How our Bliss Filters work

Your custom results ({[{ results.meta.total }]}) Return to previous page

  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Grand-Suite-with-Balcony - The Grand Suite with Balcony aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Royal-Family-Suite-with-Balcony - The Royal Family Suite with Balcony aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Owners-Loft - Owner's Loft Suite, the luxurious two-level suite aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-at-sea - Anthem of the Seas at sea.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-at-sea-2 - Anthem of the Seas at sea.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-midships - A view of the main pool deck on Anthem of the Seas at sunset — beautiful!
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Boleros - The Boleros nightclub on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Royal-Family-Suite-with-Balcony - The Royal Family Suite with Balcony aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Solarium - Relax, unwind and enjoy a dip in the pool or whirlpool as you admire 360-degree views in the Solarium aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-North-Star-closeup - NorthStar lifts guests 300 feet above sea level to offer stunning views on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Royal-Esplanade - The stunning Royal Esplanade, which runs along decks 4 and 5 on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Pool-Bar - The Pool Bar, located deck 14 mid-ship, offers an enclosed swimming pool on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-at-sea - Anthem of the Seas at sea.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Bionic-Bar - Like its sister ships, Symphony of the Seas features a Bionic Bar where robots will mix your drinks.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-FlowRider-and-RipCord - A view of FlowRider and RipCord aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Gigi - Gigi the Giraffe! You'll find her on deck 15 of Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Grand-Suite-with-Balcony - The Grand Suite with Balcony aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Jamies-Italian - Jamie's Italian aboard Anthem of the Seas features rustic, homemade favorites in an upscale venue overseen by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Izumi - Head to Izumi aboard Anthem of the Seas for fine Japanese-inspired cuisine.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Chic - Guests can enjoy contemporary cuisine in the main dining room aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Casino-Royale - Ready to try your luck? Head to Casino Royale aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-AmericanIcon - American Icon Grill serving classic American favorites.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-The-Grande - The Grande, Anthem of the Seas' fine-dining alternative restaurant.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Silk-restaurant - Enjoy a vibrant tapestry of pan-Asian flavors as Silk restaurant aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-SeaPlex - Can you handle SeaPlex? Enjoy bumper cars, basketball and rollerskating with your family or significant other on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Royal-Loft-Suite - Royal Loft Suite on Anthem of the Seas
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Owners-Loft - Owner's Loft Suite, the luxurious two-level suite aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Music-Hall - The high-energy Music Hall — this is the ideal place to dance the night away.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Silk-restaurant - Enjoy a vibrant tapestry of pan-Asian flavors as Silk restaurant aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-The-Grande - The Grande, Anthem of the Seas' fine-dining alternative restaurant.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-AmericanIcon - American Icon Grill serving classic American favorites.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Jamies-Italian - Jamie's Italian aboard Anthem of the Seas features rustic, homemade favorites in an upscale venue overseen by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Chic - Guests can enjoy contemporary cuisine in the main dining room aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Izumi - Head to Izumi aboard Anthem of the Seas for fine Japanese-inspired cuisine.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-North-Star-closeup - NorthStar lifts guests 300 feet above sea level to offer stunning views on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Pool-Bar - The Pool Bar, located deck 14 mid-ship, offers an enclosed swimming pool on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-SeaPlex - Can you handle SeaPlex? Enjoy bumper cars, basketball and rollerskating with your family or significant other on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Bionic-Bar - Like its sister ships, Symphony of the Seas features a Bionic Bar where robots will mix your drinks.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Royal-Esplanade - The stunning Royal Esplanade, which runs along decks 4 and 5 on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-midships - A view of the main pool deck on Anthem of the Seas at sunset — beautiful!
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Solarium - Relax, unwind and enjoy a dip in the pool or whirlpool as you admire 360-degree views in the Solarium aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Boleros - The Boleros nightclub on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Music-Hall - The high-energy Music Hall — this is the ideal place to dance the night away.
  • royal-caribbean-ifly.jpg - Practice your sky-diving skills — safely — with RipCord by iFly, available on Anthem of the Seas and other Quantum-class ships.
  • anthem-of-seas-bumper-cars-seaplex.jpg - Take a bumper car for a spin in the SeaPlex aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Adventure-Ocean - Adventure Ocean. where the kids can play all day during your sailing on Anthem of the Seas.
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-RipCord - RipCord by iFly, located Deck 15 aft, is the ultimate adrenalin rush!
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-Casino-Royale - Ready to try your luck? Head to Casino Royale aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • anthem-of-seas-flowrider.jpg - Put your surfing chops to the test on Royal Caribbean's FlowRider (pictured here on Anthem of the Seas).
  • Anthem-of-the-Seas-FlowRider-and-RipCord - A view of FlowRider and RipCord aboard Anthem of the Seas.
  • quantum-of-seas-north-star.jpg - Board the North Star (pictured here on Quantum of the Seas) for a bird's-eye view of the ship and surroundings.
  • rccl-ifly.jpg -  Carlos PenaVega of "Dancing With the Stars" tries out iFly on Anthem of the Seas.
  • lighthouse-nassau-bahamas - Lighthouse near Nassau, the capital and largest city in the Bahamas.

