I’m very lucky to have gone on one of Royal Caribbean’s latest ships, less than 2 months old at the time of cruising, The Anthem Of The Seas. This itinerary I went on went to Gijon, Bilbao, Guernsey, and Paris, sailing from Southampton. I’ve been on many cruises in my almost 21 years of being alive. Things have changed a lot in cruising, especially as far as entertainment goes on cruise ships. In lieu of having a different show every day, there are only a handful of shows on a ship and these are more elaborate than the shows from the old days, with better effects. You also can guarantee your place so you won’t miss a show. No need to fight over a seat! There are better venues and better technology and more money can be put towards the production of a show. These new shows on the cruises can be anything from magic shows to musicals. On this cruise the Broadway show was We Will Rock You!, which is a tribute to Queen and has classic rock references galore in the dialogue, perfect for an avid classic rock fan. As well as We Will Rock You! Royal Caribbean has productions of Mamma Mia! and Saturday Night Fever on their other cruise ships.
One of the things I love the most is travelling. You can easily see that in my Instagram and in my Pinterest board of dream holidays. I love to share my travel pictures. I love to learn about different cultures and try new things. Every holiday I make it a point to try new things. That’s living life to the fullest. Last week I was on a cruise that sailed out of Southampton, England and went to two ports in Spain, Gijón and Bilbao; St Peter Port, Guernsey; and Paris. The cruise ship was the newest Royal Caribbean ship, Anthem of the Seas.
The ship itself was incredible and had some features I’ve never seen before on a cruise ship and it changed things about cruising. Instead of one main dining room and other alternate dining locations, there were multiple main dining rooms, each with a different menu and a different cuisine. There were bumper cars, a roller disco, a trapeze, a bar staffed by robots that would mix your drinks, a live escape game, The North Star – a capsule that lifts a group of people high up in the air, giving them 360 degree views, and a skydiving simulator. I had plenty of time to take advantage of this due to the sea days.
I’ll give you my take on the ports one by one: