When it debuted in March 2022, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas became the world’s largest cruise ship, edging out its Oasis-class sibling Symphony of the Seas by seven tons — and it will retain its top spot until early 2024 when the cruise line’s first-in-class Icon of the Seas has its inaugural. As the fifth Oasis-class ship introduced since 2009, Wonder of the Seas features most of the same family-friendly amenities and activities of its predecessors, while also offering a revamped pool deck, a few new dining and bar concepts, and an eighth neighborhood designed specifically for suite guests.
If megaship cruising appeals to you, Wonder of the Seas is a compelling option. The ship is visually captivating and features so many onboard experiences that it’s almost impossible to try them all on a 7-night sailing — and you’ll need to be nimble to reserve the dining and activities you do want well in advance. There are FlowRider surf simulators, twin Rock Climbing Walls, a charming Carousel on the Boardwalk, a nine-story Zip Line, and an assortment of pools and hot tubs. Entertainment-wise, Wonder has the Music Hall for classic rock performances by cover bands, comedy acts in The Attic, and the Spotlight Karaoke bar for adventures in singing.