In Pictures: virtual thrills aboard Anthem of the seas

The newest addition to Royal Caribbean’s luxury cruise range, Anthem of the Seas promises a tech-packed, interactive voyage on board of the “world’s most revolutionary cruise ship”. From futuristic bionic barmen to skydiving and surfing simulators, join in on a visual tour of the ship’s standout features.


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North Star

Truly breathtaking views can be found on the top deck towards the bow of the ship, from where the North Star rises 300 feet above sea level. A 15-minute journey in the air via a jewel-shaped glass capsule opens up a 360-degrees panorama across the ship and into the horizon. As tall as Lady Liberty, the North Star has a capacity of 14 guests at a time and is one of the most symbolic features of the Quantum ships.

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Ripcord by iFLY skydive simulator

Relaxing views are complemented by thrill-inducing facilities: central to the main deck is iFLY, a simulated skydiving experience which propels geared-up enthusiasts floating into the air. Inside the 23-foot tall glass flight chamber, iFLY uses powerful fans which generate winds of up to 175mph, thus creating a "vertical wind tunnel". Anthem passengers can enjoy the airflow for one minute at a time, accompanied by an instructor.