Royal Caribbean new cruise ship: Pictures of the world’s biggest vessel under construction

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Pictures show the Wonder of the Seas being built in Saint Nazaire. It will be 1,188 ft or 362m long and 210 ft or 64m wide.

It will also include a 10 deck high zip line and the oceans’ tallest slide for holidaymakers on board.

The ship, weighing 236,857 tonnes, will host the Ultimate Abyss slide, a terrifying 10 storeys high.

Once it is launched the ship will be based in Shanghai, China.

It will boast 18 desk and 2,867 staterooms.

The global cruising company Royal Caribbean has said Wonder of the Seas will have “the signature amenities the world’s largest and unmatched ships are known for since they first revolutionised cruising more than a decade ago, including the unique neighbourhood concept’.”

Onboard there will be eight “neighbourhoods” on board for guests to enjoy.

These include a Central Park area, a Boardwalk and a Royal Promenade.

The latter will be the “pulsing heart of the ship, where shopping, dining and entertainment come together”.

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The Central Park area will boast “the first living park at sea, home to more than 20,000 plants — not to mention some of the fleet’s most coveted speciality restaurants and high-end boutiques”.

There will be pools, a surf simulator and other sports options such a mini-golf in the Pool & Sports Zone.

An Entertainment Place will be where theatre shows are performed.

There will be a spa and fitness centre and an exclusive Suite Neigbourhood for guest maying more.

“The new neighbourhood provides a private experience like no other, featuring world-class dining, a new sun deck for unparalleled ocean views, a private lounge and restaurant and much more,” the company states.

“Moreover, loved ones can make it the getaway of a lifetime when they book the expansive and beloved Ultimate Family Suite.”

The shit will be making trips across Asia from 2022.

This includes Hong Kong, Japan, Soth Korea and Vietnam.

When are cruises set to start again after the coronavirus pandemic? 

Cruise holidays could restart in the UK as soon as May.

Carnival Cruise Line has announced all of its cruises will aim to restart in June.

Celebrity Cruises has announced a restart date from June 5.

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