Upcoming Seattle Resident Anthem of the Seas Will Make its Alaska Debut Alongside Returning Favorites

MIAMI, Nov. 1, 2023 – There’s a new summer anthem on the horizon. Royal Caribbean International revealed vacationers will have new ways to cross adventures off their bucket lists in the Last Frontier, with the popular Anthem of the Seasjoining returning favorites Quantum, Radianceand Serenade of the Seas insummer 2025. With Anthem’sAlaska debut, between May and September 2025, travelers have in store a lineup of 7-night vacations that visit many of the state’s most-talked-about glaciers, parks, towns and more. All the ways to discover the Last Frontier begin from Seattle; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; or Seward, Alaska, and today, Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members can book the new adventures on Royal Caribbean’s website ahead of the official opening on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Friends and families can have their choice of vacations that will spotlight Alaska’s wildlife, majestic landscapes and local cultures, visiting picture-perfect destinations ranging from Sitka to Skagway, Haines to Juneau, Ketchikan, Hubbard Glacier, Alaska,and beyond. Matching the bold ways to adventure in the largest state of the U.S. are the experiences featured onall four award-winning ships, including experiences only on Royal Caribbean. On board, vacationers of all ages can put the action in action-packed and redefine memory making with highlights like the gravity-defying RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator, the deck-defying North Star all-glass observation capsule, the rock climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulators and ample ways to dine, drink and be entertained.

Summer 2025 Alaska Highlights

Anthem of the Seas – Sailing Roundtrip from SeattleFor the first time, Anthem heads to Alaska – and it all starts in Seattle. Adventure seekers can choose from two different 7-night itineraries that include locales like Alaska’s Sitka and the Gold Rush-era town of Skagway. Travelers will have the chance to get up close to the awe-inspiring Endicott Arm fjord and Dawes Glacier, and enjoy unparalleled views as they head to the state’s mountain-framed capital city, Juneau, and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The thrills are taken to new heights on board, too, with adrenaline-pumping experiences like the RipCord by iFly skydiving simulator and the North Star glass observation capsule that can reach as high as 300 feet above the ocean.
Quantum of the Seas – Sailing Roundtrip from SeattleMarking its bold return to Alaska, Quantum is the 7-night adventure for vacationers looking to marvel at Alaska’s picturesque landscapes as they venture to Sitka, Skagway, Endicott Arm fjord, Dawes Glacier and Juneau, as well as Icy Strait Point and Victoria in Canada. Adventurers also have a bold lineup of experiences on board to maximize every minute of their vacation, from catching a wave on the FlowRider surf simulator with towering glaciers and snowcapped peaks right before their eyes to taking on friendly competition at SeaPlex, the largest indoor activity complex at sea, which features bumper cars, a basketball court, roller-skating rink and more.
Serenade of the Seas – Sailing from VancouverReturning to Alaska for an encore following a standout summer in 2022, Serenade begins to make its way to Vancouver via a unique 16-night Panama Canal cruise to Los Angeles ahead of a 5-night coastal adventure. Vacationers looking to journey along the Inside Passage and see the captivating wildlife are in for an adventure. In destinations like Haines, Sitka, Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, Alaska, it’s about discovering the local cultures. And from town to town, adventure seekers can enjoy front-row seats to coastal gems like Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier, and Tracy Arm fjord, with 30-plus miles of narrow passageways, cliffs and waterfalls. Guests can always stay close to the action with the ocean views through 3 acres of expansive windows or the rock climbing wall on board, and when it’s time to refuel, they have their choice of restaurants, bars and lounges like American steakhouse Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table for Tuscan classics and Izumi for sushi and sashimi.
Radiance of the Seas – Sailing from Vancouver and SewardA returning favorite, Radiance is the choice for vacationers who seek even more immersive experiences to explore Alaska. The lineup of alternating northbound and southbound adventures starts from Seward and Vancouver, and along the way to Juneau, Sitka, Skagway, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point and Hubbard Glacier are photo-worthy landscapes. Before or after their 7-night cruise, travelers can extend their adventure with a Royal Caribbean Cruisetour that visits popular landmarks like Denali National Park. On board, there still are ways to take in breathtaking views, whether that’s poolside or even from the rock climbing wall. And making memories over shared meals is always on the menu at Giovanni’s Table, Izumi and more.

About Royal Caribbean InternationalRoyal Caribbean International, owned by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 20 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

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