Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Newest Cruise Ship


Above: a rendering of Anthem of the Seas

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Royal Caribbean International has officially taken delivery of its newest cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas.

The company received the ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer in a signing ceremony.

In a release, the company said Anthem was the “world’s most advanced cruise ship.”

“It’s wonderful to welcome Anthem of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean family of ships,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.”Just like every Royal Caribbean ship, Anthem of the Seas will deliver to guests its own distinctive set of amazing adventures, whether sailing in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.”

Next on the itinerary for Anthem is a sailing to Southampton in the United Kingdom, before its inauguration on April 20.

In November, the ship will begin sailing regularly from Cape Liberty Cruise Port to destinations including Bermuda and the Caribbean.

The ship will carry 4,180 guests at double occupancy, with 2,090 staterooms.