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Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas

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Itineraries for this ship
12 Night Cruise to the Baltic Sea
Departure date
Sunday, 02/06/24
Southampton, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Madeira (Funchal), La Coruna, Southampton
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Passengers: 4,180   |   Crew: 1,500
Passengers to crew: 2.79:1
Passengers to space: 40.3:1
Launched: 2015   


  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 8
Additional decks
Deck 3 layout
  Ocean View (2N)  
  Ocean View (1N)  
  Spacious Ocean View (1M)  
  Interior with Virtual Balcony (2U)  


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

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Stephen B wrote a review 20 May
Haughley, United Kingdom93 contributions120 helpful votes
Okay, so this is not my first Royal Caribbean cruise or my first time on the Anthem. In general I enjoyed the cruise, specially the Bar areas with the staff as they were on the Ball.. Chris and team in the North Star bar and Ben and team in the Solarium… Had a great time with them guys. I also have some first time cruises with me and they are brought into the cruise thing. My issue is the food. Its bland, tepid, and limited choice…. I can say that as my first RCA cruise was Wow!!! What fantastic food. So, I am comparing RCA from past cruises and NOT all-inclusive food in general, I get repeats and all that. Also why is there so much curry? Why all of a sudden do RCA think 90% of their passengers are Curry fans? Beef Bourguignon, Beef Stew, Irish Stew, Chicken chasseur, Lamb Hotpot, Beef Curry, Tika masala… Then a day after, they put a lid on it all and call it a pie. The list goes on, it’s a cop out.. The food is appalling. Food plays a huge part in the cruising experience, Royal are failing.
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DayTrip08811543166 wrote a review 19 May
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Arrived at the port to disorganised parking at near empty parking, not PC, but still bad impression. Went to board and was told I had to check my luggage in which I had not wanted to do. Got to our upgraded cabin which looked tiered and seemed to be missing some furniture. My wife was surprised that there was no shampoo or body wash, only cheap looking shower gel. Then went for lunch at the solarium cafe. The roast beef on offer was very tough, the beef stew not much better. In the solarium itself were only loungers and hardly any other (more comfortable) seating unless you wanted to sit in the smoking area further down the deck. We went to see the show which got better as it went on. Unfortunately after the show the main restaurant was closed and we opted for some pizza and sandwiches because we did not want to pay extra. The following morning we went for breakfast at the main restaurant. One of our party is gluten and dairy intolerant and the service they received was poor, which should not happen in an operation as large as RC. My eggs Benedicte had soggy muffins, one egg yolk missing and the hollandaise was thin enough to run of my eggs. Lunch at he Windjammer restaurant was average at best. I had to pick and try a number of the dishes before I could find something palatable. Though beef and stew. Some items cold. Desserts mainly pastries and chocolate, uninspired. The fried fish with tartar sauce was good. That evening we ate at Wonderland restaurant. The food looked better than it tasted. It lacked seasoning and imagination. There also was no themed service, mad hatter or Alice. I have contacted RC and am still waiting for a response and have since cancelled our next cruise on this ship
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BriRose69 wrote a review 17 May
Ajax, Canada17 contributions20 helpful votes
We haven't even left for our trip yet June 2024 and I'm already fed up with RCL. We planned this trip for our 25th wedding anniversary almost 6 months ago. We've planned two (2) excursions so far - booked weeks ago. One has had the time changed and the other was completely cancelled. We were told by RCL excursion department that the prices will fluctuate throughout the cruise and prior to sailing and are influenced by tariffs and/or exchange rate and may increase with or without notice. They cannot give out their tour company info due to "preserving the exclusivity of their shore excursions, they are unable to provide guests with our tour operators contact information" (as per my request because I wanted to leave a review), For an example we booked a Tuk Tuk tour of Lisbon for 2pm as our time dinner was 5:30pm. Our price for two of us CAD was just over $300. The tour company increased their price to upwards of CAD $551 pp. They told us our time slot of 2pm is unavailable and bumped us to 6pm (the only time available). However, if you go to purchase at the $551 price mark you can choose a 1:30 time slot. It seems to me that the more you pay the chances of a better time slot is awarded. We've also book another tour in Madeira and that was abruptly cancelled on us. I wonder if its due to that fact that I requested their tour company information so that I could leave a review about their lack of customer service. I guess RCL is not was it use to be (as I've sailed on RCL two times before). Buyer beware! We've never had this issue on a Disney Cruise....and I've cruised with them 6 times.
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Honest review wrote a review 13 May
Upholland, United Kingdom35 contributions93 helpful votes
Age 40's Weekend sample cruise on RC as a couple. (Previously been on P&O and Marella cruises) -Organised swift boarding process. -Disappointed -No spectacular atrium-shopping centre instead. -The pool deck was small for this size of ship-absolutely packed on sunny days, not enought sun loungers or seating, lots of disappointed people. -Under staffed (pointless having a drinks package-lots of ques and waiting at bars) -Windjammer buffet looked great but was very busy, repetitive and expected better quality food. -lots of lifts -Nice spacious, clean balcony cabin. -Great evening entertainment. Summary: Lots of activities for children-but large ques and overcrowded areas. *We wouldn't bring our family on RC, much prefer the value, service and food on P&O
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Ajs3333 wrote a review 12 May
Mansfield, United Kingdom109 contributions41 helpful votes
Our first time with RC and our second cruise. This was a much larger and newer ship than our previous cruise with Marella. Overall I was left feeling disappointed with this cruise. Joining the ship in Southampton was very easy and something I would do again, boarding the ship was well organised and effortless with plenty of staff to help. We got our cabin at 13.00 and again all ok on the 8th floor. We then went for food and went to the market place and this is where our disappointment started. We had watched many videos about the famous RC buffet but sadly it didn’t live up to expectations. Lots of duplicate items with not much choice- there was a large queue of adults at the children’s section to get something tasty. Next day at breakfast and lunch was no better, we tried the main dining room the next night and this was no better. Highlights were the we will rock you show - amazing, Brass and Brock pub - fantastic staff and performers, Sorentos pizza for some tasty food. Pool deck very busy and as it was great weather it didn’t seem big enough for the size of ship. North Star was brilliant and so pleased we got on it. Not sure if I would do another cruise with RC, I prefer the smaller ships
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12 Night Cruise to the Baltic Sea
Departure date
Sunday, 02/06/24
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