Wonder of the Seas, officially joins Royal Caribbean fleet

Jan 31, 2022

Royal Caribbean International officially expanded its fleet on January 27th, 2022, after taking over the new Wonder of the Seas from the shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique. From April 2019 to January 2022, the world’s largest cruise ship was under construction at the well-known French shipyard in Saint-Nazaire The newest ship in the Oasis-class has now been handed over to Royal Caribbean International with a flag ceremony in Marseille. The company's fleet now consists of 26 cruise ships.

“  Wonder of the Seas will inspire cruising in bolder and bigger ways. Adding this ship to our already world-class fleet positions the company to continue leading the industry with new features and innovations,” said  "Jason Liberty, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group.This is yet another way in which we responsibly deliver quality and memorable vacations to our guests around the world."

"The acquisition of  Wonder of the Seas is the culmination of 30 months of ingenuity and partnership between more than 2,000 dedicated crew members and workers who are among the best in their fields," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “In addition to introducing the revolutionary Oasis-class ships to a new level of wonder, innovation and adventure, Wonder the stage for the spring and summer holidays that families and all travelers alike look forward to in the new year. The combination of all-new features and favorites spanning thrills, entertainment, dining and nightlife is unparalleled and will make our newest and most innovative ship the newest wonder on earth and the ultimate Caribbean and European vacation.”

Wonder of the Seas has left France and is currently heading to Limassol in Cyprus, where the largest cruise ship in the world is expected on January 31, 2022. However, the ship's maiden season will be cruising from the US to the Caribbean, with a transatlantic voyage scheduled for February. The ship is scheduled to start cruising in Fort Lauderdale on March 4th. After a rather short stint in the US and the Caribbean, Wonder of the Seas will return to Europe offering cruises in the Western Mediterranean from May 2022.