Anthem of the Seas Interiors

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    Anthem of the Seas Bionic Bar

    Anthem of the Seas Bionic Bar
    Anthem of the Seas (c) Linda Garrison

    The interiors of the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship are contemporary and fun. The 4,180-guest cruise ship is really a huge resort at sea. Many cruise travelers onboard may opt to never go ashore.

    The interior venues on the Anthem of the Seas are very similar to her older sister ship the Quantum of the Seas. Minor changes were made, but it's basically the same (which is good).

    This photo gallery shows some of the interiors of the ship, starting with the Bionic Bar.

    Bionic Bar

    The Bionic Bar on the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is probably the most popular and most-photographed element of the interior common areas. (The Giraffe is the most-photographed outdoor element.) Guests on the large Royal Caribbean ship love to watch these entertaining guys (or is it gals?) at work, who are aptly named "Shaken" and "Stirred".

    Guests place their order using a tablet, and the cruise ship has "live" (i.e. real people) helpers to assist those who can't figure out the process on their own. The bar has 120 bottles of 30+ different kinds of spirits for the bionic bartenders to select from. Anthem of the Seas passengers can either choose from many standard drinks or develop and name their own concoction. It's fun to invent your own drink, but you still have to pay for it if it's undrinkable! The bionic bartenders have most mixers except for grapefruit juice. It messes up their electronic parts.

    Video screens at the bar track the drinks by age, so you can see which drink is the most popular for your age group. (The system gets your age from your onboard record when you log into the menu.)

    It's fun to watch them work, but they still need assistance with things like changing out the empty bottles.

    Let's now take a tour of some of the other interesting places to see and/or check out on the inside of the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship, starting with Two70.

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    Anthem of the Seas Two70 Lounge

    Anthem of the Seas Two70 Lounge
    Simon Brook-Webb Photography/Royal Caribbean

    The Anthem of the Seas Two70 Lounge is located aft on deck 5. The lounge takes its name from the amazing 270-degree views it provides through its large panoramic windows. Two70 is used for multi-media cabaret shows that incorporate huge video screens, robotics, and live entertainment. Vistarama is the name given to the 18 projectors used to create an ambient surface over 100 feet wide and over 20 feet tall. On this mega-screen, digital shows come to life in stunning 12K resolution. It sounds impressive, but is even more so in person.

    The most-sought after free ticket on the Anthem of the Seas is for "Spectra's Cabaret".

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    Spectra's Cabaret on the Anthem of the Seas

    Spectra's Cabaret on the Anthem of the Seas
    Simon Brook-Webb Photography/Royal Caribbean

    Spectra's Cabaret is an original Royal Caribbean production created by Moment Factory, exclusively for Anthem of the Seas. This multi-media show brims with sounds, brilliant colors, and exciting movements. The show blends live performance and experiential cinema with music from popular culture.

    It's definitely a "don't miss" for those cruising on the Anthem of the Seas. The other big show on the cruise ship is "We Will Rock You", which is shown in the Royal Theater.

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    We Will Rock You" on the Anthem of the Seas

    Photo Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

    "We Will Rock You"is an Olivier Award-winning musical seen by over 6.5 million people over 12 years at London's Dominion Theatre. The musical is now seen on the Anthem of the Seas in the large Royal Theater, and is a "not miss" for those who love music by the rock group Queen.

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    Music Hall on the Anthem of the Seas

    Music Hall on the Anthem of the Seas
    Photo Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

    The Music Hall is a fun place to listen to live music on the Anthem of the Seas. Located on decks 3 and 4 near the Royal Theater, it's filled with great music for dancing, partying, or just listening.

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    Anthem of the Seas SeaPlex Bumper Cars

    Anthem of the Seas SeaPlex Bumper Cars
    Anthem of the Seas (c) Linda Garrison

    SeaPlex is a huge indoor activity area on the Anthem of the Seas. Like the SeaPlex on Quantum of the Seas, it is filled with fun activities for all ages, some of which are unique to Royal Caribbean, like the bumper cars seen above. The indoor court is also used for roller skating, basketball, and even a circus school!

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    Anthem of the Seas Fitness Center

    Anthem of the Seas Fitness Center
    Photo Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

    Although many guests participate in onboard activities like skydiving, surfing, or bumper cars, some prefer to work off the calories in this large fitness center.

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    Anthem of the Seas The Via

    Anthem of the Seas The Via
    Anthem of the Seas (c) Linda Garrison

    The Via is an open area outside Jamie's Italian Restaurant on deck 5 of the Anthem of the Seas. I love this giant pink tuba artwork.

     

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    Anthem of the Seas Chandelier

    Anthem of the Seas Chandelier
    Anthem of the Seas (c) Linda Garrison

    The chandelier over the Royal Esplanade on the Anthem of the Seas changes colors. It's really impressive.

     

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    Royal Esplanade on the Anthem of the Seas

    Royal Esplanade on the Anthem of the Seas
    Photo Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

    The Royal Esplanade is the hub of the retail, dining, and drinking venues on the Anthem of the Seas. Located on decks 4 and 5, it's like an indoor mall (only better).

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    Sunshine Bar on the Anthem of the Seas

    Sunshine Bar on the Anthem of the Seas
    Photo Courtesy of Royal Caribbean

    The Sunshine Bar is in the Solarium of the Anthem of the Seas, which is forward on deck 14. This expansive indoor area is relaxing and offers great views of the sea through its floor to ceiling windows.

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    Anthem of the Seas Indoor Pool

    Anthem of the Seas Indoor Pool
    Anthem of the Seas (c) Linda Garrison

    The Anthem of the Seas has a large outdoor swimming pool midship on deck 14. Just forward of the outdoor pool is this indoor swimming pool, which even has its own pool bar. Anthem of the Seas guests who love to swim won't have to let inclement weather keep them out of the water.