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Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas

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Traveler (1,502)
Common Areas (2,070)
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Itineraries for this ship
Itinerary
7 Night Cruise to the Baltic Sea
Departure date
Sunday, 05/29/22
Route
Southampton, Alesund, Olden, Bergen, Southampton
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Overview

About
Passengers: 4,180   |   Crew: 1,500
Passengers to crew: 2.79:1
Passengers to space: 40.3:1
Launched: 2015   

Decks

  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
Cabins
  Ocean View (2N)  
  Ocean View (1N)  
  Spacious Ocean View (1M)  
  Interior with Virtual Balcony (2U)  
 
Amenities
The Grande
Casino Royale
Chic
Music Hall

Cabins

Balcony
Cabin size: 119 - 272 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 378
Accessible rooms: 12
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 1436

Activities & entertainment

Activities (35)
  • Arcade*
  • Casino Royale*
  • CruiseCritic Meet and Mingle
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Classes
  • Dance Parties
  • Fitness Classes*
  • FlowRider
  • Gaming Area
  • Hot Tubs (4)
  • Library
  • North Star
  • North Star
  • Pool Games
  • Pools (4)
  • RipCord by iFLY*
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Running Track
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • SeaPlex*
  • SeaTrek
  • Sports Court
  • Sports Tournament
  • The Living Room
  • The Workshop
  • Trivia
  • Vitality At Sea Fitness Center
  • Vitality At Sea Spa*
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Xbox
  • Zipline
  • Waterslides
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Adventure Ocean
  • Fuel Teen Disco
Entertainment (13)
  • Live Music
  • Deck Parties
  • Demonstrations
  • Game Broadcasts
  • Game Shows
  • Karaoke
  • Music Hall
  • Poolside Movies
  • Royal Esplanade
  • The Royal Theatre
  • The Royal Theatre
  • Two70°
  • Wellness Lectures
Dining (26)
  • American Icon Grill - American
  • The Grande - American
  • Izumi - Asian*
  • Silk - Asian*
  • Wonderland - Avant Garde*
  • SeaPlex Doghouse - Casual
  • Windjammer Marketplace - Casual
  • Cafe @ Two70° - Casual Bites
  • Solarium Bistro - Casual Fare
  • Chic - Contemporary
  • Johnny Rockets - Fast Food*
  • Coastal Kitchen - Fusion
  • Michael's Genuine Pub - Gastropub*
  • Prime Table - Gourmet*
  • North Star Bar - Iconic Bar*
  • Jamie's Italian - italian*
  • Boleros - Latin bar*
  • Schooner Bar - Nautical bar*
  • Café Promenade - pastries
  • La Patisserie - pastries
  • Sorrentos - Pizza
  • Pool Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Bionic Bar - Robot Bar*
  • Chops Grille - Steakhouse*
  • Sky Bar - Top Deck Bar*
  • Vintages - Wine Bar*
* May require additional fees
Traveler rating
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Janet P wrote a review Yesterday
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For months now #ROYALCARRIBEANCRUISES have been advertising that kids go for £99 what a con I have been on there website dealing checking every offer and NOT 1 cruise can I get at the price advertised?? No matter what I do FALSE ADVERTISING
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Alan S wrote a review May 18
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First time on Royal Caribbean, we have been on over20 cruises but none as bad as anthem,getting drinks almost impossible, getting seats almost as bad, cancellation of there premium show,then trapped as we tried to depart and having to wait for over 3 hours while they corrected there bank connection with hundreds of fellow passengers, many more issues to long to list.not worth the money.but there are some great cruise lines out there.
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JGW wrote a review May 16
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First cruise in two years, staff were very efficient and friendly. First night lack of choice most off the wine on the menu was unavailable, and the bar had no draught beer. Entertainment was good. Went to bed the mattress was so uncomfortable and lumpy we could not sleep. Next morning spoke to the steward who fixed the problem. Second night draught Miller Lite was the only beer on tap. We were really looking forward to the main entertainment "We Will Rock You" and arrived at the theatre at 1:30 only to be told the show was cancelled 20 minutes before it was due to start. We have been on several cruises with large and small companies the standard of food was the worst we have ever tasted.
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D L wrote a review May 16
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This was a two night cruise on the Anthem, I’ve been cruising before but my daughter who accompanied me was a first timer so I wanted it to be fab for her. Unfortunately it was only fab on the evening we boarded. The ship is really nice, our room was great , lots of space to move around, and plenty of storage space too. The staff were polite and helpful, although is you asked them a question re drinks packages, timings, etc you often didn’t get told the right answer, there seemed to be a breakdown in communication, not because of language but because this was the first cruise of the season sailing from the UK so it was a bit of a guessing game. There was a kettle and sugar/sweeteners in the cabin but no tea and coffee, this seemed to be the same throughout the ships cabins, we asked for the tea and coffee sachets to be put in our cabin but were told they hadn’t arrived before we sailed, well it was a bit pointless giving us kettles and sugar then. I’m coeliac so require gluten free food, I had filled out a form prior to sailing to inform them of this. However, the gluten free station was only open the day we sailed and closed thereafter. There was little choice of food and no offerings of gluten free cakes or pastries except for a yuk sugar free cake on the last day. I was charged the same cruise cost as other passengers, those who are lucky enough to be able to eat anything, yet my food choice was extremely limited. I feel royal Caribbean could have made more effort for us who for a medical reason have to follow a strict gluten free diet. It’s health roulette for coeliacs in the buffet restaurant guessing what was or wasn't gluten free, even things like meat, mash, veg etc that are naturally gluten free, but were they prepared in a gluten free environment? OMG the queuing for customer relations was diabolical, they kept stopping peoples cruise cards, you wouldn’t know anything until you went to order something, it would be denied and you’d get told you’d have to go to customer relations, but you would have to join an hour long queue joining all the other guests with the same problem. It was a nightmare, the queue was getting longer and longer each time we had to go back to customer relations (three times). It didn’t matter what time of the day or night it was, there was constantly a huge slow queue 24/7. On the final day, unaware there was a problem, we and hundreds of other passengers went to disembark, got as far as scanning our cruise card, only to be told to return to customer relations. The queue when we joined it was then an hour and a half long but by the time we had been served the queue was a around three hours long full of fed up passengers wanting to get off the ship but told to go to customer relations. The ship seemed to have a problem contacting the banks to get payments, I checked with my bank that my cards weren’t blocked and they weren’t so why the ship was having so many problems is a mystery. When I reached the desk the payment went through fine so I didn't need to go to the desk at all. I think what was happening was they tried to take payments, had a problem and immediately blocked peoples cruise cards without trying a second time. The evening entertainment In the theatre Frankie and the Dreamers on the first night was fantastic! The whole audience was enjoying it, they really got everyone going we loved it. However on the second night the big theatre show ‘we will rock you’ which we were excited about seeing was cancelled due to technical reasons, so that really was the icing on the “non existent gluten free” cake' It’s such a shame, because for my daughter it was her first cruise and she doesn’t fancy going on another now because of the payment and customer relations fiasco, we spent over three hours of our our two night cruise queuing for customer relations when it was them causing the problem not us. Royal Caribbean need to sort themselves out quickly with The Anthem Of The Seas sailing from Southampton this year there will be a lot more complaints and bad reviews from fed up passengers. We won’t be booking with them in future and many fellow passengers were saying the same.
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Sarah wrote a review May 15
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as a coeliac i completed a form before boarding and was assured GF options would be available. Using the windjammer buffet, i was very disappointed that the designated GF area had very little options (toast and beans, fresh fruit) and at dinner was completely shut, leaving me not knowing what i could safely eat. However, chef staff were helpful to plate up fresh GF food from the kitchen after talking through my options from the main buffet and staff in the Solarium bistro were also helpful. I find it very disappointing that having paid the fare the same and everyone else, that my extremely limited food options ruined my experience, as i have a medical condition and felt like i was not catered for as promised. Excursion to Paris was also a bit disappointing as it was a very long day (as we were aware) but only had a few hours there (due to late leaving and misunderstanding about timings with other passengers) and the guide was not communicative at all. I am not sure about cruising with Royal Caribbean again at this point.
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