Shanghai to welcome Wonder of the Seas
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, handling 13.5 million travellers.