Anthem of the Seas to Bermuda Trip Report

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  1. HappilyEverAfter80

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    How exciting! Which ship? We are not booking another DCL this year (unless we go last minute Dec/Jan) as we did the Disney Fantasy Oct 2016... now with this Anthem cruise under our belt, we want to do more land.
    Hawaii is on my radar too, I was so hoping DCL would release cruises to Hawaii....but we have to do Europe before Hawaii as I have an 80 year old grandmother there I haven't seen since 2000.... :(
     
  2. tnshsms

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    Just a quick one on the Dream...but I'm going more for the Merrytime than the ship and location! Not that CC won't be awesome.....

    Then yes, I would say Europe should be first!
     
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  4. HappilyEverAfter80

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    We've done a Very Merry time cruise on the Magic Dec 2015 and enjoyed it quite a bit. I can still smell the mulled wine they had in the atrium :drinking1
     
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  5. tnshsms

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    I thought of one more thing....Crown and Anchor point basis is better than Castaway Cay. I much prefer that they count each night as a point instead of each cruise. And suites are doubled so I really think that's a more fair way to give status.
     
  6. angelinaxox

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    Nice review and thanks for sharing. I completely agree about the pool towel situation and every time I go on RCCL it annoys me. I also prefer the Disney app as it includes messaging versus charging like Royal does. Looking forwards to my Anthem cruise. Your review is helping to build my excitement.
     
  7. tnshsms

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    I'm glad it was helpful! Despite me liking Disney over Anthem, I still enjoyed our time on her. She's a beautiful ship with a lot of fun things to offer. I think our family might be happier on a different class of ship but that doesn't make this vacation any less exciting and fun. Have a great time on your cruise!
     
  8. angelinaxox

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    Thanks! I know what you mean about liking Disney over Royal. But like you I still plan to have fun!
     
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  9. DisneyFan714

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    I want to thank you for writing this report. I was also looking for trip reports prior to going on the cruise. We just took the same 5 night cruise on July 15th and your trip was very helpful for a preview of what to expect.
     
  10. tnshsms

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    I'm so glad it was helpful! I had such a hard time planning ours since there wasn't a lot of info out there so I hoped to help others in the future and glad it actually worked for you! Hope you had a great time on your cruise!
     
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  11. 1Grumpy9

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    I just read your trip report as I am leaving on the anthem on Sept. 9th and this is my first ever cruise. My group has our final meeting in a week to get all the information as we are taking a bus to and from the port.

    The one question I have been trying to find answer for was the minibus to Horseshoe Bay. Did you get that right at the port? I think that is what we are going to do as it might be cheaper and faster.
     
  12. tnshsms

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    Yes we did! It was actually quite easy. You disembark, walk thru a building where they do random bag checks, then walk maybe 1/4 mile to the street where there will be mini buses and taxis waiting for you. There were a couple of different places the buses would go so just make sure you pick the right bus. It is Cash only so be prepared for that. And we did tip as well. But as you can see we did both the bus and the minibus and the minibus was totally the way to go if all you want to do is go to Horseshoe bay.
     
  13. tnshsms

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    Maybe this would help..... I drew arrows for you to see where you would go. So its really close.
     

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    Thanks for the info. My group is having our meeting next week to get all the information before the cruise, so I can talk with my friends that are going with me see what we want to do.
     
  15. LoverDisney

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    Great report! Very detailed. I am thinking of taking a cruise to Bermuda in 2019. I love DCL but I would like to check out other cruise lines. Would you go on another Royal cruise (not sure if you mentioned it in your report)?
     
  16. tnshsms

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    YES! We actually booked a dummy cruise while on the cruise for a future RCL on an Oasis ship in 2019. We don't know for sure what we'll do in 2019 but we already had 2018 plans (Hawaii) but we wanted to keep the options open. We don't plan on going on that class of ships again for a while...maybe when the kid is a bit older....I'd prefer to try a different class that might have more things the kid would like (although she LOVED rollerskating). Not all RCL ships are created equally and I think its hard to compare the entire line to DCL because of that. Each class has something different to offer. Just because Quatam might not be our speed right now, doesn't mean that someone in a different place in life might not enjoy it. Its just knowing what works for you and that's why I hoped to help those who don't know what they want with the trip report. I don't think anyone knows what they will like until you can have some insight on what the ship is like and what worked for us.

    If you have never been to Bermuda then go! It was a great trip and we enjoyed ourselves. I know DCl does that same path now and I'm unsure of the pricing so I can't speak for that but I probably would have chose DCL had that been an option when we went. But again, that might not be whats good for you family. Good luck with your decision and have fun with the planning!!
     
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