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Royal Caribbean Adding 8th Neighborhood to World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean is adding an eight neighborhood on the cruise line’s newest Oasis class ship that will debut in 2022, Wonder of the Seas.  The vessel will be the largest cruise ship in the world when completed.

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Wonder of the Seas is currently under construction at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France and will begin offering cruises in March 2022. The vessel’s inaugural season cruises are now open for bookings.

Wonder of the Seas is the fifth cruise ship in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class. With a gross tonnage of 236,857, the vessel is 362 meters long and 64 meters wide, and features a total of 18 decks and 2,867 staterooms to accommodate up to 6,988 guests.

Wonder of the Seas will be the first of its kind to be designed with eight neighborhoods, introducing the new Suite Neighborhood alongside returning favorites Central Park, the open-air AquaTheater, sporting a new look and where jaw-dropping, high-diving acrobatic and aquatic performances take place; Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea; and a 25-meter zip line 10 decks above the Boardwalk neighborhood.

The new Suite Neighborhood provides a private experience like no other, featuring world-class dining, a new sun deck for unparalleled ocean views, a private lounge and restaurant and much more.

The eight distinct neighborhoods on Wonder of the Seas are:

  • Central Park
  • Boardwalk
  • Pool & Sports Zone
  • Entertainment Place
  • Royal Promenade
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness Center
  • Youth Zone
  • Suite Neighborhood

Between March and November 2022, Wonder of the Seas will sail roundtrip from Shanghai to Japan.  From pleasing their palate in Osaka, to exploring the nation’s oldest official residence in Fukuoka, to tasting the best beef in Kobe and enjoying the natural scenery of the islands of Okinawa, all senses can be fulfilled on these culture-rich itineraries.

The combination of ports of call to choose from also include Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Ishigaki and Miyazaki, Japan.

Wonder of the Seas will transition to warmer climates and homeport in Hong Kong, November 2022 through January 2023, to offer highly anticipated Christmas and New Year’s holiday sailings to several ports of call.

Part of the destination lineup are Chan May, Vietnam; Busan and Jeju, South Korea; Kochi and Okinawa, Japan; and Taipei, China.

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Ben Souza
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