Meyer Werft laid the keel of Anthem of the Seas yesterday (November 19, 2013) at their Papenburg yard. Shown here is the first block which was lowered into place by Meyer's 800-ton crane. It was the first of 74 blocks, measuring 59 by 121 feet and weighing 620 tons.
The 167,800-gt Anthem of the Seas will carry 4,180 passengers (double occupancy). Anthem is the sister to Quantum of the Seas, which will be delivered in
the fall of 2014. Anthem of the Seas is scheduled for delivery in the
spring of 2015.
Photos courtesy of Meyer Werft.