Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by TripleLMA
- Sail Date: June 2018
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
The food (especially at Windjammer) was not impressive, though I do have to say it improved in the dining room after day 4. The service in the dining room however, was outstanding- ask for the waiter Aleat if you have anytime dining or Michael the assistant waiter- both were absolutely amazing... night.
In terms of organization, we felt that this was lacking on several different occasions. First, one of our drink packages was not linked to the wristband for the entire duration of our vacation. This resulted in my wasting hours (upwards of 5) over the course of the trip at Guest Services to remove inapplicable charges to the account. The lines moved very slowly and it was extremely inconvenient and disappointing that I had to spend so much of my time resolving an issue that was promised to be rectified on Day 1 but continued through the early night hours on our last night- 8 nights later!
Our favorite night spot was The Pub. Great, cheap pub food (we had to eat here a few times as the free food on the ship is extremely tiresome). They also offer a variety of beers that no other place on the ship does- inclusive of a few varieties of IPA’s. Our favorite crew member here was Myron- he was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed him immensely.
In summary, Royal needs more attention to detail. The activities on board are lacking tremendously. The shows (that were unavailable to make reservations for) were impossible to get into- including the 4th of July party. This led to many unhappy and disgruntled cruisers, which is really too bad. The ship is beautiful and I really enjoyed being on the large ship. But with the large numbers, the flow and demand needs to be much better planned and accounted for.
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