While I love traveling, I have to admit that I've never considered myself a "cruise" person. I realize there's a whole cruise culture out there, and I am about to get a taste of it!
Three more sleeps before my flight to NJ. Four more sleeps before I board the Royal Caribbean's newest and most technologically advanced cruise ship, Anthem of the Seas for the pre-inaugural media sail.
I AM SO EXCITED!
Here's a sneak peek: Anthem of the Seas began her inaugural sail from Southampton, U.K., earlier this spring. She makes her way into her permanent home of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York Harbor this week, and will be starting regular trips to the Caribbean starting next week.
During our pre-inaugural media sail, there are so many exciting features I can't wait to check out. I most look forward to:
The RipCord by iFLY sky diving experience
Dining at American Icon, one of a bajillion dining experience on board. I exaggerate the numbers, but only slightly.
An awesome cocktail making session and checking out The Bionic Bar, with robotic bartenders, throughout which I will be singing silently in my head "Hand me the bourbon-o, Mr. Roboto..."
North Star, a glass observation capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean.
The many pool and lounge areas.
Climbing this rock wall with Gigi the Giraffe watching over me.
And, with a million work deadlines still to meet, you bet I will be testing out the ship's reported superfast wireless connectivity. Anthem of the Seas is supposed to be the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the entire line of Royal Caribbean ships.
I'll be producing a few videos with the crew and interviewing some of the key players on board, so please feel free to leave me any questions you might have for them in the comments below. Be sure to also follow Urban Bliss Life across all social media platforms so you don't miss a thing!
For all of you who have taken a cruise, I'd love to know: what are your top cruise tips to share? What would you love to see photographs/video of the most from my trip on Anthem of the Seas?
All photos shown here are ©Simon Brook-Webb Photography, courtesy of Royal Caribbean