The largest cruise ship ever has set sail. It is 362 metres long, has 18 decks, and room for 6,988 guests. The "Wonder of the Seas" is the newest addition of the company Royal Caribbean. It set off on its maiden voyage last week from Florida. Its passengers will enjoy a cruise of the Caribbean. The company spoke about its excitement to CNN. It said: "We're excited to introduce guests across the world to Wonder of the Seas and its world-class features after a six-year-long process." It said the company's expertise and feedback from guests meant it could "create something truly awe-inspiring".
A shipyard in France spent three years building the ship. It weighs 237,000 tons, and is as long as the Empire State Building is high. It is longer than the longest aircraft carrier ever built. It is 306 metres* longer than the Titanic, but the Titanic was 1.8kph faster. The ship has eight different "neighbourhoods" that will give guests different experiences. One is called Central Park. This has over 10,000 real plants. Facilities include 20 restaurants, four swimming pools, a water park, a basketball court, an ice-skating rink, a surf simulator, a 1400-seat theatre, and 13-metre rock-climbing walls.
* Error: This should be 93 meters.