Anthem of the Seas: Big, bold new addition to Royal Caribbean's fleet

Our review

Snapshot

Royal Caribbean promised newly designed staterooms, game-changing technology, ground-breaking venues and excellent dining — and Anthem of the Seas certainly provides it. Active cruise passengers will love the interior design, sports and fitness options, and entertainment.

A revolutionary and ground-breaking cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas marries extraordinary comfort with pioneering design and technology to offer outstanding energy efficiency and environmental performance alongside some of the finest accommodations at sea.

I attended her christening ceremony in Southampton, UK, in April 2015 and came away impressed by the innovative features and abundance of amenities she has to offer.

Who will like sailing on Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas should appeal to both veteran cruisers, who will revel in her new-ship feel, as well as newcomers to cruising who will be dazzled by all this ship has to offer. If you're looking for a floating amusement park brimming with nonstop action, lots of decorative eye candy and sumptuous dining, Anthem more than fits the bill. 

Offering around-the-clock fun and thrills, Anthem is the ideal choice for families and young couples looking for something new and exciting when taking an ocean-based vacation.

Where Anthem of the Seas sails

Anthem of the Seas currently sails in and around North America and the Caribbean. See all sailings by Anthem of the Seas

Ratings & awards

Cruiseable          
Cruise Critic           

About Ratings & awards

Cruises on this ship
NorthStar lifts guests 300 feet above sea level to offer stunning views on Anthem of the Seas.
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalNorthStar lifts guests 300 feet above sea level to offer stunning views on Anthem of the Seas.

Top dining choices

At the helm of the dining experience is something Royal calls Dynamic Dining. The ship offers a multiplicity of options and the total flexibility to shape your own delectable journey. There are no set dining times, no assigned seats and no required formal nights.

Sea scallops: This was my starter in Chops restaurant.
Photo by Danielle Fear / Special to CruiseableSea scallops: This was my starter in Chops restaurant.

On board you'll find the American Icon Grill, serving all-American favorites; Chic, a contemporary restaurant serving contemporary dishes; Silk, Anthem’s pan-Asian restaurant; The Grande, a venue themed around classic European ocean-liner cruising; Coastal Kitchen, offering a Mediterranean vibe; Jamie’s Italian, with rustic Italian favorites from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver; Wonderland, a new concept restaurant that has a feel of Alice in Wonderland; Michael’s Genuine Pub, an American gastropub by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz; Devinly Decadence, serving healthy options all under 500 calories; Chops Grille, Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse, and Izumi, the Japanese sushi bar.

You'll incur additional charges at all of the above eateries.

During my time on board I dined in Chops Grille and it was superb. You have to make a reservation here, and I would advise doing so as it does get quite busy. The menu offered a varied selection of meats and seafood, and my filet mignon was cooked to absolute perfection — it was one of the juiciest steaks I have ever had at sea. Before this I tried the scallops, which were also incredibly tasty. The side dish selection was nicely balanced as well and included grilled asparagus, creamed spinach, truffle French fries, mashed potato and tater-tots.

Anthem of the Seas also offers lighter options including Johnny Rockets Burger bar (this incurs an additional charge per item), Windjammer Marketplace buffet, The Café @ Two70, SeaPlex Dog House, Café Promenade and Sorrento’s pizzeria.

Room service is also available and is complimentary during breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a $3.95 service charge for in-room deliveries between midnight and 5 am. Also, try the Dine in Delights menu, which will fetch your favorite food from the specialty restaurants for an á la carte price.

The Pool Bar, located deck 14 mid-ships, offers an enclosed swimming pool on Anthem of the Seas.
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalThe Pool Bar, located deck 14 mid-ships, offers an enclosed swimming pool on Anthem of the Seas.

