'Wonder of the Seas': New Details Revealed
Royal Caribbean has revealed more details about its new ship, creating a storm of media interest. Named 'Wonder of the Seas', the cruise company's latest Oasis Class ship will be the largest cruise ship in the world when it launches from Shanghai.
Wonder of the Seas by Numbers
- The vessel is schedule to set sail in 2021
- This is the 5th Oasis Class ship to be built by Royal Caribbean and joins sister ships Symphony of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and more
- Royal Caribbean has revealed that the ship's 18 decks will be divided into 7 distinct 'neighbourhoods' and, though tight-lipped about specific details, has hinted at 'thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology'. If the water-parks, robot-staffed bars, huge swimming pools, theatres and zip lines of previous Royal Caribbean ships is anything to go by, the features of Wonder of the Seas will be seriously impressive
- The keel of the new ship is a block weighing 970 tonnes and measuring 155 by 65 feet. A 1,400 tonne crane was used to lift it onto the building dock at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France, where the keel-laying ceremony took place
- Wonder of the Seas will, when launched, knock one of its sister ships from the top spot when it comes to size. Currently the world's largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas is 361 metres long and 65.7 metres wide, with a gross weight of around 228,081tonnes
- Royal Caribbean's new vessel will carry more than 6,000 passengers along with a crew of 2,200 staff
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