Two brand new massive cruise ships will be plying the Caribbean waters in the next couple of weeks.
Anthem of the Seas
Arriving November 4, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas recently left Southampton bound for the NYC area (technically Bayonne, NJ but right across the East River). This will be the largest homeported ship in the NYC area and will offer year-round Caribbean, New England and Bermuda sailings.
Notable features include indoor skydiving, the Northstar observation arm, the live music venue called Music Hall, tech-savvy Two70 theater, 18 dining venues, and RFID wristband technology.
Just down the coast, Norwegian Escape arrives in Port Miami on November 9. At 164,600 gross tons, this ship will be the largest ever to home port year-round in Miami. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape is the first ship in their Breakaway-plus class.
Notable venues including the first-ever floating Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and Miami’s oldest and most legendary bar, Tobacco Road. Norwegian Escape will also feature the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, a music venue and outdoor bar on The Waterfront that will feature live nightly performances where guests hear more live music.
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