Anthem of the Seas


Cruise lifeguard debates flares again

Cruise giants Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and Carnival Australia have no plans to follow Disney and Princess Cruises (Asia only) in employing lifeguards to monitor onboard pools. Not for the first time, there is a […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 8 2016

Boy found unconscious in Anthem of the Seas’ pool

An eight-year-old boy was found unconscious at the bottom of the swimming pool aboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. The boy was airlifted to Staten Island University Hospital and is currently on life support. […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 4 2016

Vale the mini bar – latest victim of a new age of cruising

First it was the buffet, axed by P&O last year. Now the cabin mini-bar, once a status symbol of the 70s and 80s, is on the way out. Carnival Cruise Lines announced this week it […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 13 2016

Anthem of the Seas forced to cut short another cruise

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas in the last month – the ship which was battered by a ferocious Atlantic storm just weeks ago, was forced to cut another […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 29 2016

Should Anthem of the Seas have sailed through that storm?

It’s every passenger’s nightmare – hunkered down in your cabin, clinging to your bunk as your ship is being battered by cyclonic winds and monstrousl waves. Earlier this week, passengers onboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 12 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas rocked by hurricane

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas was badly damaged after it sailed into a storm from New York to Port Canaveral in Florida. The cruise line has now offered a full refund and 50 per […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 9 2016

Cruise Adviser: Is this the start of pay-for-play cruising?

It’s long been the catchcry of the industry: cruising is great value because it’s all inclusive. Pay your fare, step onboard and you never need to spend another dollar. Sure, you can pay extra for […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 14 2016

Royal Caribbean announces new high-end class suites

High-end passengers travelling on Royal Caribbean will soon get to experience a new class category called the Royal Suite Class. And those who purchase a suite in the Royal Suite Class’ top category, the Star […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 12 2015

We’re on top of the world!

It’s the job that soars above all others – and we’ve been given inside access! Join us as we go 300 feet above sea level with Rhanee, the North Star Operator on Anthem of the Seas.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 17 2015

Meet Gigi the Giraffe, Anthem of the Seas newest resident

Watch Gigi the giraffe be hoisted on the top deck of Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. She is a permanent resident on the ship’s top deck and she sports a very fetching yellow swimsuit […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 17 2015

Anthem of the Seas heads down the River Ems

Watch Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, second of the Quantum class, make her conveyance journey on the River Ems from Meyer Werft ship yard. She is the second Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ship and is […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 19 2015