Anthem of the Seas to be Europe’s most technological ship

Royal Caribbean has announced it will sail Europe’s most technologically advanced ship, when its second Quantum-class ships, Anthem of the Seas, is based in the region when she is launched in April 2015.

The 4,180-passenger ship may have only had her first keel laid this month, but Royal Caribbean has already decided her future.

According to the line, she will sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean during the northern hemisphere spring and summer before moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida during northern hemisphere winter.

In addition to the rock-climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulators and zipline, Anthem will also sail with a number of ‘firsts at sea’. She will have a skydiving experience and the North Star – a capsule that extends 91 metres above the ocean to give passengers a 360-degree view. She will also have the largest sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars and roller-skating.

Royal Caribbean International chief executive Adam Goldstein says the line will use the ship to for more growth from the UK market in 2015.

“Our commitment to providing unrivalled holiday experiences onboard the world’s most advanced and activity-packed ships is unwavering,” Mr Goldstein explained.

Anthem of the Seas will be the line’s second Quantum-class ship, after Quantum of the Seas, which will launch in 2014. Both will be 348 metres long or the equivalent to 28 state transit busses, 3.5 football fields, or five of the world’s largest passenger plane, the A380.