Shanghai will become the home port of Wonder of the Seas, a new luxury Royal Caribbean International cruise liner 2021, the first of the renowned Oasis Class to the Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean International announced.
In Saint-Nazaire, France, Wonder's keel was lowered into place at the Chantiers de l' Atlantique shipyard on Thursday local time. A 970-ton block was lifted onto the building dock with a 1,400-ton crane.
Shanghai has become the biggest cruise liner port in Asia and overtaken Barcelona to be the world's fourth largest.
A total of 2,255 cruise ships have been berthed at the Wusongkou terminal as of the end of September this year, handling 13.5 million travelers.
(Cover: The deck is seen from the NorthStar capsule on The Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s cruise line brand Royal Caribbean International (RCI), as the ship sits berthed at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore, May 21, 2019. )