For weeks now we’ve been looking forward to this weekend, as we’ve been invited by Royal Caribbean to experience their newest cruise ship ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Part spaceship, part cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas is dubbed a totally new experience in cruising. Not that we’ve ever been cruising before, so it will all be new and very exciting for us.
As you can imagine we’ve been avidly researching and watching YouTube videos on this new ship, since the invite came through. This week alone we’ve been following her journey from Germany (where she was built) to the UK, ready for this weekend!
As I mentioned, we’ve never been on a cruise ship before – to be honest it’s a holiday option that I hadn’t really considered until now. However, I have a feeling that this is all about to change! Earlier this week we were sent our itinerary for the weekend and it looked like this:
SATURDAY 18th APRIL
- 11.30am: Check in at Southampton Cruise Terminal
- 12.00pm: Luggage drop & Lunch
- 13:20pm: RipCord by iFLY (A Simulated Sky-dive)
- 14.30pm: Register at Adventure Ocean (Kids Club)
- 18.00pm: Dinner at ‘The Grande’
SUNDAY 19th APRIL
- 09.30am: Full Body Hot Bamboo Massage
- 12:15pm: Lunch at Jamie’s Italian
- 15:30pm: North Star Trip
- 17.00pm: We Will Rock You – West-end Show
- 19:00pm: Dinner at Silk
All this, along with 18 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, robotic bartenders, circus training, roller-skating, a casino, Xbox Room and a surfing pool to name a few of the other actives on board.
As I write this post, I’m sat in the pool bar with a cocktail, while my hubby and kids splash about in the in-door pool. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Here are some pictures to give you a taste of the ship and our time at sea…
Look out for my next post on this wonderful weekend at sea with Royal Caribbean, coming very soon!!