When Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas arrives in her home port of Southampton next month she will be packed with some of the most exhilarating ‘rush’ experiences afloat.

From flying inside the amazing Ripcord, to surfing the thrilling Flowrider, Anthem of the Seas will offer thrill-seekers the most amazing array of activities on the seas.

Now the Daily Echo is seeking thrill riders to join us on board Anthem to see how they can meet the challenges on board.

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As part of our Daily Echo Anthem Reporting Teams, we are want to find someone who will report back to our readers on just how amazing their experiences are on board.

They will join us on board for an exclusive two-day mini cruise next month that will include the sensational naming ceremony of this fantastic new addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet.

To become our Get Active Correspondent you will need to be fit and active yourself, aged at least 21 and willing to join in the fun on board.

You can bring a guest with you – partner, pal, brother or sister, or parent or guardian – and great if they too can join in the fun.

Just let us know why we should choose you to join us on board for the inaugural sailing from Monday April 20 to Wednesday April 22.

And the Get Active Reporting Team is just one opportunity to join this exciting event.

The Daily Echo is also looking for four more ‘reporters’ and their guests to jon us on board.

The Daily Echo/Anthem Reporting Team will include specialists in the following categories:

• Children’s Correspondents: Ideally a youngster of school aged (must be 13 plus) and their parent or guardian ready to explore the adventures on Anthem. And while our junior reporter explores the kids clubs and amazing acitivies, their guardian can report from the spa or the many on-board facilities that help keep older members of the family just as entertained – and relaxed.

Daily Echo:


Get Active Correspondents: You will be a young sports/fitness/adventure junkie – perhaps with like-minded pal or partner – ready to explore sports and fitness adventures on board Anthem, from the exhilarating Flowrider surf machine to the Ripcord zone where you can really fly. You will be truly sporty, aged over 21 and ready for action.

Daily Echo:

New to Cruise Correspondents: You will have never cruised before but want to find out what all the fuss is about. Can there really be bumper cars afloat? And is the North Star truly such a breath-taker when it soars above the ship? Find out and report back.

Cruise Converts Correspondents: You will be someone who has cruised before but not with Royal. Tell our readers in your words just how Anthem of the Seas is able to concert you into a Royal fan. We think you will be happy to do so.

Foodie Fan Correspondents: You love food. You like creating food. You adore cuisine. So come on board and be prepared to let our readers know all about the amazing dining delights on Anthem – from Jamie’s Italian to Johnny Rockets to the American Icon Grill.

Each of our Reporting Teams will be equipped for the job so they can report back for the Daily Echo readers and the 1.25 million unique visitors to the paper’s website dailyecho.co.uk in words, images and video.

We want you to tweet your thoughts and let your friends on social media know all about your experiences as well as enthralling our readers with your first hand reports.

Daily Echo:

Daily Echo staff will be on hand to assist, but this will be your chance to shine as you make the news as news is made with the naming of this beautiful ship.

To be chosen as one of the reporting teams just take a look at the categories and let us know why you believe you should be a super sleuth for the Daily Echo on board Anthem of the Seas as she sails from Southampton on Monday, April 20 for her two-night inaugural voyage.

Daily Echo:

In the way of any good journalist: keep it short, keep the message tight and to the point– and keep your application down to no more than 250 words.

The deadline is short – as always with making news – so send your applications to Anne Dickie, PA to the Editor by email anne.dickie@dailyecho.co.uk or post to Anne Dickie at Daily Echo, Newspaper House, Test Lane, Redbridge. Soton SO16 9JX.

Daily Echo:

The closing date is Friday, March 27 and all those chosen to join the Daily Echo on board Anthem of the Seas must be able to provide the security information required (details in Terms and Conditions) and travel between Monday April 20 and Wednesday April 22. No alternative prizes are available.

Anthem of the Seas Competition - Terms & Conditions

The promoter of this competition is RCL Cruises Ltd trading as Royal Caribbean International (company number 07366612) with registered office address at Building 3, The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0NY, United Kingdom (the “Promoter”).

This competition is open to UK residents aged 18 years and over only Final closing date for entries is 26th March 2015.

Details of all entries will be kept on a database and will only be passed to third parties to enable analysis or the processing of the competition and prize fulfilment unless you specifically allow the data to be shared. This is the only occasion when another organisation apart Newsquest Hampshire will have access to your information. Data will only be shared with the competition partner when you consent to it by ticking the box on an offer or competition. The sponsor will be clearly named in the text next to the tick box and if the box is not ticked your data will not be shared. Any use will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The competition winner will receive one twin stateroom on the inaugural sailing of Anthem of the Seas between 18-20 April 2015 The competition excludes Newsquest Hampshire, RCL Cruises Ltd employees and families of anyone connected with the promotion.

The Promoter has the right to disqualify any entry not made in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are not received by the Promoter.

No purchase is necessary.

There is no cash alternative.

The prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable.

The Promoter cannot be held responsible if the winner(s) cannot claim their prize.

The Southern Daily Echo’s usual T&Cs also apply. A full copy of these rules may be obtained by visiting dailyecho.co.uk The winners will be contacted on or near the closing date for entries, Friday March 26 and will be required to provide the following security details for themselves and their guest: passport number and expiry date, date of birth, and nationality.

Winner and guest (s) must be able to travel to Southampton to board Anthem of the Seas on Saturday 18 April from 11am for a two-night sailing, returning Monday 20 April. Prize is non-transferable.

Facilities onboard including Ripcord by iFLY and the North Star viewing capsule may not be available for public use during the sailing.

The winner agrees to co-operate with the Promoter for publicity purposes if so required.

The winner is responsible for their own, and any guests, travel insurance for the purpose of this trip.

The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the prize draw if at any time it considers it has been subject to fraudulent activities. The Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

By entering this prize draw, all entrants agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

The Promoter/Administrator reserves the right to alter, amend or discontinue this prize draw and/or the terms and conditions without prior notice in the event that unforeseen circumstances make this unavoidable.

Uses of personal data received by the promoter in the course of the competition are subject to the following privacy policy available at http://www.royalcaribbean.co.uk/privacy/.