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New York (Manhattan) Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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2720 reviews
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Escape the Future Escape Room, advertised starting Day 2 after it was booked up for the entire cruise. It isn't listed anywhere else on the ship and can't be booked through the app.
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Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bermuda

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Heidi 2020

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

This was my very frist cruise I had the best time of my life our rooms were clean everytime we went somewhere we always came back to fresh clean room and you the service was very friendly and the food was so good and brumda was awsome we had great stay hope to get back agian it was very clean ship they worked very hard on this ship to make sure we were Satisfied with everything if we called and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Interior with Virtual Balcony


Great Cruise, but use a Travel Agent

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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MchlG

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We directly booked with Royal Caribbean having identified the cruise as ideal for us. However calling a local phone number from an Australian website and being given a quote in Australian dollars does not stop the bank from charging a foreign transaction fee of 3%. The payment from our credit card was going to a merchant outside Australia! I now know that this is common practice throughout the ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


It was a total rip off.

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - All

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Sandground

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The ship has been designed to make the passengers spend on everything. The normal restaurant for all the passengers as it used to be, is no longer. Now they have 4 different normal ones and the quality of food is a disgrace. Unless you want to spend $100's for 2 people to eat in one of the many specialist restaurants, such as Jamie's kitchen where the lady chef came out to argue with us for ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Food and extra charges were disappointing

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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purdydog

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We choose this cruise as it left from New York and sailed to the Sunshine over the Christmas period. We have sailed with Royal Caribbean on Oasis of the Seas and enjoyed the experience. Overall the staff are lovely and work really hard. There is a lot for you to do and get involved with. The staterooms are comfortable. The Windjammer restaurant serves good food with plenty of choice. ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Ocean View Stateroom

Traveled with children


Disappointing

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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Chrissimms

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Waiters This is the third time on this ship. Two from Southampton which was perfect, but not the Caribbean. To begin with no one to meet us at the airport, A representitive from CUNARD was very helpful... The any time dining doesn't,t work. EX over five minutes in the queue to give your cabin no, ten minutes wait to be seated, twenty minutes to place your order, another wait in between each ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


Great but not the best

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

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Tetele

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Beautifull and luxury ship, very clean, the crew as freedom class ship very nice people, ready to help and very good service everywhere. We were 6 people, family of 4 ( ages 18, 20, 50 and 53) and 2 friends (ages 51 and 58), many thing to do for all of us. Pros: Pool area called the "Solarium", amazing place. Food wonderfull, many choices included or to pay for. Entertainment: shows ...
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Sail Date: December 2016


Do not sail on Anthem of the Seas.

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Bahamas

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Becky5173

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The workers were all very unhappy and mad. The service was awful and the food was even worst. There was very little for Children and teens to do and there were long lines for everything. The bars could have had events but they did not even try. Unless you plan on eating at the buffet everyday and sit in your room doing nothing than you will be very sorry you took this cruise. RC use to have ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children


Beautiful ship, but horrible service; don't go on this ship.

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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LUCY123456789

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

chose this cruise with friends I have cruised 20 or mjore times most have been on carnival which is the fun ship....I have tried rc a few time and every time I am disappointed with RC just horrible, the ship is nice and beautiful, but I don't come on vacation to make reservations to dine or go to shows, no out door entertainment, to many pools on the top deck, no music senior cruise to me a bunch ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Deluxe Obstructed Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Comedy shows were terrible.

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

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Angel-Wings

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Cruise was enjoyable except Guest Services and lack of communication between what information was provided and not noted on their file. Lack of communication between ride programs. Ship was very clean. Cabin was clean except for towels being changed on daily basis until I put them on the floor of the cabin. Windjammer was the best dining on board. Comedy shows were horrid but the other shows were ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom with Virtual Balcony


Tips Tipping me over Edge

Review for Anthem of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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mcmastdd

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise as it worked well with a trip to NY. Give yourself plenty time getting out to NJ. Not all yellow cabs will take you there or even have a clue where it is. And look at 140 dollars plus depending upon traffic. Anthem is a lovely ship. But as a quantum class vesel, in comparison to the oasis class, it just didn't work as well for us. We really missed the large central ' ...
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Sail Date: October 2016


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