Entertainment

Entertainment on board was nonstop and the options were incredible! Hit the slots in Casino Royale, enjoy nighttime aerial entertainment in Two70, you can even sing along to "We Will Rock You" in the theater, or dance the night away in the beautiful, energy-filled Music Hall.

For those with children, the Adventure Ocean youth program is calling your name and open for all ages, and you'll also find the Royal Tots and Royal Babies program on board. The H2O pool area on deck 14 is a great place for young ones to have some fun in the wave pool, and for the really little ones there's a small splash pool (awww!).

If you want to release some energy and go one step further than a walk around the deck, then check out SeaPlex on deck 15. Bumper cars, roller skating, basketball court, circus school, table top games, Xbox Zone and more await you at the largest indoor sports center at sea.

Other fantastic entertainment options include RipCord by iFly, the first skydiving experience at sea (I didn't); NorthStar, which takes guests up 300 above the ship for incredible views; the FlowRider surf simulator, and the ship's Fitness Center. I highly recommend the NorthStar. The birds-eye view of the ship was absolutely incredible — it looks great in people’s pictures, but trust me when I say it looks even better when seen through your own eyes. I’m scared of heights, but I did it!

If you would rather relax and unwind, then the full-service Vitality Spa is calling you, as is the adults-only Solarium. The Solarium is a beautiful, inviting space, located forward on deck 14. The entire area is housed in glass, so you can imagine what the views are like, and it has a serene, tranquil vibe. Inside you'll find a number of lounging options, tiered pool, whirlpools and a bar. Anthem of the Seas also offers a large indoor pool just a 15-second walk from the Solarium.

The adults-only Solarium - the perfect place to enjoy quiet and lazy days at sea
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalThe adults-only Solarium, the perfect place to enjoy quiet, relaxing days at sea.

Staterooms

Anthem of the Seas offers a wide range of accommodations, from the ample-sized interior stateroom to the top-of-the-ship Royal Loft Suite. Anthem also boasts brand new, and rather large, Royal Family Suites with Balcony — an ideal choice if you have two or three children in tow. During my time on board I stayed in a Superior Deluxe Balcony stateroom on deck 10 forward. It was spacious, beautifully decorated and the balcony was standard size. I particularly liked the bathroom and the fact that even when you turned the light off, there would remain a very soft glow, ideal if you get up in the middle of the night — it means the days of blinding your cabin companion with the bathroom light are finally gone!

Disclosure

Danielle Fear sailed on Anthem of the Seas  as one of the journalists and bloggers invited as a guest of Royal Caribbean. See Cruiseable's Ethics & Disclosure policy

Your take

Have you sailed on Anthem of the Seas yet? Planning to go? Please share a story, tip or discovery. What was the highlight for you? I'd love to know!

Help improve this article. See anything wrong? What did we overlook? Be a co-creator!

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

 

SEE ALL ANTHEM OF THE SEAS SAILINGS

Danielle Fear
Travel writer and social media professional based in Newcastle, UK. I've been cruising since since 2007. Follow me on Twitter at @CruiseMiss.

Top highlights on this ship

  • What: NorthStar
  • Where: Deck 15 mid-ships

  • What: RipCord by iFly and FlowRider
  • Where: Deck 16 aft

  • What: SeaPlex
  • Where: Decks 15 and 16 aft
  • Head to the free RipCord by iFly, where you can skydive without the scary jumping-out-of-a-plane part.
  • Play basketball, go roller skating and ride bumper cars at the SeaPlex.
  • The new stateroom design includes family-friendly modular staterooms that interconnect and the first virtual balconies at sea.
  • There are no set dining times, no assigned seats and no required formal nights.
  • View the ship from 300 feet above as you try out NorthStar.
  • Experience a meal with a big difference in Wonderland.
  • Dance the night away in the ship's multi-level Music Hall.

Top dining options on board

The Grande

  • Style: Fine dining
  • Additional charge
  • Open: Dinner

Chic

  • Style: Contemporary cuisine
  • Additional charge
  • Open: Dinner

Izumi

  • Style: Japanese
  • Additional charge
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Fast facts

4,180 Passengers [?]
1,500 Crew
16 Decks
2014 Maiden voyage
167,800 Tonnage [?]
1,141 Length in feet
134 Width in feet (max beam)
25 speed (mph) [?]

Overheard

“You will love Anthem of the Seas because it incorporates all of the latest features (and you can go flying aboard this ship!), and then some, for plenty of Royal Caribbean wow factor.”

Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships

Your take: share your experience


Comments