Prepare to be wowed by Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas. This luxurious vessel is unlike any you’ve ever stepped foot on (or that I had certainly ever experienced). The ship has 18 decks, a skydiving simulator, a robotic bartender, an arm that extends into the sky, a circus school, roller rink, and a 40-foot-long surf simulator. Yes, you can actually surf onboard!
FlowRider is the surf simulator on board and it even has stadium seating with prime wipeout views. (Yes, I saw some doozies, as our embedded video shows.)
The water of the onboard FlowRider gushes out at around 35 – 40mph, but don’t be put off if you’re not a surfing pro. This surfing simulator was built for young and old alike. Plus, Royal Caribbean staff are always on hand to help beginners out in their surfing adventures.
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The FlowRider supports two surfing styles: stand up traditional surfing and boogie boarding. Oh, and guests can experience the FlowRider surfing experience as many times as they like or you can organise a private surfing class to hit your destination like a pro.