Coronavirus delays construction of Wonder Of The Seas

The construction of cruise ship Wonder of the Seas has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Royal Caribbean has revealed.

Delivery of the ship was now expected to take place once the pandemic is brought under control. The vessel had been scheduled to debut in 2021 in Shanghai, China. It was the first ship of the Oasis Class scheduled to sail the Asia Pacific.

Wonder of the Seas is the third ship from the class to be built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique following Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas in 2016 and 2018 respectively. The first two ships from the class, Oasis of the Seas, and Allure of the Seas, were delivered in 2009 and 2010 by other shipbuilders.

Oasis-class vessels are At 362 metres long and 66 metres wide. In normal times they can accommodate 2,732 crew members and up to 6,780 passengers.