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Anthem of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Nice to be back onboard after so long

Review for Anthem of the Seas to the Baltic Sea
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custard75
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2021
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We actually sailed on the 15th August but that was populated on here as France and Spain but we sailed around the UK so I selected the week before!

Embarkation was slow due to the checking of vaccines and COVID tests. As the Covid tests were carried out by their preferred supplier, Eurofins and the results were sent to them, this surely could have flagged up as competed. I think they will need to get these things uploaded in advance as our ship was only a third full. So if full, it will cause big delays. I’m sure they will get better at this.

The benefits of the ship being a third full was that we never had to wait for anything, no queues and none for an elevator and usually they were empty. Also, the windjammer was never too full. The main dining room tables were spaced out which usually they are crammed in, which is why we don’t like eating there. Service was so quick, again not what we expect when it is full. We’ve known people to walk out as it has been so slow but it was excellent this week. Food was very good. The Windjammer was closed for dinner which we were not happy about but there are plenty of other places to eat. The cafe 270 was open until 5pm and then Sorrentos pizza was open until the early hours and the cafe adjoined to that is 24/7. Solarium Bistro was closed for food this cruise.

Cabin Review

Nice cabin on deck 10 near the front elevators. Clean and tidy, excellent cabin steward.

Plenty of space for clothes. large sofa are too, balcony good size with chairs and footrests. TV remote didn’t work as batteries corroded, maintenance soon sorted. I don’t watch the TV but like to put the route map on.

Port Reviews

Kirkwall

Surprising little gem, didn’t look much from the Ship but lovely small area to walk around it all. overly church and museum.

Liverpool

Fantastic, could spend days here. HOHO bus, boat tours, museums, etc.

Greenock (Glasgow)

Not much in the local area but quick train ride to Glasgow.

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