The largest cruise ship ever made has set sail. The ship is 362 metres long, has 18 decks, and has room 6,988 guests. Its name is Wonder the Seas. It is the newest addition to the ships owned the company Royal Caribbean. It set on its maiden voyage last week Fort Lauderdale Florida, USA. The lucky passengers will enjoy a cruise of the Caribbean islands. A company official spoke his excitement to CNN Travel. He said: "We're excited to introduce guests the world to Wonder of the Seas and its world-class features a six-year-long process." He said the company's expertise and feedback guests meant the company could "create something truly awe-inspiring".
It took a shipyard France three years to build the enormous ship. It is an impressive vessel. It weighs 237,000 tons, and is as long as the Empire State Building is high. It is 30 metres longer than the longest aircraft carrier ever built and 306 meters longer than the Titanic. Surprisingly, the Titanic was 1.8kph faster. The new cruise ship has eight different "neighbourhoods". These are areas the ship that will give guests different experiences. One is called Central Park, which is filled over 10,000 real plants. Facilities include 20 restaurants, four swimming pools, a children's water park, a full-size basketball court, an ice-skating rink, a surf simulator, a 1400-seat theatre, and two 13-metre rock-climbing walls.