Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas Review and Specifications

Specifications of Anthem of the Seas

Year built2015  /  Age : 4
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderMeyer Werft (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassQuantum
Building costEUR 750 million (USD 940 million)
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
OperatorRoyal Caribbean International
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)348 m / 1142 ft
Beam (width)49 m / 161 ft
Gross Tonnage167800 gt
Passengers4168 - 4825
Crew1300
Passengers-to-space ratio35
Decks16
Cabins2098
Decks with cabins9
Christened byEmma Wilby

Current itinerary of Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas current cruise is 8 days, round-trip Bahamas. Prices start from USD 799 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 15 Feb, 2019 and ends on 23 Feb, 2019.

Date / TimePort
15 Feb 15:00      Departing from New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC   
18 Feb 07:00 - 19:00     Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida   
19 Feb 08:00 - 18:00     Coco Cay, Bahamas private island   
20 Feb 07:00 - 22:00     Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas   
23 Feb 06:00      Arriving in New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC   

Review of Anthem of the Seas

Launched in 2015, Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is the 2nd Quantum-class Royal Caribbean vessel, together with the sisterships Quantum of the Seas (2014) and Ovation of the Seas (2016). Similar in design are the ‘Quantum Plus’-Class vessels Passion of the Seas (2019) and Pulse of the Seas (2020), as well as the "Quantum Ultra-Class" Spectrum (2019) and Odyssey (2020). Next is shown a Quantum-class ship as looked from above.

Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ship (Anthem, Quantum, Ovation)

History - construction and ownership

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL, shipowner). RCI was established in 1968 and currently has over 1/5 of the worldwide cruise market. RCI also has RCCL's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). All Royal Caribbean liners have names ending with "of the Seas".

Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ships - NorthStar

The 167,800-ton, 4,905-passenger cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is a next-generation Quantum Class ship. The name of the vessel comes from a song of praise, and reveals many of the best qualities and features of Royal Caribbean International. The size of the Quantum-class cruise ships is significantly decreased, compared to the Oasis Class ships of the line.

Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ships - RipCord skydiving simulator

Cruise itinerary program

Anthem of the Seas itinerary program is based on cruises in Europe with departures from homeport Southampton UK, as well as on Caribbean voyages out of NYC (Port Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ).

Cabins

Anthem of the Seas has a total of 2090 cabins (of which 194 Suites, 1570 Balcony rooms, 373 Interior, 28 studios /single occupancy) in 43 grades. Most Anthem of the Seas staterooms are balcony and 100-185-sq.foot insides. The largest aboard Anthem of the Seas are the Royal Loft Suites (152 m2). The new “Royal Suite Class” booking category (suite accommodations only) provides Anthem's highest paying passengers with the ultimate all-inclusive cruise experience of Royal Caribbean, marked by Coastal Kitchen exclusive access, 24-hour personal butler service, included gratuities, all-inclusive drinks, free Internet and thermal suite unlimited access. Anthem of the Seas was also designed with 34 wheelchair-accessible cabins and 373 virtual balconies (the interior features real-time views of the ocean and destinations). Compared to the Oasis-class ships, guests can enjoy larger staterooms, more family-connected cabins and new studio staterooms (for solo travelers).

Anthem of the Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Passengers on Anthem of the Seas are offered plenty dining options to choose from (25 onboard dining options, of which 14 complimentary), with multiple choices for light bites as well. Reservations for all restaurants can be made online ahead of cruise. Though not required, reservations are definitely recommended to ensure guests get to eat where they want, when they want. Food and service at the main restaurants, Silk, Chic, American Icon and The Grande, is varied and offers an array of experiences. Anthem provides 200 seats more than Quantum among its main dining rooms. Additionally, more waiters have been assigned to address complaints about service. Each of the four main restaurants already has two versions of the menu, with regional dishes also been added.

Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ships - Two70 Lounge

Follows the complete list of Anthem of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • The Grande (one of the four dining rooms; offers DreamWorks themed breakfast, two fixed dinner seatings and "My Time Dining")
  • Chic Restaurant (one of the four dining rooms)
  • American Icon Grill (one of the four dining rooms)
  • The Silk (Asian cuisine, one of the four dining rooms)
  • La Patisserie (specialty coffee and teas bar; offers fresh-made pastries and sweets)
  • Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine
  • Johnny Rockets (fast food restaurant, complimentary)
  • Windjammer Marketplace buffet restaurant (offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (steakhouse/seafood)
  • Chef’s Table (14-guest capacity, gourmet private dining package)
  • Sorrento’s (Italian restaurant)
  • Jamie's Italian Restaurant (menu, deck 5) is a 132-seat specialty trattoria restaurant (at surcharge USD 30 pp dinner, USD 20 pp lunch / seadays only) via partnership with British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver,
  • Izumi (73-seat Asian/Japanese restaurant)
  • The Cafe @ Two70° (casual dining marketplace)
  • Coastal Kitchen (Suite passengers only restaurant)
  • Solarium Bistro (healthy dining menu, ex-“Devinly Decadence”)
  • SeaPlex Dog House (complimentary)
  • Anthem was the first Quantum-class ship on which in 2017 was introduced the new Royal Caribbean specialty dining package.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Quantum-class ship Anthem of the Seas comes with all prepared innovations like a skydiving simulator and the North Star, a jewel-shaped glass capsule rising 300 feet above sea level and allowing 360-degree views from high above the ship. Anthem also impressed with innovative bumper cars and Bionic Bar with 2 bartending "robots" that mix up cocktails ordered via tablet. Only two ships at sea, Anthem and her sister, Quantum, feature skydiving simulation. If you love adventure, iFly by RipCord is a must-try. The first "flight" for every passenger is free. Each passengers is fitted with goggles, helmet and jumpsuit before jumping into the chamber (1-min sessions).

Royal Caribbean Quantum-class ships - SeaPlex

The Royal Theater hosts the major production show onboard the Anthem, "We Will Rock You", a 90-minute musical which sets Queen's greatest hits to a story set in the future. The result is an exceptional show and spectacular event that makes everyone want to sing and dance along. The Anthem cruise ship boasts with the DreamWorks Experience - themed programming via partnership with Walt Disney Company. This new entertainment program is aimed at families and offers movies-themed DreamWorks activities on select RCI ships within the fleet. The list of special activities includes characters meet and greets (of course, plus photo ops).

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth programs (Adventure Ocean, Royal Babies, Royal Tots, Dream Works experience), Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Anthem of the Seas cruise ship (Royal Caribbean)

Follows the complete list of Anthem of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Royal Theater (1299-seat, features 3D Movies, aerial acrobatic performances and Broadway-style productions)
  • Music Hall (2-deck high live entertainment venue)
  • Two70° Lounge (3-deck high relaxation observation lounge with live entertainment)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; SeaTrek Shop (diving equipment)
  • Diamond Club Lounge and Bar (past guests only); Concierge Club and Lounge (suite- and past guests only); Card Room
  • Brass and Bock Pub (former Michael’s Genuine Pub), Bionic Bar, NorthStar Bar
  • The Via (an area between the boutique shops and restaurants on deck 5; with the Vintages wine bar, Port Merchants and Jamie’s)
  • Casino Royale
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Cafe Promenade (24-hour; serves snacks and drinks, as well as Starbucks specialty coffee)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 10 jacuzzis (2 are cantilevered); 4 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Solarium Cafe, pool bar and adults only pool area); Solarium Bar
  • Video Games Arcade; The Living Room and Night Club teen areas; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area; Workshop (family venue); H2O Zone family and kids area
  • SeaPlex (sports complex, with roller skating, bumper cars, circus school, full-sized basketball court); North Star; FlowRider (surf simulator); RipCord by iFly; Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall.

Anthem of the Seas wiki

Anthem is RCI's second Quantum-class vessel, with sisterships Quantum of the Seas (2014) and Ovation of the Seas (2016). On February 11, 2011, vessel’s order (coded “Project Sunshine”) was announced by the shipowner Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL). The liner represents a new passenger ship class of all three units, the first of which (Quantum) was delivered in October 2014, and the third (Ovation) in April 2016. On February 29, 2012, RCCL announced Anthem’s order. On January 31, 2013, the new ship class was officially named “Quantum Class”. On this day were also officially announced the names of the first two vessels – Quantum and Anthem.

