Following the successful launch of Quantum of the Seas in November of last year with Elation lighting and video systems onboard, the second luxury cruise liner in Royal Caribbean’s Quantum class of smartships, Anthem of the Seas, set sail in April, also brimming with a full complement of energy-efficient Elation Professional products.
As a sister-ship to Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas boasts the same lighting and video package template. “The ships mirror each other as far as entertainment lighting,” says Christopher Vlassopulos, Superintendent SLVR & Architectural Lighting for Royal Caribbean International, who coordinated the design and specification for all the entertainment equipment in the ship’s public spaces, including the ship’s entertainment lighting systems.
Vlassopulos specified and designed lighting for the entertainment spaces on Anthem of the Seas together with Benjamin Couling of Tristwell Solutions, the company responsible for installation and commissioning. Built at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard, media and entertainment system integration for many of the public areas was provided by Amptown System Company (ASC), including system engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning.
Like Quantum, Anthem of the Seas is an environmentally friendly smartship that sets new standards in terms of energy-efficient entertainment lighting systems onboard. The large number of Elation LED lighting and video products fit the smartship ethos perfectly with significant savings in power and dollars. Elation lighting and video systems onboard Anthem adorn the same areas as on Quantum of the Seas, visually enhancing the ship’s main entertainment and relaxation areas, including the Two70 Lounge, Royal Theatre, and Music Hall.
Royal Caribbean International is the first cruise line to feature fully licensed, Tony Award-winning Broadway productions, and Anthem of the Seas hosts a production of the Queen-themed West End musical We Will Rock You in the state-of-the-art 1,300-seat Royal Theatre. The adapted production features a professional rig of LED-based Elation Platinum Wash ZFX Pro and Satura Spot LED Pro moving heads, Platinum Beam 5R Extreme and Platinum Spot 35R Pro moving heads, Design Brick 70 II RGBWA color battens, and ELED QA Strips. The Royal Theatre also uses three 20mm pixel pitch Elation EPV20 LED screens for displaying a variety of on-screen graphics, one large 5.8 by 11.5 meter screen positioned upstage as a dynamic backdrop with smaller 5.8 x 1.9 meter screens positioned at each side. The Elation rig is also used on a cabaret show as well as an original production for Royal Caribbean called The Gift.
Royal Theatre Lighting Gear List
Platinum Wash ZFX Pro
Satura Spot LED Pro
Design Brick 70 II
Platinum Beam 5R Extreme
Platinum Spot 35R Pro
Platinum Spot LED Pro II
ELED QA Strip
ELAR Quad Par