Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Review, Overview, Photos, Statistics

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas sails from New York to Bermuda, Caribbean, Florida and Bahamas
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Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Overview

The Anthem of the Seas, the 2nd Quantum Class ship in the series arrived in the New York area on November 4, 2015, bringing with her a lineup of thrilling adventures for guests of all ages. From the RipCord by iFLY sky diving experience and the North Star, a glass observation capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean, to futuristic entertainment, a robust culinary experience and game-changing technology that encompasses everything from robotic bartenders to the fastest wireless connectivity at sea, Anthem of the Seas allows guests to vacation like never before.
Anthem of the Seas will be splitting her time making Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York Harbor and Southampton, England her homeports.

Activities and Attractions - Anthem of the Seas

Endless experiences await guests onboard Anthem of the Seas, with unexpected thrills. From North Star, providing guests breathtaking, panoramic views from 300 feet above sea level, to RipCord by iFLY, the first skydiving experience at sea, and SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea complete with bumper cars, a circus school, roller skating, and more, there is no end to the fun that can be found onboard.

Multi-Dimensional Entertainment - Anthem of the Seas

Be it day or night, Anthem of the Seas keeps guests inspired and entertained. An extraordinary lineup of multidimensional entertainment onboard Anthem of the Seas delights guests of all ages in a variety of state-of-the-art venues, including Two70, where a combination of live performers and technology come together to deliver spectacular, multidimensional shows and events that have never before been seen on land, let alone at sea. The Royal Theater is home to the ship’s two main shows, “We Will Rock You” and “The Gift,” while Music Hall, the hottest live music venue at sea, keeps guests rocking and dancing the night away.

A Delectable Menu of Choice and Flexibility - Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas features a revolutionary approach to cruise ship dining, thanks to a robust culinary experience that allows guests to customize their onboard dining experience to best meet their varying palates and preferences. An all-new Dynamic Dining experience gives guests a selection of 18 restaurant concepts, including five complimentary main dining restaurants, as well as a lineup of specialty dining venues. Partnerships with world-renowned chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Michael Schwartz, and Devin Alexander round out the options. Guests have the flexibility to choose between Dynamic Dining Choice, which allows them to decide when, where, and with whom to dine each evening, and Dynamic Dining Classic, which is designed for those who prefer a more traditional experience.

The Ultimate Hi-Tech Vacation - Anthem of the Seas

From ultrafast Wi-Fi – the fastest at sea – and RFID technology, to virtual balconies in every interior stateroom, and robots that can mix up a mean cocktail, Anthem of the Seas, is packed with a bold lineup of technological advancements that will impress even the most tech-savvy modern traveler. Designed to seamlessly deliver unprecedented guest vacation experiences at sea, technology is prevalent throughout the ship, substantially increasing guest convenience and efficiency and ensuring a cruise onboard Anthem of the Seas is nothing but smooth sailing.

Dining On-board Anthem of the Seas

With Anthem of the Seas, guests can choose the flexible My Time Dining option to best suit their preferences, which allows them to decide when to dine, or the traditional early or late seating times. In addition, Anthem of the Seas features a mouthwatering lineup of specialty restaurants, ranging from multi-sensory venues to concepts from award-winning chefs including Jamie’s Italian, the hugely popular restaurant from Britain’s most famous chef and campaigner, Jamie Oliver.

The following is an overview of the variety of palate-pleasing options available throughout Anthem of the Seas:
Complimentary Dining Venues On-board Anthem of the Seas

Main Dining Room, features five distinct spaces, each with their own unique ambiance:

  • American Icon Grill, a take on the classic American road trip
  • Chic, a modern and sophisticated venue designed with gold, crystal and pure white for a glamorous experience
  • Silk, a vibrant and exotic destination of the Far East
  • The Grande, the luxuriant nod to a bygone era of classic European ocean liners when dining was a time-honored ritual, and where every night is formal night;
  • Coastal Kitchen, a concept created exclusively for Royal Suite Class guests, plus Pinnacle members of the Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program, fusing Mediterranean influences with the unmatched riches of California’s bountiful farmlands

Next-level Specialty Dining
  • Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, an elaborate feast for the senses in a setting where Royal
  • Caribbean chefs invent a never-before-seen menu of culinary curiosities
  • Jamie’s Italian, featuring rustic Italian favorites, handmade using seasonal ingredients and Jamie’s tried-and-tested crowd pleasers;
  • Michael’s Genuine Pub, an American gastropub at sea and the next evolution of Royal Caribbean’s relationship with James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz, offering simply prepared food and drinks made with quality ingredients from the best artisanal producers;
Additionally, guests can enjoy a number of Royal Caribbean favorites, such as Chops Grille steakhouse, Izumi Japanese Cuisine and Prime Table @ Chop’s Grille.

Staterooms On the Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas has the all types of staterooms to offer passengers including inside, outside, balcony and multi-room suites with balconies. All staterooms are well appointed, neat and clean with sufficient space for up to 2 weeks travel. In most staterooms the beds can be configured as a queen or 2 twins. Each stateroom has a small sitting area, dressers, desk and under bed storage as well.

The bathrooms are like those found on most other cruise ships - compact in size and have a sink storage, shower and toilet. There is usually shelves and/or a small cabinet for toiletries storage.

The differences between most staterooms is the square footage, location and the connection with the outside. Larger rooms are more expensive. Staterooms with aft or bow views demand a premium. Suites cost more than balconies, which cost more than outside staterooms, which cost more than inside staterooms. It is all up to your preference and budget.

2020 Anthem of the Seas Itineraries

Anthem of the Seas will be sailing from New York/Cape Liberty Bayonne, NJ now through April 12 and Mid-November through December 2020 sailings to Cape Canaveral, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas and the Perfect Day at Coco Cay - Royal Caribbean's Private Island.  During the colder months, the Anthem of the Seas will sail to the  Southern Caribbean assuring passengers will experience a warm cruise experience. The Anthem of the Seas will spend the May through early November in Europe with cruises departing from Southampton, England. Anthem of the Seas will be offering 2 transatlantic Voyages To/From Europe (Southampton England) to/from New York/Cape Liberty.

Other 2020 Royal Caribbean Sailing From New York / Cape Liberty

Royal Caribbean has 4 additional ships offering sailings from New York and New Jersey.

See the complete list of cruises in 2020 from New York, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ

Profile, Photos & Statistics Anthem of the Seas

Public Rooms Lounge on Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas Lounge
North Star Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas
North Star Observation Pod On Board the Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas Bumper Cars
Bumper Cars - Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas 270 Degrees Lounge
270 Degrees Lounge - Anthem of the Seas
Royal Theater Show Lounge Anthem of the Seas
Royal Theater Show Lounge - Anthem of the Seas
Coastal Kitchen Dining on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Coastal Kitchen Dining on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas Basic Stats
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Cruises
Ship Name: Anthem of the Seas
Ship Class/Group: Quantum Class
Builders: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Length: 1,141 Feet
Width: 136 Feet
Draft: 28 Feet
Speed: 22 Knots
Year Built: 2013
Year Entered Fleet: April, 2015
Country of Registry: Bahamas
Tonnage (GRT): 168,666
Pax (basis 2): 4,180
Max Pax (w/Uppers): 4,905
Passenger Decks: 18
Number of Crew: 1,500
Officers' Nationality: International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality: International

Total Staterooms: 2.090
Balcony Staterooms/Suites: 1,571
Ocean View, no balcony: 148
Inside: 378 - 375 with Virtual Balconies

Rip Cord iFly Skydive Simulator
Bumper Cars
North Star Observation Pod
Trapeze School
Rock Climbing Wall
Flow Rider Surf Simulator Large Screen TV for Outdoor Movie Viewing
Card Room
Game Arcade

20 Regular and Speciality Dining Options
American Icon Grill
The Grande
Coastal Kitchen
Wonderland Imaginative
Jaime's Italian
Brass & Bock Pub
Chops Grille
Izumi Japanese Cuisine
Prime Table @ Chop’s Grille
Windjammer Marketplace
The Cafe @ Two70
Seaplex Dog House
Johnny Rockets
Cafe Promenade
La Patisserie

Spa / Wellness / Fitness
Fitness Center / Full Service Spa
Sauna/Steam Room
Beauty Salon
Outdoor / 2 Indoor Pools
4 Whirlpools
Sports Court
Jogging Track

Public Rooms
11 Bars/Lounges
>Including the Bionic Bar with Robotic Bar Tender.
Library & Internet Center

Children / Teens
Organized Age-Specific Activities
Outdoor Children's Play Area
Dedicated Teen Center
Teen Programs
Children's Pool
Youth Staff
Babysitting Available

Other Facilities / Services
16 Elevators
Duty-Free Shops/Boutiques
Self-Service Laundromat
Infirmary/Medical Center

Anthem of the Seas Sample Staterooms

Inside Stateroom - Anthem of the Seas
Inside Stateroom with Video-Screen - Anthem of the Seas
Outside Stateroom - Anthem of the Seas
Outside Stateroom - Anthem of the Seas
Balcony Stateroom - Anthem of the Seas
Balcony Stateroom - Anthem of the Seas
Royal Suite - Anthem of the Seas
Royal Suite Living Area - Anthem of the Seas

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