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World's Largest Ever Cruise Ship Takes To The Sea For The First Time

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World's Largest Ever Cruise Ship Takes To The Sea For The First Time

Watch incredible footage of Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world:

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Nicknamed 'Wonder', the ship is 1,188ft- (362m) long and is set to debut in the US and Europe next year.

Oh yeah, it's also 210ft (64m) wide, can accommodate 6,988 guests across 16 decks with 24 guest elevators and 2,300 crew members.

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The ship is travelling from its home in Fort Lauderdaleto the Caribbean on March 4, 2022 and then making stops at two iconic cities, Barcelona and Rome.

Footage of the gigantic yacht shows it being towed out of the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France, which happens to be where it was built.

Wonder is still in the process of being tested whilst having 'successfully completed its first sea trials to ensure it's in ship shape'.

Credit: Royal Caribbean
Credit: Royal Caribbean
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Credit: Royal Caribbean
Credit: Royal Caribbean

Trial tests last several days and the ship was 'pushed to the limit on propulsion, navigation, engine performance and much more'.

Royal Caribbean also say that 40 sea acceptance tests have already been completed along with lots of inspections.

In just four days it was able to cover 1,500 nautical miles and managed to pick up speeds of 24 knots (27 mph).

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Royal Caribbean have said: "With returning favourites also on deck, like The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea; Central Park, the neighbourhood filled with real plants from end to end; and the vibrant Caribbean-inspired pool deck experience, the innovative, new ship invites adventurers of all ages to reimagine, explore and make memories once again."

Credit: Royal Caribbean
Credit: Royal Caribbean

Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, added: "The momentum taking off across bookings and our returning ships in the U.S. and Europe is significant.

"With half of our fleet sailing again, we are encouraged by what we're seeing.

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"These regions are in the position to welcome a brand-new, innovative ship like Wonder of the Seas.

"Wonder will shine bright as the world's newest wonder in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

"And what's in store is the ultimate vacation experience that highlights the very best of Royal Caribbean, reimagines renowned favourites and introduces new adventures every guest, no matter their age, can enjoy."

The company is offering seven-night cruises from Barcelona and Rome, which will take you to destinations like Capri and Palma de Mallorca.

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So don't worry, you can still get your family holiday in and also have a cheeky visit to Magaluf with the lads when you stop off.

Featured Image Credit: Royal Caribbean

Topics: cruise, Ship, Holiday

Anish Vij
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