Anthem “Rocks” its way into Villefranche-sur-Mer

By Liam P. Cusack




12 MAY 2015, VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER: With Gigi the Giraffe standing watch, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, made its first call at the beautiful bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer today disembarking its 4,200 passengers to enjoy and appreciate all the pleasures which the Côte d’Azur offers.

Promising, “We Will Rock You,” the Anthem is a revolutionary new ship with such innovations as the North Star, a jewel-shaped capsule that gently ascends more than 300 feet above sea level providing passengers breathtaking 360° views of the sea of the destination. It’s one of the most anticipated features on this ship.


Anthem of the Seas in Villlefranche sur Mer
Anthem of the Seas in Villlefranche sur Mer


Passengers can also experience the thrills of a skydiving simulator, take a spin in one of the 30 bumper cars, and finish their day with a drink at the Bionic Bar, where a robot it your mixologist. For more information Royal Caribbean has a dedicated microsite.

Residents of this beautiful port delighted in welcoming the new flagship, which will be back on July 10th for a special celebration day where all the city of Villefranche-sur-Mer and its shopkeepers will organize a very special welcoming to passengers and crew members.

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Liam Cusack

Liam P. Cusack is the Managing Editor of Cruise & Travel Report (, a publication dedicated to providing travelers the same news that industry insiders receive. A self-described “travel nerd”, Liam is an Ocean Liner and Cruise Industry historian who has traveled to more than 60 countries, every US state and sailed on more than 60 cruises. After nearly two decades as an award-winning political journalist and investigative reporter at a major NYC daily newspaper, he decided to dedicate his career to helping avid travelers, like himself, be more well-informed. With Cruise & Travel Report, Liam strives to provide news and tips to make every vacation a dream vacation.