World’s Newest And Most Advanced Smartship, Anthem Of The Seas, Sails Up The Solent To Arrive In The UK

GVs-Arrival-of-the-Anthem-Of-The-SeasRoyal Caribbean International, the world’s largest cruise brand, announces that its spectacular new cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas, arrives in Southampton this morning – its home port for the summer season.

At 1,141 feet long, 136 feet wide, with 18 decks, and a guest capacity of 4,905, it is a spectacular sight as it sails up the Solent and docks at Southampton port. There to greet it is the ship’s future Godmother, Emma Wilby. Not the traditional celebrity Godmother, Emma was chosen for the honour after a months-long nationwide competition to find a young, talented star from within the travel industry.

Anthem of the Seas is the most technologically advanced cruise ship to be home-ported in the UK and is hard proof of Royal Caribbean International’s commitment to push the boundaries of the holiday experience.


Anthem of the Seas is the second of Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum-class ships, and offers many ‘firsts at sea’ such as robotic bartenders, a virtual sky diving experience, on-board circus skills training, innovative entertainment spaces and the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea, SeaPlex.