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Anthem of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2737 reviews
6 Awards

Lots To Do; Lovely Cruise, but Good and Bad Points

Review for Anthem of the Seas to the Eastern Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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

This was our third cruise, but our first with Royal Caribbean having previously sailed with Celebrity and Cunard, both in the past 12 months. We very much enjoyed our cruise on the Anthem and would recommend her to friends, although would probably try a different ship next time just for the variety of experience. For us choosing a cruise just depends on what's going where and when and if they have an attractive deal at the right time that suits our needs.

I'm going to split my review into the good and not so good points as we saw them, but be aware that for us the good points far outweighed the bad points. I'm just hoping that Royal Caribbean may read this and see there's a couple of areas that have room for improvement in our opinion.

Good points :-

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E1

Cabin met all our needs and our attendant Adolf was a lovely guy, always cheerful, helpful and polite.

Port Reviews


Used ABParking. Worth the extra few £s as we were right in front of the ship and only had to walk across the road to board.


We went up to the rock by cable car and then came back down again after a couple of hours. The monkeys are fascinating, if a little over confident and the caves were beautiful.

Cartagena (Colombia)

Lovely port but unfortunately it poured with rain so we didnt get to see as much as we wanted to.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Been here before so didn't bother to get off, just enjoyed the empty ship instead.

Florence (Livorno)

Been here before so didn't bother to get off, just enjoyed the empty ship instead.


A very pretty port, we got a bus from the ship into the marina (there was a charge for this) and then we walked up to the church on the hill. Lovely views, but a lot of hills. Well worth the effort though.


We didn't like the feel of this place. We aimlessly walked around for a while and then were pleased to get back on the ship.


One of my favourite places. I loved exploring the back streets even though we got lost.

Such a shame the Portuguese still have bull fighting though :(


We didn't bother to get off, just enjoyed the empty ship instead.

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