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CRUISE_Wonder_of_the_Seas_float_out.jpg PHOTO: CHANTIERS DE L'ATLANTIQUE
The giant Wonder of the Seas was assisted by seven tugs

Chantiers de l'Atlantique floats out Wonder of the Seas

Wonder of the Seas, the fifth ship in Royal Caribbean International's giant Oasis class, left its drydock at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, assisted by seven tugboats.

The ship was transferred to a wet dock on Saturday morning where construction will continue.

After Harmony and Symphony of the Seas, delivered in 2015 and 2018 respectively, it is the third unit of this class built in France. 

Delayed to 2022

The 362-meter/1,188-foot ship, which can carry more than 8,000 people including 2,200 crew, is now scheduled for delivery in 2022 instead of spring 2021 due to COVID-19 delays.

Shanghai-bound

The first Oasis-class ship for China, Wonder of the Seas is planned to sail from Shanghai.

Before this, China got Royal Caribbean's first Quantum Ultra newbuild, Spectrum of the Seas, in 2019.

 

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