Wonder of the Seas is now ready to sail.
The Wonder of the Seas cruise ship was delivered to Royal Caribbean at the French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire.
The ship is the largest passenger ship in the world and has set sail for the Port of Marseille, where it will receive the last complementary works to its construction.
The new Oasis-class cruise ship is scheduled to begin its maiden voyage on March 4 from Fort Lauderdale, in Port Everglades. The ship will then be repositioned in Europe for a circuit between Barcelona and Rome from May.
Crossing to Florida
Wonder of the Seas is to remain in Marseille until beginning its crossing to Florida, where it will sail weekly Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Everglades starting March 4. The ship then will embark April 19 on a repositioning cruise to Barcelona, with calls at Nassau, Málaga, Cartagena, Valencia and Palma.
From Barcelona and Civitavecchia (Rome) Western Mediterranean cruises include stops at Palma, Marseille, La Spezia and Naples.
To Port Canaveral and then … ?
Then Wonder of the Seas is to leave Barcelona for Port Canaveral on a crossing that includes calls at Palma, Valencia, Cartagena, Málaga and Nassau.
Sailings beyond that Oct. 30 trans-Atlantic voyage are not yet listed on Royal Caribbean’s site and the company hasn’t announced if Wonder will be homeporting in Central Florida for the 2022/23 season.
Wonder of the Seas, with the Bahamian flag, is 362 meters long and 64 meters wide. The ship has a gross weight of 236,857 tons and has 17 decks of which 11 have cabins.
Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship can accommodate a maximum of 6,988 passengers and a crew of 2,394 in its spaces.
The ship is sister to the Allure of the Seas, the Harmony of the Seas, the Symphony of the Seas and the Oasis of the seas, the flagship of the Oasis class.