Wonder of the Seas world's largest cruise ship sets sail from Saint-Nazaire

Nov 08, 2021

Wonder of the Seas the world’s largest cruise ship whose construction lasted two years left the French shipyard of Saint Nazaire on Friday night.

The fifth Royal Caribbean ship of the Oasis-class and new holder of the title of the largest cruise ship in the world was officially delivered on October 29th. But given the health crisis, which is still having a strong impact on the cruise industry, it will not immediately come into service. Royal Caribbean initially gave up, at least for the moment, to operate this vessel in China, as originally planned. While the delivery of the vessel has been postponed for five months following the pandemic, the Wonder of the Seas is finally due to make its debut from its homeport Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March 2022.

Wonder of the Seas is 362 meters long and 64 meters wide, with a 236,857 gross tonnage. This giant ship has 2,807 cabins and 64 suites, with a capacity of nearly 5,800 passengers on a double basis and around 7,000 in maximum capacity. Up to 2300 crew members will be added. After making its debut in the USA, the ship will operate in the Mediterranean from May 2022.  While the first two Oasis-class liners were built the Finnish shipyards of Turku in 2009 and 2010, the Wonder of the Seas is the third in the series constructed by the French shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, which delivered the Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas in 2016 and 2018. Compared to its predecessors, the new ship is, therefore, a little larger (228,000 GT and 2759 cabins and suites for the Symphony of the Seas) and incorporates various developments, including in the exterior design.

Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas takes over the title of the world's largest cruise ship from the Symphony of the Seas which is 361 meters long, 65 meters wide and offers space for up to 6870 passengers. 

WONDER OF THE SEAS TECHNICAL DATA

  • Total length: 362 m
  • Total width: 64 m
  • Total installed power: 96 MW
  • Passenger cabins: 2,807 cabins and 67 suites
  • Tonnage: 236,857 GT