Wonder of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, has commenced its first ever journey, setting off on its maiden voyage. 

The Royal Caribbean vessel will be operating seven-night itineraries from Florida to the Caribbean until April, before heading for the sparkling Mediterranean coast come the European summer.

Weighing in at a massive 236,857 gross tonnes, the ship can pack in 6988 guests, 2300 crew members and measures at 362 metres long. 

Coming in at five time the size of the titanic, Wonder has a wealth of entertainment on board, with the musical Chicago being performed by a Broadway cast, an AquaTheatre where performers show off death-defying stunts, a mini golf and laser tag area, outdoor movie theatre, luxury spa and gym and so much more. 

If you find yourself unsatisfied by one of the pools, you’ll have another 18 you can swim in instead, there’s an ice skating rink, 20 restaurants, 11 bars and plenty more entertainment packed into the colossal cruise ship.

There’s a fully-decked out Las Vegas style casino, Coney Island inspired boardwalk lined with restaurants of multiple cuisines and even a Central Park, with 20,000 plants and trees.

Wonder of the Seas joins Harmony, Allure, Symphony and Oasis of the seas in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class fleet.  

Wonder was built over three years in Saint-Nazaire in France, costing nearly $2 billion to put together.

Royal Caribbean CEO Jason Liberty says he is expecting big things for the year ahead.

“We are eager to move forward this year. We expect 2022 will be a strong year as we bring the rest of our fleet into operations and approach historical occupancy levels.”

Take a look inside the behemoth of a ship below.

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