On February 10, 2014, Royal Caribbean announced that Anthem's itinerary program will feature a total of 19 European cruises (in Mediterranean Sea) visiting the riviera regions of Spain, France and Italy, and also the Canaries.

On February 21, 2015, the vessel was launched (floated out from drydock) at Meyer Weft shipyard. Followed outfitting and the conveyance on River Ems to North Sea / Baltic Sea for sea trials. On April 20, 2015, was ship's christening ceremony in port Southampton, England. Ship's godmother is Emma Wilby - an UK cruise travel agent working for Thomson UK (Marella). She was chosen via an RCI-held competition.

Anthem's "Inaugural Cruise" started on April 22, 2015. The 8-day roundtrip itinerary from Southampton visited ports in France and Spain, with feature call on Le Havre-Paris. On April 18, started the "Pre-Inaugural" 2-day cruise to nowhere from Southampton (roundtrip itinerary without any ports of call).

In May 2017, Philippa Charlotte Middleton (younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge / wife of Prince William) was given her own Suite on the ship for her honeymoon with James Matthews. The couple married on May 20, 2017. Royal Caribbean specifically designed the themed "Pippa Suite" (adjacent to the ship's Royal Loft Suite (deck 9). Pipa Suite had blue plush furnishings, with lilac throws and cushions. The suite as amenities offered a sunrise yoga station, smoothie machine, golden goose ornaments, Royal Genie buttler service (dedicated Principal of British Butler Institute-trained staff). The royal couple was on a Southern Caribbean itinerary roundtrip from NYC to St Lucia Island, Barbados and Antigua. After the Anthem cruise, the couple flew to St Barts on James' private jet.

The list of the Quantum-class new features includes:

  • "virtual balcony cabins" - Inside cabins with floor-to-ceiling high-definition TVscreen for a real-time oceanview
  • Bionic Bar (capacity 2 drinks per minute) uses 2 robotic arms to prepare mixed beverages (muddled, stirred, shaken and strained). Those can be ordered via app (tablets or smartphones). Orders are displayed on large LED screens around the bar. The robotic bartenders use 30 different spirits and 21 mixers (8 sodas, 6 juices, 3 syrups, sugar, mint, limes, lemons).
  • Two70° 3-decks high lounge (with cafe, ice bar, used for cirque productions and as disco club at night)
  • SeaPlex (full-size basketball court, roller-skating arena, bumper cars)
  • "RipCord by iFLY" (skydiving simulator) - height 23 ft / 7 m
  • "NorthStar" - complimentary observation capsule on a rotating arm.

Ship facts

  • vessel width: 162 ft (49 m), waterline width 136 ft (41 m)
  • virtual balcony's LED screen is 80-inch 4K (ultra high-definition)
  • jogging track length 436 ft (133 m)
  • North Star's height is 300 ft (92 m) and turns every 15 min.
  • SeaPlex' bumper cars are 15
  • On each voyage, the ship is loaded with fresh fruit (25 tons), fresh vegetables (36 tons), fish (10 tons), eggs (79,000), still water (22,200 L), sparkling water (12,000 L).
  • In the vessel's construction were used 37,000 tons of steel, 346 tons of glass. It took 41,600 man hours to build it.
  • Engines / power: two Wartsila diesels (type 12V46F, power output 14400 kW each), two Wartsila diesels (type 16V46F, power output 19200 kW each), two Caterpillar engines (type 3516C HD (power output 2500 kW each)
  • Diesel-electric propulsion: two ABB thrusters (type Azipod XO, power output 20,5 MW each), plus four Brunvoll bow thrusters (type FU115, power output 3500 kW each)
  • A signature feature of the vessel is the top-deck located giant Giraffe statue (named Gigi) with weight 4 tons.
  • Ship's Captain is Srecko Ban.

All Quantum-class ships don't have the top-deck Viking Crown observation lounge and the ice  skating rink. There are also differences in the Royal Promenade (shopping mall area). Entertainment options are brand new, with many "firsts at sea" present in the line's brochures.

