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Sailing on Anthem in November and trying to figure out what we need to do as soon as we board. Here are some things I want to do - let me know if I’m missing anything!

 

In no particular order:

1. Check in at excursions desk to see if we can choose location of our cabana in the water park.

2. Try out the bumper cars!

3.  Ship tour.

4.  Sign up boys for kids club.

5. Lunch (May sign up for specialty lunch -still deciding). 

6. See if we can change our dining assignment (currently my time). 

7. Get an umbrella drink and start getting our money’s worth on the drink package lol.  

 

What do YOU do when first boarding the ship?  This is our first time sailing with kids and it’s their and their mom’s first cruise, so I don’t want to miss a thing for their sake!

 

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1 minute ago, Luckyroot said:

 

What do YOU do when first boarding the ship? 

Assuming it is open (iffy in Nov) ride the Flowrider- it will likely have the shortest lines. 

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When in Nov are you sailing? How old are your kids?  Probably anything you have to change on board first, then Adventure Ocean, then if you want to book time on iFly, then if bumper cars are in progress do that as the line can get long.  In between all that get the Sail Away drink for the day.  Get ready to run to where you want to be for Sail Away as Anthem usually starts leaving before muster drill is over, which is about the only complaint I have.  Then enjoy.  We love the Anthem and have a great time on her.

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Right to the dining room and check out our table. Change it if we decide to.

 

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Posted (edited)

Hunt out the free champagne

Head to the dining room to see where our table is.

Get more free champagne

Lunch in Windjammer

Sunbathe on deck

Go to our cabin

Unpack

Muster Drill

Find a bar that sells champagne (sadly by now all the free stuff has gone ) and take it back to our balcony for sailaway.

Sleep for a couple of hours

Go to dinner

Bed

 

Edited by livylotte

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It depends what time we board. and what the weather is doing.

Usually find a sun bed and get a few rays. Head to Windjammer for lunch. Go to cabin. Back out for more sunbathing. Muster station. Unpack if cases have been delivered. More Sunbathing. Shower. Diamond Club. Dinner. Show. Bed.

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Grab a beer and a jagerbomb, then I know if the drink package is preloaded on my sea pass card 

 

Edited by RickinStl
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  1. Get Mimosa
  2. Sign into Wifi and put phone and iPad into airplane mode.
  3. Get Pina Colada
  4. Arrange specialty dining reservations
  5. Get Pina Colada. 
  6. Lunch (Windjammer or other restaurant depending packages purchased.)
  7. Go to room and unpack and change.
  8. Get Strongbow and head to Promenade and do one lap then head to Flowrider.
  9. Get another Strongbow.
  10. Embarrass self on Flowrider.
  11. More Strongbow.
  12. Head to cabin and watch sailaway from balcony.
  13. Shower and change for dinner.

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

Put phone on airplane mode. Sign into WiFi 

This was a lesson that I had to learn the hard way.

 

$180 hard

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Straight to the pool bar, pound as many beers as we can before we have to stumble to muster.

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Oasis class ships.

1. Set up reservations for specialty restaurants 

2. Sign up for laser tag

3. Go to park cafe for roast beef sandwiches and salad. 

4. Have a drink and watch the teens on flow rider.  

     Stay far, far, far away from windjammer. Not a way to start your vacation. 

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4 hours ago, boscobeans said:

Right to the dining room and check out our table. Change it if we decide to.

 

Exactly what we do, then off to make all our package reservations.  Or more exact, I head to Schooner  or Trellis bar and my wife goes to make all our dining reservations. 

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Walk around the ship.  This is because I don’t go to the gym on the morning of embarkation so I need to get my steps in.  After lunch, I played it by ear.  

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pee

 

aka

 

find a toy toy

 

aka

 

evacuate

Edited by Capt_BJ

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On upcoming Symphony.  Make reservations for restaurants for our UDP. Go to Rising Tide for champagne to start off our Drinks pkg. and people watch. Lunch at Jaimes.   Muster drill. Solarium Bar for sailaway. Unpack. Change for dinner. Cocktails at Wonderland. Dinner. Show. Check out entertainment in the various lounges for after show and check out casino till midnight balloon drop.  Go to cabin after balloon drop. Sit on balcony for a bit. Bed.

 

Mary Ann

Edited by UFMOM

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1. Get a daiquiri at the Pool Bar

2. Get lunch at the Windjammer

3. Tour the ship

4. Another daiquiri and watch the sale-a-way from the top deck.

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