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  1. Hi there, We are going on the Anthem of the Seas and I have never played bingo on any cruise so I was wondering if someone could tell me how much it costs and what you normally play for. Thanks. Need to budget.
  2. Looking for pictures or videos of these cabins. Taking our kids on a family cruise and would like to show them the cabins we will have on our cruise. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
  3. Hi fellow Cruisers : I have been lurking around for awhile and have gotten some great information and figure I would give a review of our cruise - I don’t take a tremendous amount of pictures but will post some - Here is some background on us : It was my husbands 48 th bday the day of embarkation- I also am 48 - we had our 10 year old son with us and our 18 yr old daughter did not come. Our cruise history - 1996 - Majesty of the seas 1997- celebrity ( century) 2007 Freedom of the seas 2016- Disney Fantasy 2017 - Disney Wonder 2018 Norwegian Escape and Getaway We had some traumatic events happen in 2013-2016 - our daughter was diagnosed with Autism at 2 and she also has a Seizure disorder - she became very aggressive and we had to make an extremely difficult decision to bring her to a psychiatric hospital in 2014 - during that time I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and had to have a double mastectomy and several other surgeries as well as a year of Chemotherapy. I am grateful I am now a 3 year survivor and my daughter has been in a group home and is doing well. Because of this tumultuous time we tend to splurge a bit when we cruise - we stayed in the Haven on the Norwegian cruises and had a suite on the Anthem. Much comparison of Norwegian and Royal Caribbean came into the picture quite often during this cruise. I will try and give as much detail as I can but please any questions I will be happy to try and answer - here is my son ready for the trip .......
  4. This is our first time on the Anthem OS and having a Suite cabin. I'd love to hear your experiences with a J3. I guess they used to be called a Family Suite? TIA
  5. I don’t know if anyone has this, but I saw someone on here post a seating chart of a dining room on one of the RCI ships. Do any of you have a map showing table numbers & where they are located in The Grande dining room on Anthem of the Seas?
  6. Hi all..my wife & I will be on the Anthem Of The Seas soon, and I was wondering what the differences are between the 4 main dining rooms- Chic, The Grande, Silk, and American Icon? From what I saw on YouTube, Chic & The Grande look a little more elegant..my wife & I prefer dining alone at a table for 2, if this helps..I LOVE escargot as an appetizer, and I am a meat guy more than chicken & fish..HOWEVER, I do love lobster, and was wondering if lobster tail night is done here on our 9 night Canada/NE cruise?..we have purchased the 3 night specialty dining package, and will probably do Chops, Jamie's and maybe Wonderland..we are a little nervous about Wonderland because the menu looks so ..eclectic, and non- traditional..opinions on Wonderland? Thanks to all! Big Al
  7. For anyone that has done this cruise/itinerary recently: Do they have a theme party night such as 70"s or 80's etc. We have some decade themed items here at home and could bring them if that is on the activities list. If there are any other "themed" nights, please let me know as we still have time to get things together...Thanks
  8. June 2019 - Anthem of the Seas - 9 Night Bermuda and Caribbean Who are we? Noreen - 51 years old; Senior Vice President at an Investment Banking Firm in New York City. I will be the author of the report. Scott - 49 years old (turning 50 on this trip); Independent Contractor and Co-Owner of BounceU in NY. General Comments... I am doing most of this from memory and by looking through my pictures. I sent myself a few texts throughout the trip to help me remember. I like detailed reviews with a lot of information that many people may not care about. I write reviews like a travelogue that I can go back and enjoy. I took pictures throughout but have more pictures of food than anything else since it’s easier to remember to take a picture while you are sitting down eating than when you are busy having fun. We have been on Anthem several times so won’t do many of the things people on the ship do since we probably did them on a prior trip. We are not lay out by the pool all day people so won’t know if there were a lot of chair hogs. We enjoy the casino and spend time most evenings there. We are pretty easy going and don’t let little things bother us. We always have fun, especially on vacation.
  9. Hello, I was wondering if there's a difference between an Ocean view stateroom with Balcony Guarantee and an Ocean View Balcony Guarantee. The former listing is under We Pick, and the latter You Pick. Is there a chance of getting assigned an obstructed view balcony with either guarantee? Thanks in advance.
  10. August 2019 - Anthem of the Seas - 5 Night Bermuda Cruise Who are we? Noreen - 51 years old; Senior Vice President at an Investment Banking Firm in New York City. I will be the author of the report. Scott - 50 years old; my husband; Independent Contractor and Co-Owner of Bounce U in NY General Comments I am doing this from memory and looking through my pictures. I sent myself some texts throughout the trip to help me remember what we did. I like detailed reviews with a lot of information some people may not care about. I write these reviews as a travelogue that I can go back and enjoy later and hopefully to help others planning similar trips. We have been on Anthem several times so don’t do all the things most people would do the first time on the ship. We enjoy the casino and spend time most evenings there. We pretty much go with the flow and always have a good time, especially on vacation.
  11. https://cruise line.com/ship/anthem-of-the-seas/cabin/ 7268 Copy and paste the link above and take out the space between cruise and line and the space between the / and 7 I thought the balconies on deck 6 and 7 were obstructed, this site even suggests that this cabin was a Category D8 at one time. Anyone stayed in this exact cabin on Anthem or Ovation to confirm what the view from the balcony will be like? Really interested what this balcony looks like on Ovation of the Seas, Jimbo:)
  12. Don't know if this has been covered, but Anthem has been speeding from Halifax to Bayonne due to the coming Dorian storm. Will be by Ambrose Lighthouse by 8pm and all onboard shops and casino will close at that time. It is estimated that we'll dock at approximately 10PM and disembark tomorrow after clearance by Customs.
