Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Home Port in Southampton, UK

The second ship in the new Quantum class of ships from Royal Caribbean International is launching in spring 2015. Anthem of the Seas will call Southampton, UK, home in April 2015 and offer cruises to the Mediterranean before being based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the winter months.

The first home port for the 4,108-guest double occupancy Anthem of the Seas – currently being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany – was unveiled at an exclusive event for media and special guests at the Heron Tower in London, UK.

“Our business has a long history with the port of Southampton, and over the last ten years we have annually increased the number of cruise opportunities from the port,” said Adam Goldstein, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “We are now eyeing more growth with the introduction of Anthem of the Seas to the UK market in spring 2015. Our commitment to providing unrivalled holiday experiences onboard the world’s most advanced and activity-packed ships is unwavering.”

The Quantum class of ships include a skydiving experience and the North Star, a jewel-like capsule that extends 300 feet above the ocean and over the sides of the ship to deliver 360-degree views for guests..

At a cost of $228,000 per berth, Anthem of the Seas also is one of the most architecturally and technologically advanced ships ever built. It joins its sister ship, Quantum of the Seas, which will debut in fall 2014 and sail out of New York Harbor from her homeport of Cape Liberty.  

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