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DreamWorks to embark for Anthem's stateside deployment

Characters like Po of 'Kung Fu Panda' will be aboard for cruises from Bayonne, New Jersey (Image: Royal Caribbean)
When Anthem of the Seas arrives at New York harbor in November it will bring a familiar cast of DreamWorks Animation characters. Po of 'Kung Fu Panda'; Shrek, Fiona and Puss In Boots of 'Shrek'; and Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien and the Penguins from 'Madagascar' will be joining the Royal Caribbean International ship when it begins sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey.

Passengers will be able to take part in events and activities based on DreamWorks Animation's feature-film characters, including a DreamWorks Character Breakfast in the main dining room, ‘meet and greet’ experiences throughout the day and photo opportunities that can be shared with family and friends back home via VOOM, the ship's speedy Internet service.

Younger cruisers will get activities, games and adventures rooted in the DreamWorks Animation films at the Adventure Ocean youth program. Additionally, the latest DreamWorks Animation films will air in Anthem of the Seas' movie theater and on a dedicated DreamWorks TV channel in staterooms.

The DreamWorks Experience joins abundant entertainment activities, noted Mark Tamis, svp hotel operations, Royal Caribbean International. Those include immersive experiences in the giant Two70 lounge where productions meld singers and dancers with special effects using Vistarama's super-high-definition video projections on floor-to-ceiling windows spanning 270 degrees at the aft of the ship.

Two70 also has six choreographed RoboScreens that produce multimedia shows.

In addition, the Royal Theater is home to a pair of headline musicals, 'We Will Rock You' and 'The Gift,' an original production created exclusively for Anthem of the Seas.