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Anthem of the Seas Christened in Europe



Royal Caribbean’s newest, Anthem of the Seas, was christened today at a ceremony in Southampton, England in front of 1,300 guests. Upholding a timeless maritime tradition, the Godmother, British travel agent Emma Wilby sang and officiated the christening ceremony before smashing the bottle of champagne.

Anthem of the Seas has officially been named! photo credit: Lee Haslett Twitter

Anthem of the Seas has officially been named! photo credit: Twitter: Lee Haslett

The Godmother

The Godmother role is a lifetime title bestowed upon an individual, who figuratively presides over the ship and imparts good luck and divine protection over the vessel and all that sail aboard. Traditionally, Godmothers have celebrity status or even royal connections, such as Royal Caribbean Godmothers Gloria Estefan, Jane Seymour, Whoopi Goldberg and Steffi Graf, just to name a few.

Officially christened. photo: RCI

Officially christened. photo: RCI

On the Scene

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Photo: @cruiseapalooza


  • Spring and Summer 2016 sailing from Southampton, England
  • Fall 2016, repositioning to the NYC area to sail Caribbean and Bermuda itineraries


  • NorthStar aerial observatory
  • RipCord by iFly
  • Flowrider
  • Two70 lounge
  • SeaPlex
  • Royal Theater
  • Royal Esplanade
  • Bionic Bar with robot bartenders
  • 18 dining venues

Coming Soon

  • Ovation of the Seas, 2016
  • Harmony of the Seas, 2016

Anthem of the Seas holds 4,180-guests and weighs in at 168,000-tons.

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Feature photo: @PortsofCallUK Twitter 

Doug Parker is the producer and host of the Cruise Radio podcast and the daily Cruise Radio News briefs. Tune in where you listen to your favorite podcast.

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