Royal Caribbean's newest Quantum-class ship, the Anthem of the Seas, passed another milestone when the line 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 will now sail to Southampton, UK, where the ship will homeport through October and sail to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. The ship will be inaugurated in Southampton on April 20, when travel agent Godmother Emma Wilby will christen the ship and perform a song to more than 1,300 invited guests. In November, New York Harbor will be Anthem of the Seas’ permanent home, where the ship will sail regularly from Cape Liberty Cruise Port on itineraries to Bermuda, the Caribbean and Canada and New England.
Onboard amenities will include the North Star aerial observatory, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean for panoramic views, and the RipCord by iFLY skydiving and FlowRider surfing simulators. Guests will also be able to enjoy the ship's entertainment venues, such as the Two70 lounge, a great room by day and a multimedia entertainment spectacle by night. SeaPlex changes throughout the day to offer bumper cars, disco roller skating, circus school, and basketball and other sports. The ship will also have 18 onboard restaurants and Royal Caribbean Productions’ entertainment in Music Hall, the Royal Theater, and the Royal Esplanade.