RCCL’s Wonder of the Seas® Arrives in Port Everglades
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines®, Wonder of the Seas®, the world’s largest cruise ship was escorted by fireboats into Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on February 20th.
The Wonder of the Seas is the fifth in RCCL’s Oasis Class joining the Symphony of the Seas®, Harmony of the Seas®, Allure of the Seas®, and class-named Oasis of the Seas®. The 236.857-gross-ton vessel is 8,700 gross-tons more than her sister-ship, the Symphony.
Wonder of the Seas will make her inaugural sailing on Friday, March 4th from Port Everglades on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean sailing first stopping on RCCL’s private island in Labadee, Haiti, before San Juan, Puerto Rico, then Nassau, Bahamas, and RCCL’s Coco Cay (Bahamas) before returning to Fort Lauderdale. Sales for the much-anticipated vessel’s voyages opened in 2021 to great demand even during the pandemic. Subsequent sailings on the 1,188-foot length ship will remain in Fort Lauderdale through mid-April with 5 to 7-day sailings with Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.
Following its last sailing in the States for the Spring, the Wonder of the Seas will return to Fort Lauderdale before relocating in Barcelona, Spain. The fifth Oasis Class vessel will rotate 7-day round-trip sailings out of Barcelona and Civitavecchia through October. On October 30th, the newly crowned world’s largest ship will depart Barcelona for a 14-day transatlantic voyage with eventual debarkation in its homeport at Port Canaveral. Upon arrival at its homeport-to-be, the Wonder of the Seas itineraries will include 7-day round-trip Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings through the remainder of 2022 and throughout 2023.
RCCL’s newest Oasis Class vessel features similar offers as its sister-ships in addition to the following: new Suite Neighborhood, new Mason Jar specialty restaurant, the new Vue pool bar, and new Wonder Playscape. The Suite Neighborhood is a dedicated area on the ship dedicated to those staying in a suite with special VIP access to a sun deck with a plug pool and bar, and Coastal Kitchen restaurant. The aforementioned Mason Jar eatery features Bayou and Low Country southern-inspired cuisine with offerings such as fried chicken, gumbo, and beignets. Also new for the Oasis Class ship is the new Vue pool bar that sits above the main pool providing panoramic ocean views day and night. For children, the Wonder Playscape offers an outdoor playground at sea.
As with the majority of RCCL’s fleet of ships, Special Needs Group® is pleased to be able to meet the needs of those requiring the need to rent mobility, oxygen, and special needs equipment with sailing domestically or internationally on Wonder of the Seas. For more detailed information, please visit our Cruise Accessibility section of website by clicking the following link: https://www.specialneedsatsea.com/cruise-accessibility/royal-caribbean/wonder-of-the-seas/ .