Wonder of the Seas makes inaugural call to San Juan

Mar 09, 2022

On Tuesday Puerto Rico welcomed Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise, at the port of San Juan. During the visit Wonder of the Seas Captain Rob Hempstead and his crew were joined by Pedro Pierluisi, the Governor of Puerto Rico, for a traditional plaque and key ceremony to mark the maiden call.

The local economic impact of the visit of Wonder of the Seas, as well as the scheduled stop of the luxury cruise ship Silver Moon, will be over 1 million dollars, said the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi.

"We are going to continue strengthening the tourism sector so that Puerto Rico continues to position itself as a world-class destination," Mr. Pierluisi said. "The arrival of these two cruise ships, which includes the world’s largest cruise ship, shows that we are an excellent alternative for tourists," the governor emphasized.

Carlos Mercado executive director of CTPR added that the island government works "to achieve the full recovery of this important sector of the tourism industry and to increase its contribution to the local economy."

Wonder of the Seas, which has a capacity for a maximum of 6,988 passengers and a crew of 2,300 people, set sail on March 4 from the port of Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA) on its inaugural voyage that will last seven days.

The week-long itinerary includes calls at the ports of Labadee, Haiti, and Nassau and Coco Bay, both in the Bahamas, before returning to the port of Fort Lauderdale. According to Royal Caribbean's itinerary, Wonder of the Seas will make two port visits to San Juan in 2022.