October 11, 2019-Royal Caribbeans fifth Oasis-class cruise ship is named "Wonder of the Seas".The cruise ship will be the first Oasis-class ship to sail the Asia-Pacific region from 2021. Five and a half months after the first steel cut, the first 970-ton block of the gigantic ship was lowered into the construction dock yesterday at the shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France.
The Wonder of the Seas follows the Symphony of the Seas. The ship, which went into service in 2018, is currently the largest cruise ship in the world with 228.081 GT, 363 meters in length and 66 meters in width. The Wonder of the Seas is likely to be even bigger. It will be delivered and taken over in 2021. Further details on the equipment are not yet known. For the new building, the shipping company is adopting the concept of seven “neighborhoods” successfully practiced on the predecessor ships.
Oasis-class cruise ship © Press Center Royal Caribbean International
The individual “neighborhoods” are: Central Park, the Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool & Sports Zone, the Vitality at Sea Spa & Fitness Center, the Entertainment Place and the Youth Zone. The complexes offer a large selection of leisure activities, an imaginative, varied menu, diverse entertainment and the latest technologies.
Royal Caribbean plans to use the Wonder of the Seas as the first Oasis-class ship in the Asia-Pacific region. The home port will be Shanghai. - The construction of Wonder of the Seas is an ambitious project. Measured against the sister ship, the Symphony of the Seas, with 2.758 cabins and (with double occupancy) 5.535 guests, the question arises how this gigantic capacity can be fully utilized in the long term. Remember Princes Cruises' Majestic Princess. The ship was originally designed exclusively for the Chinese market. Princess Cruises was then forced to change its route depending on the season. And the upgrading of the Chinese Genting fleet must not be lost sight of.