The world’s biggest ship, Wonder of the Seas, brings awesome adventures and bold experiences to every age group and interest. With eight unique neighborhoods, including an insanely huge pool deck, world-class entertainment, and playscapes for all ages, it’s easy to come up with an entire Wonder of the Seas bucket list full of new experiences. We were lucky enough to enjoy the inaugural cruise, along with other amazing Influencers, and we created an epic Wonder of the Seas bucket list so you don’t miss any of the unique experiences on the largest ship in the world.
Wonder of the Seas Bucket List
On the top of our Wonder of the Seas bucket list is the onboard zipline. We already love to zipline, but doing it above the ocean ten decks up is a whole new level of fun.
You’ll race above the Boardwalk neighborhood suspended on the Zip Line with 360-degree views.
Cord’s expression says it all! This is a unique thrill of a lifetime.
*Insider Tip – Go early to skip the line and stay in the harness for a few extra zips.
The award-winning Adventure Ocean offers plenty of whimsical rooms to roam and dedicated programs for kids of all ages.
There is no other experience on Wonder of the Seas that made us happier than Adventure Ocean. The staff at this remarkable kids club added to our trip exponentially.
Even though Max is almost two years old, we have only spent one date-night away from him since his birth.
All of that changed on Wonder of the Seas because of Adventure Ocean. They offer multiple programs ranging from babies, 6 to 36 months old, to kids, 12 years old.
Max was excited every time we walked into the Adventure Ocean area and he loved the staff so much that he reached for them when we entered the room. It made us feel so confident in their abilities with him that we utilized the program for at least an hour a day. It gave Cord and I much-needed time to be adults and enjoy our relationship outside of being parents.
Adventure Ocean is a priceless experience that makes family cruising not only possible but extremely enjoyable.
Aqua Shows at AquaTheater
The shows onboard Wonder of the Seas set a new mark for entertainment at sea, and AquaTheater tops our list.
AquaTheater features 30-foot diving platforms, stunning ocean views, a dramatic backdrop, and 137,000 gallons of water.
There’s lots of entertainment on Wonder of the Seas, but nothing captured our attention as much as the INTENSE show at AquaTheater.
From breath-taking high-diving acts to aerial water dancing, this aqua-show takes the audience to places of awe that are not found anywhere else on the planet. To top it all off, this show is entirely performed by women – providing exceptional models for girls who might find this more appealing than being a princess (or who maybe want to be both). No matter what your age or demographic, you will be so glad you saw the aqua-show onboard Wonder of the Seas! This is a true Bucket-list worthy experience! ~ JJ Cruise
You may not expect to couple a sunny day with skating on an ice rink, but that’s what makes the Ice Rink on Wonder of the Seas so bucket list-worthy.
The Studio B ice rink presents dramatic ice shows starring a cast of professional skaters from around the world. They offer dazzling costumes and choreography filled with remarkable spins, leaps and lifts.
Then, you can test out your own skating skills as you glide across the ice. Children and adults, from beginners to masters, can strap on a pair of skates and show off their moves.
If you’re brave enough, you can step to the edge of the ship, peer into the darkness, and take the plunge into the Ultimate Abyss slide.
It plummets 10 stories into the mysteries of the deep, and it’s the tallest slide at sea!
Afraid of the dark? Don’t worry. The Abyss features dazzling interior lights to maximize thrills over fear.
There are tons of delicious dining options on Wonder of the Seas. You will definitely not go hungry! But if we had to pick a favorite, it would be Mason Jar.
They have country classics that are both scrumptious and comforting, and their breakfast dishes could easily pass for dessert. Don’t miss their Sweet-Tooth Cinnamon Rolls or savory southern Chicken ’n Waffles.
Theresa Russell of Cruise Writer said, “Served with honey and maple syrup, the Chicken ’n Waffles got me through to dinner.”
Mason Jar was our Wonder of the Seas bucket list restaurant, but we asked our friend, Joe, from Joe’s Daily, who also enjoyed the inaugural cruise, what he’d suggest and he was all about Izumi.
Izumi sushi has been on my long list of things I NEEDED to try on a Royal Caribbean cruise and it did not disappoint…. If you’re a food bucket list kind of person like myself, I highly recommend you not sleep on Izumi on your next Royal Caribbean cruise. Make sure you reserve ASAP because they are sure to get booked up.
As for a stand-out menu item at Izumi, Joe suggests the IZUMI RYU FUTOMAKI ROLL. It includes assorted tempura-fried sashimi, spicy aïoli, Champagne and unagi sauces, cream cheese, wakame salad, and ginger dressing. It’s enough to share too!
Sunset on Deck 16
When the day was coming to an end and we were exhausted from endless adventures, delicious food, and crafty cocktails, watching the sunset from deck 16 was always the perfect way to calm things down.
And Lime & Coconut bar is there to help you toast the sunset or reminisce about the day with a delicious blended drink.
Port Views from your Balcony
Every time we came into port, we were extra grateful for our balcony.
Cord was constantly amazed at how we effortlessly arrived in new countries, and we marveled at the exciting adventures awaiting us. Whether we were disembarking or returning to the ship, the staff was extremely courteous and the process was seamless—even when we were with Max and his stroller.
The adults-only Solarium is located at the front of the ship, which is enclosed in glass and offers a relaxed pool and lounging experience.
Fain and Laura from Travel Spree consider this the number one Wonder of the Seas bucket list experience.
The layout is absolutely incredible and so spacious. Our favorite feature in the Solarium was the hot tub on the side. It had a full glass wall featuring panoramic views of the ocean. You could even lean against the glass and look down into the ocean!
*Note – the Solarium is for guests ages 16+.
If you need space on your Wonder of the Seas bucket list for the tiny cruisers in your life, Splashaway Bay is where it’s at.
Featuring colorful waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools, and whirlpools for tots to tweens, Splashaway Bay has endless possibilities.
Don’t forget to keep your eye on the drench bucket! It will fill up your list and spill over with fun.
We love the blend of thrill and chill on Wonder of the Seas, and your bucket list isn’t complete without trying the waterslides.
With hair-raising twists and turns, dual racers, and headfirst mat racers, put on your brave face for the ride of your life.