Royal Caribbean announced the homeport and name of its fifth Oasis Class ship.
The next ship to join the fleet will be named Wonder of the Seas and will set sail from Shanghai, China.
Royal Caribbean’s Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley revealed the details at a global cruise industry conference event held in Shanghai. Wonder of the Seas will debut in 2021 and will introduce a new era of cruising as the first of the renowned Oasis Class to sail the Asia Pacific.
Michael Bayley said:
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. 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.
Thursday’s announcement also marked an important milestone for Wonder of the Seas, as the ship’s keel was lowered into place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, marking the start of the physical construction. During what is known as the keel-laying ceremony, a 970-ton block, measuring 155 feet by 65 feet, was lifted onto the building dock with a 1,400-ton crane.
Wonder of the Seas will be part of the Oasis class of ships, the largest in the world, and will combine the seven-neighbourhood concept along with a line-up of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, entertainment and the latest technology.