Royal Caribbean is about to take ownership of its newest cruise ship.
Wonder of the Seas is the fifth Oasis Class cruise ship, and has been in Marseille, France since November 2021 to receive her final touches.
It now appears Royal Caribbean will take delivery of Wonder from the builder.
Royal Caribbean's Senior Vice President of Entertainment, Nick Weir, tweeted on Wednesday the new ship will be delivered on January 27.
"Tomorrow the magnificent #WonderoftheSeas, will be delivered to Royal Caribbean," Mr. Weir stated proudly in his tweet.
Tomorrow the magnificent #WonderoftheSeas, will be delivered to @RoyalCaribbean @NewsfromRCgroup. One way to spot that she is still under the ownership of the shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique, is the floors of the elevators. Tomorrow it will be Thursday for the first time ever. pic.twitter.com/5uEeh3wjGw— Nick Weir (@NickWeirShowbiz) January 26, 2022
The delivery of a cruise ship is when ownership of the vessel is transferred from the shipyard to the buyer, Royal Caribbean.
Wonder of the Seas videos
The “Wonder” of a Mediterranean Sunset… pic.twitter.com/Q1b4TYVwhi— Nick Weir (@NickWeirShowbiz) January 25, 2022
Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Royal Caribbean International, Nick Weir, shared a video clip of Wonder of the Seas in Marseille, France.
Mr. Weir recently flew to France to do work on the ship, and posted the clip as his plane went overhead the new ship.
He also shared a video of walking through the AquaTheater on the new ship.
Come and take a 60 second walk with me in the #AquaTheater on #WonderoftheSeas… (you might also get a sneaky “first listen” to an excerpt of music from our upcoming, all-action #Blockbuster #AquaShow, #inTENse!) pic.twitter.com/J8ZqEiAhCM— Nick Weir (@NickWeirShowbiz) January 26, 2022
World's largest cruise ship
At 236,857 gross tons, Wonder of the Seas is the fifth Oasis Class cruise ship and takes the title from Symphony of the Seas as the biggest in the world.
Wonder of the Seas is 1,188 feet in length and has a maximum passenger capacity of 6,988 passengers, in addition to 2,300 crew.
In fact, Wonder has 100 cabins more than Symphony of the Seas.
Not only is Wonder of the Seas bigger than her sister Oasis Class ships, she has an extra neighborhood onboard dedicated just to suite guests.
The eighth neighborhood offers Royal Suite Class guests private spaces, such as an exclusive deck with its own pool, bar and plenty of sun loungers, as well as nooks for lounging.
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In case you're wondering, Wonder of the Seas is not the last Oasis Class ship.
A sixth Oasis Class ship that is yet unnamed is expected to have her inaugural cruise in the second quarter 2024.
What's next for Wonder of the Seas
The inaugural sailing of Wonder of the Seas is scheduled for March 4, 2022 from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com will be there to share live reports from the sailing.
In May 2022, Wonder will then transition to the Mediterranean.