Sailing Preview: Anthem of the Seas

Are you ready to discover the world’s newest smart ship? Join Senior Editor Mike Faust November 6 – 8 as he explores Royal Caribbean’s new Anthem of the Seas.

The Ship

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas is the second ship in the Quantum Class. Built with millennials and tech lovers in mind, this ship is packed with the latest technology at sea. From special RFID wristbands that act as your room key, to robotic bartenders, this ship is truly a modern marvel. Anthem of the Seas also features a number of unique amenities and activities, including North Star, a suspended observation pod that soars over the ship; SportsPlex, a multipurpose sports complex featuring bumper cars, a circus academy, basketball, and table tennis; RipCord, a simulated skydiving experience; a wide array of specialty and celebrity restaurants, including Jamie’s Italian; and many more features worthy of their own anthem.


The Ship By The Numbers

4,905 guests, 168,666 gross registered tons, 18 dining options, 16 passengers decks, 1,141 feet long, 22 knots cruising speed.

The Itinerary

This particular sailing is a preview sailing with no ports of call. Rather, Anthem of the Seas will depart Bayonne, New Jersey on November 6th for a two night cruise to nowhere on the Atlantic Ocean.

Following Along #MikeAtSea

Follow Mike along as he shares photos and thoughts from Anthem of the Seas.

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If you have any questions about Anthem of the Seas and her offerings, you can send your questions to with the subject “Anthem questions.” Questions will be answered in a special Anthem of the Seas summary blog following the sailing.



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.