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We attended this cruise with the guest Dance school that preformed on-board twice, which my daughter was part of. Food was excellent. I found windjammers to serve a bit to heavy foods for lunch. but everything was great. Solarium Bistro which served Mediterranean food was the best on board. We where in the mytime and classic dinning rooms and food was always great and great staff. a little disappointed in Johnny Rockets was a pay burger place where other cruise lines have higher end burger joints for free. Lots of activities and with 3 teen each with there own interests and physical levels all had fun and where kept busy. App for bookings suck for multi room bookings and dinner reservation system needs work. every morning we booked a mytime dinning with my family spread out into 3 rooms they never had us on the master list that evening and always had issues. even if we where first inline in the morning to book. They need to work out that list. wonder if it is printed the night before before they open up the daily bookings in the morning. makes no sense. BOOK YOUR SHOWS and ACTIVITIES THE MINUTE YOU BOOK YOUR CRUISE!!!! with almost 5000 guest there is not enough space to accommodate everyone for everything. We missed out on the GIFT, and others in our group of 40 missed out on other shows as they where full. Also book IFLY, surf, breakout room and any other activity you can. you will regret it if you don't as you will miss out. Even if you don't make it at least you had the opportunity. If you don't pre book you might not get that opportunity. We missed out on Breakout room and the Gift because of it. Love the Pizza joint being open till late late at night. always stopped in for pizza after drinking and parting 1-2am every night. helped relieve the hang over. lol. Recommend this for families as your teens will be highly entertained. even if they are a recluse like my son is, he actually loved the activities, Teens lounge and all the activities they did. He is a schedule kinda guy so it fit him perfect. Never saw him at all which was a huge surprise to us. Also great for the party type, great fun had in the music hall ever night, alot is kid friendly as well for those girls in our group 11-18 who just want to go and dance with the big kids. lol.

Lots of Teen Activities

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by tdool

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony
We attended this cruise with the guest Dance school that preformed on-board twice, which my daughter was part of.

Food was excellent. I found windjammers to serve a bit to heavy foods for lunch. but everything was great. Solarium Bistro which served Mediterranean food was the best on board. We where in the mytime and classic dinning rooms and food was always great and great staff. a little disappointed in Johnny Rockets was a pay burger place where other cruise lines have higher end burger joints for free.

Lots of activities and with 3 teen each with there own interests and physical levels all had fun and where kept busy.

App for bookings suck for multi room bookings and dinner reservation system needs work. every morning we booked a mytime dinning with my family spread out into 3 rooms they never had us on the master list that evening and always had issues. even if we where first inline in the morning to book. They need to work out that list. wonder if it is printed the night before before they open up the daily bookings in the morning. makes no sense.

BOOK YOUR SHOWS and ACTIVITIES THE MINUTE YOU BOOK YOUR CRUISE!!!! with almost 5000 guest there is not enough space to accommodate everyone for everything. We missed out on the GIFT, and others in our group of 40 missed out on other shows as they where full. Also book IFLY, surf, breakout room and any other activity you can. you will regret it if you don't as you will miss out. Even if you don't make it at least you had the opportunity. If you don't pre book you might not get that opportunity. We missed out on Breakout room and the Gift because of it.

Love the Pizza joint being open till late late at night. always stopped in for pizza after drinking and parting 1-2am every night. helped relieve the hang over. lol.

Recommend this for families as your teens will be highly entertained. even if they are a recluse like my son is, he actually loved the activities, Teens lounge and all the activities they did. He is a schedule kinda guy so it fit him perfect. Never saw him at all which was a huge surprise to us.

Also great for the party type, great fun had in the music hall ever night, alot is kid friendly as well for those girls in our group 11-18 who just want to go and dance with the big kids. lol.
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Cabin Review

Interior with Virtual Balcony
Cabin 2U 8703
Beds wher hard, only complaint I have. everyone of our party of 40 said the same thing form inside rooms to balcony's
Deck 13 Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

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