Royal Caribbean is about to break its own record of the world’s largest cruise ship when the Wonder of the Seas takes her maiden voyage in March next year.
Currently, the 6680 passenger, Oasis-class Symphony of the Seas holds the record for the world’s largest ship, edging out the Oasis of the Seas in length by one foot and almost 2000 gross tonnes as well as the same length Harmony of the Seas (both of which can hold more guests) by just over 1000 gross tonnes
The Wonder of the Seas matches the Harmony and Symphony in length but adds a few thousand more tonnes giving the vessel a whopping 236857 gross tonnage.
Known as the ships with the biggest variety of activities to do onboard with climbing walls, wave riders, bumper cars, and more, Royal Caribbean is only upping the ante on The Wonder of the Seas, making it a full-on theme park at sea and adding to the hefty weight of the ship!
New to The Wonder of the Seas is the Perfect Storm waterslide trio, the Wonder Dunes, where guests can tee up under the sun or stars for an immersive, story-based mini golf journey like nothing played before on land and an all-new Playscape- an underwater-themed world with endless opportunities for kids to explore.
Originally set to be delivered to Royal Caribbean in 2021, this was delayed until March 2022 when the fifth Oasis-class ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet was scheduled to begin sailing through Asia. The Far East Discovery Cruises leaving from Shanghai or Hong Kong have now been scrapped and the Wonder of the Seas will take her inaugural cruise from Fort Lauderdale on March 4, heading out to Cozumel, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the private island of CocoCay on its 7-night Caribbean sailings.
From May, the ship will reposition to Europe and depart Barcelona or Rome on 7-night Western Mediterranean cruises
It was the demand for cruises from the US and Europe that led Royal Caribbean to change its original plans for their newest and largest ship.
Said Royal Caribbean’s President and CEO Michael Bayley of the soon-to-be a new arrival, “Wonder will shine bright as the world’s newest wonder in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. And what’s in store is the ultimate vacation experience that highlights the very best of Royal Caribbean, reimagines renowned favorites, and introduces new adventures every guest, no matter their age can enjoy.”
Bookings are open for the Wonder of the Sea’s Caribbean cruises now!