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Anthem Of The Seas – On Board!

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So today I woke up on a ship! Not just any ship but the Anthem Of The Seas the newest cruise ship by Royal Caribbean.  I explained in my post before we came how giddy was, but also what I had been worried about! I shouldn’t have worried! It has been fantastic.

We all boarded yesterday morning and have had some fabulous experiences since.  A fuller post will follow but the variety of things we have has the chance to do in the last 36 hours warranted an ‘onboard’ post!  We are about to go to bed, exhausted but buzzing after so many wonderful experiences for us and our girls.





We arrived just before 11am on Saturday and security was very easy We had checked in online before we arrived and so all they had to do was check our passports against the passes I had already printed, and then check those against our photos. It literally took about ten minutes to board and most of that was walking up the long walkway! You can see how excited the kids were:




The staff all made my three girls feel really welcome, chatting to them, re-assuring them about the scan machines, getting them even more excited about getting on the big ship, and then taking some cute photos of them.  They also fitted them with wrist bands which tell all staff which security point to take them to in case of emergency and help them locate us if they do get lost!


We had already bumped into my friend Heledd and her family in the car park and Lily and Lili (both 4) were already firm friends so I knew we were in for a good weekend.

So what have we done?




We have eaten and drunk a lot!  We have sampled Jamie’s Italian, Sea Plex Dog House, The Grand Restaurant, Windjammer Marketplace, Milkshakes from the Diner, Sorrento, Silk and The Cafe @ Two 70. We have drunk cocktails, well cocktails from just about everywhere! All in the interests of blog research you understand.  Barmen have made us cocktails, but so have robots.  Well they tried to make us one, but we decided that 13 minutes was quite a long time to wait so we moved onto the next bar!






We have been flying – I absolutely loved flying and I promise I will tell you more about it in another post. I would do it again in a flash!




We have had a 360 degree view of the sea on the North Star.


We have had massages, the kids have been swimming and paddling, they have spent time in the kids club.



and we have just come home after an evening watching We Will Rock You followed by diner at Silk. Watching that show on board a ship, and I can’t begin to tell you how good it was, and it was on a ship, was just incredible. Definitely the highlight of my trip – It is a ship called The Anthem of the Seas after all! My three girls just LOVED it.





I am shattered, I am a little tipsy, I am a little over excited. I am going to bed happy. Thank you Royal Caribbean for looking after us.


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  • Reply
    Everything mummy
    19th April 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Wow Karen looks amazing you lucky thing the most exciting thing I’ve done today Is watch geordie shore haha cannot wait to hear more when your back xx

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    19th April 2015 at 11:32 pm

    This looks fantastic! I have loved your Insta pictures. I can’t believe how much Lily and Lili look like their mummy’s – it’s so cute! Looking forward to your post when you get back x

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    Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot
    19th April 2015 at 11:54 pm

    The cocktails sound fab and that ship looks pretty amazing!!!

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    Sarah christie
    20th April 2015 at 7:43 am

    I told you you would all love it, what not to love its so incredible isn’t it, I can’t wait to go on now after watching you ll have such a fab weekend, it has reminded me how much we love cruising on RCC xx

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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    20th April 2015 at 10:10 am

    Looks so amazing Karen, I have loved following your photos this weeked! Lots of smiles all round xx

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    Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    20th April 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Aaah I’ve just seen more pics over on Heledd’s blog too! It looks incredible!! As I said to her, I sincerely wish I wasn’t so travel sick!! I need to find some sea-legs from somewhere!! 😉

    Caro |

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    20th April 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Looks absolutely fabulous. Can’t wait for a fuller report. XX

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    21st April 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I loved following your photos on instagram Karen- it looked fantastic! Can’t wait to see more. I am loving your blog so much. x

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    21st April 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Being shattered and tipsy is the great sign of a fab weekend!! Looks amazing!! The girls really look as though they had a ball. And you! The photo of you and Heledd is amaze. You totally rock a jumpsuit too btw x

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    Mrs H
    25th April 2015 at 11:25 pm

    What a lovely post. You can tell that you were writing it with a big grin on your face. It sounds like it was a fabulous weekend and you have had an amazing time. Hugs Mrs H xxxx PS I love the photo of you flying!

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