Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by mcangelwp
- Sail Date: October 2017
- Destination: Canada & New England
We loved both the length (this was our first longer than 7 nights) and the itinerary. We wanted to do something different as this was our 10 year anniversary. We weren't sure what to expect as we've always done warm weather cruises but we loved it. It's a beautiful area of the country and we enjoyed being to see so much in such a short amount of time. We definitely plan to take a trip to spend more time in Maine. We were pleasantly surprised that despite sailing North in October we were still able to very comfortably use the Solarium.
About Quantum class - if you've never sailed it, it's VERY different then any of the other classes. We enjoyed the change and for the right deal would sail again but our overall opinion after sailing is that we prefer the other classes. The public spaces seemed to be very condensed and not as spread out throughout the ship. The ship feels more enclosed than others. There is very little views to the outside on most levels. Having sailed Oasis and Harmony we also do not feel these ships have as much to offer to kids. We did enjoy the North Star and Ripcord experience and I also did trapeze. 270 is overhyped - it's unavailable to use most nights due to shows and even when in it they have the windows closed for projection so you can enjoy the exterior views.
Cons: Drink prices have gone up, up, up! Crew members were pushing the added cost experiences quite a bit. Our mattress was terrible - worst ever while onboard. And c'mon - keep the soft serve open longer and chocolate/vanilla should be standard. It was only available 1x on a 9 night cruise. The rest of the time it was some combo with Strawberry.
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