Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, sailed into Southampton Cruise Port today with a lineup of unexpected experiences at sea bringing thrilling adventures to guests of all ages. From the RipCord by iFLY sky diving experience and the North Star, a glass observation capsule that takes guests more than 90 metres 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 a holiday like never before.
Anthem of the Seas will sail her inaugural northern spring and summer season from her homeport of Southampton, U.K., offering Europe and Mediterranean itineraries. In the northern hemisphere autumn of 2015 she will cross the Atlantic to make Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York Harbor her permanent home, sailing to the Caribbean. No matter where she is or what water she’s plying,Anthem will treat guests to an incomparable holiday experience that can only be found on Royal Caribbean.
Anthem of the Seas is sister to Australia’s newly announced ship Ovation of the Seas, with both ships featuring unprecedented innovations including:
Unexpected at Sea Adventures
Endless experiences await guests onboard Anthem of the Seas, with thrills that can only be found on Royal Caribbean. From North Star, providing guests breathtaking, panoramic views from 90 metres above sea level, to RipCord by iFLY, the first skydiving experience at sea, and 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.
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.
A Delectable Menu of Choice and Flexibility
Anthem of the Seas features a fresh approach to cruise ship dining, thanks to a robust culinary experience that allows guests to customise their onboard dining experience to best meet their varying palates and preferences. An all-new Dynamic Dining experience gives guests a selection of 18 restaurant concepts, including five complimentary main dining restaurants, along with the opportunity to choose between Dynamic Dining Choice, which allows guests to decide when, where, and with whom to dine each evening, and Dynamic Dining Classic, which is designed for those who prefer a more traditional experience. In addition, Anthem of the Seas features a lineup of specialty dining restaurants, as well as partnerships with world-renowned chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Michael Schwartz, and Devin Alexander.
The Ultimate Hi-Tech Cruise Holiday
From ultrafast Wi-Fi and RFID technology, to virtual views from interior staterooms and robots that can mix up a mean cocktail, Anthem of the Seas is packed with a bold lineup of technological advancements that will impress even the most tech-savvy modern traveller. Designed to seamlessly deliver unprecedented holiday experiences at sea, technology is prevalent throughout the ship, substantially increasing guest convenience and efficiency and ensuring a cruise onboard Anthem of the Seas is nothing but smooth sailing.
The world’s most revolutionary cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas is setting sail on the next great adventure. Unprecedented innovations in ship design, thrilling activities, game-changing technology, multidimensional entertainment and robust, flexible dining opportunities come together onboard Anthem to create the ultimate, contemporary cruising experience found only on Royal Caribbean. She spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms. Anthem of the Seas will sail out of Southampton, U.K. for her inaugural season before departing for New York Harbor and her new homeport of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J. Sister ship Ovation of the Seas will launch in April 2016 before arriving to her new Australian homeport in December 2016.