Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by So Cal Equestrian
- Sail Date: August 2017
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
There must have been at least 6 clubs on board this ship. Couldn't Royal Caribbean dedicate just one club to people in their 20's and play Rap or whatever music is on the pop charts? I couldn't believe how insensitive this cruise line was to young adults.
It truly felt like the only thing Royal Caribbean cared about was making money off its passengers and keeping us "in line".
The service was good, except for the internet which never worked for us.
Be aware, that even though marijuana is legal in many states, you will be thrown off the ship if there is a whiff of it onboard. (Even if you have a doctor's order, you run the very real risk of being arrested and thrown in jail and paying heavy fines.) We did not bring it onboard, but this company should really rethink their philosophy on this this. Especially since they are quite happy to serve alcohol to their passengers 24 hours a day and drunkenness is not only tolerated, but seems to be the status quo for many seasoned cruisers.
Another point: they didn't even sell sewing kits or Qtips in the ship's store, but they constantly hawked thousands of watches just outside the tiny store! And they incessantly tried to get the passengers to attend their overpriced "art auctions". The only button up shirts they sold for men on the boat STARTED at $165! It was ridiculous.
By the 2nd day, I realized I was nothing but a walking credit card to this cruise line.
Then, when we got into port, the people running the excursions treated us like walking ATM machines as well; constantly reminding us that they expected to get tipped.
I will say that the food was excellent and the drinks were good, but we paid through the nose for everything.
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