It has been revealed that Anthem of the Seas which is currently based in New York will reposition to Southampton, UK in 2020.
Anthem of the Seas to Leave New York
According to a video by featuring UK and Ireland managing director, Ben Bouldin on Travel Weekly Anthem of the Seas will leave New York and reposition to Southampton, UK in 2020. This could also see a new replacement in New York being announced in the coming weeks.
Anthem of the Seas has been based out of the Big Apple since November 2015, but her roots are British. She sailed her maiden voyage from Southampton in April 2015 and spent her inaugural season sailing in Europe from the UK port. The ship’s christening ceremony was also held there so the British market will be welcoming her back once again.
It was also mentioned in the video that Ovation of the Seas would be sailing Alaska. This is the first time a quantum-class vessel has cruised in the region and opens up new options with Royal Caribbean.
Starting in Spring 2019 Ovation of the Seas will begin her Alaska deployment from Seattle, Washington and sail 7-day itineraries to Alaska.
The full deployment details will soon be announced by the cruise line for early 2020. Bookings are set to open up earlier than expected in November, rather than the original scheduled March openings.
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The Quantum class ships are the second largest to the Oasis-class ships. Anthem of the Seas was the second in the class the be built and joined the fleet in 2015. The ship is 168,666 gross tons and has a guest capacity of 4,180 at double occupancy.
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Ovation of the Seas is the third in the Quantum-class and was delivered to Royal Caribbean from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany in April 2016. The ship has been based in the Pacific Asia region ever since. The vessel is also 168,666 gross tons with a passenger capacity of 4,180 at double occupancy.