Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Anthem of the Seas Christened

Marking the launch of Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, the cruise line hosted an unusual naming ceremony in Southampton U.K. this week led by Godmother Emma Wilby, a British travel agent who was selected for the honor in a singing competition for travel agents. In addition to the champagne bottle-breaking and blessing duties traditionally performed by a ship’s godmother, Wilby took center stage during the ceremony together with Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud to deliver the performance of her life.

The second vessel in the Quantum-class for Royal Caribbean, Anthem of the Seas has set sail with previously introduced innovations in ship design, exciting activities, state-of-the-art technology, multidimensional entertainment, and flexible dining opportunities. She spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,090 staterooms. Anthem of the Seas will sail out of Southampton for her inaugural season before departing for New York Harbor and her new homeport of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J.

Image Courtesy Royal Caribbean International

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