Anthem of the Seas is the second of the 158,000-ton, 4,100-passenger next generation Royal Caribbean
cruise ships. Anthem was delivered in spring 2015 after sister ship, Quantum of the Seas, launched in autumn 2014. Both ships were initially announced under the code name 'Project Sunshine,' and were built by German ship-building powerhouse, Meyer Werft.
The word anthem is defined as a song of praise and Anthem of the Seas is indicative of many of the best qualities and features of Royal Caribbean International. Quantum represents a step change in cruising and anthem is a song of praise for that step.
Anthem of the Seas brought many industry firsts with some of the most innovative features at sea. Including bumper cars, a sky-dive simulator and North Star, a capsule that takes people 300 feet above sea level.
Staterooms onboard are larger than the rooms of Oasis class ships. New stateroom categories introduced include rooms with virtual balconies and more family-connected cabins allowing multi-generational families to connect up to three rooms together. Solo travellers are able to benefit from the new studio staterooms also. All rooms have updated amenities including USB outlets, larger storage solutions and multi-functional furniture.
There are five main complimentary restaurants, serving up a varied range of dishes from classic New Orleans Gumbo at the American Icon Grill, to contemporary and stylish cuisine at Chic. Silk boasts a menu of exquisite pan-Asian delicacies and Coastal Kitchen is a dining venue reserved exclusively for suite guests. If you are a fan of formal dining options then the elegant restaurant, The Grande, truly delivers.
For a casual dining experience, or a quick bite on-the-go, passengers can choose from six further eateries. Pick up a tasty hot dog at Seaplex Dog House (the first food truck at sea), grab some well-deserved coffee and cake at Café Promenade or sail your way through the varied World food islands at the Windjammer Marketplace. For burgers and shakes galore head to the 50s themed diner Johnny Rockets, or for scrumptious New York style pizza, pop over to Sorrento’s. Café @ Two70°SM offers gourmet salads, sandwiches and soups which you can choose to eat in or take away in picnic form to enjoy elsewhere on the ship.
To top off your dining experience there are seven specialty restaurants onboard, including the popular restaurant by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Italian, serving lunch for $15 and dinner for just $25. Serving up artisan pub grub and tasty home brewed ale is Michael's Genuine® Pub, the creation of celebrity chef Michael Schwarz. For a super healthy option, then Devinly DecadenceSM at Solarium Bistro is the perfect choice at just $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner. The restaurant boasts low calorie, health-conscious dishes designed by media personality, weightloss expert and chef, Devin Alexander.
For a unique dining experience, head to the magical Wonderland, which offers creative cuisine inspired by tales from down the rabbit hole, a unique experience not to be missed and perfect for a birthday celebration at $40. Izumi Japanese Cuisine offers an A la carte menu, ideal for freshly made sushi and sashimi. For an extra special dining option, book a place at the Chef’s Table for $85 where you will be presented with gourmet delicacies by the head Chef himself. There isalso be an experienced Sommelier on hand to recommend the finest wine pairings for your food.
Anthem of the Seas Virtual Tour
Broadway, T.V. and film star, Kristin Chenoweth, serves as Quantum's godmother, leading to speculation about the ship's on-stage offerings. New, multi-level venue space Two70° promises an interactive experience, day or night, with 270-degree panoramic views of the sea scaling almost three decks in floor-to-ceiling glass. Meanwhile, Music Hall will channel a "rebellious and edgy" aesthetic, and will feature live performances, DJs and theme nights.
Two70° is home to The Café @ Two70°, a gourmet marketplace providing passengers with casual dining in an enveloping atmosphere. A library and workshop can be found on the second level, and features guest lecturers, demos, and arts and crafts activities. By night, look for the spiraling staircase which encircles Royal Caribbean's first ice bar. A combination of live performers (including aerialists) and audiovisual elements will transformTwo70° into a feast for the senses. Top to bottom, this event space is outfitted with digital projections, 100-inch LED T.V. screens on robotic arms that descend from the ceiling, and illuminating floor lights.
Music Hall, a rock-and-roll inspired space is outfitted with a distinctive design with daily activities from sun-up to sundown. Spanning decks three and four, Music Hall hosts dance classes and improv workshops, along with bars and billiards. A raised main stage also features live music with unobstructed views.
Billed as the largest indoor active space at sea, Seaplex is a sporting and entertainment venue with everything from a full-size regulation basketball court to the first flying trapeze at sea. Did we mention roller skating and a bumper car rink which grooves to the sounds of a floating DJ booth above? Found on the mezzanine level are four activity rooms with a view, each with a custom theme. Also on that level you will find the first food truck at sea, serving snacks up to the masses at-play. Seaplex, along with the outdoor sports court, is located on deck 15 on both Quantum-class ships.
Hang ten, seven days a week
Catch a wave right onboard with FlowRider®, our 40-foot-long surf simulator, or cheer on friends from stadium seating with prime wipeout views. Surf’s up!
Climb your way to the top
Rise to the occasion and take on our signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck.
Place your bets
Casino Royale® is your little slice of Vegas right at sea, with thousands of square feet of lights, action, slots and tables. Cards, dice or the wheel: Lady luck smiles on them all.
Put an end to "Are we there yet?"
With our award-winning Adventure Ocean® youth program and our Royal Babies program, children love their Royal Caribbean cruise vacation just as much as their parents.
Embrace the solitude ...
Retreat to the glass-canopied, adults-only Solarium pool, where inspired surroundings, a light-fare café, and whirlpools promise the ultimate in relaxation.
FIRST AT SEA ACTIVITIES
Royal Caribbean will continue the tradition of delivering a groundbreaking lineup of onboard experiences never before imagined at sea, including:
RipCord by iFly – the first skydiving experience at sea which allows everyone from first-time flyers to seasoned skydivers – to enjoy the sheer thrill and exhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled environment
North Star – an engineering marvel that takes guests to new heights in a jewel-shaped glass capsule that gently rises more than 300 feet in the air, taking guests on a spectacular journey and delivering awe-inspiring, 360-degree views.