Anthem of the Seas - Ship Review
One of CruiseKings' Cruise Managers, Steph Micklethwaite, was lucky enough to experience the innovations on board Royal Caribbean International's Anthem of the Seas during her pre-inaugural sailing.
Click here to read Steph's blog on this ground-breaking new ship.
- Occupancy: 4,180
- Crew and staff
- Tonnage: 168,666
- Length: 348m
- Cruise Speed: 22 knots
- Launched: 2014
Food & Drink on board Anthem of the Seas
Rather than having a single main dining room, Royal Caribbean offer Dynamic Dining giving guests the flexibility to choose when and where they dine. There are five large complimentary restaurants each with a unique offering, from the finest Asian cuisine found in Silk to the delicious comfort foods served in the American Icon Grill. These are accompanied by some smaller venues like Sorrentos Pizzeria and the 24 hour buffet - Windjammer Marketplace.
There are also a number of specialist restaurants like Izumi which serves Japanese food while steakhouse fare is available at Chops Grille. There are also a number of restaurants new to the Quantum-class including Michael’s Genuine Pub from award winning chef Michael Schwartz and Jamie’s Italian from British chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver.
A Truly Royal Evening
Experience something truly special, exclusively onboard Anthem of the Seas – BRAND NEW Royal Evenings!
These unique events take place on the second night of each sailing and will be attended by the Captain! It’s the perfect opportunity to dress up, get together with family, friends and other guests, and enjoy an evening of mouth-watering food, fantastic music and incredible entertainment.
The evening begins with a champagne reception in the Royal Esplanade and Via, where you will be treated to a delectable dinner with exclusive ‘Chef’s Special’ dining options at the onboard restaurants. You can look forward to a host of exciting entertainment around the ship – including Casino specials and spectacular live music performances – it truly is an evening like no other, and it’s only available onboard Anthem of the Seas.
The Music Hall’s design was inspired by the spirit of rock and roll and serves as an intimate venue to enjoy musicians, DJs and theme nights. There’s a dance floor for those who get taken by the rhythm and plenty of seating on the upper level so matter where guests choose enjoy the show, they get a perfect view.
On all Royal Caribbean ships guests are treated spectacular show s in the Royal Theater. Anthem of the seas will stage a version of West End smash hit show We Will Rock You based on the music of Queen.
Two70° is an innovative performance space utilising the latest in technology to transform the atmosphere of the venue. High resolution projectors create a wall that can show any view imaginable, while robot screens act as an inventive backdrop for any performer.
There’s no better way to view a film than on the 220 foot poolside outside movie screen. Enjoy the latest films or even major sporting events from the comfort of the loungers or even when taking a dip in the pool.
Anthem's Unique Activities
The top deck offers plenty for guests seeking some adventure. Enjoy all the thrills of surfing without ever leaving the ship on the Flowrider surf simulator. There’s also a rock climbing wall for those looking to scale new heights. These are joined by the RipCord by iFly, allowing guests to experience all the thrill of sky dive without ever leaving the deck. This innovative simulator keeps guests afloat in a controlled environment under expert supervision.
The SeaPlex is the largest indoor activity space at sea and offers a range of sports and entertainment. Guests can learn new skills including trapeze at the circus school or play some basketball on the full size court. On the mezzanine level there are a range of games to play including table tennis and air hockey. In the evenings there’s a mix of roller skating and bumper cars with a soundtrack provided by the resident DJ.
The NorthStar is a glass-walled capsule lifts up to 14 guests on a crane arm high 300 feet above the ocean to see the most spectacular views available at sea.
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