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Anthem of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Anthem of the Seas to Canary Islands
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Sep 2015
Cabin: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Yes, as a lot has been said before reading previous reviews. We as a party of 6, one being 95 and in a wheel chair thought why did we book this but we kept a fairly open mind having traveled on various different cruises over the years with RC.

At Southampton, the check in was very easy and took less than 20minutes before we were all on the ship as we set everything up before hand. Got to our rooms ok and 1 room even though ordered was incorrectly made as meant to had 2 singles in but they changed it during our evening meal so no real issue for us. Only issue had was one our party had to wait for her cases too arrive after we left port, so 4 1/2 hrs for her bags and when we was in the grande restaurant straight away as we had selected Classic dynamic dining she felted pressured to get ready in 20 minutes.

Food overall was a hit and miss, we still don't know why they changed to the dynamic dining as it doesn't give you variety, just the same food with a title change in a different restaurant, you definitely had more variety in the old system. The waiters we had, Veerapan and Casar were excellent so no issues with the staff although they seemed pushed some days mainly because of the problems with the menu titles, not the same as the food that came out. For instance in silk one night was duck a'lorange- but what came out was a hoisin sauce type ? funniest was a crepe dessert title but was more a cake 15mm depth round circle item with ice cream on the side (Not sure how the french would reacted to it but we had such a laugh with the waiters as a Discus thrower would have more use than eating it)

Cabin Review

Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D3

clean, nice large bed, lots of storage,

Port Reviews


lovely little port, small narrow road that climbs up with shops. Nice parks and fountains in the older part

Madeira (Funchal)

cheaper by a taxi outside, tell them head to top of the mountain 1st as beat the tours up. pay around 40 euros as 6 in our party. take toboggan down and taxi up to cable car and gondola down to the shore line. Then can explore the fish, flower market and some lovely architecture of the city.


forgot about the wheelchair bound, dropped you in a area with a few modern shops and restaurant, 10 min walk into town


20 mins from the ship, but great modern and old city. 1st time there and loved walking around and so clean. Good modern shops up the main street and great central place where the shuttle drops you for the museum etc


Use the Greyline Hop on and off route as they offer 3 routes around the city, did the blue and Green then walked around the city slowly to the ship. Lovely architecture and history, also find the "Casa Brasileira" pastry shop on the main walk way in the town, lovely perfect Portuguese custard tarts

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