Royal Caribbean: let’s discover the Wonder of the Seas

Royal Caribbean reveals the new itineraries and begins to accept bookings for its future Oasis Class flagship, the Wonder of the Seas.

Currently undergoing construction in Saint-Nazaire, France, the ship will sail from Shanghai and Hong Kong starting in March 2022, for its exciting inaugural cruises lasting between 4 and 9 nights. It will be the largest cruise ship in the world and from March to November, it will offer routes to Japan, where guests can fully immerse themselves in the Asian atmosphere. The ship will provide the opportunity to see wonderful Japanese points of interest like Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Ishigaki and Miyazaki.

After its initial cruises, the Wonder Of The Seas will move to warmer destinations for the highly anticipated Christmas and New Year’s cruises from November 2022 to January 2023, with stopovers in Vietnam, South Korea, Japan and China.

“China continues to be one of Royal Caribbean’s most well-loved destinations. It will be an extraordinary moment, after years of being partners, to assist in the debut of their next flagship the Wonder of the Seas right in Shanghai,” declared Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO.

The Wonder of the Seas is the fifth ship in the Oasis class and has a gross tonnage of 236,857 tons, is 362 meters long and 64 wide, has 18 decks and 2,867 cabins to accommodate up to 6,988 guests and more than 2000 crew members. This ship will be the first, with respect to its sister ships, to have 8 thematic areas rather than 7, with the introduction of the Suite Neighborhood which is an area entirely dedicated to guests staying in suites.

Let’s review the main characteristics of each of the thematic areas are onboard the Wonder of the Seas:

Central Park: the first nature park aboard a ship, a “green lung” that is home to more than 20,000 plant species. Travelers can relax in one of the many hidden corners in this open-air oasis during the day or spend an evening listening to live music under the stars;

Boardwalk: fun and entertainment for families and children abounds at the Boardwalk. Among the available attractions: rock climbing walls, a classic carousel and shows at the AquaTheater;

Pool & Sports Zone: in this area, travelers can brave the waves on the FlowRider, the Royal Caribbean surf simulator, sunbathe by the pool, relax in the whirlpool, zip line or try an adrenaline-filled dip in the Ultimate Abyss. There are also basketball, volleyball and mini-golf courts;

Entertainment Place: the place where world-renowned artists light up the stage night after night, with original shows and productions at the Royal Theater;

Royal Promenade: The very heart of the ship, where you can get lost among shops, restaurants and plenty of other entertainment;

Vitality Spa & Fitness Center: the health and fitness center which offers a range of classes and exercises in the gym and a wide range of spa treatments for the ultimate in relaxation.

Youth Zone: home to the award-winning Adventure Ocean youth program and a daycare for babies and toddlers, this is a colorful area full of entertainment, games and educational activities;

Suite Neighborhood: for the first time, on board Wonder Of The Seas, an eighth district dedicated exclusively to suite guests. Made available to guests in suites are: exclusive restaurants, elegant lounges and even an exclusive solarium with a direct view of the ocean.

To learn more about all the departures and the itineraries of the future Royal Caribbean flagship, click here → Wonder of the Seas.

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Emanuela Daniele