The conveyance of Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas down the Elms River will begin begin on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. ET. The ship will maneuver backwards from the Meyer Werft Shipyard down the river to the North Sea guided by two 9,000 horsepower tugboats.
The 32 kilometer trip (20 miles) will take 10 hours and thousands of spectators are expected to watch the conveyance along the Elms River. Below are two interesting inforgraphics that show details about the conveyance and the cruise ship. Anthem of the Seas will sail her first voyage with passengers on April 22, 2015 for an eight night sailing out of Southampton, England. The ship will sail out of Southampton for six months before heading over the Atlantic and be based out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey.