Anthem of the Seas Review

Not the usual Royal Caribbean experience

Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Anthem of the Seas
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2023

I had been on this ship two years ago and loved it. This time, not so much. Way too many kids for this time of year. Itinerary got changed twice. Food was generally abysmal. Very little recognition for being a C&A top tier member. Has really changed and not for the better.

The bright spot was debarkation; worked very well, everything flowed smoothly and very quickly. A nice change from the usual chaos and long lines. One problem seemed to be that no one enforces rules anymore. Every time I went up to the pool deck there were toddlers and small children in the hot tubs, with their parents, wearing diapers, arm floaties and even snorkel masks. And a lot of drinks sitting around the edge. Little kids crying and screaming in the solarium. And some very ill-behaved older kids.

We were supposed to stop at Port Canaveral and CoCo Cay. They skipped Port Canaveral due to engine problems, and skipped CoCo Cay due to weather. We did go to Freeport instead but didn’t really have time to plan anything so most did not get off the ship.

Cabin Review

Had a forward facing ocean view which was great! Had lots of extra space and a very large slanted window kind of like a skylight/window. We were just below the bridge so it was like getting “the captains view “.

Port Reviews

Bayonne (Cape Liberty)

Love that this is close enough to drive to (no flying-yay!). Not bad getting around and the parking garage is right there but EXPENSIVE! $30 a day!

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