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World’s Largest Cruise Ship - Wonder of the Seas – to Visit St. Thomas

The most majestic cruise ship in the world will sail into the Crown Bay harbor on Tuesday, March 22. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Wonder of the Seas is scheduled to berth at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal at 7 a.m. on March 22. An onboard Plaque and Keys Exchange Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. between the captain of the ship, the Virgin Islands Port Authority, and other government and private sector officials to welcome the inaugural arrival. It will depart at 4 p.m.

The Wonder of the Seas is the RCCL’s newest of its Oasis-class fleet. It boasts eight unique neighborhoods, including the all-new Suite Neighborhood, a redesigned pool deck, an AquaTheater, and an all-new Wonder Playscape℠, featuring an underwater world studded with slides, climbing walls, and games. There are 19 swimming pools onboard, plus 20 restaurants, 11 bars, an ice rink, casino, and even its own Central Park. The 236,857 gross ton ship has a maximum passenger capacity of 5,518 passengers at double occupancy or 6,988 passengers maximum plus 2,300 crew. Of the ship’s 18 decks, 16 are for passengers.

Cruise ship schedules for the territory are posted on VIPA’s website:


About the Virgin Islands Port Authority

The Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA) is an autonomous, self-sustaining government agency established in 1969 as the owner and manager of the United States Virgin Island’s airports and seaports. VIPA operates 14 seaports, two airports, and surrounding properties. It is a critical arm of the USVI’s economy that facilitates travel and commerce and fosters tourism and economic growth via its port activities. VIPA’s mandate is to develop and maintain the ports of the USVI to accommodate the current and future demands of our users and to provide safe port facilities. Learn more about VIPA at, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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