This is an archived post that origionally appeared on CruiseInd on Apr 10, 2015 @ 12:18
Anthem takes to the sea….
Anthem arrived back in Southampton and will leave this afternoon on her Inaugural voyage to Spain.
Anthem guests this morning are enjoying a day at sea on this second pre inaugural sailing.
Here is the godmother performing after the christening:
Anthem has just been christened!
Anthem berthed back in Southampton early this morning.
— Cruise Critic UK (@CruiseCriticUK) April 20, 2015
— ICFR (@Cruise_Ferry) April 20, 2015
Look at that antipasti:
— Royal Caribbean UK (@MyRoyalUK) April 20, 2015
Anthem is out cruising the English Channel today.
video via IG user youngchaser21
Here’s people trying out the RipCord by iFLY
— Jennifer Bath (@jbmumofone) April 19, 2015
We Will Rock You Show about to start:
Anthem is currently headed down the Solent with her first set of guests. There are preview cruises for press, agents, and invited past guests.
This evening, twitter is filled with guests posting photos of their dinner. Yum!:
— Emma Cooke (@PetiteBlondine) April 18, 2015
— Crocieristi.it (@Crocieristi) April 18, 2015
Here’s the Godmother of the ship getting a first look at her:
— Emma Louise Wilby (@EmLouBulms) April 15, 2015
— Royal Caribbean UK (@MyRoyalUK) April 16, 2015
— Royal Caribbean UK (@MyRoyalUK) April 17, 2015
North Star Onboard the Anthem:
Anthem as arrived in Southampton:
— cruisejournal (@Cruisejournal) April 17, 2015
Art installation currently in progress onboard the Anthem:
— Royal Caribbean PR (@RoyalCaribPR) April 13, 2015
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.