couldn't even find one sunbed on deck 16 for my daughter to sunbathe. The only outside pool is for 30 people. Way too small for almost 5000 guest. Never again
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Cabin 8562
Nice cabin. Large balcony. Could hear the lifts at night, very very noisy at night.
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