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World’s Largest Cruise Ship to Set Sail Next Month



Source: Royal Caribbean

Weighing in at a whopping 236,857 gross tons and containing nearly 3,000 staterooms, Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship – the biggest in the world – will sail her inaugural cruise from Florida next month.

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas is the company’s fifth Oasis Class cruise ship and has a maximum passenger capacity of 6,988 passengers together with 2,300 crew.
Comprising of 18 decks, the Wonder of the Seas took three years to build and contains an extra neighborhood onboard dedicated solely to suite guests, including an Ultimate Family Suite which can hold up to ten guests.

“Wonder of the Seas will energize cruising in a bolder and bigger way. Adding this ship to our already best-in-class fleet elevates the company in continuing to lead the industry with new features and innovation,” Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group, said in a press release. “This is one more way that we’re delivering world-class and memorable vacations, responsibly, to guests around the world.”

The Wonder of the Seas will make its official inaugural sailing on March 4 out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to begin 7-night cruises to the Caribbean. In May, the Wonder will head over to Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy to offer cruises in the Mediterranean before heading back to Florida for the winter Caribbean cruise season.