Anthem of the Seas

Embark on a remarkable journey with Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, a marvel of modern cruise engineering that redefines ocean travel. As a standout ship in Royal Caribbean’s innovative fleet, Anthem of the Seas offers an unforgettable experience with its unique blend of luxurious accommodations, thrilling onboard activities, and diverse dining options. Ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers alike, this ship caters to a wide range of preferences and ages. Anthem of the Seas is almost like no other ship that we’ve been on. A huge ship, with a range of first’s for a cruise ship – robotic bartenders, bumper cars, North Star, 270 and the most-impressive adults-only solarium we’ve ever seen. Are you ready for Anthem of the Seas?

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The Score Card.

Ship Interior

How wowed were we by the ship interior?

Ship Exterior

How striking is the exterior design of the ship?


How well maintained is the ship? Any rust? Any sign of damage?

Glitz & Glamour

How striking is the ship interior? Does it feel palatial?

WOW Factors

Wow facilities - such as bumper cars, ice rinks, luxury spas, sanctuaries etc


How friendly and efficient was service?

Cabin Amenities

How well appointed is the cabin? Interactive TV, sufficient plug sockets?

Cabin Service

How efficient was the cabin service?

Cabin Comfort

How comfortable was the bed?

Shop Variety

How big was the variety of shops onboard?

Shop Prices

How fair is the onboard pricing in the shops?

Drink Prices

How fair is onboard pricing when it comes to drinks?

Main Dining

How impressed were we with Main Dining?

Alfresco Dining

How many alfresco dining options were there onboard?

Speciality Variety

How many speciality dining options were there onboard?

Speciality Quality

Quality and standards of cuisine in the speciality dining venues

Speciality Prices

How fair were the prices of speciality restaurants?

Buffet Choice

How big was variety in the buffet restaurant onboard?

Buffet Quality

How impressed were we with the quality of food in the buffet?


Choices for vegetarians, vegans and other dietary issues?

Overall Dining

Overall variety of dining options onboard?


How good was the variety and standard of entertainment onboard?

Pools & Hot Tubs

Variety and amount of pools and hot tubs onboard

Poolside Area

How well maintained were the poolside areas onboard?

Fitness Centre

How impressed were we with the gym and fitness area onboard?

Deck Furniture

Condition and variety of different deck furniture

Extra Activities

Mini Golf, Sports Court, Golf Simulator and other venues of that type


Sufficient amount of lifts? Average wait times?


Variety on sale, cost and standard of excursions sold

Spa Treatments

How fairly priced were spa treatments and products?

WiFi Cost

How fairly priced was WiFi onboard?


Were we kept informed by the bridge of developments and progress?


How impressive was the spa? Hydrotherapy pool, thermal suite?

WiFi Quality

How fast and efficient was the ship's internet?


Children's facilities onboard

The App

Was there an app to improve a customers experience? Did it function well?


How smooth and fast was the embarkation process?


How smooth and fast was the disembarkation process?

Interactive TV

Was there an interactive TV in the cabins? How good was it?

Deck Freedom

Did the ship have a promenade? Could you walk to the front of the ship?


How easy is it to get a towel by the pool? Was there a towel station?

Value For Money

Overall value for money, considering all factors.

*A score of 0 means that this facility was not offered. Scores are generated by comparing to experiences with other cruise ships and cruise lines. These scores are based on our own opinion. The Cruise Ship Score is generated by The Score Card.

Cruise Ship Score


Cruise Ship Score


Ship Name: Anthem of the Seas
Operator: Royal Caribbean
Port of Registry: Nassau
Cost: $940,000,000
Launched: February 2011
Tonnage: 168,666 GT
Length: 347.06m
Beam: 49.4m
Height: 72m
Passenger Decks: 16
Speed: 22 knots
Max Passengers: 4,905
Crew: 1,500
Crew to Passenger Ratio: 1:3.7

Royal Caribbean International is a cruise line brand founded in 1968 in Norway, and organised as a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Group since 1997. Based in Miami, it is the largest cruise line by revenue and second largest by passenger count. Royal Caribbean presently operates 26 cruise ships, all of which have a huge focus on families with children, with world-first facilities including surf simulators, ice skating rinks, aqua arenas and much more. If you’re a family seeking a first cruising experience, look no further than Royal Caribbean.

Best Suited For

  • Families
  • Those that like lots of incredible onboard facilities
  • Those that don't mind queues and crowds
  • Those who enjoy a big buffet restaurant (Windjammer is huge!)
  • Those that enjoy lots of restaurant choice

Not Suited For

  • Cruisers seeking premium service and dining (without paying extra)
  • Those who hate queues and crowds
  • Those who don’t like paying a lot for drinks
  • Those that don't appreciate lots of children when on holiday
  • Cruisers that don't like having to pay for speciality restaurants to enjoy decent quality cuisine