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Anthem of the Seas Itineraries

The below listed Anthem of the Seas cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Royal Caribbean fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jan 18 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York
2019 Jan 26 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York
2019 Feb 03 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$1786
2019 Feb 15 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$799
2019 Feb 23 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$739
2019 Mar 03 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$1499
2019 Mar 15 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$679
2019 Mar 23 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$679
2019 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$629
2019 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$810
2019 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$810
2019 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$850
2019 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$700
2019 May 04 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$604
2019 May 09 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1105
2019 May 18 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$674
2019 May 23 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1129
2019 Jun 01 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$764
2019 Jun 06 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1270
2019 Jun 15 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$905
2019 Jun 20 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1484
2019 Jun 29 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$1120
2019 Jul 04 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1630
2019 Jul 13 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$1014
2019 Jul 18 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1644
2019 Jul 27 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$1004
2019 Aug 01 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1523
2019 Aug 10 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$994
2019 Aug 15 9 days, round-trip Bermuda & Caribbean New York$1424
2019 Aug 24 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$794
2019 Aug 29 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$803
2019 Sep 07 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$564
2019 Sep 12 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$803
2019 Sep 21 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$534
2019 Sep 26 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$784
2019 Oct 05 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$525
2019 Oct 10 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$853
2019 Oct 19 5 days, round-trip Bermuda New York$525
2019 Oct 24 9 days, round-trip Canada & New England New York$724
2019 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$687
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$617
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$668
2019 Nov 23 8 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$835
2019 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$607
2019 Dec 08 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$982
2019 Dec 20 8 days, round-trip Bahamas Holiday New York$1077
2019 Dec 28 8 days, round-trip Bahamas Holiday New York$1156
2020 Jan 05 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$964
2020 Jan 16 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$964
2020 Jan 27 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$1014
2020 Feb 07 8 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$594
2020 Feb 15 8 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$694
2020 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$564
2020 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$564
2020 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$564
2020 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$574
2020 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$564
2020 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$764
2020 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Bahamas & Perfect Day New York$764
2020 Apr 12 12 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York$1234
2020 May 15 8 days, round-trip Spain & Portugal Southampton$1325
2020 May 23 6 days, round-trip France & Spain Southampton$1130
2020 May 29 8 days, round-trip Northern Europe Cities Southampton$1654
2020 Jun 06 14 days, round-trip Italian Mediterranean Southampton$2404
2020 Jun 20 8 days, round-trip Spain & Portugal Southampton$1429
2020 Jun 28 13 days, round-trip Mediterranean Beaches Southampton$2599
2020 Jul 11 8 days, round-trip France & Spain Southampton$1715
2020 Jul 19 14 days, round-trip Discover The Canaries Southampton$2794
2020 Aug 02 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean Beaches Southampton$2885
2020 Aug 16 14 days, round-trip Italian Mediterranean Southampton$3080
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip France & Spain Southampton$1579
2020 Sep 06 14 days, round-trip Discover The Canaries Southampton$2404
2020 Sep 20 14 days, round-trip Mediterranean Tour Southampton$2404
2020 Oct 04 13 days, round-trip Italian Mediterranean Southampton$2300
2020 Oct 17 10 days, round-trip Sunshine In The Canaries Southampton$2014
2020 Oct 27 5 days, round-trip Half Term Paris & Bilbao Southampton$943
2020 Nov 01 12 days, one-way from Southampton to New York Southampton$1325
2020 Nov 13 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$664
2020 Nov 21 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$764
2020 Nov 29 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$664
2020 Dec 07 12 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$1114
2020 Dec 19 8 days, round-trip Bahamas Holiday New York$1114
2020 Dec 27 8 days, round-trip Bahamas Holiday New York$1044
2021 Jan 04 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$1014
2021 Jan 15 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$1114
2021 Jan 26 11 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean New York$1144
2021 Feb 06 8 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$714
2021 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$664
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$644
2021 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$614
2021 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$614
2021 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$614
2021 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$644
2021 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$644
2021 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$644
2021 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$664
2021 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Bahamas New York$664