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Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Anthem is a great ship..

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by rvdreamin

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2018
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Owner's Suite with Balcony

First time on a ship this size. While onboard we never really felt crowded at any point. Despite the number of guests and staff onboard, there were many times where we wondered where everyone was. The ship is well designed and you can around with ease. We had Suite 12634 which was abundant in space and storage. The room was very quite and the sailing was probably the smoothest one we have ever been on.

Bermuda was very nice despite that we did no tours. We did walk around for a few hours at the Royal Dockyard. The Commissioner's house is worthy of seeing and it was only a $15 cover charge. We also found a small transportation museum worthy of a look, if that interests you and that was only a $5 cover.

I was intrigued by how many repeat Anthem guests were present in the Suites class. Speaking of that. The Royal, Sky & Sea class is a great experience if you can swing it. Early onboard the ship and early getting off the ship is great. If comparing RCL Suite Class to NCL Haven, I'd probably go with the NCL Haven. NCL seemed to include many more things in the purchase price where as RCL had extra add ons or not included, or not even available.

We Did the Chef's Table and that was a great experience. We also did the All Access Pass Behind the Scenes tour. It was informative, interesting and worth the cost. It's amazing to see what goes on that most guests never even know about. I can't review that shows we did not partake. We did dine at Jamie Oliver's which was excellent and Chops Grille. Chop's was not the best experience, but it had nothing to do with the food. Unfortunately we were seated too close to a large group that was over the top loud. It was hard for us even to hear what we were saying to each other. I'm glad they were having a good time, but the staff should have not seated us and the table behind us that close. Eventually we asked to be reseated and the complied. Coastal Kitchen and staff were great as meals. Overall a good trip. Anthem is well worth the experience.


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Cabin Review

Owner's Suite with Balcony
Cabin OS 12634

Room was Great... Large, quiet with plenty of storage.


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