A new Royal Caribbean ship floats in France


Wonder of the Seas was successfully launched at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard.

Photo by Pascal Collin Photography

At 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, Wonder of the Seas was moved from Basin B to Basin C, using 7 tugs.

What will be the world’s largest cruise ship completed the 500-meter-long maneuver in barely an hour.

Wonder of the Seas is still under construction and does not yet have its engines operational, so it needs the tugs to move it.

This is the third Oasis-class vessel built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Naizaire, France (Harmony and Symphony of the Seas).

Now that the float process is complete, Wonder of the Seas will remain in Basin C until it is delivered to Royal Caribbean.

Wonder of the Seas was originally scheduled to end in spring 2021, but due to the global health crisis, which has been postponed to 2022. When it leaves, it will depart from Shanghai, China.


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