Yesterday, Royal Caribbean International officially accepted delivery of the line’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas. “There’s a new tune in the air today as global cruise line Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of its 23rd ship, Anthem of the Seas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain officially received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer in a signing ceremony held in Bremerhaven, Germany. Anthem of the Seas is the world’s most advanced cruise ship and reflects the best of Royal Caribbean’s history of innovating cruise ship design and cruise vacations.”

Anthem of the Seas will initially homeport in Southampton, UK for the spring and summer Mediterranean season. In November, Anthem will reposition to her permanent home of Cape Liberty, NJ, USA, offering cruises to Bermuda, the Caribbean, and New England/Canada. (Image courtesy of Royal Caribbean International)

Anthem of the Seas

Much like her sister ship, Quantum of the Seas, Anthem will offer exciting onboard activities “such as the North Star aerial observatory, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean for incomparable panoramic views, and the RipCord by iFLY skydiving and FlowRider surfing simulators. Guests will be dazzled with the ships’ transformative venues, such as the Two70 lounge, a great room by day and an immersive, multimedia entertainment spectacle at night. SeaPlex changes throughout the day to offer bumper cars, disco roller skating, circus school, and basketball and other sports. Guests also will delight at the expansive array of delicious fare in 18 distinctive onboard restaurants and enjoy Royal Caribbean Productions’ industry-renowned entertainment in Music Hall, the Royal Theater, and the Royal Esplanade.”

Personally, I’m actively looking for itineraries aboard Anthem of the Seas, and can’t wait for my next Quantum-class cruise experience.

Anthem of the Seas Statistics

  • 16 decks
  • 167,800 gross registered tons
  • 4,180 guests (based on double occupancy)
  • 2,090 staterooms