Anthem of the Seas | Spain, Madeira & Canary Islands

anthem of the seas royal caribbean anthem of the seasI’ve recently got back from a two week cruise to the Canary Islands on the Anthem of the Seas. I love cruising and have done since I was young, and as Royal Caribbean is one of my favourite cruise lines I thought I would share my holiday with you. This is just going to be about our time on ship and what it offers as I will be writing separate blog posts on all of the places that we visited.beautiful sunsetUpon leaving Southampton we experienced the most beautiful sunset, it was the perfect start to our holiday! Now I thought I would briefly mention our room, we decided to go for a Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony. There was only me and Aaron however these rooms can sleep up to four people, also there is nothing better than going out on the balcony and seeing such a beautiful view of the sea (especially when you wake up in the morning). I didn’t really take photos of the cabin however I did a little tour of the room in my vlog which you can watch here if you’re interested.anthem of the seas ripcord iflyThere are so many amazing things to tell you about so I’m not completely sure where to start, however I will start with some of my favourite activities onboard. The most exciting has to be the Ripcord by iFly in which is the first skydiving simulator at sea. It’s a vertical wind tunnel which creates a cushion of air to float on by using wind of over 100 miles per hour. It’s possibly one of the weirdest yet most amazing feelings I’ve ever felt in my life, I loved every minute of it! At first they hold onto you to help you get in the correct position, but once you’re doing good they let go and you’re flying on your own.anthem of the seas north star north star anthem of the seasMoving onto the North Star which I didn’t actually go on as I’m claustrophobic, however Aaron did and loved it. It’s a little pod which takes you 300 feet above sea level, it’s a great opportunity to see around the ship from above or the city in which you are docked. It lasts around 15 minutes and moves up and over both sides of the ship so you get to see a few different angles, also as it’s glass all around you can see 360-degree views.flowrider anthem of the seasPlease ignore my face in this photo, there was a lot of concentration going on haha! This is the FlowRider, something that after many cruises with Royal Caribbean I’m still not that good at. I tend to get better nearer the end of the cruise however by the time my next holiday comes around I’m like a newbie all over again. The FlowRider is a surfing machine and there are two different things which they can teach you, the first is boogie boarding where you jump down on your stomach with the board underneath you and then there’s stand up surfing. Once you get the hang of it they do show you how to do a few little tricks which is always fun to try out.bumper cars anthem of the seas flying trapeze anthem of the seasI love bumper cars as they’re so much fun, however I did end up hurting myself a few times. I found out the hard way that people can bump you a lot harder on these ones in comparison to normal bumper cars as I hit my head and sprained my neck when someone went into me really hard, however it did make them a lot more fun. This is in the SeaPlex where they also do other activities such as football, basketball, rollerskating, circus school and much more. I attempted the flying trapeze which I must admit was terrifying, however I did end up really enjoying it. They teach you how to do a backflip and some people were really good at it! The photo quality isn’t the best as Aaron filmed me so this is just a screenshot from the video. There’s so much to do on this ship I could talk for ages but a few other activities include the rock climbing wall, selection of pools with an outdoor cinema screen, spa, and gym as well as activities put on throughout the day in which you can take part in.anthem of the seas the gift bionic bar anthem of the seasThe entertainment throughout the cruise was amazing with my favourites being Will We Rock You which is the same as the full feature length production on the West End and The Gift. There’s the Royal Theatre where the main productions take part, another of my favourites was the hypnotist Christopher Caress which was hilarious. Another entertainment venue is Two70 where there are many more performances, during the evening the panoramic views on the sea turn into animated screens as well as screens which come down and move. The production of Spectres Cabaret was amazing using the screens as well as the virtual symphony. Other entertainment venues include the Music Hall, Boleros and the Bionic Bar.anthem of the seas wonderland izumi anthem of the seas the grande anthem of the seasNow to tell you about one my favourite my things, all the different food venues and choices! Onboard there are four main restaurants offering different cuisine: The Grande, Silk Chic and American Icon. However there are several speciality restaurants such as Devinly Decadence where we experienced healthy cuisine, Jamie Olivers, Chops Grille and Wonderland to name a few. As well as them there are also several cafes such as the Windjammer, Two70 cafe and Sorrento’s where you can make your own pizza. We had ‘dynamic dining’ which gives you the freedom to go anywhere you like for dinner each night and at whatever time is best for you.balcony anthem of the seas anthem of the seas balconyI had the most amazing two weeks on the Anthem of the Seas, I could have written so much more however I did vlog my holiday so look out for those videos over on my YouTube channel if you’re interested in watching them. I’ll also be doing individual posts on all of the places which we visited!

Rebecca x


  1. Candice
    9th November 2015 / 10:34 am

    I have never been on a boat before let alone a cruise ship!! AHHH looks amazing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Rebecca
      19th November 2015 / 11:15 am

      I love cruises :D

  2. 9th November 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Oh my gosh I literally had no idea how much there is to do, it looks absolutely incredible I would love to go on a cruise one day xxx

    • Rebecca
      19th November 2015 / 11:17 am

      There’s so much more to do than I mentioned, I’d be here all day if I wrote it all haha :) xxx

  3. 9th November 2015 / 2:41 pm

    You must have had such a great time! I’d never looked into the activitites that one can do while on a cruise, but the Anthem of the Seas seems like the perfect pick! The sky diving simulator looks like so much fun, and the We Will Rock You product does look like something as good as West End theatre! Thanks for sharing your trip with us, Aaron and you look adorable :)

    Julia x
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    • Rebecca
      19th November 2015 / 11:18 am

      There’s so much to do, I love cruising :) thank you! x

  4. 9th November 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Looks like such a fab trip and so many fun things. I’ve never been on a trip like this but maybe one day in the future.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

    • Rebecca
      22nd November 2015 / 11:39 pm

      There is so much to do, I love cruises :)

  5. 9th November 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I`ve never been on a cruise, but now I wanna go so bad! I had no idea you can select from so many fun activities, it really looks like you had a great time.

    • Rebecca
      22nd November 2015 / 11:39 pm

      Yeah there’s lots to do! :)

  6. 29th December 2015 / 4:47 pm

    I have never been on a cruise holiday. I had no idea they had this much fun stuff to do!! I don’t think I’d want to get off the ship. The surfing looks hard but really fun and I would love to try the ifly!

    Emma xx


  7. 11th April 2016 / 1:20 pm

    I work in travel marketing and Royal Caribbean is a cruise line I am dying to travel with. I’ve never considered cruising before I work where I do but now I’m cruise-crazy. Anthem of the Seas looks like a great ship and I’m glad you had a good time. :)

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