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RCI’s Anthem of the Seas Arrives in Southampton

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Just 5 days after its completion, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, sailed into Southampton Cruise Port to prepare for its maiden voyage.Anthem of the Seas


Anthem of the Seas will sail her inaugural spring and summer season from her homeport of Southampton, U.K., offering Europe and Mediterranean itineraries. In fall 2015 she will cross the Atlantic to make Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York Harbor her permanent home, sailing to the Caribbean.

Just like her sister ship Quantum, Anthem of the Seas off a long list of incredible onboard activities for vacationers.

From the RipCord by iFLY sky diving experience and the North Star, a glass observation capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean, to futuristic entertainment, a robust culinary experience and game-changing technology that encompasses everything from robotic bartenders to superfast wireless connectivity, Anthem of the Seas will allow guests to vacation like never before.

Anthem of the Seas  - north star bar

Families will love the versatility of the SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea that is complete with bumper cars, a circus school, roller skating and more, there is no end to the fun that can be found onboard.

Anthem of the Seas  - roller skating

Be it day or night, Anthem of the Seas will keep guests inspired and entertained. An extraordinary lineup of multidimensional entertainment onboard Anthem of the Seas will delight guests of all ages in a variety of state-of- the-art venues, including Two70, where a combination of live performers and technology come together to deliver spectacular, multidimensional shows and events that have never before been seen on land, let alone at sea. The Royal Theater is home to the ship’s two main shows, “We Will Rock You” and “The Gift,” while Music Hall, the hottest live music venue at sea, keeps guests rocking and dancing the night away.

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In addition the ship goes above and beyond to cater to families by offering family connecting suites, top notch kid’s programs and an incredible splash pad!

Anthem of the Seas  - family connecting suiteAnthem of the Seas  - babies at sea

Anthem of the Seas is Royal’s second largest ship measuring 1,139 ft, weighing 167,800 tons, with the capacity to carry 4,180 passengers.

The ship’s naming ceremony will take place on April 20th, before departing on her maiden eight-night voyage on 22 April. Her first public itinerary will visit Vigo, Spain; Gijon, Spain; Bilbao, Spain; and Le Havre (for Paris), France.

Check out the video Royal put together showing its journey on the River Ems from Meyer Werft ship yard.

Lisa Arneill
Lisa Arneill
Canadian mom of 2 busy boys (one with #ASD), photo addict, lover of adventure and wrinkly dogs. Also founder of Growing Your Baby - a parenting website.

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