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Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas will set sail from Southampton from 7th July 2021

LONDON, June 29, 2021 – Today, Anthem of the Seas arrived in Southampton before taking UK holidaymakers to new heights on staycation cruises this summer. The first of Royal Caribbean International’s global fleet to once again welcome guests in Europe, Anthem comes complete with the world’s tallest observation capsule at sea, the North Star – an awe-inspiring, 360-degree observation capsule that extends 91 meters (300 feet) above sea level to offer incredible views of the UK’s coastline. 

The North Star is just one of the world-class features on Anthem, with the ship having an incredible array of activities. Adventures include RipCord by iFly, the world’s first sky diving experience at sea; FlowRider, the cruise line’s popular surf simulator; and SeaPlex the largest indoor activity space at sea, complete with bumper cars and roller skating.

What’s more, the ship boasts a Bionic Bar where guests can enjoy watching their favourite drinks mixed by robotic bartenders before catching a show at Two70, a game-changing entertainment space, or taking in the West End smash hit ‘We Will Rock You’ in the Royal Theater, all teeing up the ship to be the most action-packed cruise sailing from the UK. Anthem’s first cruise is set to depart on 7th July 2021. 

Ben Bouldin, vice president, EMEA, Royal Caribbean commented: “Anthem of the Seas has always been a firm favourite for UK guests, and we have seen incredible demand for our sailings since announcing our return in March. With a jaw-dropping lineup of onboard activities, restaurants and entertainment, Anthem presents the perfect getaway this summer. We can’t wait to welcome families back on board one of the most revolutionary ships in our fleet for a summer of adventure.”

UK families can choose from a combination of 4-night Ocean Getaways and 5- to 8-night British Isles cruises that feature visits to iconic destinations around the UK, such as Liverpool, England; Kirkwall, Scotland and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

After a day of exploring the UK and adrenaline-fuelled onboard adventures, guests can choose from a culinary lineup including Wonderland, where diners will be wowed by imaginative cuisine; Chops Grille for classic American steakhouse perfection; and Izumi, where guests can sample Far East flavours and fresh sushi, plus much more.

Anthem’s summer itineraries are open for bookings and are available to UK residents above the age of 18 who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results. In addition, all crew onboard are fully vaccinated. For more information on Anthem’s limited series of summer cruises, visit the Royal Caribbean website.

About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island

Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 18 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call 0344 493 4005.

Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. U.S. cruises and guests: For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.

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For further information, please contact RoyalCaribbeanUK@webershandwick.com

 

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Anthem of the Seas offers a lineup of thrilling experiences. From the RipCord by iFly sky diving experience to the North Star glass observation capsule that takes vacationers more than 300 feet above the ocean, to robust culinary experiences and the Bionic Bar robot bartenders, there are adventures for guests of all ages.
Anthem of the Seas offers a lineup of thrilling experiences. From the RipCord by iFly sky diving experience to the North Star glass observation capsule that takes vacationers more than 300 feet above the ocean, to robust culinary experiences and the Bionic Bar robot bartenders, there are adventures for guests of all ages.
FlowRider on board Anthem of the Seas.Credit SBW-Photo
FlowRider on board Anthem of the Seas.

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Returning to the U.S. and Europe 2021
Returning to the U.S. and Europe 2021
June 2021 - Anthem of the Seas has arrived at Southampton, England ahead of taking UK residents on staycation cruises around the British Isles this summer. The returning favorite will be the first Royal Caribbean International ship to return to cruising in Europe since 2020 when it sets sail on Wednesday, July 7.
June 2021 - Anthem of the Seas has arrived at Southampton, England ahead of taking UK residents on staycation cruises around the British Isles this summer. The returning favorite will be the first Royal Caribbean International ship to return to cruising in Europe since 2020 when it sets sail on Wednesday, July 7.
June 2021 - Anthem of the Seas has arrived at Southampton, England ahead of taking UK residents on staycation cruises around the British Isles this summer. The returning favorite will be the first Royal Caribbean International ship to return to cruising in Europe since 2020 when it sets sail on Wednesday, July 7.
June 2021 - Anthem of the Seas has arrived at Southampton, England ahead of taking UK residents on staycation cruises around the British Isles this summer. The returning favorite will be the first Royal Caribbean International ship to return to cruising in Europe since 2020 when it sets sail on Wednesday, July 7.
June 2021 - Anthem of the Seas has arrived at Southampton, England ahead of taking UK residents on staycation cruises around the British Isles this summer. The returning favorite will be the first Royal Caribbean International ship to return to cruising in Europe since 2020 when it sets sail on Wednesday, July 7.
June 2021 - Anthem of the Seas has arrived at Southampton, England ahead of taking UK residents on staycation cruises around the British Isles this summer. The returning favorite will be the first Royal Caribbean International ship to return to cruising in Europe since 2020 when it sets sail on Wednesday, July 7.
Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.
NOTICE: For U.S. cruises and guests: Prior to booking, please consult all applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel, available at www.cdc.gov/travel/notices. If a certain threshold level of COVID-19 is detected onboard your cruise ship during your voyage, your voyage will be ended immediately and the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed. For cruises and guests worldwide: Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, as well as regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change without notice based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. Onboard and destination experiences, features, itineraries and guest conduct rules vary by ship and destination and are subject to change without notice.