Exciting Activities on Anthem of the Seas

Life On Board

There are so many activities to enjoy on Anthem of the Seas. One of the biggest thrills for me was the North Star. Imagine getting in a glass enclosed capsule and being raised up to over 300 feet above the ocean. The views are breath-taking and it holds the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship. It is free to ride, but reservations are required, since it fills up quickly.

From the back of the ship you can hang ten, or just try to hang on. Flowrider® is a 40ft. surf simulator pumping 30,000 gallons of adrenaline-fueled water to beginning and experienced surfers. There is no cost to ride and reservation can be made through the cruise planner. However, if you would like to get private sessions, they are available for an additional cost.

If you are not in the mood to ride the water, why not ride the air? On the RipCord® by iFLY® you can experience the rush of a free fall skydive while only a few feet off the ground. The sky dive simulator is open to passengers ages 3 and up. An experienced staff member will go in the chamber with you as you experience the exhilaration of a free fall while looking out over the back of the ship. Best of all, this free fall, is free!

The SeaPlex® offers so many different activities for you to do. The main floor can be used for roller skating. They provide you with skates and all the groovy music you will need to have a great time. If skating is not your thing, they bring out the bumper cars and you can have a blast ramming into, and bouncing off of, other passengers as you release your frustrations. Want to try something really different? The SeaPlex® is home to a complementary Trapeze School where you learn the art of the flying trapeze with flips and swings all over a mat below for your complete safety. The SeaPlex® also has table tennis and air hockey available all the time, as well a full-size indoor basketball court when none of the other activities are going on.

One of the signature activities offered by Royal Caribbean is the rock-climbing wall. You can climb 40 feet above the deck and see incredible views. Any skill level ages six and up can give this a try and there is no cost or reservations required. It is completely safe and a unique opportunity to do something exciting while on a cruise ship.

For the kids and teens, and adults who want to act like them, the arcade is full of fun games. There were modern games, as well as the greats that I remembered from back in the 80’s and 90’s. A hint for parents, you can put a limit on your kids spending in the arcade.

If you are looking for fun for the kids, that will not cost you anything, Adventure Ocean is there for you. Adventure Ocean offers fun activities for children ages 3-12 at no cost until 10pm and after 10pm, there are programs available for a nominal charge. The programs are divided in several age groups with appropriate activities for each age group. During the day, they can enjoy the H2O Zone, a colorful, splashy water park overflowing with fun. It has interactive geysers, climbable sculptures, water cannons, pools and waterfalls.

While the kids are enjoying themselves with activities, the parents can have their own fun. If you want to try your luck and have some excitement, the Casino Royale is the place to be. Compared to the casinos in Las Vegas, the casino on the Anthem of the Seas is tiny. However, compared to most every other ship I have been on it is quite large. They have hundreds of modern slot machines, as well as video poker machines. If you are more into table games, they have plenty of blackjack tables, a craps table, a roulette table, and a few other games. If you enjoy tournaments, they have them for you as well. They offer slot tournaments and blackjack tournaments for a low entry fee.

Peter Korer

I have been an avid traveler for the past 35 years. For the past 20 of those years, cruising has been my preferred method of travel. I have been all over the world and have discovered the best way to see many locations while enjoying the travel between them has been by ship.

After going on several cruises I had found a passion for knowing about every cruise line and ship available. My friends would come to me asking for my advice and recommendations for their cruises. I would happily help them out. I then decided to get my license and actually sell travel through the cruise line directly. It did not cost anything more for my friends to book through me since I was paid through the cruise lines as a travel agent, but the perks I received from the cruise lines were incredible. This enabled me to cruise more often and on more cruise ships. I love to share my knowledge with others and see them enjoy themselves as much as I have.

The reason I started this blog was to share my knowledge about cruising with as many people as I can. I am here to answer your questions and I will hopefully open your eyes to all of the wonderful possibilities that cruising has to offer.

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