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About apc0204

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Interests
    Cruising, Baseball (REDSOX), Family, Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Sailed them all including Sitmar and Home Lines back in the 80's! Put me on a ship and I am happy!
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Hawaii / Bermuda
  1. Can you explain the breakfast dining for Diamond + members thank you
  2. Does anyone know if the revolving bar in the viking crown lounge on the Serenade is still working? Thanks
  3. They are coming in December of 2019 and look fabulous
  4. Where can I find info on the overwater bungalows at coco cay?
  5. They had a ton of entertainment besides the pre booked shows. The magician was amazing. The comedy shows were great some were adult only and the tribute acts were fantastic. We had the Police Experience and honestly they were one of the highlights of the entertainment onboard.
  6. We paid the employee at the beach. We had access to the beach, bar, restaurant, and bathrooms.
  7. In Labadee we ended up at Nellies beach and it was quiet at first but around noon it was elbow to elbow
  8. We had our group of ten and walked right to the taxi stand. They had plenty of vans available we told our driver to pick us up at 430 and she was there promptly at 430. The drive is about ten minutes each way. When we arrived at the resort I went to the front desk and they were very accommodating. It truly was a perfect beach day. I highly recommend it.
  9. Anthem of the Seas July 12 2018 I am a Diamond member on Royal and am writing this review as a long time cruiser. The ship is absolutely gorgeous the crew keep her spotless and she really has unique charm. That being said the ship IS CROWDED. Keep in mind we were sailing during peak summer vacation time. I was shocked because the Oasis class never felt remotely crowded compared to this. The windjammer was an absolute nightmare during breakfast and lunch however the great news is they offer a great breakfast in cafe 270 as well as a full buffet in the Solarium Bistro for breakfast and lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed it there and it was never crowded. The food in the main dining room for dinner was excellent. We were at my time dining and traveling with three other cabins so on the first night we asked to have a table for ten every night at 730. They were very accommodating and had top notch service every night. Table 701 in American Icon Ricardo was our waiter and Remzi was our head waiter. Ricardo brought out as much as you wanted and often brought things we never ordered just to try. Cannot say enough about the staff... excellent all around. We ate at Chops and Jaimie’s Italian as well both meals were excellent and very memorable. I highly recommend Jaimie’s for the homemade pastas and pear prosciutto and arugula salad. The cabins... I had balcony cabin 8264 and honestly it may have been the best balcony cabin I ever had. Loved the layout it was huge. Tons of storage, large tv and refrigerator. The best part was you could shower leave the bathroom door open and have a full view of the ocean from the glass enclosed shower. The entertainment was great really enjoyed “The Gift” and “Spectra’s Cabaret”. My favorite was the “Police Experience” who were amazing. If you are a music fan definitely check them out. Our cruise stopped at Bermuda, St Maarten, San Juan, and Labadee. Bermuda was great have been several times we wandered around town and did some shopping. St. Maarten was wonderful as we took a van to Divi Little Bay resort which was only $5pp and spent the day at the beautiful beach. Beach chairs were $5. It’s amazing the money we saved by doing our own excursion. San Juan I stayed onboard to use the pools as I have been numerous times and rather be on the Anthem. Labadee was great but extremely crowded 4500 people fighting for a spot at the various beaches. Fellow passengers were often downright rude to the point we witnessed many arguments throughout the sailing. It’s pretty sad when people have to fight and push over buffet food, pool chairs, and seats in the theater. When the elevators open let the people off before barging in. In general I loved the ship but it was WAY too crowded for me. I also didn’t like the pool towel policy. It became quite a pain especially waiting twenty minutes for towels as you were getting off to Labadee. NCL does this right they provide you towels in your stateroom and replace them daily and have a desk by the pool. Hopefully RC changes this policy in the future. Overall a great trip and made many memories with our traveling companions.
  10. What Sailing are you on the Anthem? We are going on July 12. Hoping to head to the Divi as well
  11. Exactly!!! Felt the same in Disney this past winter. #2A
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