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  1. jpurdy

    Will we get to the islands?

    I don't think they can all tender in due to coral reef protections, etc. Prayers to everyone affected.
  2. jpurdy

    Will we get to the islands?

    Keep in mind there are limited spaces for ships in every location. They weren't designed to accommodate all the cruise lines at the same time. I foresee many more sea days for quite awhile.
  3. Agree, Rock the Boat is such a great band. We saw every show on our 5 night earlier this month!
  4. RCCL will get their small cut of the overall price, but you will avoid having to wait in line to get the transfer. We were there a week ago and everything looked pretty organized. Saw people waiting to buy tickets and those going on RCCL excursions, etc. America Cup stuff is all walkable, so that doesn't factor into much I don't believe.
  5. We just came off the Anthem and I overheard someone ask a crew member when they open the roof. The crew member said never.
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    Anthem Review - 6/3 - 6/8

    Yes, I didn't see an over abundance of wait staff in WJ. While extremely pleasant, we thought it was under staffed for ratio of passengers. Should have been someone walking around with broom/dust pan at very least to pick up food on floor. It was disconcerting to see so much on the floor by end of day.
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    Anthem Review - 6/3 - 6/8

    Yes, I remember Bermuda (4th night) and Indian (5th night). They put placards on tables to specify what theme it is. There is so much to choose from (more than any other cruise we've been on) that having a theme didn't really matter IMO.
  8. jpurdy

    Anthem Review - 6/3 - 6/8

    Ya know I thought about it but didn't have the voom pkg and turned off my phone. Hence, no pics. Sorry!
  9. jpurdy

    Anthem Review - 6/3 - 6/8

    7:30 (the first option). Many people broke the rules and lined up at door to disembark. Staff was awesome and let those of us who stayed in 270 depart first and as we were directed where to wait. Someone complained, but they just smiled.
  10. You get off the ship on Deck 2 mid-ship. Just wait for announcement. Was very organized, but weren't trying to be first off either. As someone said, there was a boat awaiting NCL passengers, but it didn't impede on disembarkation of Anthem cruisers. Don't worry about not being able to sign up for shows ahead of time. Just be there 10-15 minutes ahead of time and you should be fine. They let in reserved in first of course, but really it wasn't that many people. Then they open to everyone else.
  11. Just off Anthem. Will review by topic: Embarkation: So very easy. Dropped off luggage w/porters, proceeded to garage (pay @ debarkation. Pay machines at entrance to garage). We were checked in and on the ship in 15 minutes. Arrived @ 11:00. Ship/Cabin: We chose an OV on Deck 3. Not our 1st choice usually, but cost jumped considerably to balcony. It was very nice. Everything we needed. Wouldn't want more than 2 people in it though. Shampoo/condition/bath gel/lotion provided. It was quite a hike up to 14 to Windjammer/Solarium, etc. at least twice a day, but we sure got our exercise. We walk to everything on a cruise and it does pay off! Casino: We had a blast. People were winning. We won. Nothing large, but I came home ahead w/slots. Drink specials: On sea days mimosas are only $1.00 in the bar for an hour. DEAL. Almost every day there was 2 for 1 special @ Bolero's. Hint: If you are a wine drinker, ask for the 'house' wine of your choice and it should only be around $6.00. It was more @ Schooner Bar for some reason, but everywhere else was $6.00. They add on service charge and tax to that, but still reasonable. If you don't ask for 'house' first, they will charge $11.00. Food: We ate exclusively at Windjammer for every meal. We prefer to be casual and not on a clock, so this works for us. Food was excellent. We are not foodies, but know bad food and I only had a couple items that I didn't like. Plenty for kids to find and we loved the stir fry station and pasta station. Delicious. Fruit was outstanding. Itinerary: This was a 5 day to Bermuda w/ an overnight there. We planned on Snorkel Park, but my husband sustained a basketball injury to his eye day before cruise so there went that idea. Instead we went to the Fort right off the ship and it was such a pleasant surprise. Well worth the $$ in our opinion. Don't miss the big clock mechanism on the 2nd floor of one of the outbuildings. America's cup was racing right in the bay and it was so interesting to watch. We walked up to where the teams dock their boats and fly their country flags. We aren't shoppers so can't comment except to say there was plenty of it at the Clock Tower mall. We did not venture anywhere else. Entertainment: Shows were well done. The Gift was beautifully done IMO. I actually got emotional at the end and a nice elderly man behind me did too. The band Rock The Boat was outstanding. We saw every show. If you like 50's to 80's rock, this band is for you. Cleanliness: Now the only downside. I do not know if it was the size of ship or management., but I was disappointed. WJ always had food on the floor, under tables, etc. It got worse as days wore on. Our stateroom had a layer of dust on bathroom shelves. We felt the attendant was always rushed and over worked. Felt bad for him, and it reflected in cabin. However, bathroom, except shelving was always very clean. We always told him to skip our room at night. Not necessary for us. Disembarkation: We chose self debarkation which is so easy. Off the ship and on the road by 8:00. Happy to answer any question!
  12. This thread has gotten ridiculous. Why does anyone care if someone wishes to do their own laundry, then insist on inserting their opinion how it somehow negates the 'vacation' feeling if one does their laundry or another would feel like they have to do it if facilities are available. Huh? Really? Is this what we've come to? I treasure my vacation time and don't care if you pay for your laundry, hang it on your balcony or don't do it at all. But I sure would like the option with a facility.
  13. Seriously, what is the purpose of commenting how they would never do laundry, etc. We, too, like to bring carry on luggage whenever possible and do laundry as needed. Carnival, Disney et al do provide this option and we like it. It's our money/time, not anyone else's. It is my vacation, that usually means traveling light and coming home with clean clothes. Would love for people to stay in their lane. It was a simple question by the OP.
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