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Royal Caribbean Anthem Of The Seas

Recently I tried out the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet, The Anthem of the Seas, all 167,800 tonnes and 1,141 feet of her for a three night cruise, from Southampton, to the port of Zeebrugge, Brussels, and then Le Havre, France returning to Southampton. Read more...

Written by Simon Prewer
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The newest ship in the fleet, launched in April 2015, I was expecting BIG things, and was not disappointed! The facilities are out of this world, what will they think of next.

In my deluxe balcony stateroom, it was comfortable and modern, but the real WOW factor is definitely above deck.

Bumper cars, iFLY (a Sky Diving simulator at sea), Rock Climbing, and the newest feature on board some of the Royal Caribbean fleet is North Star, an enclosed glass capsule that takes you from the deck to 330 feet above sea level. The view is amazing.

However, with over 2,000 staterooms and capacity for more than 4,000 guests over 16 decks, the waiting times can become a bit tedious. The wait time to go in the North Star was 3 hours, and it only lasts 10 minutes.

Did I enjoy it, hell yeah, but the small members of the fleet get my tick of approval.

Written by Simon Prewer
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