What to expect on Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas
By Katie McGonagle | 16 Mar 2022
As the world’s largest cruise ship sets off on its first voyage, we find out what you can look forward to on Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas
New Royal Caribbean International ship Wonder of the Seas has set sail for the first time from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on its way to the Caribbean.
It will be offering holidays in the region throughout April 2022 before moving to Barcelona and Rome for a summer of sailings in the Mediterranean, then returning to homeport in Cape Canaveral for Caribbean cruising in November.
Here are some of the highlights of the new vessel so you know which areas to make a beeline to when you get on board.
A private Suite Sun Deck
The ship is split into eight neighbourhoods including a new Suite Neighborhood where Royal Suite Class guests can make the most of exclusive restaurants, a Suite Sun Deck featuring a plunge pool and bar, and the biggest-ever Ultimate Family Suite with enough space for a family of 10.
Outdoor playground Wonder Playscape
A new underwater-themed area, the Wonder Playscape, combines slides, climbing walls, games, interactive puzzles and light shows to keep kids big and small entertained for hours. Fans of miniature golf will also find plenty of new features in the new-look mini golf course Wonder Dunes nearby.
Southern dining at The Mason Jar
Enjoy southern comfort food in a laid-back setting at new venue The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar. Expect staple southern food at brunch, dinner and after dark, plus live country music and an extensive selection of American whiskeys.
Pool deck parties
Get into the holiday vibe right away on the Caribbean Pool Deck, where a new cantilevered Vue Bar adds another choice to the array of poolside bars and entertainment options. They include live music at Lime & Coconut, a trio of high-speed waterslides in The Perfect Storm, kids’ water park Splashaway Bay and the adult-only area Solarium.
Wonder of the Seas’ entertainment programme features a host of original shows, including aerial acrobatics in inTENse. An all-female cast will light up the AquaTheater with high-diving feats, slacklining and acrobatics in a show that’s set to wow. Guests can get a taste of the same adrenaline rush on the ship’s fun-packed features by speeding across a 10-storey-high zip line, rushing down the tallest slide at sea in The Ultimate Abyss, clambering up twin rock-climbing walls or skimming the waves on surf simulator FlowRider.