Wonder of the Seas may be the fifth Oasis Class ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet, but she is going to have a significant addition which her sister vessels did not have.
Royal Caribbean made Wonder of the Seas sailings available to book, and announced the major features guests can expect onboard.
Wonder of the Seas will receive an eight neighborhood, which is the term for how the cruise ship is differentiated for easier navigation by guests.
In addition to the seven neighborhoods found on other Oasis Class ships, Wonder of the Seas will feature an eighth neighborhood: the Suite Neighborhood.
Deck 17 Deck Plan from Wonder of the Seas
Royal Caribbean describes this as an area exclusively for suite guests onboard:
"The new neighborhood provides a private experience like no other, featuring world-class dining, a new sun deck for unparalleled ocean views, a private lounge and restaurant and much more. Moreover, loved ones can make it the getaway of a lifetime when they book the expansive and beloved Ultimate Family Suite."
Existing Oasis Class ships have had certain parts of the ship reserved for suite guests, but never a formal neighborhood just for them.
Based on released deck plans, it appears this neighborhood could be part of Decks 17 and 18.
While Wonder of the Seas is the first Oasis class ship to have an all suites neighborhood, it is not the first Royal Caribbean ship to offer a suite enclave.
Spectrum of the Seas, a Quantum Ultra Class ship that launched in 2019, has something called The Suite Club.
Spectrum of the Seas Golden Suite
Spectrum was also designed for the Chinese cruise market, and features 36 Golden Suites and 106 Silver Suites. The Golden Suites and Silver Suites have exclusive access, elevator, as well as a private restaurant and lounge.
While Royal Caribbean has not revealed the full set of suite perks and amenities yet, Spectrum of the Seas had a different type of suite offerings, including the top tier Gold Suites. Gold Suite guests may access The Balcony, a private outdoor space with the best views of the sea; and The Boutique, which can be reserved for private shopping, intimate parties and wine tastings. Travelers in suites are also provided with a dedicated team of Royal Concierges who provide excellent value-added services, including concierge services, Royal embarkation, enhanced food and beverage experiences, and exclusive room service.
Wonder of the Seas will set sail from Shanghai and Hong Kong, China in 2022.
Currently under construction in Saint-Nazaire, France, Wonder will be the world’s largest cruise ship and the first of its kind to call China home when it arrives in March 2022.
The ship’s inaugural season cruises are now open for bookings.