Construction on Wonder of the Seas continues as the ship transferred to its outfitting dock at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on Sept. 5. The fifth Oasis Class ship will debut in 2022.
Royal Caribbean has officially floated out its brand new ship, Wonder of the Seas.
Wonder of the Seas is the cruise giant’s newest Oasis-class ship, with capacity for over 5,000 passengers. The ship was originally confirmed to enter service in 2021, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent delays, has now been pushed back to 2022.
When she finally enters service, Wonder of the Seas will operate in the Chinese market, homeported in Shanghai and running sailings around Asia.
Following on from the float out, Wonder of the Seas will now undergo an extensive fitting-out process, where her interior spaces will be built, furnished and finished.
As the largest cruise ship in the world, the vessel will carry around 5,500 passengers and have 17 decks.
The ship itself will have seven of Royal Caribbean’s signature ‘neighbourhoods’, the Royal Promenade, Central Park, Boardwalk, Entertainment Zone, Sports Zone, Youth Center and Wellness Complex.
Wonder of the Seas, along with Symphony of the Seas, has a gross tonnage of 228,100 tons, boasting 28 more staterooms than its sister ships, a redesigned boardwalk area and a new two-level RCI ‘Family Suite’.