Anthem of the Seas Postcard #8 – Southampton & Disembarking

Finally, on our last evening onboard we were treated to a beautiful seascape sunset. All cruise we have either been busy or wrong side of the ship or just not noticed one.

Our last evening, started with final evening meal in the MDR, followed by a trip to the Theatre Royal to see the stars of We Will Rock You perform a concert as themselves.

When we eventually got back to the cabin, we found the TV on and what looked like a towel anteater sat on the bed with the remote watching it. We have never seen this set up before and it did make us laugh.

So, to this morning and our return to Southampton. We arrived long before we were awake and I confess to not hearing a thing.

A quick breakfast in the MDR then back to the cabin to wait for our prompt to disembark. When we finally received it the whole process was over in less than 15 minutes and it seemed as if we had been instantly transported to the car. We stood looking up at the ship and reflected on the amazing week we had just enjoyed.

This has been a great experience, and we will probably never get the chance to experience a ship the size of this sailing at around 20% capacity. Hopefully you have enjoyed reading my nonsense ramblings and that I have given you an idea of how this ship and cruise line are dealing with the world post pandemic.

Another 5 weeks and we are off again on a 4 nighter on Regal Princess with a group of friends. I can’t wait!

7 thoughts on “Anthem of the Seas Postcard #8 – Southampton & Disembarking”

  1. My wife and I (late twenties) are going on our first cruise on board this ship on October 20th. Very much enjoyed reading your blog! Do you know if the limited capacity is remaining in place for the time being ? David

    1. I can’t say for definite but I would assume that given what was said in the captain’s corner Q&A on Friday, that they will be until they relocate to New Jersey just after your cruise.
      If you booked via a travel agent, they would know who to speak to get this information. Enjoy your cruise, be prepared to be hooked!!

  2. Loved reading your review Mike. So glad you both had a fabulous time. Great photos. We are on Ventura a week today and after reading your review it’s made me even more excited. Thanks.

    1. We have come away absolutely buzzing. We did have a lot of reservations about sailing post Covid but this cruise has proved it is possible and that it can actually be done well. Enjoy your Ventura cruise 👍🏻

  3. Hi Wans
    Have followed along with you and glad you had a great cruise on this fantastic ship and that the crew looked after Nicole so well with her food requirements.
    We’ll be on Anthem God willing next year for our twice cancelled cruise.

    1. We have had a fantastic time and will definitely be looking for an itinerary with Royal Caribbean in the future. The vegan menu in the MDR was a very big plus for us. Hopefully you will get back onboard sometime soon.

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