The Countdown Is On: Only 100 Days Until Anthem Arrives in New York

5 reasons why we’re counting down to the next great adventure
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Let the countdown begin. Today marks 100 days until Anthem of the Seas begins sailing from New York to King’s Wharf, Bermuda; Nassau, The Bahamas; and other Caribbean hotspots. Why are we so excited that Royal Caribbean’s newest smartship is finally coming stateside? Because a vacation on Anthem is more than just a cruise — it’s an unrivaled experience. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should start an #AnthemCountdown of your own.

Try the most adventurous onboard activities at sea.

Whether you’re into skydiving, surfing or bumper cars, you can scratch your adventure itch during your time onboard Anthem. Looking to combine a fun activity with breathtaking scenery? Try a ride on North Star, a jewel-shaped capsule that rises more than 300 feet above sea level to let you experience magnificent, panoramic views of the ocean.


Take advantage of unlimited selfie opportunities.

Elevator art on #anthemoftheseas

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Anthem of the Seas is the perfect place to step up your Instagram game. Snap a shot with the ship’s most famous (and tallest!) resident, Gigi the giraffe, or you can go for broke by trying to capture a selfie with each of the 10 whimsical animal photos that liven up the ship’s elevators. Post a video of the robotic “bartenders” at the Bionic Bar, or show off the view from your private balcony. Bonus: Voom, the ship’s Internet, is the fastest at sea, which means you can share your vacation in real time.


Experience heaven-on-earth destinations.


Anthem of Seas
will arrive in New York just as the seasons are changing and cold weather is on the way. This is the perfect excuse to escape to island paradises like Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman Island, and Royal Caribbean’s very own private beach destination, CocoCay. If you’re ready to add some Caribbean to your own travel bucket list, Anthem will get you there.


Discover your inner rock star.

Featuring 24 of rock legend Queen’s greatest hits, “We Will Rock You” is Anthem’s onboard Broadway musical. Written by British comedian Ben Elton, this Tony Award-winning smash hit is just one of the many shows onboard. For example, Anthem’s high-tech performance venue, Two70, features the electrifying Spectra’s Cabaret, a high-octane show that fuses the latest pop music with live performers and a full-scale light show.


Meet the best crew on the high seas.

Anthem of the Seas Crew
At the helm of this revolutionary ship is an incredible crew. From 17-year Royal Caribbean veteran Captain Claus Andersen, to wildly popular Cruise Director Joff Eaton, to Anthem’s determined Staff Captain Wendy Williams, you’ll be in skilled — and friendly! — hands onboard.


Ready to go? It’s only a matter of time before Anthem of the Seas arrives, but you can secure your spot to be on one of the first New York area sailings. See the itineraries here.