Royal Caribbean is building the new world’s largest cruise ship – see the Wonder of the Sea

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The Wonder of the Seas.

  • Royal Caribbean’s upcoming Wonder of the Seas will be the world’s largest cruise ship.
  • The ship will begin sailing from Shanghai and Hong Kong beginning March 2022.
  • Take a look at the ship, which is under construction in France and will have eight “neighborhoods” once completed.
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Royal Caribbean’s new Wonder of the Seas cruise ship will begin sailing from China in March 2022.

The construction of the ship was first announced in 2019 as the fifth boat in Royal Caribbean’s “Oasis” lineup, which consists of the world’s biggest cruise ships. However, this latest addition to the family will be larger than its four predecessor, and will have the prestigious title as the “world’s largest cruise ship,” according to Royal Caribbean.

Keep scrolling to see the Wonder of the Seas, which will hopefully debut during better times:

The Wonder of the Seas ship was originally set to embark from Shanghai in 2021, but its initial debut was delayed due to the COVID-19, USA Today reported.

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Construction on the Wonder of the Seas at the outfitting dock in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on September 5.

Source: USA Today

Now, the cruise ship will be setting sail in March 2022 from Shanghai and Hong Kong, and will shuttle passengers to famous Asian destinations like Taipei, Tokyo, and Chan May, Vietnam.

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The Wonder of the Seas.

“By introducing Wonder of the Seas and the iconic Oasis Class to China, our strong commitment to the market’s growth is reaffirmed yet again for years to come,” Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said in a press release.

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The Wonder of the Seas.

Source: Royal Caribbean

In total, the Wonder of the Seas will be 1,188 feet long, 215 feet wide, and 236,857 tons. All of this will hold the 18 decks and 2,867 staterooms, which will be able to accommodate 6,988 passengers.

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Construction on the Wonder of the Seas at the outfitting dock in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on September 5.

The cruise ship will have eight “neighborhoods” with different features and amenities.

Wonder of the Seas cruise ship Royal Caribbean
The Wonder of the Seas.

This includes the “Central Park” neighborhood filled with plants, restaurants, and shopping and the “Boardwalk” that has activities like rock-climbing, carousel, and an AquaTheater for water shows.

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The keel of the Wonder of the Seas being lowered into the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France to begin construction in 2019.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Like any ship, the Wonder of the Seas will also have a “Pool and Sports Zone” neighborhood with amenities like an 82-foot zip line, mini-golf, a 10-story water slide. But if you’re more interested in shows or karaoke, you can head to the “Entertainment Place” instead.

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Construction on the Wonder of the Seas at the outfitting dock in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on September 5.

The “Royal Promenade” neighborhood will be home to shopping, food, music, and entertainment, while the “Vitality Spa and Fitness Center” will offer the opportunity for a quick workout or some rest and relaxation.

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Construction on the Wonder of the Seas at the outfitting dock in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on September 5.

Like most family-friendly cruise ships, the Wonder of the Seas will also have a “Youth Zone” for infants up to teenagers. But the last zone, the “Suite Neighborhood” – with a private deck, lounge, and eateries – will only be available to guests staying in suites.

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Construction on the Wonder of the Seas at the outfitting dock in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on September 5.

If all of this sounds appealing to you, Royal Caribbean is now accepting bookings for its Wonder of the Seas sailings.

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Construction on the Wonder of the Seas at the outfitting dock in the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on September 5.

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