Wonder of the Seas arrives in the United States for its first cruises
The newest and largest cruise ship in the world has arrived in the United States to begin offering cruises from its new home.
Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas arrived Sunday night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
With less than two weeks to sail, Wonder of the Seas will debut with cruises departing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in March and April.
Port Everglades welcomed the massive new cruise ship as it arrived in port on Sunday.
The new ship arrived in the evening, with its first sailings beginning on March 4, 2022.
Wonder of the Seas is 1,188 feet tall and has a gross tonnage of 236,857. At double occupancy, she can accommodate 5,734 passengers and 2,300 crew.
Royal Caribbean has released new photos of the ship, taken from the air to show the splendor of this new ship.
Entertainment on Wonder of the Seas
Royal Caribbean has revealed which shows passengers can expect to see on Wonder of the Seas.
Three high-profile production shows have been announced, with a fourth show set to debut later this year.
Although Wonder of the Seas does not have a Broadway show like the other Oasis-class ships, it does offer a number of original performances.
Here’s a look at each of the shows announced for Wonder of the Seas.
Located in the Aquatheater, inTENse features an all-female cast performing aerial and diving acrobatics.
In this new show, expect dives, slackline feats, tumbling, aerobatics and more, punctuated with inspiring lighting and sound.
365: Seasons on Ice
The Ice Skating Show at Studio B will tell the story of the earth’s changing seasons.
“The performers will embody the flow of time as their characters and their every move are accentuated with innovative projection mapping, colorful lighting and imagery, and sound that will transform the venue from season to season.”
Voices: an intimate performance on a large scale
At the Royal Theater you’ll find a new type of show for Royal Caribbean that emphasizes the power of live performance.
The Royal Theatre’s bespoke show, with a wonderful blend of music, song and dance, will highlight the unifying power of performance art.
Effectors II: Crash ‘n’ Burn
Later in 2022, Royal Caribbean will deliver the sequel to its superhero-inspired musical, Effectors II: Crash ‘n’ Burn.
Effectors debuted on Spectrum of the Seas & Odyssey of the Seas, and are about a group of superheroes with awesome abilities based entirely on creativity.
Royal Caribbean says The Effectors’ latest installment is “bigger and bolder, with pioneering applications of standalone technology pioneered by Royal Caribbean.”
In addition to production shows, Wonder of the Seas will offer a variety of live music around the ship.
- Live country music at The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant and Bar
- Live Caribbean music and poolside DJ Lime and Coconut
- music hall features live performances every night with a Royal Caribbean tribute band, jazz ensemble or house band.
- the clandestine piano traveling pianist plays his own twist on classic tunes wherever the piano can roll.
- Boleros features a six-piece band playing salsa, cumbia, merengue, samba and more.
- The English Pub, Barrel & Clipperserves up acoustic performances every night.
- Piano performers in the signature Schooner Bar.
Ready to sail in 2022
Her maiden sailing will take place on March 4, 2022 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She will sail to the Caribbean from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale between March and April 2022. The 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries include visits to Perfect Day in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas; Roatan, Honduras; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
From May, Wonder will travel to Europe to offer 7-night Western Mediterranean cruises that will visit ports such as Naples and Florence, Italy; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Provence, France.
Following her summer season, Wonder returns to Florida to offer year-round sailings in November 2022, when she sails from Port Canaveral. Destinations range from Perfect Day in CocoCay and Philipsburg, St. Maarten, to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Cozumel, Mexico.