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The ship is beautiful, decor top notch, comfortable beds. Service in dining rooms needs improvement. Bar service, terrible due to the fact that Royal does not have enough bartenders at any bar on the entire ship. For instance 1 bartender at Solarium bar on Saturday close to noon, the bartender could not possibly keep up, when I asked him to contact someone to get help, he responded that the other bartender was getting supplies for the bar! Ridiculous, supplies should be brought by someone else. Keep the bartenders at the bar to help the guests. Spectra Cabaret was cancelled for our Sunday evening 9PM show. Such a disappointment. There was a band scheduled each afternoon at the outdoor pool but canceled each day because it was cool. So why wasnt the band reassigned to an area inside the ship, so guests could enjoy music??? The knew the forecast days in advance! Food average, nothing great, desserts some dry and tasteless, others such as cheesecake, the portion so small you would need two slices to equal a normal slice. Specialty coffee shops, do not have enough staff. For instance, the person who makes your latte/cappuccino also has to ring up the order, so takes so much longer. Why doesnt Royal have a person ringing up the orders so the drinks can be made by someone else??? This is a new ship, yet I have NEVER felt so wobbly on ANY other ship and I have been on four cruiselines! The stabilizer on this ship does not do its job, the waters were not very choppy, no storm, yet always felt so much movement. I would not go on the Anthem again, expected better service and entertainment.

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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by talral

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Nowhere
The ship is beautiful, decor top notch, comfortable beds.

Service in dining rooms needs improvement.

Bar service, terrible due to the fact that Royal does not have enough bartenders at any bar on the entire ship. For instance 1 bartender at Solarium bar on Saturday close to noon, the bartender could not possibly keep up, when I asked him to contact someone to get help, he responded that the other bartender was getting supplies for the bar! Ridiculous, supplies should be brought by someone else. Keep the bartenders at the bar to help the guests.

Spectra Cabaret was cancelled for our Sunday evening 9PM show. Such a disappointment.

There was a band scheduled each afternoon at the outdoor pool but canceled each day because it was cool. So why wasnt the band reassigned to an area inside the ship, so guests could enjoy music??? The knew the forecast days in advance!

Food average, nothing great, desserts some dry and tasteless, others such as cheesecake, the portion so small you would need two slices to equal a normal slice.

Specialty coffee shops, do not have enough staff. For instance, the person who makes your latte/cappuccino also has to ring up the order, so takes so much longer. Why doesnt Royal have a person ringing up the orders so the drinks can be made by someone else???

This is a new ship, yet I have NEVER felt so wobbly on ANY other ship and I have been on four cruiselines! The stabilizer on this ship does not do its job, the waters were not very choppy, no storm, yet always felt so much movement.

I would not go on the Anthem again, expected better service and entertainment.
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