"LIVE" from Anthem of the Seas - January 19, 2018

#1
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Joined Sep 2000
Hello everyone . . . It is once again time to Cruise. Welcome to the start of “LIVE” from Anthem of the Seas. I will driving up to my precruise Hotel today for my sailing on Anthem of the Seas tomorrow for a delightful 9 Night Cruise (Florida and Bahamas). I have been following Anthem of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas for a few weeks as they have been sailing to many of the same ports.


We will be going to Port Canaveral, Miami, Nassau, and CocoCay during this voyage. Coco Cay has been missed a few times, but there doesn’tappear to be a storm in the forecast during my sailing and I will be hopingthat Anthem will be able to anchor off the coast next week.


I last sailed onAnthem of the Seas in June 2017 to Bar Harbor and Canada for a short 5 NightCruise. I think I really need a longer cruise now and this 9 night Cruise fitthe bill. My last Cruise was on Carnival Pride back in November 2017. Mysailing appears to be sold out so there are a lot of passengers like me whowant to escape from this very cold January and spend a few days in some warmerweather.


I will be posting “LIVE” daily with photos and commentsabout the public areas, cabins, as well as my four ports this sailing. I amtraveling with several Cruise Critic Members and it will be very nice to speakwith them while onboard. I have spoken with several on previous cruises, andwill meet some for the first time. Some good luck charms are always positiveand maybe Casino Royale could be very “Radio Friendly”


It has been very cold this month in Maryland and I am hoping fora relaxing and warm cruise. (with a valid wireless connection, keep your fingerscrossed). Have a cup of Coffee, relax and welcome aboard!


Thanks for tuning in . . .




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#3
Boston area
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Have a safe trip north today. Really looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow. I'm coming down by train today and will be staying in NYC tonight with a PATH and light rail adventure to Bayonne tomorrow.
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#4
Jersey Shore
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Joined Sep 2010
Unfortunately, you're sailing when the weekend will be much warmer than it has been. I will be following you and I'm looking forward to my 12 niter beginning Jan. 28th.
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#5
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Joined Dec 2014
Enjoy your cruise. A 9 day one sounds perfect. Even 7 days goes so fast so the extra 2 days would be amazing.

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#6
Central Illinois
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The perfect review to take our minds off of winter! Looking forward to this.
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#7
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Joined Jun 2004
Another Radio "LIVE". This is great news!

Radio, another message thread here reports the Anthem is heading back to Bayonne at full speed and will drop off a sick passenger at 4 pm today (Thursday).

Then the Anthem will head back out to sea, to return at the scheduled time Friday morning.

Info here, it is message #90.
#8
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Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by Paul from Maryland
Another Radio "LIVE". This is great news!

Radio, another message thread here reports the Anthem is heading back to Bayonne at full speed and will drop off a sick passenger at 4 pm today (Thursday).

Then the Anthem will head back out to sea, to return at the scheduled time Friday morning.

Info here, it is message #90.
Thanks Paul. . . I will follow along with their reports. . .

Radio


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#9
Washington, DC
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Joined Jun 2011
I’m going to be ON this sailing with you and I’m STILL excited to follow your review because your reviews are THAT good.


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Upcoming cruises:
  • Anthem of the Seas ~ January 2018 ~ Anniversary & Birthday Cruise
    • Orlando -> Miami -> Nassau -> CocoCay
  • Harmony of the Seas ~ September 2018 ~ Family Cruise (President’s Cruise!!)
    • Nassau -> St. Thomas -> San Juan -> Labadee
Completed cruises:
  • Allure of the Seas ~ October 2017 ~ Family Cruise
    • Labadee -> Falmouth, Jamaica -> Cozumel
  • Adventure of the Seas ~ October 2015 ~ Family Cruise
    • St. Maarten -> St. Kitts -> Antigua -> St. Lucia -> Barbados
  • Grandeur of the Seas ~ January 2015 ~ Anniversary Cruise
    • Labadee -> San Juan -> St. Thomas -> St Maarten
  • Enchantment of the Seas ~ May 2014 ~ Short Bahamas Cruise
    • CocoCay -> Nassau
  • Grandeur of the Seas ~ October 2013 ~ Bermuda Cruise
    • Bermuda -> Bermuda -> Bermuda
  • Carnival Pride ~ January 2013 ~ Anniversary Cruise
    • Pt. Canaveral -> Nassau -> Freeport
  • Carnival Pride ~ January 2012 ~ Wedding Cruise
    • Pt. Canaveral -> Nassau -> Freeport
  • Oasis of the Seas ~ September 2011
    • Nassau -> St. Thomas -> St. Maarten
  • Carnival Conquest ~ November 2010
    • Montego Bay -> Grand Cayman -> Cozumel
#10
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Joined Sep 2000
Originally posted by brklyn78
I’m going to be ON this sailing with you and I’m STILL excited to follow your review because they are THAT good.


Brooke sent this from her iPad using Tapatalk
Wow . . . Thanks for the nice comments ! I hope I am able to deliver

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#11
New Jersey
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Have a great cruise Radio! I will be on the Anthem next month!
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#12
320 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Great! I'm on this cruise too, but without internet. I look forward to reading your recap when we get back. A current passenger reported heavy chest colds on board, hope we can all stay healthy!
#15
NY
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Joined Jan 2012
Looking forward to your live report! It will definitely help the winter blues and getting excited for my upcoming Anthem cruise. Thank you!
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#16
Ottawa, Canada
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Joined Aug 2011
Seated at the virtual Sunshine Bar (desk at work) looking forward to your review...miss the Anthem and her great crew!
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#17
Central New Jersey
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Joined Aug 2009
Love your "LIVE" reviews Radio. Thanks for always sharing your adventures.
We sail on her in October so this will be a sampler for me.
Subscribing!
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#18
Central Connecticut
329 Posts
Joined Dec 2008
Yes...another "Live" Radio report. The only difference is that I am on this cruise to take a break from the cold.

Looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the CC at the Meet and Mingle.
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#19
Moncton, NB Canada
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Joined Nov 2014
Thanks for this. I'm gonna follow.

Here is a pic of Anthem on our way back to ship after a wonderful day on CocoCay



Hope you have calm waters such as we had.

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#20
Monmouth County, NJ
348 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
Another itinerary update today from the Captain...

We will be arriving to Bayonne later than anticipated due to the heavy seas we experienced all night. They seas continue to be heavy and should remain this way for the rest of today.

He said we should arrive at the entry to the port about 7:00 and it will be about 9:00 when we finish docking.

We will now remain port for the evening, and not go back out to sea.

The shops and casino will close about 7:00 pm and not reopen for the remainder of the cruise.

Pat and hubby Tom
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