World’s largest cruise ship to leave Port Canaveral in 2022

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Port Canaveral has announced that Royal Caribbean’s next mega-ship, Wonder of the seas, will be homeporting there from November 2022.

“We are very proud to have Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas home port here, and look forward to welcoming it next fall,” said Captain John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral. “This is great news for our entire port community and further endorsement of our commitment to excellence in delivering a world class experience to our cruise passengers. “

The ship, which is the world’s largest cruise ship, will operate seven-night cruises in the eastern and western Caribbean from the port.

Destination highlights will include Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, Saint-Martin; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Each trip will include a stopover on Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

(Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Wonder of the seas will make his debut in March 2022, sailing from Fort Lauderdale until mid-spring, when he will move to Barcelona to make trips to the Mediterranean for the summer. When the ship was first announced, Royal Caribbean was going to base it in China before abandoning the plan.

Wonder of the seas will be Royal Caribbean’s fifth Oasis-class ship, and the fourth to call at Port Canaveral. The other ships of the class are Oasis, Allure, Harmony, and Symphony of the Seas.

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Public spaces on Wonder of the seas will be divided into eight “quarters”, one more than any other Oasis-class ship to date. The new district will be the suite district, exclusive to those staying in a suite.

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The Suite Sundeck (Courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Other features of the ship will include a cantilevered pool bar called The Vue, an outdoor children’s play area called Wonder Playscape, The Ultimate Abyss slide, climbing walls, a zipline and a carousel. hand made.

Wonder will also include a Caribbean-inspired pool deck, the Central Park neighborhood filled with thousands of real plants, and dedicated spaces for kids and teens at Adventure Ocean, Social100 and The Patio.

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The main pool deck (Courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

The vessel is currently in the final phase of construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

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