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Facts about Anthem of the Seas — the largest cruise ship to ever visit Halifax

September 01, 2016 - 12:29 PM

HALIFAX - A palatial cruise ship described by passengers as a mini, moving city cast an impressive figure on the Halifax waterfront Thursday, breaking port records as thousands of tourists flooded into the city. Here are some facts about the Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas:

— The ship can accommodate 4,905 guests, has 1,500 crew members and has a cruising speed of 22 knots.

— It weights 168,666 tons, is about 41 metres wide and 347 metres long — roughly the length of three professional football fields.

— There are two outdoor swimming pools, two indoor swimming pools, four whirlpools, an outdoor movie screen, a rock-climbing wall, bumper cars and roller skating.

— The ship also has a bar that uses robotic arms to mix drinks, an upper deck mechanical capsule that lifts passengers 90 metres above the sea, and skydiving and surfing simulators.

— Retail shops onboard the Anthem of the Seas include Armani, Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown, Bulgari and Hublot.

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