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World’s Largest Cruise Ship Completes Construction Milestone

The largest cruise ship ever built, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, recently completed a construction milestone when the vessel was floated out of dry dock.
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Wonder of the Seas is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The fifth Oasis class ship from Royal Caribbean, Wonder of the Seas is scheduled to being offering cruises in 2022.

The vessel touched water for the first time and was floated out of dry dock.  This marked the completion of the cruise ship’s outer shell. The vessel was moved to an outfitting dock where the interior of the cruise ship will be completed.

The Oasis class cruise ships from Royal Caribbean are the largest in the world and Wonder of the Seas will be slightly larger than her predecessor Symphony of the Seas.

The cruise ship will be divided into 7 neighborhoods including the popular Central Park and Boardwalk neighborhoods that are popular on the previous four Oasis class vessels.

Wonder of the Seas will sail from China starting in 2022 and will be the first Oasis class ship to sail in Asia.  Itineraries for the cruise ship will be announced in the future.

Wonder of the Seas was originally scheduled to debut in 2021 but the launch of the ship is being pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All new cruise ships that were scheduled to debut over the next 12-18 months are being pushed back due to shipyard closures this past spring.

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