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Anthem of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Sail Date: Oct 2015
Cabin: Interior Connected Stateroom with Virtual Balcony
Traveled with children

I have never written a cruise review before but there seems to be some huge variations in what people experienced i felt it only fair to forward our experiences.

Our party consisted of my wife and I who have done about 10 cruises over the last 10 years (5 previously with RC), my step daughter and 7 year old grandaughter (no previous cruise experience).

Embarkation was reasonably quick as my grandaughter needed a wheelchair to get onboard, she has a disability which limits her mobility but she does not use a wheelchair continually. I had previously entered all details on the computer and pre printed the sea passes. It was about 1.30pm when we got on the ship and we were told our rooms were ready and our cards and wristbands (used on the ship to open staterooms and access some services) were in our rooms. On arrival at our rooms, they were connected, there were no cards for my stepdaughters room and the interconnecting door was locked, our steward Dodi, had gone for break and would not be back until 3pm so we made a trip to customer services and joined the queue, there was a queue there most of the time. We were issued with a replacement card and got into the room. There was no luggage so we all went exploring, our first impression was fantastic and I often heard a WOW! from my Step daughter and Grandaughter.

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Interior Connected Stateroom with Virtual Balcony

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Our cabins were inside cabins with virtual balconies and interconnecting door, we had been wary about these as we have always previously had ocean view or balcony cabins. we were pleasantly surprised, they were quite spacious and comfortable. My grandaughter loved the connected rooms, we had a system where, if the door was open she could come in and if closed she had to knock and ask! There was adequate room for us and our luggage and the shower cubicle in the bathroom was huge compared to previous cubicles with shower curtains, there was always plenty of hot water. The virtual balcony gave a view ahead of the ship which on a transatlantic was always a sea view. it was very good. The TV is flat screen but is fixed to the wall and does not turn out.

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