We knew that Royal Caribbean was to make an announcement on November 21, 2013 and while some people assumed it would be to do with Black Friday deals, we had a feeling it was going to be about the Anthem of the Seas homeport, and we were right.
The Quantum of the Seas sister ship, Anthem of the Seas will call Southampton, U.K. her homeport from April 2015 and will remain there for the summer months. For those of you hoping to experience a Mediterranean itinerary from Southampton from RCL’s newest and most technically enhanced ship, then you are in for a right treat.
However, once the winter months come, then Anthem will go to her second homeport of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she will then start her Caribbean from winter 2015.
While we cannot say for certain the exact Anthem of the Seas itineraries, we can take a guess and say it could be the same as Independence of the Seas.
This news shows that Royal Caribbean is taking Southampton as a port very seriously and we can see that once Anthem of the Seas cruises go live on the website they will sell out in record time, as cruises want to check out what it is like to sail on a ship with the best features.