Royal Caribbean’s Magnificent Wonder of the Seas Sets Sail

Leslie E. Royal
5 min readJul 10


Royal Caribbean presents the world’s largest cruise ship. The company recently named its newest, amazing wonder in a splendid ceremony in the presence of illustrious guests, corporate executives, and Godmother of the ship. Marie McRea, a dedicated Mom from Pennsylvania, christened the ship alongside her daughter Allie, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley, and Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty.

Meet the Ship’s Godmother Marie McRea, a dedicated Mom from Pennsylvania.

Travelers are now welcome aboard this fabulous, innovative, state-of-the-art cruise ship having more than 40 restaurants, bars, and lounges as well as other exceptional amenities. The Wonder of the Seas offers 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida. The destinations include Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Mexico.

The Suite Neighborhood

The exclusive locale called The Suite Neighborhood is sited in the eighth neighborhood. Welcoming Royal Suite Class guests only, this ultra-elevated experience encompasses a private Suite Sun Deck with a plunge pool and bar. It features the magnificent Ultimate Family Suite which can host a group of ten as well as other stunning suites. The region is home to its own exclusive restaurant called Coastal Kitchen specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. Guests can retreat to the private Suite Lounge.

The Night Life

Party the night away at these exciting and entertaining venues. The Music Hall is an intimate lounge with popular headliners. Relax at the Schooner Piano Bar, Trellis Bar in Central Park, North Star Bar, and Diamond Lounge. A must visit lounge is the Rising Tide Bar that literally goes up and down from one floor to the other. Enjoy the vibes at the Vue Bar on the Caribbean Pool Deck. Revel in the panoramic views as you watch the sun rise each morning and set each evening.

Dining in Elegance

Take a stroll to the upscale restaurants on the ship which includes Chops Grille, 150 Central Park, Hooked Seafood, The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar, Izumi Hibachi & Sushi, Giovanni’s℠ Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. There are nine complimentary restaurants. Further, there are 12 specialty venues which include the above-mentioned locales. Serving tantalizing dishes from seafood, steaks, and southern fare to American, Japanese, and Italian, the eateries are sure to please the palate in elegant environments with stunning decor.

Sunning on the Pool Decks

All guests can enjoy the recline on deck which has several pools, lounge chairs, restaurants, and bars in which they can enjoy. The guests residing in The Suite Neighborhood have a private plunge pool. Additionally, there is the adults only pool in the Solarium. This indoor-outdoor oasis has swimming pools, whirlpools, lounge chairs, and a bar area, as well as cascading lagoons on select ships.

Electrifying Entertainment

Behold the four fabulous stages of air, ice, water, and theater. Excitement abounds in every area of this cruise ship. Energetic, artistic, and glorious presentations include Olympic-level high divers, champion ice skaters, live musicians, highspeed waterslides, aqua park, 10 story high zip lines, twin rock climbing walls, the tallest slide at sea called The Ultimate Abyss, and a wave surfing simulator called FlowRider. Spectacular AquaTheater shows with 137,000 gallons of water and Studio B’s dazzling ice dancing shows mesmerize the guests daily. Check out 10 of the Best Things to Do Aboard Wonder of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean International, has been sailing for more than 50 years. The cruise line travels to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents. That includes its private island destination in The Bahamas called Perfect Day at CocoCay. It is the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. To make reservations, visit or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

Global Travel Journalist Leslie E. Royal attends Wonder of the Seas Inaugural Cruise. @LesliesLane

Leslie E. Royal is an encourager, global travel writer, cuisine writer, author, influencer, editor, product profile writer, and multi-media journalist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including Upscale, ESSENCE, AAA Midwest Traveler, Black Enterprise, The Ashro Blog,, Medium, Chicago Tribune, and AAA Southern Traveler. She is an Ashro Brand Ambassador and the host of their popular video series called Onward and Upward with Leslie E. Royal.

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Leslie E. Royal

Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance writer, product review expert, and global travel journalist. Follow her @LesliesLane —