From the construction of the Song of Norway in 1970 through today, Royal Caribbean has been the leader in innovation in the cruise industry known for introducing unexpected features and amenities for guests. The development process of designing and constructing ships that WOW is one that involves many people and countless hours.
Royal Caribbean is proud to announce both the naming and start of construction on its newest class of ships, formerly known as Project Sunshine. Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are a leap forward in both innovation and design, and this newest class is sure to WOW guests with unexpected innovations.
It’s Official: Royal Caribbean and First Bahamian Paratriathlete Name New Ship Odyssey of the Seas (Short)
November 2021 – A celebration of adventure took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as Royal Caribbean International officially named its newest game-changing ship – Odyssey of the Seas. Watch as Erin Brown, the ship’s Godmother and the first Bahamian paratriathlete to compete in the Paralympic Games qualifiers, is joined by the cruise line’s crew members, executives and guests as she bestows a blessing of safekeeping on Odyssey and all those who sail on it for decades to come.
August 2021 – Take a look at the latest update on the construction of Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, in Saint-Nazaire, France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. Wonder will be the fifth ship in Royal Caribbean’s game-changing Oasis Class when it debuts in March 2022, building on the signature features and experiences the unmatched ships have touted since first revolutionizing the cruise industry more than a decade ago. Families and travelers of all ages can look forward to favorites and new adventures, including the eight renowned neighborhoods, the Ultimate Family Suite, complete with an in-room slide and more; immersive, interactive spaces dedicated to kids and teens; the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea; and Italian trattoria Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar.
Oasis Class Ship to Bring New Adventures in March 2022
April 2021* – Setting sail in March 2022, Wonder of the Seas will debut in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before heading to Barcelona and Rome to cruise the Mediterranean. Hear from the experts as they share a glimpse of the journey in designing and constructing the world’s largest cruise ship. The fifth Oasis Class ship will be the first of its kind to feature eight distinct neighborhoods for travelers of all ages, including the new Suite Neighborhood alongside returning signature favorites Central Park, Boardwalk, Pool & Sports Zone, Youth Zone, Entertainment Place, Vitality Spa & Fitness Center and the Royal Promenade. *Updated September 2021