10 frequently asked questions about Wonder of the Seas
Is there a question or two you’re unsure about Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship?
Wonder of the Seas is about to begin its inaugural season, and there are a lot of people who are excited. New ships are always exciting because they offer the latest and greatest. Also, people want to know what makes this ship different from others in the fleet.
Every ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet differs from the others in at least a few ways, and Wonder certainly has plenty of new additions and distinguishing features.
After going through the frequently asked questions on Google, here are some of the top questions people search the internet about Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas.
Is Wonder of the Seas bigger than Symphony of the Seas?
Yes, Wonder of the Seas is slightly larger than Symphony of the Seas, making it the largest cruise ship in the world.
By larger, we mean its gross tonnage, which is a non-linear way of measuring a ship’s overall internal volume.
Wonder of the Seas is 236,857 gross tons, while Symphony comes in at 228,081.
Read more: Royal Caribbean ships by size
How big will Wonder of the Seas be?
Now that we know Wonder of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world, how big is it exactly?
The new ship will be 1,188 feet long and 210 feet wide.
Wonder has a capacity of 5,734 passengers based on double occupancy.
There are 18 decks and 2,867 cabins to choose from, including interiors, balcony rooms and suites.
An interesting fact about Wonder of the Seas is that there will actually be fewer sequels on Wonder of the Seas than on other Oasis-class ships.
Why are there fewer sequels? In order to make room for the new suite district, the number of suites had to be reduced so that there was room for everything.
Read more: Why cruise ships are getting bigger
How much does Wonder of the Seas cost?
The construction cost to build Wonder of the Seas was €1.2 billion or $1.35 billion.
The vessel was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Naizaire, France.
Where will Wonder of the Seas sail?
The first sailing with Wonder of the Seas passengers is scheduled for March 4, 2022.
Wonder will only spend two months offering cruises from Port Everglades to Fort Lauderdale, Florida before heading to Europe for a summer season.
Once in Europe, Wonder of the Seas will depart from Barcelona, Spain and Rome between April and October 2022.
After that, Wonder returns to the United States to offer year-round sailings from Port Canaveral, Florida in November 2022.
How many restaurants are there on Wonder of the Seas?
There are over 20 different places to eat on Wonder of the Seas. Some are included in your cruise fare, while others will cost more.
Read more: What’s included in your Royal Caribbean cruise fare
Among the many restaurants at Wonder of the Seas is a brand new dining option at Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar.
The Mason Jar will serve Southern staples, starting with freshly baked buttermilk cookies and jalapeno cornbread. Brunch offerings range from savory johnnycakes topped with barbecued pulled pork to the Sweet-Tooth Cinnamon Roll.
You’ll also find Italian classics at Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, American sports bar favorites at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, and New England-inspired dishes at Hooked Seafood.
Other Wonder of the Seas options include Wonderland, Asian-inspired flavors at Izumi, American steakhouse Chops Grille, American seasonal dishes at 150 Central Park, Johnny Rockets, Starbucks, Sugar Beach and more.
Here is a complete list of restaurants on Wonder of the Seas:
- Giovanni’s Italian cuisine and wine bar
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
- Seafood hooked
- El Loco Fresh and Cantina Fresca
- Lime and Coconut
- 150 Central Park
- Johnny Rockets
- sugar beach
- Grill of chops
What is the Broadway show on Wonder of the Seas?
Royal Caribbean has yet to announce the entertainment lineup for Wonder of the Seas.
In fact, it’s not yet clear if there will be a Broadway show aboard Wonder of the Seas, although other Oasis-class ships have all had Broadway shows on board.
When will Wonder of the Seas be available in the Royal Caribbean app?
Yes, but it’s unclear when app support will be available for Wonder of the Seas.
Undoubtedly, Wonder of the Seas will have application support before its first sailing. However, Royal Caribbean has not yet activated Wonder in the app, which also means the ability to check in for the cruise remains unavailable.
Read more: Presentation and advice of the Royal Caribbean application
Who is the Godmother of Wonder of the Seas?
Royal Caribbean has yet to announce the ceremonial role of the ship’s sponsor.
It is likely that the godmother will be revealed closer to the official christening of the ship, which has yet to be announced.
What is sight?
A new feature for any Oasis-class ship is the Vue, which is a new cantilever helm.
Royal Caribbean says the Vue will feature panoramic ocean views by day and a colorful mosaic-tile overhead canopy by night.
The Vue is located on deck 15 forward of the sundeck, and this is where you’ll find the cantilevered hot tubs on other Oasis-class ships.
How many unique neighborhoods does Wonder of the Seas have?
Wonder of the Seas is the first Oasis-class ship to have an eighth quarter, with the addition of the Suite quarter.
Located amidships on Decks 16, 17 and 18, the new Suite Quarter wraps around the funnel.
Suite guests will have a private deck on Deck 18 to enjoy at their leisure, which offers a view of the stern of the ship. There are also lounge chairs and various seating options near an exclusive plunge pool and bar.
Like all Oasis Class ships, Suite passengers can also dine at the Coastal Kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner (Junior Suite passengers can only dine at the Coastal Kitchen for dinner). Coastal Kitchen is a free restaurant for suite guests that offers a Mediterranean-California fusion menu that changes daily.
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