Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean, was on hand to sign and receive Anthem of the Seas and gave the following statement:
“I am very happy to receive the ship from Meyer Werft. We’ve always broken the mold with each successive ship we build, and the Anthem of the Seas is no different. I would like to thank Bernard and Meyer Werft team for their ongoing partnership in designing and building awe-inspiring ships with us.”
Anthem of the Seas will be christened on April 20 in Southampton, England and remain in Europe before heading to her permanent home in Cape Liberty Cruise Port in the fall of 2015. The ship is one of the top four largest in the world at 167,000 gross tons and can carry over 4,000 passengers. The vessel is the sister ship to Quantum of the Seas which made her debut in the fall of 2014 and brought a host of new technological advancements to the cruise industry.
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