Ready to set sail from the UK, Anthem of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s hottest ship right now. From bumper cars to robotic bars, it’s a ship that’s packed with plenty of fun and adventure. You can rock out to a West-End show, experience the thrill of skydiving at sea and even watch the sunset from 300ft above the waves, all before you’ve reached your first port of call.

With so much to do on-board, it can be hard to decide where to start. So, we’ve planned out 24-hours on-board to ensure you don’t miss any of the fun!

Morning

9am

Head to the Windjammer for a hearty breakfast (included in your cruise fare)

Windjammer - Anthem of the Seas

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Here you can enjoy buffet-style dining, with a salad station, a soup area and an international food station. For breakfast, you can even build your own full English with many traditional breakfast options such as eggs, bacon, cereal, sausage and a custom omelette ordering station.

Windjammer - Anthem of the Seas

Visit the FlowRider (included in your cruise fare)

After breakfast, visit the sun deck and sign up for the FlowRider (Royal Caribbean’s signature surf simulator) before it gets too busy. This is included in your cruise fare and there is always an instructor to hand when you try this out, but if you want that little bit extra tuition you can book out private lessons for an additional fee.
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FlowRider - Royal Caribbean

10am

Explore the SeaPlex (all included in your cruise fare)

SeaPlex - Anthem of the Seas

Dry yourself off and head indoors to the SeaPlex – the largest indoor sports area at sea. The space is open from 8am until 11pm most days and offers plenty of fun-filled activities to enjoy throughout your cruise. Jump on the dodgems, go roller skating or join the circus school, there’s enough to keep everyone happy here! If you’re not feeling too energetic after your surfing, then simply head to the SeaPlex Doghouse where you can order complimentary hot dogs.

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Anthem of the Seas - DogHouse

11am

Experience new heights with iFLY (included in your cruise fare)

This sky diving simulator is one of the many exhilarating ways to enjoy your time on-board Anthem of the Seas. As a first in the cruising industry, it’s a must-try during your cruise. The RipCord by iFLY is an adrenalin rushing activity which allows you to feel the wind in your face as you float in the air.

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Anthem of the Seas - RipCord by iFLY

12am

Head sky-high with the North Star (included in your cruise fare)

Elevating to heights of 300 feet, this observation capsule takes you sky-high for unrivalled 360-degree views of the world. Step inside the tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship (as awarded by Guiness World Record) and take in the views of the ocean, sea and ship from above.
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Anthem of the Seas - North Star

Afternoon


1pm

Relax in a hot tub (included in your cruise fare)

After a jam-packed morning, head to one of the hot tubs on-board for a well-deserved rest in the bubbles. Or, you can take a seat around the pool and watch a film on the outdoor cinema screen, drink in hand.
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2pm

Lunch at the Two70 Cafe (included in your cruise fare)

Two70 Cafe - Lounge- Anthem of the Seas

Visit the cafe at Two70 where you can get meals and snacks. One of the most popular choices here is the Kummelweck Sandwich, first offered on-board Oasis Class ships this has fast become a firm favourite for guests and is definitely a must-try. Comprising a rare, thin cut of roast beef, dipped in au jus and served on a bread roll with horseradish. The perfect accompaniment to enjoy the view from Two70 with!
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3pm

Spend some time at the Solarium (included in your cruise fare)

Anthem of the Seas - Solarium

While your lunch settles, visit the adults-only Solarium for some peace and quiet. This relaxing retreat is ideal for enjoying the views out to sea in one of the whirlpools or simply resting your eyes in the lounge area. There’s even a cascading lagoon on-board Anthem of the Seas to enjoy.
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Anthem of the Seas - Solarium with cascading pools

5pm

Pre-dinner drinks and Jamie’s Italian ($ – Drinks require Beverage Package/ a la carte and Jamie’s Italian requires a speciality dining supplement)

After heading back to the cabin for a freshen up, it’s straight to the on-board pub for a few pre-dinner drinks before visiting Jamie’s Italian. Jamie’s Italian is headed up for British chef, Jamie Oliver and offers Tuscan-inspired dishes to enjoy. Sample delectable pastas which are made in-house everyday, as well as a gorgeous selection of grills, mains, small plates and decadent desserts.
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Evening

6pm

Off to the Royal Theatre (included in your cruise fare)

Anthem of the Seas - We Will Rock You

The West End is welcomed to the high seas with this Olivier Award-winning musical phenomenon, We Will Rock You. Join fellow fans and prepare your singing voice as you enjoy scores of killer Queen anthems such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and – of course – We Will Rock You. Reservations are required, which you can organise in your Cruise Planner.
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7pm

Robotic cocktails ($ – Drinks require Beverage Package or a la carte)

Bionic Bar - Anthem of the Seas

Carry on the fun with a trip to the Bionic Bar and meet two robotic bartenders prepared to shake up your night. They can mix, muddle and stir to create almost endless combinations of cocktails. Whether it’s a classic Cosmopolitan or your own custom favourite, just order it on the app and watch the bartenders get to work!
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Bionic Bar - Anthem of the Seas

8pm

Immerse yourself in Two70 ($ – Drinks require Beverage Package or a la carte)

Two70 Lounge - Anthem of the Seas

This incredible venue presents 270-degree, floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views serving as the perfect backdrop to these unmissable shows. With live entertainment paired up with incredible multimedia performances, its a place you have to see to believe. On some, there’s a silent disco or interactive game shows, while others is the phenomenal Spectra’s Cabaret offering non-stop can cans, pop culture anthems and innovative adventures a plenty on-board Anthem of the Seas.
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9pm

Head to the Music Hall ($ – Drinks require Beverage Package or a la carte)

Visit the Music Hall for live bands and fun! Here, anything goes with no night the same as the last. Enjoy a front row view of excellent house bands; rock out on the dance floor to some of the industry’s best cover bands; or take in the scenes from the bar or pool tables with your favourite cocktails. This is a premier place to music lovers!
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10pm

Try your luck in the casino ($ – not included in your cruise fare)

Casino table on-board Royal Caribbean

As the night draws in, try your luck at the casino for a slice of the Vegas life! With penny slots and poker tables to roulette and blackjack, there’s plenty to keep you up all night here. You can even learn how to play popular games with complimentary sessions or show off your skills at an on-board tournament.
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11pm

Late night snacks (included in your cruise fare)

Sorrentos - Royal Caribbean

After a fantastic day of activities, it’s time to hit the hay. That’s not before heading to the best pizzeria on-board – Sorrento’s! Open until the early hours, its a great spot to stop off at for late night snacks if you’re feeling peckish before heading to bed.
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With so much to choose from on-board, there’s a number of ways you can spend 24 hours on-board Anthem of the Seas! How would you spend 24-hours on-board? Let us know in the comments below.

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than six years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for over a year. She loves learning of new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in diary for 2020! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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