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Wonder of the Seas: World's largest cruise ship arrives in 2022


When Wonder of the Seas joins Royal Caribbean's fleet in March 2022, it will become the world's largest cruise ship. At 5,448 passengers double occupancy at 6,988 guests at maximum capacity, this is the megaship to top all megaships.

Originally scheduled to sail out of China, the fifth Oasis-class ship will now debut from Fort Lauderdale in March 2022, where it will sail seven-day itineraries to the eastern and western Caribbean. Two months later it will move to the Mediterranean and feature sailings out of Barcelona and Rome for summer 2022.

A whopping 236,857 gross metric tons, the ship features eight different neighborhoods, one more than on sister Oasis ships like Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.

The open-air Central Park is an Oasis Class mainstay lined with upscale boutiques and elevated restaurants, like the guest-favorite Chops Grille. The Boardwalk offers casual eats, a merry-go-round and a reimagined AquaTheater. The new Suite Neighborhood is reserved for suite guests, providing access to Coastal Kitchen and other amenities. Other neighborhoods include the Royal Promenade, Entertainment Zone, Sports Zone, Youth Center and Wellness complex. The ship also has 19 pools.

Attractions on board include mini-golf, a sprawling water park, an ice-skating rink, Royal's signature Flow Rider, Zipline and the gargantuan Ultimate Abyss slide. The ship's 1,400-seat Royal Theater will showcase new Broadway-style productions.

Where Wonder of the Seas sails

Wonder of the Seas will offer 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings in March-April 2022, followed by 7-night Western Mediterranean itineraries out of Rome and Barcelona with stops in Mallorca, Naples and Marseille

Wonder of the Seas readies for launch

Here's a video shared from Royal Caribbean about what to expect:

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Highlights on board

The ship will introduce Wonder Playscape, a top-deck, underwater-themed adventure play area with slides, climbing walls and an interactive mural activated by touch. The ship will also feature the Vue, a cantilevered bar high above the pool deck that will display a colorful mosaic canopy overhead after sunset. The Vue will serve classic Caribbean and nonalcoholic drinks.

The kids can splish-splash away in the Perfect Storm trio of high-speed waterslides and kids aqua park Splashaway Bay.

Exclusive to Wonder of the Seas is its eighth district, called the Suite Neighborhood. It will feature an elevated Suite Sun Deck with a plunge pool, bar, loungers and nooks. Large families or groups will be attracted to the 1,350-square-foot Ultimate Family Suite, which has room for 10 and a slide connecting an upper-level kid's sleeping area to the main floor.


The ship's 41 stateroom categories include 200 suites and 1,828 rooms with balconies. Cabins start at 180 square feet. At the high end are the 1,528-square-foot Royal Loft Suites and the two-level 1,134-square-foot Ultimate Family Suites, including a slide from the children's bedroom to the living space.

Fun facts

  • The ship cost $1.35 billion to build.
  • At 10 stories high, Ultimate Abyss on Wonder of the Seas will sport the tallest waterslide at sea.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Ultimate Abyss
  • Where: Multi-level waterslide

  • What: Ultimate Family Suite
  • Where: Wonder of the Seas

  • What: Inviitng destinations
  • Where: Cozumel

Fast facts

5,448 Passengers [?]
2,300 Crew
18 Decks
2022 Maiden voyage
236,857 Tonnage [?]
1,188 Length in feet
210 Width in feet (max beam)
25 speed (mph) [?]

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