The Royal Caribbean International ship marked her first week in Southampton with a naming ceremony Monday and a busy schedule of short promotional cruises showing off the 168,000gt ship.
Anthem of the Seas will use Southampton as her base throughout the 2015 season, with SCH providing stevedoring services for the regular disembark and embark calls. SCH is also responsible for mooring and letting go the 348mtr long ship.
SCH operations director Kevin Hulme explained: ‘It is proving to be a busy first week of operations on the Anthem of the Seas with hundreds of tonnes of stores being loaded and we have fitted this around a busy schedule of short cruises before her official maiden voyage. We are used to handling RCI’s fleet of large ships and our expertise, combined with the ship’s latest handling technology, ensures that movements of stores and baggage can be completed swiftly and efficiently.’