Island tour

Photo tour of the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas

Sailing since March 2022, Royal Caribbean reports Wonder of the Seas is nearly 2,000 feet long and 210 feet wide with 18 decks. It can hold around 7,000 guests.

Wonder of the Seas moored in Costa Playa, Mexico.

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For $2,000 I spent seven nights in an ocean view cabin on deck eight. The cruise was on sale, as it was originally priced at $3,000.

the author in a cabin of the largest cruise ship in the world

The author in his cabin.

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The insider paid for the room, in accordance with our reporting standards.

During my trip, the ship sailed to Roatán, Honduras; Cozumel and Costa Playa in Mexico; as well as Royal Caribbean’s own private island in the Bahamas.

The world's largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, is docked in Roatan Honduras

Wonder of the Seas docked in Roatan, Honduras.

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But much of the fun happened on the huge boat with eight common areas that Royal Caribbean calls “neighbourhoods.” Each neighborhood had its own activities.

People enjoy the upper decks of the world's largest cruise ship

The pool deck aboard the Wonder of the Seas.

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To get up and down from the many decks of the ship, there are 24 elevators which take passengers to 16 of the 18 levels. (The two upper decks are only accessible to suite guests.)

From the elevators of the world's largest cruise ship

A view of the elevators from the 16th floor.

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In my experience, the elevators were crowded during peak times of the day, so I found it quicker to take the stairs on either side of the elevators.

stairs between the decks of the largest cruise ship in the world

Stairs aboard the Wonder of the Seas.

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Decks Seven, 10, and 11 contain staterooms only, but most decks offer a combination of staterooms, restaurants, venues, and activities.

State cabin hallway on the world's largest cruise ship

A corridor of cabins aboard the Wonder of the Seas.

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Decks two and three have boarding areas for entering and exiting the ship. Deck three is the lowest deck with cabins on it.

Deck 2 from the outside (L) and Deck 3 from the inside (R) on the world's largest cruise ship

Decks two (L) and three R) aboard the Wonder of the Seas.

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The main dining room spans levels three, four and five.

Entrance to the main dining room on deck 3 of the world's largest cruise ship

The main dining room of the Wonder of the Seas.

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