Wonder of the Seas Departs on Sea Trials in August

Jul 19, 2021

Royal Caribbean International's new flagship Wonder of the Seas will depart on her first sea trials from August 22 to 25 from the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France.

The Wonder of the Seas is the next world's largest cruise ship of the Oasis-Class thanks to a few centimeters more than her sister ship Symphony of the Seas. The vessel is 362 meters long, 47 meters wide at the waterline, with 2,857 cabins, or 100 cabins more than the Symphony of the Seas. Wonder of the Seas is the fifth Oasis-class ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet which can accommodate 6,988 passengers and 2,394 crew members.

Construction of the cruise ship started in April 2019 with a steel-cutting ceremony held at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. The cruise ship was originally set to be completed in 2021, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the ship will be delivered in 2022. Once completed the ship is expected to undertake its maiden voyage from Shanghai in March 2022.