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Our group of 16 traveled together to celebrate a family milestone, and really looked forward to relaxing in a setting that had something for everybody. Our group was 10 adults and 6 "kids" ages 3-15. The teens and most of the adults had many activities they were interested in--the teen activities were fun for them. The SeaPlex (bumper cars, iFly, surfing, sport court, ping pong, etc) was a lot of fun, but geared more toward kids 10+ We found that Royal Caribbean has many Kids' Club activities for older kids (12+) but the younger kids didn't have as many engaging options. The Kids' Club was the biggest disappointment for the younger kids--having been on several Disney Cruises, the Royal Caribbean Kids' Club was hugely disappointing. It was very small, not appealing to the eye, very few activities, not engaging. The young children traveling with us chose not to go after we toured the area, and they typically beg to go to the Disney Cruise Kids' Club. For nonsmokers, Royal Caribbean's smoking area next to the swimming pools was just gross--you couldn't escape the smell or the smoke. Tired enough to stay in your stateroom after dinner but really just wanting to wind-down with a movie? Expect to pay $11.99 per movie. A cruise line that has a partnership with Dream Works doesn't offer free movies in the staterooms? The service was good, the food was just okay in the Windjammer and dining rooms. The restaurants with very good food were the ones you have to pay extra for. Bermuda was a great port with different activities. We booked a catamaran one day (The Restless Native--awesome company!), and on day 2 we just took a bus to a beach and then played mini golf close to the ship later. While many people love Royal Caribbean, if you have young kids, spend the extra money and choose Disney Cruise Lines--worth every penny for an awesome experience for each person in your travel group!

If you are looking for family-friendly, choose Disney Cruise Lines!

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by amluth1999

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
Our group of 16 traveled together to celebrate a family milestone, and really looked forward to relaxing in a setting that had something for everybody. Our group was 10 adults and 6 "kids" ages 3-15. The teens and most of the adults had many activities they were interested in--the teen activities were fun for them. The SeaPlex (bumper cars, iFly, surfing, sport court, ping pong, etc) was a lot of fun, but geared more toward kids 10+ We found that Royal Caribbean has many Kids' Club activities for older kids (12+) but the younger kids didn't have as many engaging options. The Kids' Club was the biggest disappointment for the younger kids--having been on several Disney Cruises, the Royal Caribbean Kids' Club was hugely disappointing. It was very small, not appealing to the eye, very few activities, not engaging. The young children traveling with us chose not to go after we toured the area, and they typically beg to go to the Disney Cruise Kids' Club. For nonsmokers, Royal Caribbean's smoking area next to the swimming pools was just gross--you couldn't escape the smell or the smoke. Tired enough to stay in your stateroom after dinner but really just wanting to wind-down with a movie? Expect to pay $11.99 per movie. A cruise line that has a partnership with Dream Works doesn't offer free movies in the staterooms? The service was good, the food was just okay in the Windjammer and dining rooms. The restaurants with very good food were the ones you have to pay extra for. Bermuda was a great port with different activities. We booked a catamaran one day (The Restless Native--awesome company!), and on day 2 we just took a bus to a beach and then played mini golf close to the ship later. While many people love Royal Caribbean, if you have young kids, spend the extra money and choose Disney Cruise Lines--worth every penny for an awesome experience for each person in your travel group!
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Cabin Review

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
Cabin GS
We had a king size bed and couch for our family of three. The balcony is always a nice upgrade because it gives you more space. The bathrooms are nice, and the stateroom storage space was well-designed.
Deck 12 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins