Written by on Tuesday April 21, 2015
Anthem of the Seas, the second ship in Royal Caribbean International's Quantum-class, departs from Southampton for its maiden voyage on Wednesday 22 April 2015 with an eight night cruise exploring France and Spain.
The mega-ship looked spectacular as she arrived in Southampton ahead of the official naming ceremony.
Guests were given a warm welcome as they stepped on board!
Anthem of the Seas awaits.... a warm welcome at the terminal.... pic.twitter.com/tK40prtroL— Andy Harmer (@UKAndyHarmer) April 20, 2015
More than 1,300 dignitaries and specially invited guests attended the event with the ceremony itself taking place in the Royal Theater. It was a musical affair featuring Welsh choir, Only Boys Aloud.
They were joined on stage by Emma Wilby, an agent for Thomson Holidays, who was selected to be the ship’s godmother following an open application process for travel industry employees. In her spare time Wilby performs in the Military Wives Choir in Kinloss, and she performed the Katy Perry Song Firework before the official naming took place.
The bottle broke on the ship’s hull in spectacular style
But that was just the beginning, with plenty to impress on board the world’s most advanced cruise ship, like the North Star observation platform…
Awesome social spaces...
As well as some stunning staterooms…
A quick video tour of our stateroom on the all new Anthem of the Seas! http://t.co/sS0k7Q1w9d— Sally Whittle (@swhittle) April 20, 2015
Fantastic amenities like the RipCord by iFly...
Set de fotos: UNA CIUDAD EN EL AGUA. Imágenes del crucero de Royal Caribbean ‘The Anthem Of The Seas’, un... http://t.co/aZlzhc2ZIl— Fotos Clarín (@ClarinFotos) April 20, 2015
and amazing views from every window.
The ship itself looked stunning as it left port to gives guests a taste of life at sea.
What a way to finish the holidays! Beautiful picture of Anthem of the Seas leaving Southampton for her Maiden Voyage pic.twitter.com/JQvOT30qbS— Ryan Tanner (@CreepersWeepers) April 20, 2015
Anthem of the Seas will spend the summer season sailing a number of itineraries from Southampton before crossing the Atlantic to take residence at its home port of Bayonne, New Jersey.