Is there a question or two you aren't sure about Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship?
Wonder of the Seas is about to begin her inaugural season, and there's plenty of people who are excited to it out. New ships are always exciting because they offer the latest and greatest. Plus, people want to know what makes this ship different from others in the fleet.
Every ship in Royal Caribbean's fleet stands out from others in at least a few ways, and Wonder certainly has a lot of new additions and distinguishing features.
After scouring commonly asked questions on Google, here are some of the top questions people are searching for on 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 her the biggest cruise ship in the world.
By bigger, we're talking about her gross tonnage, which is a nonlinear way to measure a ship's overall internal volume.
Wonder of the Seas is 236,857 gross tons, whereas 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 biggest cruise ship in the world, how big is she exactly?
The new ship will be 1,188 feet long and 210 feet wide.
Wonder has a capacity of 5,734 passengers at double occupancy.
There are 18 decks and 2,867 staterooms to choose from, including interiors, balcony rooms, and suites.
An interesting fact about Wonder of the Seas is that there will actually be less suites on Wonder of the Seas than other Oasis Class ships.
Why are there less suites? In order to make room for the new Suite Neighborhood, the amount of suites had to be cut back so there could be room for it all.
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 came out to 1.2 billion Euros or $1.35 billion.
The ship was built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Naizaire, France.
Where will Wonder of the Seas sail?
The first sailing with passengers of Wonder of the Seas is scheduled for March 4, 2022.
Wonder will spend just two months offering cruises from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before heading over to Europe for a summer season.
Once in Europe, Wonder of the Seas will sail 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 on Wonder of the Seas?
There are more than 20 different places to eat on Wonder of the Seas. Some are included with your cruise fare, while others will cost extra.
Among the many restaurants on Wonder of the Seas, there is a brand new dining option in The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar.
The Mason Jar will serve Southern staples, beginning with freshly baked buttermilk biscuits and jalapeno cornbread. Brunch offers range from savory johnnycakes topped with barbeque pulled pork to the Sweet-Tooth Cinnamon Roll.
You will also find Italian classics at Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar to American sports bar favorites at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, to 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 full list of restaurants on Wonder of the Seas:
- Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
- Hooked Seafood
- El Loco Fresh and Cantina Fresca
- The Lime & Coconut
- 150 Central Park
- Johnny Rockets
- Sugar Beach
- Chops Grille
What is the Broadway show on Wonder of the Seas?
Royal Caribbean has not yet announced the entertainment lineup for Wonder of the Seas.
In fact, it is not yet clear if there will be a Broadway show onboard Wonder of the Seas, although other Oasis Class ships have all had Broadway shows onboard.
When will Wonder of the Seas be available in Royal Caribbean's app?
Yes, but it is not clear when app support will become available for Wonder of the Seas.
Without question, Wonder of the Seas will have app support before her first sailing. However, Royal Caribbean has yet to enable Wonder in the app, which also means the ability to check-in for the cruise remains unavailable.
Read more: Royal Caribbean app walkthrough and tips
Who is Wonder of the Seas' godmother?
Royal Caribbean has not yet announced the ceremonial role of the ship's godmother.
It is likely the godmother will be revealed closer to the official ship's christening, which has also not been announced yet.
What is the Vue?
A new feature for any Oasis Class ship is the Vue, which is a new cantilevered bar.
Royal Caribbean says the Vue will offer panoramic ocean views by day and a colorful mosaic canopy overhead by night.
The Vue is located on Deck 15 forward in the Solarium, and is where you would 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 neighborhood, with the addition of the Suite Neighborhood.
Located midship across decks 16, 17, and 18, the new Suite Neighborhood wraps around the funnel.
Suite guests will have a private sun deck on deck 18 to enjoy at their leisure, which offers a view of the back of the ship. There are also loungers and various seating options near an exclusive plunge pool and bar.
Like all Oasis Class ships, suite guests also can dine at Coastal Kitchen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Junior Suite passengers can only dine at Coastal Kitchen for dinner). Coastal Kitchen is a complimentary restaurant for suite guests that offers a Mediterranean-Californian fusion menu that changes daily.
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