Meyer Werft Delivers Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas. Photo: Meyer Werft
Anthem of the Seas. Photo: Meyer Werft

Royal Caribbean International on Friday took delivery of the Anthem of the Seas, the second of the company’s new Quantum-class ships.

The cruise ship was delivered by Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany during a signing ceremony held in Bremerhaven, Germany.

“I am very happy to receive Anthem of the Seas from Meyer Werft Yards,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean. “We’ve always broken the mold with each successive ship we build, and Anthem of the Seas is no different. I would like to thank [Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer] and the Meyer Werft team for their ongoing partnership in designing and building awe-inspiring ships with us.”

Anthem of the Seas will now sail to Southampton, U.K., where the ship will homeport 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.

The ship will be inaugurated in Southampton on April 20.

Anthem of the Seas 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 follows delivery last November of Quantum of the Seas, the first ship in Royal Caribbean’s Quantum-class. Together, Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are tied as the world’s third biggest cruise ships behind Royal Caribbean Oasis-class. A third Quantum-class ships, Ovation of the Seas, is also under construction at Meyer Werft.

Anthem of the Seas Ship Info:

  • Dimension: 168,600 gt
  • Length overall: 347.75 m
  • Moulded breadth: 41.4 m
  • Number of decks: 18
  • Draught: 8.50 m
  • Engine output: Wärtsilä 2x12V 2x 16V totally 67,200 kW
  • Propulsion power: 41,000kW
  • Speed: 22, knots
  • Number of passengers: 4,180
  • Number of passenger cabins: 2,090
  • Number of outside cabins (including suites): 1717
  • Number of inside cabins: 373
  • Crew approx.: 1,550
  • Number of theatre seats: 1281
  • Number of restaurants: 18
  • Number of bars/lounges: 12
  • Total weight of applied paint approx.: 300 t
  • Total length of laid cables: 2,200 km
  • Total length of laid pipes: 400 km
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Classification: DNV