‘Wonder of the Seas’: World’s largest cruise ship set to have its maiden voyage

The world’s largest cruise ship is all set to make its debut journey with passengers in it. The cruise ship of Royal Caribbean, called ‘Wonder of the Seas’, is measured to have an astonishing size of 1,188 feet. The ship arrived at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend and is gearing up to welcome passengers aboard its first sail to the Caribbean on Mar. 4, CNN reported.

The cruise ship has 18-deck in it where it was designed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, and has a capacity for 6,988 guests and 2,300 crew members. The ‘Wonder of the seas’ has replaced its sister ship called ‘symphony of the Seas’ as the biggest ship of its kind. 

As per the statement by the makers of the ship, it took six long years to complete the process of the world’s largest cruise ship ‘Wonder of the seas’. The makers say that it has been a long journey to get the Wonder ready for its big debut journey. 

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The ship will begin operating five- to seven-night cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the Caribbean in March before launching Western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and Rome in May. The ship which was earlier scheduled to commence its travel was delayed due to the Covid-19 situation in the country. 

Specialties

The ship’s onboard features include what’s described as the “tallest slide at sea,” as well as a 10-deck-high zip line and a huge poolside movie screen.  The ship is divided into eight separate neighborhoods, including a cantilevered pool bar named “The Vue” and a giant play area for kids. The “Central Park” neighborhood features over 20,000 live plants.

The ship has a capacity for almost 7,000 guests and 2,300 crew. Guests have their pick of 2,867 staterooms over 16 guest decks and can make their way through the vessel by using one of the boat’s 24 guest elevators. The “Suite Neighbourhood” offers private lounges and VIP pool areas for those guests who upgrade to a larger room.