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Wonder of the Seas: The World's Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail From Fort Lauderdale
The newest of Royal Caribbean’s fleet, Wonder of the Seas, set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida last Friday for her first voyage.
This is not just a regular cruise ship. Wonder of The Seas is the world’s largest cruise ship, with a raft of 30ft and a gross tonnage of 236,857t.
There are 16 floors dedicated to guests. The ship measures 362 m long and 64 m wide and has a total of 18 decks — 16 of which are for passengers. The cruise ship can accommodate 6,988 people and 2,300 crew and accelerate at a speed of 25 knots (28.5 MPH).
According to Royal Caribbean, Wonder of the Seas was planned to make its China debut in 2021, but the journey was delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The restaurants were renamed and the Mandarin signs were changed to English,” a company spokesperson told the Daily Mail.
The floating entertainment center has a smorgasbord of attractions that include 19 swimming pools, 20 restaurants, an ice rink, a casino and a green area with 20,000 plants and trees. Onboard the ocean cruise liner, there will also be more than 100 artists and technicians committed to the fun of the crew.
One of the restaurants located on the cruise ship is The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar. Its dining venue serves up staples and classics with a twist for brunch, dinner and the late night. Menu items include savory johnnycakes, crab beignets, 19 American whiskeys, spike floats and shakes, and other southern libations.
Wonder of the Seas also offers several unique attractions. There are cocktails made by robots at the “Bionic Bar”, a surf pool with four-meter-high waves and two climbing walls— as well as a 30-meter slide that goes from the 16th to the 6th decks.
The next sailing will be next summer from June to September, with stops in Southern Europe such as Barcelona (Spain) and Rome (Italy).