Anthem of the Seas Completes cruises in the UK and Heads for New Jersey

Nov 04, 2021

Anthem of the Seas completed the UK domestic cruises and is now sailing to the U.S. coast. The planned operations of the vessel are starting out of the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, in about a week. It will be the second Royal Caribbean’s ship sailing from New Jersey, but Anthem of the Seas was the first in the fleet to restart in the UK and the fifth overall in the fleet globally. On July 7, 2021, cruises began with four-night Ocean Getaways and five- to eight-night British Isles sailings, including calls in Liverpool, Belfast, and Kirkwall.

The ship is scheduled to arrive at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port on November 7 to prepare to resume operations with guests on the following day, November 8. A 6-night Bahamas voyage is the first on the schedule for the vessel, including Port Canaveral in Florida and Coco Cay, Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas. The returning day to New Jersey in the itinerary is November 14. The ship will sail a range of different itineraries from New Jersey through the remainder of 2021 and in 2022, covering the Bahamas, Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean.

Anthem of the Seas is one of the 14 Royal Caribbean cruise ships, that have resumed operations, together with the new Odyssey of the Seas, which set sail with guests for the first time in July 2021. Explorer of the Seas is expected to be the next ship to resume cruises starting on November 7 from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Anthem of the Seas is the second Quantum-class vessel in the fleet, with 168,666 gross tons and capacity of 4,180 guests and entered service in 2015. Following the new protocols of Cape Liberty, guests ages 12 and over must present proof of complete vaccination. Guests will need to have a negative test result within two days before departure.