The scheduled operations of the ship are starting from the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey (New York USA), in nearly a week. Anthem of the Seas will be the second RCI ship to sail from New Jersey, but she was the first in the fleet to restart in the United Kingdom and the 5th in the fleet to restart globally. On July 7, cruises commenced with 4-night Ocean Getaways and 5- to 8-night British Isles sailings, including visits to Liverpool (England), Belfast (Northern Ireland), and Kirkwall (Orkney Island, Scotland).
Anthem of the Seas is scheduled to arrive at Cape Liberty on November 7 to prepare to restart operations with passengers on the following day. A 6-night Bahamas cruise is the first on the schedule, including Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida) and Coco Cay (Royal Caribbean’s Bahamian private island).
Anthem OTS is expected to sail back to New Jersey on November 14. The vessel will sail a range of Bahamas, Eastern, Western & Southern Caribbean itineraries from New Jersey through the remainder of the year and in 2022.
Anthem of the Seas is one of the RCI's 14 cruise ships, that have restarted operations, together with the line's new Odyssey of the Seas, which set sail with passengers for the first time in July. Explorer of the Seas is expected to be the next to restart cruises on November 7 from San Juan Puerto Rico.
Following the new Cape Liberty protocols, guests ages 12+ must present proof of complete vaccination. Passengers will need to have a negative test result within 2 days before departure.