Anthem of the Seas has been officially delivered to Royal Caribbean International.

Richard D. Fain, RCI’s Chairman and CEO, received the new ship from Bernard Meyer, Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner, in a signing ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany.

In a prepared statement Fain said he was very happy to receive the cruise ship from Meyer Werft. He added they had ‘always broken the mold’ with each successive ship they built, and the Anthem of the Seas was no different. 

The 167,800-ton Anthem of the Seas can accommodate 4,180-passenger (double occupancy). The ship will sail to Southampton, U.K - her homeport through October 2015 and will offer Canary Islands and Mediterranean cruises. The Anthem will be christened by travel agent Emma Wilby on April 20.

 In November, Anthem of the Seas’ permanent homeport will be New York Harbor, where she will sail regular voyages from Cape Liberty Cruise Port to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada and New England.

Unique features of all Quantum-class ships include the SeaPlex bumper car arena, the RipCord by iFLY skydiving simulator and the North Star aerial observatory.