The Wonder of the Seas is the latest engineering masterpiece, a cruise ship that was commissioned in 2006 from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard located in Saint-Nazaire, France. Construction of this steel beast began in 2019, with an initial delivery date scheduled for 2021, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was delayed several months until 2022.
Size matters: Wonder of the Seas
One of the most impressive features of the Wonder of the Seas is its size. At 1,188 feet long, 215 feet wide and 237,000 tons, it is truly a marvel of modern engineering. The ship has a capacity for 6,988 passengers and 2,300 crew members divided across its 18 decks, 2,867 cabins, and eight neighborhoods.
It boasts a wide range of amenities and activities, including a water park, a surf simulator, a rock climbing wall, a mini golf course, and multiple pools and hot tubs. The neighborhoods are the focus of the attractions, services, and amenities that passengers can access.
The cruise ship is so large that it even has its own Central Park. A meeting and relaxation place with real plants and trees. The Boardwalk is a space with game rooms and a sports-themed bar, and The Royal Promenade is the central artery of the cruise ship.
Fine and Casual Dining
The Wonder of the Seas also has a wide range of dining options, with over 20 different restaurants and cafes on board. From gourmet dining to casual bites, there is something for every taste and budget. The ship also has a number of entertainment options, including live music, shows, and movies.
Wonder of the Seas complimentary dining options:
- Main Dining Room
- Windjammer Cafe
- Solarium Bistro
- Park Cafe
- Cafe Promenade
- Sorrento’s Pizza
- Boardwalk Dog House
- El Loco Fresh
- Vitality Cafe
- Coastal Kitchen (suites only)
- Room service (continental breakfast only)
- Johnny Rockets (breakfast only)
Wonder of the Seas specialty dining options:
- Chops Grille
- Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar
- Izumi Hibachi & Sushi
- Hooked Seafood
- 150 Central Park
- Sugar Beach (ice cream and candy only)
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
- Johnny Rockets (lunch and dinner)
- The Mason Jar
- Chef’s Table
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Fun Zone For Kids
Youth Zone is the children’s area. Vitality Spa & Fitness has a spa center with various treatments and a gym open to all passengers. Pool & Sports has pools, hot tubs, and a sports field. And in Entertainment Place there is the ice skating rink, casinos, and theaters with Air, Ice, Water, and Classic stages.
The Movie Zone
The AquaTheater, one of the most sophisticated and surprising attractions of the cruise ship, has nine-meter jumping platforms, a large backdrop, sea views, and 518 cubic meters of water. It is the stage where almost a hundred artists and technicians bring high-level productions to life.
In addition to its impressive size and array of amenities, the Wonder of the Seas is also designed with sustainability in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology to reduce its environmental impact, including advanced waste management systems and energy-efficient lighting.
Overall, the Wonder of the Seas is set to be a truly amazing and unforgettable vacation experience. With its endless array of activities and amenities, it is sure to be a hit with travelers of all ages.
This massive floating resort is one of the top cruise ships that visit the Taino Bay port of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Its guests enjoy the extensive selection of amenities and shore excursions available in the North region of the island, including Sosua, Cabarete, Cofresi and Costambar.
- Sails To: Bahamas, Caribbean, – Taino Bay Port, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
- Sails From: Port Canaveral, FL
- Duration: 2 – 5 Days, 6 – 9 Days, 10+ Days
- 237,000 GROSS
- 6,988 GUEST
- 1,188 LENGTH
- 2300 ONBOARD
- 22 knots Average Speed
- 7,084 Guests total (2,867 staterooms)