The world’s largest ocean liner arrives in Europe this summer


There’s more to see and do than ever on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship.

Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas made its maiden voyage from Barcelona this weekend after a two-week Atlantic crossing from Florida.

He is expected to be based in the Mediterranean for the summer, traveling from Barcelona to Rome on 7-day cruises and stopping at some of Europe’s top destinations – like Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Capri, Italy.

At over 18 decks high and 1,188 feet long, the ship wins the title of world’s largest cruise ship. It can carry almost 7,000 passengers at full occupancy in 2,867 cabins (and 188 premium suites on decks 17 and 18). And when the personnel on board are taken into account, we are approaching the 10,000 mark for the total capacity of the ship.

Compared to its previous Oasis-class ships, Royal Caribbean has taken a leap forward with the Wonder. With eight distinctive “districts” on board, there’s more to see and do than ever before. Unique deck activities include the tallest slide at sea, a surf simulator, zip line, rock climbing walls, and more.

Guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to bars and restaurants, with over 40 choices. Many restaurants are free, while specialties require an additional charge. From Asian cuisine to Southern classics, there is something for everyone.

The stunning Vue Bar offers all-day panoramic ocean views, the Lime and Coconut Bar exudes Caribbean vibes on the main pool deck, and there’s even a Bionic Bar where a robot will mix your drinks for you. .

Children will be entertained with their own pool called Splashaway Bay, a carousel and an underwater-themed outdoor playground. For teens, there’s an arcade and designated hangout spots like Social100 and The Patio, where they can find a bar with a menu of eight mocktails.

There’s also an adult-only area on board, the Solarium, which includes swimming pools, hot tubs and lounge chairs, as well as its own bar and bistro.

Incredible original entertainment takes place on four stages – air, ice, water and theatre. Highlights include ice skating, live music, DJ sets, and a water theater show featuring an all-female cast of Olympic divers, aerialists, and synchronized swimmers.

And for passengers who want to do it all, there’s Vitality Spa, which offers massages, saunas, aromatherapy and even Botox-style skin tightening.

When you have some free time, you can stroll the boardwalk, boardwalk, or Central Park which is lined with over 20,000 real plants.

“Wonder will shine as the newest wonder of the world in the Mediterranean,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

“And what awaits us is the ultimate vacation experience that showcases the best of Royal Caribbean, reinvents renowned favorites and presents new adventures that every guest, regardless of age, can enjoy.”

Wonder’s comfortable cabins offer ocean, balcony or interior views, depending on your budget. There are also deluxe suites, and guests who opt for these will enjoy a private terrace, pool, bar, and restaurant.

7-day cruises start at €899 per person and can be booked here.

*She received a preview of the wonder in exchange for creating content

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