Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's brand new cruise ship that is under construction and a member of the Quantum class of cruise ships. Anthem of the Seas will have her first cruise in spring 2015, with a homeport of Southampton in the summer and Fort Lauderdale in the winter.

Royal Caribbean launches 72-hour Anthem of the Seas sale


Royal Caribbean kicked off today a special 72-hour sale on Anthem of the Seas cruises, where guests can get a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom and $200 in onboard credit.

Guests that book a qualifying cruise can get

  • Free Upgrade – from Interior to Balcony (starting at $799 per person).
  • An additional $200 onboard credit per stateroom for all categories.

The cruise sale runs from September 21 through 23, 2015 and is for all Anthem of the Seas sailings departing November 10 – December 19, 2015.

Free Upgrade offers are combinable with the adjoining OBC offer, Crown & Anchor discounts, Next Cruise offers, and Shareholder Benefits. Free Upgrade offers are not combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, BOGO). OBC offer is combinable with restricted rates (for example, Seniors, Residents, Military, BOGO, Free Upgrades, Free Gratuities) as well as Next Cruise offers. OBC offer is not combinable with Crown & Anchor discounts and Shareholder Benefits. Neither offer is combinable with any other offer or promotion, including, but not limited to, Standard Group, Interline, Travel Agent, Travel Agent Friends and Family, weekly Sales Events, Net Rates.

Offer open to residents of the United States or Canada.

Royal Caribbean DreamWorks Experience coming to Anthem of the Seas


Royal Caribbean announced today that Anthem of the Seas will offer the DreamWorks Experience, which offers family friendly activities and entertainment centered around famous characters from the DreamWorks catalog of films.

Guests on Anthem of the Seas can enjoy events and activities based on DreamWorks Animation's popular feature-film characters, including

  • DreamWorks Character breakfast in the main dining room
  • ‘meet and greet’ experiences throughout the day
  • activities, games and adventures rooted in the popular DreamWorks Animation films at Adventue Ocean.
  • guests can watch the latest DreamWorks Animation films at the ship’s movie theater or on a dedicated DreamWorks TV channel in their stateroom.

"Anthem of the Seas already offers an unprecedented line-up of entertainment activities on board for our guests," said Mark Tamis, senior vice president, hotel operations, Royal Caribbean International. “With the addition of the DreamWorks Experience guests of all ages will be even more wowed with everything Anthem has to offer.”

The DreamWorks Experience will begin being offered on Anthem of the Seas when she begins sailing from her homeport of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ.

Royal Caribbean pays tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci on Anthem of the Seas' Two70


Leonardo Da Vinci was a visionary with ideas that far surpassed his time. With the technology available inAnthem of the Seas’ Two70, Royal Caribbean is able to bring many of his dreams to life in a dazzling display of digital technology.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas features retractable roof that allows guests to enjoy the pool year round


Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas features two glass enclosures for either side of the ship's upper-deck pool, patio and bar area that was made by OpenAire and it has become a popular spot on the ship.

Photo by OpenAire

The retractable roof retracts into a central core and wall panels that slide down to railing height that allows the space to go from indoor to outdoor easily and quickly.

When it's cold outside or the weather does not cooperate, both of these 3,706-square-foot structures close automatically and silently, letting guests continue enjoying all of the ship’s amenities. The design has brought extremely positive reviews for both Anthem of the Seas and OpenAire.

Anthem of the Seas is the second collaboration between Royal Caribbean and OpenAire.  OpenAire created a similar retractable roof for sister ship Quantum of the Seas.  The work done on Quantum of the Seas made the work on Anthem of the Seas much easier.

Photo by OpenAire

The retractable roof will also create significant future operational savings for Royal Caribbean, as the thermally-broken aluminum framing is maintenance-free and resistant to corrosion caused by an outside atmosphere of salt air and the moist chemical aquatic inside environment. By allowing the ocean’s sunshine and breezes into the pool area, it also reduces HVAC energy use by 27% compared to a traditional enclosure.

OpenAire will complete work on a retractable enclosure for Royal Caribbean’s upcoming Ovation of the Seas ship this fall.

Video: Inside Two70 on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas


Two70, Royal Caribbean's transformative space onboard Anthem of the Seas fuses highly advanced robotic and projected technology with live performance, creating an unparalleled entertainment experience on land or sea.

Royal Caribbean asking travel agents to name the Bionic Bar bartenders


Royal Caribbean senior vice president of sales, Vicki Freed, is asking the help of travel agents to name the arms of the robotic arms that "work" in the Bionic Bar aboard Anthem of the Seas.

Freed posted the contest on her Facebook page and is offering the winner of the contest a chance to win a stateroom on an Anthem of the Seas inaugural sailing from New York.  

The contest is open from July 27 through August 3.  

Each travel partner is limited to one submission for one arm. The winner will be awarded a stateroom on an Anthem Inaugural sailing for the 11/8 sailing.

Vicki will announce the winners the week of 8/10 on Facebook as well as Loyal To You Always. 

The contest is only open to travel agents but what would you name the robotic bartenders?

Video: Spotting Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas' most famous entertainer


Royal Caribbean Productions is always looking for new ways to take entertainment to the next level.  As the latest addition to entertainment onboard Anthem of the Seas, The Stowaway is sure to surprise and delight guests - if they are lucky enough to spot him! 

Video: Puzzle Break Challenges Royal Caribbean guests on Anthem of the Seas


Royal Caribbean entertainment is proud to introduce another first at sea experience, Puzzle Break, onboard Anthem of the Seas. Guests have one hour to complete the puzzle and escape from the future in this interactive brain teasing game!

Video: Meet Anthem of the Seas' Captain's Right-Hand Woman


Staff Captain Wendy Williams is one of three department heads who oversees everything that happens onboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. Get a behind the scenes peek at her important role onboard.

Video: An Evening with the Maestro: Spectra's Cabaret Electrifies Audiences


A Royal Caribbean original production created by Moment Factory, Spectra’s Cabaret immerses guests in a multimedia show unlike any other. Featuring a blend of live performance, technology and music, Anthem of the Seas’ new cabaret allows guests to be transported into a whole other world.