Going on a cruise is always a wonderful, memorable time – especially on board one of the luxury vessels that roam the waters of the Caribbean. Sun, sea, fresh air and all the comfort you might need are there in one place, in a small floating city built to make you feel good while on board. And the latest addition to the family of floating hotels is the Anthem of the Seas, the second Quantum class cruiser in the fleet of the Royal Caribbean International.
The building of the Anthem of the Seas has started at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, shortly after its sister ship, the Quantum of the Seas (the vessel that has been the first of its class) was set afloat. The cruise ship will be launched this spring, beginning its maiden voyage in April from the UK port of Southampton. Trips on the Anthem of the Seas can already be booked through the Royal Caribbean website – for a four day trip reaching Paris and Bruges. Later the ship will cruise the Mediterranean, followed by its trip to its true destination – the Caribbean – in the second half of the year. It will take its passengers on cruises between the Caribbean / Bermuda and as far north as Canadian waters – it will be the largest ship to ever sail this far.
Anthem of the Seas is part of the Quantum class, the second largest ship to ever be operated by the Royal Caribbean. It has 16 decks with state rooms accessible to its over 4,000 passengers, out of which eight decks will feature rooms with a view. But those who can’t book a sea-facing room need not to be down – thanks to the Virtual Balcony technology they can enjoy a lifelike and live view of the sea, streamed live from a series of cameras placed in strategical positions along the ship, on huge 80″ screens – so they can enjoy the view just like it was a sea facing room for a lower price while they rest or check out the online casino promotions | platinum play online casino has to offer.
Not that passengers would spent too much time in their rooms anyway – the Anthem of the Seas will be filled with a series of attractions and entertainment venues. The ship will have a recreational / sports deck with several activities, a surf simulator, a skydiving simulator and a climbing wall, among others. Besides, the Anthem will feature the North Star observation deck (complimentary during normal hours) that will take passengers to a height of over 40 meters (over 130 feet) to admire a view they will never forget.