The world's largest cruise ship, which has a 10-story water slide and 82-foot zip line, set sail on its first voyage
- The world's biggest cruise ship set sail on its first voyage on Friday.
- Wonder of the Seas departed from Fort Lauderdale on a seven-day voyage to the Caribbean.
The Royal Caribbean-owned ship departed from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on a seven-day voyage to the Caribbean.
It will visit Labadee, San Juan, Nassau, and Perfect Day at CocoCay — an exclusive destination for Royal Caribbean guests.
In a tweet, Royal Caribbean marked the start of the maiden voyage by posting eye-catching pictures of the humongous ship.
—Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) March 5, 2022
"The cruise line invites vacationers of all ages on board the world's largest cruise ship to experience the ultimate combination of all-new adventures and Royal Caribbean favorites designed to inspire wonder and awe," Royal Caribbean said in a statement.
A full tour of the ship can be viewed here.
The cruise ship, which is 1,188 feet long, 215 feet wide, and weighs 236,857 tons, can house nearly 6,988 passengers.
Guests will be far from bored while traveling on the vessel, which is packed with tons of amenities, including an 82-foot zip line, a mini-golf course, and a 10-story water slide.
Live entertainment includes ice skating and aqua theater shows.
The Wonder of Seas has more than 20 restaurants, bars, and lounges. Cuisines onboard range from Italian to Japanese.
The cruise industry came to a halt when the coronavirus pandemic hit as lockdown restrictions prevented people from traveling.
But as the world began to open back up, some of the biggest cruise companies experienced a surge in demand as cruisegoers proved eager to start traveling again.
Last year, major cruise companies like Royal Caribbean Group, Carnival Group, and MSC Cruises reported a spike in passenger splurging aboard its ships.
According to Royal Caribbean, Wonder of the Seas is sailing seven-night Caribbean cruises through April before heading to Barcelona, Spain, and Rome for its Mediterranean sailings.
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