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Anthem of the Seas

Third largest ship in the world joins 'mould-breaking' fleet

Royal Caribbean's 168,000-ton Anthem of the Seas is the third largest ship in the world, joining the Royal Caribbean International fleet after her christening in Southampton on 20 April, 2015

The ship was officially handed over to RCCL by Meyer Werft Yard’s managing partner Bernard Meyer in a signing ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, on 10 April, 2015, when Richard D Fain, RCCL’s chairman, described the ship as “mould-breeaking”.

Anthem of the Seas is spending her first season sailing out of Southampton to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands until October, after which she will transfer to her permanent home in New York Harbor.

From there the ship will sail regularly from Cape Liberty Cruise Port on adventures to Bermuda, the Caribbean and Canada and New England.

Ship Highlights

  • The North Star aerial observatory, a glass capsule that takes guests more than 300ft above the ocean for incomparable panoramic views
  • The RipCord by iFLY skydiving and FlowRider surfing simulators
  • The Two70 lounge providing an immersive, multimedia entertainment spectacle at night
  • SeaPlex which changes throughout the day to offer bumper cars, disco roller skating, circus school, and basketball and other sports
  • 18 distinctive onboard restaurants
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    Vital statistics

    Operated by Royal Caribbean International
    Built at Meyer Werft, Germany
    Entered service: April 2015
    Cost: £800m
    Registered: The Bahamas
    Gross tonnage: 168,666 tons
    Passengers: 4,180
    Passenger decks: 18
    Lifts: 14
    Crew: 1,500
    Cabins: 2,090 including

  • 2,210 outside
  • 1,571 with balconies
  • 147 with ocean view
  • 375 inside
  • 28 single
  • 34 with wheelchair access
  • Length:1,141ft
    Width: 134ft
    Draft: 30ft
    Engines: diesel-electric


    Five complimentary restaurants, 13 more speciality restaurants, three show lounges, casino, library, AquaTheater outdoor ampitheatre, four outside swimming pools, 10 jacuzzis, golf simulator, ice rink, boutiques, spa and fitness centre, sauna and steam room , beauty salon, self-service laundry, children’s facilities, theatre, champagne bar, conference centre, library, casino, internet centre, medical centre .

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