Royal Caribbean recently invited us to the pre-inaugural cruise of their latest ship Anthem of the Seas to look at some of the technology on-board. Here we experience RipCord by iFLY.
Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, has a lineup of unexpected experiences at sea bringing thrilling adventures to guests of all ages. From the RipCord by iFLY sky diving experience and the North Star, a glass observation capsule that takes guests more than 300 feet above the ocean, to futuristic entertainment, a robust culinary experience and game-changing technology that encompasses everything from robotic bartenders to superfast wireless connectivity, Anthem of the Seas will allow guests to vacation like never before.
The first skydiving experience at sea allows everyone from first-time flyers to seasoned skydivers to enjoy the sheer thrill and exhilaration of skydiving in a safe, controlled, simulated environment. The sensation of flying takes place inside a 23-foot tall glass flight chamber, the center piece of RipCord by iFLY, giving Royal Caribbean guests the chance to fly while taking in stunning ocean views. It is surrounded by a viewing platform for friends, family and other spectators so everyone can take part in the fun.
Here I am attempting to fly for a minute, then see how it should be done:
Anthem of the Seas will sail her inaugural spring and summer season from her homeport of Southampton, U.K., offering Europe and Mediterranean itineraries. In fall 2015 she will cross the Atlantic to make Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York Harbor her permanent home, sailing to the Caribbean.