Anthem of the Seas is the second ship in Royal Caribbean's Quantum Class and visited St Peter Port in its debut year.
Representatives from Guernsey Harbours and Visit Guernsey attended a plaque-exchange ceremony along with the Constables of St Peter Port on 18 June 2015.
The ship's master was delighted 'to anchor in a place known throughout the cruising industry as a must-stop port'.
The 4,180-passenger cruise ship features innovations like RipCord by iFly, a skydiving simulator; North Star, a jewel-shaped glass capsule that rises 300 feet above sea level, providing 360-degree views from high above the ship; and the SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea, with attractions ranging from bumper cars, roller skating and video gaming to a circus school, complete with flying trapeze classes.
Anthem has 2,090 cabins, which include several cabin categories that debuted on sister Quantum of the Seas. The ones that have garnered the most headlines are the 375 rooms with virtual balconies (floor-to-ceiling ultra-HD screens with real-time views of the ocean and destinations visited). The ship also features interconnected family staterooms, which prove more accommodating for large groups, and studio staterooms with balconies that spoil solo travellers.