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I was a first time cruiser so naturally I was a bit wary about seasickness and the overall experience on the ship. I was pleasantly surprised with my experience. The first thing I noticed was how clean the ship was! There were always plenty of activities to do on board on both sea and port days. The food in the main dining rooms for dinner was excellent and breakfast at solarium bistro was awesome! I only have a few negatives: 1) our arrival to port canaveral was majorly delayed due to a medical emergency on board early in the morning. That’s uncontrollable but our excursions were cancelled and on the Royal Live TV channel, the cruise director stated they’d try to get us transportation to nearby activities. Well, when we showed up to port- we were docked on the opposite side of the port and they had no transportation available to even get to the other side of the port. An Uber was $60 ONE WAY! That was a bummer. 2) the main dining rooms breakfast and lunch were not great. Sub par at best. The selection from the menu wasn’t great and the buffet offered wasn’t anything to write home about. The dinner was excellent. 3) Brass and Bock- idk if my group showed up at the wrong time (8pm isn’t too late for a bar) but my party of 6 ordered lobster Mac and cheese wedges, poutine fries and nachos-and it came out as plain Mac and cheese (no lobster or wedges), just nacho chips, and fries with minimal cheese on top-no meat! We were so disappointed with the food and waiter we got our money back at guest services. Despite these negatives my overall experience was amazing. I would highly recommend Anthem of the Seas and Royal Caribbean to anyone!

First time cruiser-loved my experience!

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Review by maarymoore_13

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
I was a first time cruiser so naturally I was a bit wary about seasickness and the overall experience on the ship. I was pleasantly surprised with my experience. The first thing I noticed was how clean the ship was! There were always plenty of activities to do on board on both sea and port days. The food in the main dining rooms for dinner was excellent and breakfast at solarium bistro was awesome! I only have a few negatives:

1) our arrival to port canaveral was majorly delayed due to a medical emergency on board early in the morning. That’s uncontrollable but our excursions were cancelled and on the Royal Live TV channel, the cruise director stated they’d try to get us transportation to nearby activities. Well, when we showed up to port- we were docked on the opposite side of the port and they had no transportation available to even get to the other side of the port. An Uber was $60 ONE WAY! That was a bummer.

2) the main dining rooms breakfast and lunch were not great. Sub par at best. The selection from the menu wasn’t great and the buffet offered wasn’t anything to write home about. The dinner was excellent.

3) Brass and Bock- idk if my group showed up at the wrong time (8pm isn’t too late for a bar) but my party of 6 ordered lobster Mac and cheese wedges, poutine fries and nachos-and it came out as plain Mac and cheese (no lobster or wedges), just nacho chips, and fries with minimal cheese on top-no meat! We were so disappointed with the food and waiter we got our money back at guest services.

Despite these negatives my overall experience was amazing. I would highly recommend Anthem of the Seas and Royal Caribbean to anyone!
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