Fifth Oasis Class Ship Set For Asia
Royal Caribbean International announced the next ship to join the fleet will be named Wonder of the Seas. The largest cruise ship in the world will set sail from Shanghai, China.
Royal Caribbean President and CEO, Michael Bayley, revealed details at a global cruise industry conference event held in Shanghai. Debuting in 2021, Wonder of the Seas will introduce a new era of cruising, as the first Oasis Class ship to sail the Asia Pacific.
“Royal Caribbean is known for its innovation and constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and an Oasis Class ship in China is proof of that,” said Bayley. “Wonder of the Seas will redefine the ultimate vacation and be revolutionary in her own right, and she marks one of Royal Caribbean’s most exciting chapters to come.”
“Royal Caribbean has been a market leader in China for more than 10 years by consistently showcasing bold deployment strategies and driving growth of the new to cruise market,” said Dr Zinan Liu, Chairman, Royal Caribbean Asia. “The deployment of Wonder of the Seas is a manifesto of new era for Royal Caribbean.”
What to expect onboard
Wonder of the Seas will be part of the Oasis class of ships which are the largest in the world. The ship will feature the iconic seven-neighbourhoods and a bold lineup of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology.
Construction of Wonder of the Seas took place this week, at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Wonder’s keel, a 970-tonne block measuring 155 feet by 65 feet, was lifted onto the building with a 1,400-tonne crane. This ceremony marks the beginning of her construction.
Wonder of the Seas itineraries and brand-new adventures, will be announced soon.
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