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The World's Biggest Cruise Ship Will Debut in China Next Year

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by Olivia Harden Apr 22, 2021

Royal Caribbean International is planning to debut the world’s biggest cruise ship in China. The Wonder of the Seas cruise ship will set sail from Shanghai in March of 2022.

According to a press release, passengers on the super-sized ship can expect to sail from Shanghai to Japan with stops in Osaka, Fukuoka, Kobe, Tokyo, and more between March and November 2022. From November 2022 to January 2023, the ship will port in Hong Kong and sail to such destinations as Chan May, Vietnam; Busan and Jeju, South Korea; Kochi and Okinawa, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan for the holiday season.

“China continues to be one of the most important parts of the world for Royal Caribbean. We have won the trust of our partners and the favor of travelers and built on that significantly since we first set sail 12 years ago. By introducing Wonder of the Seas and the iconic Oasis Class to China, our strong commitment to the market’s growth is reaffirmed yet again for years to come,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

The massive cruise ship will be able to host almost 6,988 guests in 2,867 staterooms with packages between four to nine nights already available for booking. Guests will enjoy 18 decks and the ship itself will be divided into eight neighborhoods, each with different amenities: Central Park, Boardwalk, Pool & Sports Zone, Entertainment Place, Royal Promenade, Vitality Spa & Fitness Center, Youth Zone, and Suite Neighborhood. Stand-out features include the high-diving acrobatic and aquatic performances, the tallest slide at sea, and an 80-foot zip line.

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