This is an archived post that origionally appeared on CruiseInd on Apr 10, 2015 @ 12:18

Anthem of the Seas Arriving in Southampton (Royal Caribbean)

April 22:

Anthem takes to the sea….

Anthem on her way out with Explorer docked @royalcaribbeanuk #anthemoftheseas #exploreroftheseas #southampton #cruise

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Anthem arrived back in Southampton and will leave this afternoon on her Inaugural voyage to Spain.

April 21:

Anthem guests this morning are enjoying a day at sea on this second pre inaugural sailing.

Flag's up #anthemoftheseas

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April 20:

Just before #AnthemoftheSeas was named. #live #life #love #travel

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Here is the godmother performing after the christening:

#anthemoftheseas #namingceremony #godmother #emmawilby #firework #royalwow

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Anthem has just been christened!

Anthem berthed back in Southampton early this morning.

Look at that antipasti:

April 19:

Anthem is out cruising the English Channel today.

video via IG user youngchaser21

Here’s people trying out the RipCord by iFLY

We Will Rock You Show about to start:
via twitter ‏@Flemo0017

April 18:

Anthem is currently headed down the Solent with her first set of guests. There are preview cruises for press, agents, and invited past guests.

The guys at Royal Caribbean Blog have uploaded a ton on interior shots. Take a look here.

This evening, twitter is filled with guests posting photos of their dinner. Yum!:

#grande #royalcaribbean #anthemoftheseas

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April 17:

Here’s the Godmother of the ship getting a first look at her:

North Star Onboard the Anthem:

Anthem as arrived in Southampton:

April 13:

Art installation currently in progress onboard the Anthem:

April 10:

Hello and welcome to our Inaugural Anthem of the Seas blog.
Today celebrates the day that Royal Caribbean has officially taken possession of the ship from Meyer Werft.

Where the Quantum had a giant pink Polar Bear, the Anthem will have a giant giraffe.
Here’s Gigi the Giraffe:

Here’s some background on the sculpture:

Anthem of the Seas’ newest resident – a giraffe wearing a swimsuit and buoy – is lifted into place. This artwork is an illustration of artist, Jean-François Fourtou’s sense of humor and taste for incongruity. His work uses changes in scale and surprising diversions to question memory and perception, and strive to remind the viewer of the people and things one loves and cares for.