Wonder of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s fifth Oasis-class ship, will debut in Florida in March 2022. The ship, originally scheduled to sail exclusively in Asia, will instead sail in the Caribbean and Europe. It joins Odyssey of the Seas, which launched this summer, in both destinations, giving North American cruisers easy access to Royal Caribbean’s two newest ships for the first time in several years.
The ship will feature many of the Oasis-class’s most popular attractions, along with all-new features like the Suite Neighborhood and The Vue, a cantilevered pool bar.
“The momentum taking off across bookings and our returning ships in the U.S. and Europe is significant,” said Michael Bayley, president, and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “With half of our fleet sailing again, we are encouraged by what we’re seeing. These regions are in the position to welcome a brand-new, innovative ship like Wonder of the Seas.”
The Vue. Photo: Royal Caribbean
Eight Neighborhoods of Fun
With the addition of the Suite Neighborhood, Wonder of the Seas will be the first Oasis-class ship to have eight neighborhoods.
The Suite Class Neighborhood, a keycard-accessible area features an elevated Suite Sun Deck, complete with plunge pool, bar, and plenty of loungers. It’s also where you’ll find Coastal Kitchen, the suite-only restaurant. A highlight of the accommodations in the neighborhood is the Ultimate Family Suite, which can fit up to 10 people.
Also, new onboard Wonder of the Seas will be The Vue, a cantilevered pool bar. And for the kids, Wonder Playscape is a new interactive, open-air kids’ play area with an underwater theme, slides, climbing walls, games, and an interactive mural.
Returning favorites include the Ultimate Abyss and FlowRider, the Perfect Storm waterslides and Splashaway Bay water park, The Lime & Coconut bar, and the Boardwalk and Central Park Neighborhoods, among many others.
Pool deck on Wonder of the Seas. Photo: Royal Caribbean
Wonder of the Seas sets sail from its homeport of Fort Lauderdale on March 4, 2022, sailing to the Caribbean for the spring, before making its way to Barcelona and Rome in May.
From Fort Lauderdale, Wonder of the Seas will sail 7-night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, visiting Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and more. All sailings include a day at Perfect Day at CocoCay, the line’s private island experience in the Bahamas.
In Europe, the ship will sail 7-night Western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona and Rome with stops in ports such as Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Capri, Italy.
Wonder’s Caribbean itineraries are open for booking today, while its European sailings open on September 22.