Anthem of the Seas sailed into the Royal Caribbean Cruises family in February 2016. As the second ship in the Quantum Class series; this family-friendly superliner brings together all that's great about cruising. Discover innovative features such as RipCord by iFLY skydiving experience, North Star jewel-shaped capsule, Two70 daytime/evening entertainment complex, SeaPlex with roller-skating rink and dodgem cars, and the unique virtual balcony staterooms - not forgetting Gigi the ten-metre-tall giraffe. Explore mouthwatering dining venues with the new Cosmopolitan Dining experience, together with Smart check-in facilities and new RFID WOW bands. Pamper your mind and body at Vitality at Sea Spa or escape to the child-free Solarium. Enjoy splashing times at Splashaway Bay or show off your surfing or boogie board skills on the FlowRider surf-simulator. Adventure Ocean Youth Programme, DreamWorks Experience, and The Living Room are jam-packed with fun experiences for tots to teens.
Visit Windjammer Marketplace for serve-yourself international fare or tuck into healthy comfort food in Solarium Bistro. Enjoy gourmet sausages at SeaPlex Dog House or toasted sandwiches, made-to-order salads, and homemade soups at Cafe @ Two70. Devour sausages and hot dogs at Dog House or eat made-to-order hamburgers and desserts at Johnny Rockets. Suite guests have exclusive access to Californian and Mediterranean fusion dishes at Coastal Kitchen. The unique Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine presents gourmet dishes and magical elixirs. Chops Grille serves prime steaks with side order dishes, or feast on made-to-order sushi and sashimi delights in Izumi. Dine oriental-style in Silk Restaurant and savour home-style comfort food in American Icon Grill. Jamie's Italian offers a menu of handmade, rustic Italian favourites, or tuck into authentic New York pizzas at Sorrento's. Every night is formal night at the elegant The Grande Restaurant or opt for contemporary cuisine at Chic. Take your seat for a private five-course dining experience with paired wines at Chef's Table.
Relax with speciality coffees at Cafe Promenade or La Patisserie. Pool Bar & Sand Bar keeps you topped up with refreshments poolside or sip fruity cocktails at Sunshine Bar. Michael's Genuine Pub features Michael Swartz's craft beer and pub fare, while robotic bartenders serve you with alcoholic creations at Bionic Bar. Wine-lovers can taste a menu of Old and New World wines at Vintages Wine Bar, or opt for drinks at the chic ice bar, Two70. Combine uplifting atmosphere and jaw-dropping views with champagne and cocktails at North Star Bar. Discover lively salsa music accompanied by mojitos and caipirinha cocktails in Latin-themed Boleros or wind down with ambient piano music at Schooner Bar.
The two-deck high Music Hall is the entertainment hub of the ship; offering dance classes and game shows by day and entertainment shows, billiards tables, and two bars in the evening. Two70 transforms into a unique entertainment venue with dancing, robotics, video projections, and headlining artistes. In the evening, Royal Theatre presents Broadway-style theatre shows, aerial performances, and 3D movies. The Living Room and Fuel Teen Disco offer dedicated teen-only nightclub and chill-out areas. Alternatively, see if your luck is in at the slot machines and blackjack tables in Casino Royale. End the day in style with late-night dancing at lively Boleros nightclub.
Day 1: Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and board Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas for your fourteen-night cruise.
Day 3: Vigo, Spain
Spain's Atlantic coastline is home to the Galician town of Vigo and its many attractions. Explore the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vigo and Plaza Constitucion in Casco Vella, before admiring the views from Castro Fortress. Immerse yourself in culture at Museo do Mar de Galicia, Museo Municipal de Vigo, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Discover the El Sireno sculpture at Porta do Sol or go shopping on Rua do Principe. Watch the fisherman at O Berbes and spend some time on Playa de Samil beach. Venture further afield to Santiago de Compostela and Pontevedra or even take a boat trip around the Cíes Islands.
Day 4: Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city.
Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade.
Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
Day 5: Cadiz (for Seville), Spain
Seville is situated in the south-western region of Spain; 60km north along the Guadalquivir River. The highlight of Seville is certainly its culture and heritage, which can be seen in the gothic architecture still prevalent throughout the city. Various landmarks are dotted throughout, such as the Giralda Bell Tower. Visit the royal palace Alcázar of Seville or the Plaza de Espana; a plaza built in 1928 for the World Exposition. Head to the narrow streets in the Santa Cruz quarter to discover various shops that sell bespoke, traditional goods, as well as restaurants that serve a variety of local dishes.
Day 7: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Today the ship drops anchor at Arrecife on the Canarian island of Lanzarote. Two splendid castles form the backdrop to the harbour - the 15th-century Castillo San Gabriel and 17th-century Castillo San Jose. The beautiful golden sands of Playa de Reducto are the perfect place to spend a few hours sunbathing. Venture inland to explore the lunar landscapes of Timanfaya National Park's fire mountains, Cesar Manrique's unique Jardin de Cactus on the outskirts of Guatiza, and Jameos Del Agua cave.
Day 8: Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
The Canary island of Gran Canaria is famous for its beaches, water sports, food, and marine life. Beach lovers will delight in a day spent sunbathing, watching people body board, and enjoy a mojito or two on the promenade at Playa de las Canteras beach. Learn how to paddle board, surf, or scuba dive in Arguineguin where there’s also a collection of shisha bars. Adventurers delight as you hike Caldera de Bandama and admire the views that extend the entire north-east and central areas of the island – and on the way down enjoy a well-earned glass of Rioja at the nearby Vino Del Monte. Get close with wildlife and see dolphins, turtles, seals, toucans, and much more at Palmitos Park – the biggest zoological park in the Canary Islands. Or, swap seals for slides at Aqualand Water Park which is only ten minutes away from the Zoo.
Day 9: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Snow topped mountains contrasted with sandy beaches make Tenerife a firm favourite with tourists. Loro Park, the islands famous water park, is a popular choice for those looking to see the whale and dolphin shows and then head into the city centre and take in some local tapas whilst shopping in the array of shops here. With year round sunshine the beaches on the island will always welcome you to sit back relax and enjoy whilst topping up your tan.
Day 10: La Palma, Canary Islands
Today the ship drops anchor on the Canary Island of La Palma. This beautiful island is a UNESCO biosphere reserve thanks to its rugged, forested landscape dotted with volcanoes like Cumbre Vieja and Teneguia. Stroll around the narrow cobbled streets of wooden-balconied houses and mansions in the island's capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma. Uncover local history and culture at Museo Naval, Museo de la Seda, Museo Casa Roja, and Museo Insular. Explore the craft shops and see artisans at work at the town of Villa de Mazo. Pay a visit to Roque de los Muchachos observatories to see the world's largest telescope - Gran Telescopio Canarias - and enjoy close up views of the amazing night sky. Venture 2km north of Santa Cruz to discover the magical Santuario de la Virgen de las Nieves church. Take a trip inland to admire the huge crater covered in pine forests and waterfalls at Caldera de Taburiente National Park.
Day 11: Funchal, Madeira
It is very easy to see why Madeira has gained the name of 'The Garden Island'. Lush greenery with an array of tropical fruits, this island is a favourite on many cruise itineraries. Take gondola ride to the mountain village of Monte to experience some of the most breathtaking views of the island, then take the thrilling way down on a local toboggan, winding and bending over the cobbles; this is something you won’t want to miss. For wine lovers, venture out into the vineyards and experience some of the famous wine of the region.
Day 13: La Coruna, Spain
La Coruña overlooks the Bay of Coruña in the north-west corner of Spain. Step ashore and visit the Tower of Hercules, Castillo de San Anton, and Castillo de San Diego. Explore the Roman wall, historical buildings and the medieval Church of Santiago in Ciudad Vieja. Get a culture hit at the Museum of Sacred Art, Archaeological Museum and Military Museum. People-watch at La Marina and Plaza Maria Pita, or relax on the Playa Riazor and Playa del Orzan beaches. Enjoy some family fun at Aquarium Finisterrae, Science Museum and Domus — an interactive museum. Venture further afield to visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Santiago de Compostela, Betanzos and Ferrol.
Day 15: Southampton, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.