Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Anthem of the Sea, sailed into her new homeport of Southampton, UK last week for its inauguration on Monday.
The ship, the second in the company’s Quantum class, was delivered by the German shipbuilder Meyer Werft on April 10th in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Royal Caribbean boasts that Anthem of the Seas is the world’s most technologically advanced ship. The ship spans 16 guest decks; encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons; carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy; and features 2,090 staterooms. It features highly energy-efficient systems, optimized hydrodynamics, heat recovery, an effective underwater paint coating, a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment plant (hybrid scrubber) as well as energy-saving LED lighting systems.
Anthem of the Seas sail out of Southampton through October and sail to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands. 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 adventures to Bermuda, the Caribbean and Canada and New England.