Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas will sail out of Southampton
Royal Caribbean announced today that Anthem of the Seas, the second cruise ship in the brand new Quantum-class, will be home ported in Southampton, England in April 2015.
The new Quantum-class ship news was announced from the UK trade and press at a special event in London this afternoon.
Anthem of the Seas will spend its time between Southampton, offering Mediterranean cruises and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offering Caribbean cruises during the winter months.
The move is a play by Royal Caribbean to get a bigger piece of the £2.5 billion pie that Brits spend on cruising each year.
The 4,180-passenger Anthem of the Seas is being built in Papenberg, Germany.
UPDATE 12:50pm: Royal Caribbean did confirm that itineraries for Anthem of the Seas will go on sale in early 2014, along with more announcements about entertainemnt onboard.