We embarked through Caribbean waters in the Wonder of the Seas. A theme park 362 meters long with an offer dedicated to entertainment for all ages.
The dimensions of the last ship of Royal Caribbean they are truly impressive. For something the Wonder of the Seas has become the largest ship in the world, leaving another ship of the American shipping company in second place. The cruise well worth a trip.
How is the Wonder of the Seas
It measures 362 meters in length, 66 meters in width and has the capacity to accommodate 6,988 passengers and a crew of 2,300 people. Almost nothing. The traveler does not get an idea of the imposing size of it until after some time. There are so many options and attractions that it offers that one gets lost trying to get to the room, one of its 20 restaurants, the spa, its theaters or the casino. But let’s start from the beginning.
Before boarding, the prospective guest must bring a antigen test negative, it is the toll you have to pay to discover who will become your destiny for the next seven days.
Because, it is so. Although this recently inaugurated vessel (it was completed in January and embarked on its first voyage on March 4) sails through the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, the interest is not in the places that are visited, no matter how much they are truly appealing (which they are). ).
The Wonder of the Seas offers a range of alternatives so brutal that there is hardly enough time in a week to experience them. It is not strange that in these times of telecommuting there are those who have seen in cruise ships an option to see the world (and people), while working on board and enjoying themselves in equal parts.
The routes of the Wonder of the Seas
We fly up Miami to participate in its maiden voyage through Caribbean waters, with stops in Labadee (a heavenly and private destination of the shipping company in Haiti), San Juan de Puerto Rico, Nassau (Bahamas) and Coco Cay, an island owned by Royal Caribbean that even has a beach club and water park. The attractions are also numerous when the ship arrives at the port, although, we insist, the destination is the ship itself. You don’t have to cross the Atlantic to get on board.
On April 30, the ship arrived in Mlaga, to later sail to Barcelona, the starting point of its proposal for the Western Mediterranean (from this month of May) with visits to Naples and Florence (Italy), Palma de Mallorca and Provence (France). After completing her season in Europe, she will return to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to sail the Caribbean year-round.
What does the Wonder of the Seas offer
But let’s get back to the ship, a theme park for all audiences. The entertainment is extensible to each member of the family, regardless of their age. The Wonder of the Seas has 18 coversin which the rooms are distributed, as well as its restaurants (creative cuisine, Japanese, tex mex…), bars (it even has one staffed by robots), shops, an art gallery, a games room, and on and on…
The shows They are, without a doubt, the strong point. You cannot disembark without seeing the ice skating show (by the way, the rink can be used by guests), the performance with water on the outer shell (leave your mouth open) or the musical montages of the Grand Royal Theater (they have little to envy those of Broadway). Music is one of the keys to the success of Royal Caribbean.
During the day the possibilities are endless: there are two outdoor pools, two water slides, another dry slide, climbing wall, surf simulator, zip line, basketball courts, mini golf… Of course, various workshops, yoga, pilates, gym, jogging track…
Have a drink or dinner at Central Park is another attraction, an open-air garden with real vegetation that becomes the lung of the ship (with 20,000 plants) and the most seductive space on the cruise.
Special mention deserves its stay in the Neighborhood Suite, a private access neighborhood and suites separated from the rest of the cabins, such as the impressive Family Suite. Distributed on two levels, it includes a private games room, slide, hockey and ping pong table, 3D cinema and outdoor Jacuzzi, among other premium proposals. The Royal Class has exclusive areas for its guests: dining rooms, swimming pool, solarium…
The prices for this experience on the high seas are diverse. A Junior Suite with balcony starts from 2,500 euros/week, but depends on the food and beverage packages chosen, as well as the scheduled excursions and other services on board.