Royal Caribbean Reveals Name & Homeport Of Fifth Oasis Class Ship
The homeport and the name of the fifth Oasis Class ship were announced by the Royal Caribbean International. The ship will be named Wonders of the Sea and will leave from Shanghai, China.
The President and CEO of Royal Caribbean, Michael Bayley announced the details at a global cruise industry conference that was held in Shanghai.
Estimated to be ready in 2021, the world’s largest cruise ship will be the first Oasis Class that will sail the Asia Pacific.
“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 Bayley. “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 keel of the Wonder was laid at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. A 970-ton block, with the dimensions of 155 feet by 65 feet was lifted onto the building-dock with a 1,400-ton crane during the keel-laying ceremony.
“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 deployment of Wonder of the Seas is a manifesto of a new era for Royal Caribbean.”
The wonder of the Seas will become a part of the Oasis class of ships which is the largest in the world. It will also have the iconic seven neighborhood concepts like her sister ships. It will also offer thrilling experiences, innovative dining, unmatched entertainment, and the latest technology. More information about the itineraries of the Wonder and the new adventures will be announced soon.