THE largest cruise ship in the world is launching next year – with new routes from Europe next summer.
Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, their fifth Oasis Class ship, will be able to accommodate 6,800 passengers, with the tallest slide at sea, a brand new neighbourhood and a ten-deck high zip-line.
The new ship, launching from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to the Caribbean in March 2022, will then sail to Barcelona and Rome, for trips from May.
Onboard the ship are eight neighbourhoods to explore, with the newest being the Suite Class neighbourhood for suite guests, which has an elevated sun deck with a plunge pool, bar and sunbathing area.
Guests can walk through Central Park, a neighbourhood full of plants and flowers, while kids can visit the Wonder Playscape, an interactive open-air play area, or the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea.
Also onboard is the Flowrider surf simulator, two rock-climbing walls and a ten-deck high zip line.
If you want to splurge, you can opt for the Ultimate Family Suite – sleeping 10, there is an in-suite cinema, curly slide and ping pong table, as well as a hot tub on the balcony and VIP perks including free drinks and personalised experiences.
Otherwise, there is a range of room types including interior and ocean view rooms, to balcony and virtual balcony rooms.
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Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bayley said: “The momentum taking off across bookings and our returning ships in the US and Europe is significant. With half of our fleet sailing again, we are encouraged by what we’re seeing.”
The seven-night European tours will stop off at Majorca in Spain and Capri in Italy, while the Florida trip will stop off at Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay.
Bookings for the European sailings will be available from September 22, with prices yet to be revealed.
Content creator Stephen from Curveline Films gave an inside view at the Ultimate Family Suite on the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas ship which are set over two floors.
The suite is the most expensive on the ship, however, and Stephen said it can cost guests anything from $44,000 (£31,771) to $80,000 (£57,639) “depending on how busy they are”.