10 staggering images from the Anthem of the Seas float out

It's not the first, and it certainly won't be the last, but this Quantum-size vessel is still impressive, and Meyer Werft got some great footage from the float out of this monster of a cruise ship
10 staggering images from the Anthem of the Seas float out
Screenshots via YouTube

Anthem of the Seas is Royal Carribean's second Quantum Class cruise ship. And just like its sister, the Quantum of the Seas, it's pretty spectacular to behold. Here are 10 of the most impressive images from the float out captured during Meyer Werft's filming of the exercise.

On Saturday 21 February, the vessel was floated out of its docking building at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. 

AotS is one of the biggest and most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world. 

Weighing 168,000 gross tonnes, the vessel measures 348 metres long by 41 metres wide. It has accomodation for a total of 4,180 guests and has 2,050 staterooms. 

The float out comes just 15 months after the keel was first laid in November 2013. 

AotS is expected to be delivered in Spring 2015 and a third Quantum class vessel is currently under construction at Meyer Werft.

The next milestone for the vessel will be her move to the River Ems to the North Sea for sea trials. Once those are completed she will head to Southampton, England to begin offering cruises.


Once the 2015 cruise season in Southampton ends, AotS will go to Cape Liberty, New Jersey to offer cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean.


by Laura Stackhouse

readmt.com Editor

Laura Stackhouse is the Web Editor of readmt.com, an official publication of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to readmt.com please get in touch.

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