Best of new big cruise ships: Anthem and Escape

Norwegian, Royal Caribbean take different tacks on eating, drinking, entertainment Tandem racing and free-fall waterslides or floating in a glass tube that feels like sky diving? Craft beers and tasty bites in a warehouse style sing-along keg room or a clubby pub bar? Oodles of outdoor dining choices or drinks mixed and served by robots? In the heavyweight bout for the world’s best new big cruise ship in 2015, the winner will be in the eye of …

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Innovation and technology shine on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship

By Kay Showker Royal Caribbean Line’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas is the most innovative cruise ship to launch this year and the most technologically advanced one on the high seas. Built to appeal to tech-savvy passengers with never-before-seen features and to millennials with a great variety of options and the fastest Internet at sea, Anthem of the Seas is truly a cruise ship for the 21st century like no other. An almost identical twin of …

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Checking out RCCL’s new Anthem of the Seas

Last weekend I spent a few days on a press preview of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, the Anthem of the Seas, which is now in the states after sailing its inaugural summer in the UK. It is now based year around at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ, quite near the Newark airport and will be sailing to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Bermuda and Canada/New England. Quite simply, this second Quantum-class ship is remarkable. There are …

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Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Anthem of the Seas

There’s a new tune in the air as global cruise line Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of its 23rd ship, Anthem of the Seas. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain officially received the new ship from Meyer Werft Yard’s Managing Partner Bernard Meyer in a signing ceremony held in Bremerhaven, Germany. Anthem of the Seas is the world’s most advanced cruise ship and reflects the best of Royal Caribbean’s history of innovating …

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Anthem of the Seas to offer most advanced cruise vacation in Europe and Caribbean during inaugural year

Royal Caribbean International today announced that the second ship in the new and most advanced Quantum class of ships, Anthem of the Seas, will be joined by Adventure of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas in the U.K. as part of an unprecedented 2015 Europe season. As previously announced in November 2013 at an exclusive event for media and special guests at London’s iconic Heron Tower, the highly anticipated Anthem of the Seas will homeport at …

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