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The most technically-advanced cruise ship in the world is also the most eco-conscious

I recently had the opportunity to check out the impressive Anthem of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean. One thing that struck me was how technologically-advanced this ship is.

First up, this is a very big ship. It spans 41 metres wide and 347 metres long (that’s almost three AFL footy fields long!) There’s enough room on this mammoth ship to comfortably accommodate 4,905 guests and 1,500 crew. And with all those passengers, you better believe the Anthem of the Seas is packed full of entertainment.

Step on board and you’ll be treated to everything from live music and roller skating, to bumper car rides, basketball matches, live music and nightly shows, skydiving simulators, rock climbing, indoor pools, and 18 restaurants for that special night out.

Being so technically-advanced, the Anthem of the Seas also has a unique way of dealing with waste. Of course, there are compactors, crushers and shredders on board to make sure tons of garbage is dealt with appropriately. But you might be surprised to learn that Anthem of the Seas also has the lowest rate of energy consumption of any ship in cruise history because if something can be recycled, re-purposed or converted from waste to energy, it is.

There are even Environmental Officers onboard the ship to make sure the entire crew is properly trained in waste management, energy efficiency and chemical management.

Nice to see a ship this large take resource reuse so seriously.


[Credit: Tristram Clayton, NZ Herald]

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas

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