Royal Caribbean has revealed that they will be sending their fifth Oasis Class ship to homeport in Shanghai, China when she debuts in 2021.
The line’s Oasis Class ships are the largest in the world and carry up to 5,600 passengers. The Wonder of the Seas will be the first of its class to sail the Asia Pacific, showing further commitment to the region where the company has been investing in for a long time.
The largest ship in the region is currently the 4,246-guest Spectrum of the Seas.
“Royal Caribbean International has been a market leader in China for more than 10 years by consistently showcasing bold deployment strategies and driving growth of the new to cruise market,” said Dr. Zinan Liu, Chairman, Royal Caribbean Asia.
The ship has also just marked the start of its construction phase with the keel lowered into place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Naizaire, France. It is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2021.
“Royal Caribbean is known for its innovation and constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and an Oasis Class ship in China is proof of that,” said Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean President and CEO.
“Wonder of the Seas will redefine the ultimate vacation and be revolutionary in her own right, and she marks one of Royal Caribbean’s most exciting chapters to come.”
The ship will combine the iconic seven-neighbourhood concept that her sister ships feature along with a lineup of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology. More information on Wonder’s itineraries and brand-new adventures will be announced soon.