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Anthem of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2775 reviews
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Awesome itinerary and ship for the whole family!

Review for Anthem of the Seas to the Eastern Caribbean
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katieraesmith
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Ocean View Balcony
Traveled with children

We had an amazing time on the Anthem! My husband and I (mid-late-30's), our three daughters (13-11-6), and my parents traveled in three staterooms (two balconies and one interior virtual balcony for the older two children). The activities offered on the ship and ports on this sailing truly made for a perfect cruise vacation!

Embarkation in Bayonne was quick and simple. We drove in from the Philly suburbs the morning of the cruise, parked our car in the garage at 10:30am, and were onboard by 11. There were lots of people waiting in the terminal, though, so I can only assume they did not do the online check in. With online check-in, there was absolutely no waiting, so that is a must!

Once onboard, we were told that our rooms and key cards would be ready by 1pm and that until then, we could use our set sail pass that we'd printed at home to utilize our deluxe beverage package. We headed to Two70 for drinks and lunch while we waited. It was a pleasant, scenic place to hang out and get into vacation mode! Cabins and luggage were all ready in a timely fashion, so we unpacked and headed to the required muster drill before dinner. We had the early seating in the Grande dining room, which was beautiful (though we miss the enormous 3-story dining rooms of older ships). Our servers (Sachin & Carmi) were top notch and the food was generally very good! With our large group, we opted to dine in the main dining room every night rather than spend hundreds more trying the specialty restaurants.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Balcony

Cabin 1D

Very efficient use of the space. Great storage, good lighting and outlet placement, and just the right amount of space for two adults and one child! The bed was a little on the uncomfortably firm side, and I like a firm bed.

Port Reviews

Bayonne (Cape Liberty)

Very efficient!

San Juan

Surprised by how much we enjoyed this port! Just walked around Old San Juan, had some pina coladas, shopped, and enjoyed the pigeons in the park. I was a little sad that the umbrellas weren't up during our visit due to political unrest, but it was a beautiful place anyway!

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