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Took a southern Caribbean cruise on Anthem out of NJ with my spouse and 11-year-old daughter in January of 2017. We had a fabulous time! The ship always had fun and interesting activities to keep us busy on sea days. Our cabin was comfortable and more spacious than we were expecting. The Solarium on this ship is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and enjoyable of the fleet. Overall, it's a high tech wonder! Also wanted to add that, despite the large number of passengers, we were never waiting in lines at the buffet or to get into shows. We never waited for anything other than elevators, really. Very easy to embark and disembark at ports. And we never had problems for finding a lounger near the pool on sea days. Amazing! Very well planned flow. Love that this ship has a covered pool for gray weather days. My daughter and I used it frequently. This honestly seems like a must for any ship based in Bayonne. No idea why others do not enjoy this ship.

Beautiful ship, fun and engaging

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by Happyreb

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Trip Details
Took a southern Caribbean cruise on Anthem out of NJ with my spouse and 11-year-old daughter in January of 2017. We had a fabulous time! The ship always had fun and interesting activities to keep us busy on sea days. Our cabin was comfortable and more spacious than we were expecting. The Solarium on this ship is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and enjoyable of the fleet. Overall, it's a high tech wonder!

Also wanted to add that, despite the large number of passengers, we were never waiting in lines at the buffet or to get into shows. We never waited for anything other than elevators, really. Very easy to embark and disembark at ports. And we never had problems for finding a lounger near the pool on sea days. Amazing! Very well planned flow.

Love that this ship has a covered pool for gray weather days. My daughter and I used it frequently. This honestly seems like a must for any ship based in Bayonne.

No idea why others do not enjoy this ship.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 10212
This cabin is a fantastic value for families. Very spacious - we were never bumping into each other. And it has a feature that makes it better than any other we have ever enjoyed: two bathrooms! Genius!

Honestly, we have had Grand Suites and higher; but I liked this one better because it felt just as spacious, yet cost less.

Also: two bathrooms!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Catamaran Tour
    Beautiful tour. Two snorkel stops. Saw multiple giant turtles. Sailed off to a quite cove for a delicious homemade lunch. Swam over to a quiet beach to play and spot more fish. Highly recommended.
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  • Rum Distillery
    Toured the old zoo and a small distillery. It was simple, short and fun. Only lasted half a day. Zoo is very pretty and an easy walk. Interesting for those interested in learning more about the native critters.
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  • Rainforest
    The twilight tour of the El Yunque is a delight anyone interested in wildlife and spotting unique creatures. The little tree frogs were adorable and easy to spot. The oversized fireflies were a unique item!
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  • Jeep Tour
    Wonderful overview of the island. Drives up and over the top and allows you to see both sides of the island. Drives a bit through rainforest and provides an opportunity to see green monkeys. Ends at a really lovely beach club where you can lounge, enjoy water sports or have a nice drink. Excellent bar and changing facilities at the club.
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  • Snorkeling
    Took a speed boat tour around the island. Fantastic experience. Multiple snorkel stops. Saw most of the island. Amazing authentic food.
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