Bermuda and the Anthem of the Seas
When we went on the Anthem of the Seas, it was the largest ship in the fleet although there were more planned at the time. Since then of course ships have just gotten bigger and bigger! But from the moment we stepped on the ship we were in total awe. Everything was new, shiny, but totally amazing. There was so much to do we didn't know what to do first! But after a little self-guided tour we decided on drinks on the top deck, then sushi after the muster drill.
I absolutely loved the idea of no main dining, and having the ability to sample certain restaurants throughout the ship that you could plan in your cruise planner. I also was so happy that there was more than enough room in any show that you could stroll in a few minutes before and still get a decent seat, instead of waiting for an hour for a good seat like some of the smaller ships. The activities give you plenty to do without ever being bored or doing the same thing twice. Whether you spend time roller skating or in the bumper cars, in the complementary iFly indoor skydiving tube, taking photos from the Northstar capsule, or just the normal fun and games you'd expect aboard most other ships, there's always plenty to do.
Once we got to Bermuda it was a difficult decision to actually get off the ship, but we did it anyway and we were glad we did. First, for a tropical tourist island, it was amazingly clean. I've been to Cozumel and the Bahamas and nothing against them, but it was such a difference. No trash in the streets, no one harassing you at the port trying to get you to take their taxi or trying to sell you things. All of the people are extremely helpful and friendly. They make it a truly wonderful place to visit.
Bermuda is also a wonderful place to visit whether you love the gorgeous beaches, or the outstanding history. An inexpensive hop-on, hop-off bus pass takes you all over to the most interesting places, and a short ferry ride gets you back to the ship in time for dinner. I recommend the crystal caves, it's a bit of walking but an amazing sight to see. On the way to and from the ship take a moment to kiss your loved one under the moongate, it's said to bring eternal love and happiness!