  13. I just happened to open the Royal App on my iPhone and saw that my cruises starting on the Anthem next week were available, with my calendar all filled in with my precruise reservations. I didn’t see anything indicating that this had been switched from the Royal IQ app. I suppose texting using iPhones is no longer supported without getting the internet package.
  14. Hi guys--Does anybody know if Michael's Genuine Pub on the Anthem has any DRAFT beers, and if so, do you remember which ones? Thanks! Big Al
  15. Just got back from our second cruise to Bermuda on Anthem. I was very curious about what changes we might experience compared to the previous year. Positive changes: Absolutely no begging for scores of “10” this year, which last year had been constant extremely attentive head waiter and more efficient dining room overall (last year’s waiter seemed stretched thin and meals dragged on forever.) better quality of food in Windjammer. Maybe we just were smarter about what to choose but we enjoyed our food a lot more this time around. better pizza in Sorrento’s. Only had it once was it was tastier than I expected. extremely friendly and thorough room attendant and two towel animals- a bunny and a bat (last year we only got one towel animal- an elephant) the royal app worked great and was very helpful Happy to report there were no negative changes! Great cruise overall. I am looking forward to trying Oasis next summer when Anthem heads to Europe but I would gladly sail on Anthem again in the future.
  16. Absolutely livid our rcl med cruise been cancelled due to some rich guy taking ship. This shouldnt be allowed. Pathetic offering for rebook but thats only route we hadnt done and cant fly. Rcl are joke. Booked means booked. Sorry if in wrong board admin. Disgusted beyond words.
  17. Looking for opinions While we are not "seasoned" cruisers, we have found Celebrity to generally be our favorite in terms of the ships (we are looking forward to our sailing on the Eclipse in a couple of months), the food, level of service, entertainment, etc. My family went on the Anthem for a Christmas week cruise in 2017 with our teenagers and even though the ship was packed, we thought RC did a decent job of managing it all. Food is certainly a step down from Celebrity (although specialty restaurants were better than OK), and service was excellent considering the number of people on board. We however did not love the boat itself finding it somewhat charmless and found the Royal Esplanade area to be downright tacky. My wife and I are considering a Canada/New England cruise on the Adventure with just the two of us and are wondering what people think. We can drive to the port so that makes life so much easier and we are looking at a time where many kids will be back at school, so I would expect a different kind of crowd on the ship. And pricing is excellent right now. Looking for opinions about the Adventure given our experience on the Anthem. Thanks!
  18. Does the concierege on Anthem of the Sea contact suite guests? If not how can I contact him? Also what tribute bands will be playing in September? Any assistance with these questions will be appreciated. Morky
  19. We just booked Anthem of the Seas for the second time for December. We booked cabin 9106 spacious ocean view. Has anyone stayed in these cabins? Curious if there is any noise from the front. I know we need to keep the curtains closed at night because of the bridge. Last time we had a balcony on deck 10 and loved it. We also had the BOGO dinning in the past but it is now gone? Not in the cruise planner. Just priced the deluxe beverage package and I think RCL has gone crazy! $842.52 for 7 nights two people with their Buy One Get One 50%...yeah right lol. The refreshment package is $330 much more reasonable and doing cocktails as we go. We want to do Disney, Epcot any tips? Pulling into Orlando at 12pm How long do you really have at the park? Thanks!
  20. Was wondering how bad (or not) the obstructed view balconies on Anthem are? I'm having a hard time finding pictures or description of the obstruction. Thanks!
  21. I have been on several cruises with RC to the Caribbean and always found it really cold in the public areas when wearing my sleeveless cocktail dresses. We are off to New England/Canada on Anthem next week so I wondered if it was the same? Thought I might need to take long sleeves this year
  22. Hi, Can I (adult male) attend formal night in a main dining room, with dress shirt and tie but no jacket? It's strictly a suitcase space issue, the suit takes up a lot of room. For the last 10 years I've been cruising Holland America or Princess and a dress shirt with tie and slacks was fine for formal nights. (Those items are much more travel friendly). So I'll dress up, but hate to bring the suit if a nice shirt/ tie / slacks will get me in ok. Don PS: I know, I hate to bring up dress code stuff, but from what I read it has varied over the years and I saw at least one recent article saying RC was enforcing more. I need to keep my suitcase under 50 lbs. The RC website states suits, coats etc. but does use the word "suggested".
  23. We are considering the 3/29/2020 seven day Bahamas cruise on the Anthem. We did the Canada / New England cruise on this ship in the fall and had a great time. This particular cruise leaves Port Liberte 2 weeks before Easter. Not that we don't love kids but we are concerned that because of the proximity to Easter and Spring Break that the ship will be carrying a larger amount of children than usual. Also children under 12 years old will be sailing free. I am aware that Royal Caribbean markets itself as a family cruise experience and I expect there to be children on board. I am wondering however if this particular week would be one to avoid. Any opinions or comments?
  24. Contemplating a sailing on Anthem with the wife & kids. New ship & Bermuda... We have always sailed in JS 98% of our cruises... but the deals this week on Anthem for a D1,D2,D3 for the price of an oceanview. Its a big savings.... 2 to 3 grand less than we usually spend. Looking for some advice on which rooms to seek out and avoid on this class ship. Available now: 6246, 7140, 7160, 7168, 8566,8568,9566, 13598, 13606. I can change dates.... so let me know if there's another cabin I should be on the look out for in the D1 - D3
  25. I've just noticed that after it's transatlantic repositioning to Southamption in April 2020, there's nearly a 3 week gap the Anthem's calendar before starting it's Spain & Portugal cruise on 15th May. Is it getting a refresh or new additions?
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