Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anthem of the Seas Departs Meyer Werft

Some 16 hours earlier than planned this afternoon, Anthem of the Seas, left the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, avoiding adverse weather that is forecast for Wednesday. The ship is carefully being backed down the Ems River to Eemshaven where it will be provisioned and then go to sea. Just past 2:30pm, Anthem squeezed through the first narrow barrier and into the river.

Anthem of the Seas squeezes through the first barrier and into the Ems River.

The narrowness of the passages can be seen in the view from the aft lounge (which is going forward for this trip).
Anthem of the Seas just after it entered the Ems River

Photos courtesy of Meyer Werft and Royal Caribbean International. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without permission.