Royal Caribbean's fifth Oasis Class cruise ship had her keel laid today at the Chantiers de l\u2019Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.\n\n\n\nThe new ship will carry the name Wonder of the Seas when she sets sail in 2021.\n\n\n\nAlso announced is the homeport for the new ship. Upon completion, she will head to her homeport of Shanghai, China for her first season.\n\n\n\nThe details were revealed by Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley at a global cruise industry conference event held in Shanghai. \n\n\n\nSlated for a highly anticipated debut In 2021, the world's largest cruise ship will introduce a new era of cruising as the first of the renowned Oasis Class to sail the Asia Pacific.\n\n\n\n\u201cRoyal Caribbean is known for its innovation and constantly pushing the boundaries of what\u2019s possible, and an Oasis Class ship in China is proof of that,\u201d said Bayley. \u201cWonder of the Seas will redefine the ultimate vacation and be revolutionary in her own right, and she marks one of Royal Caribbean\u2019s most exciting chapters to come.\u201d\n\n\n\nRoyal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas preview\n\n\n\nToday also marked an important milestone for Wonder of the Seas. Halfway around the world in Saint-Nazaire, France, Wonder of the Seas' keel was lowered into place at the Chantiers de l\u2019Atlantique shipyard, marking the start of the ship\u2019s physical construction. During what is known as the keel-laying ceremony, a 970-ton block, measuring 155 feet by 65 feet, was lifted onto the building-dock with a 1,400-ton crane.\n\n\n\nRoyal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas preview\n\n\n\nMore information on Wonder of the Sea\u2019s itineraries and brand-new adventures will be announced soon.\n\n\n\nContinue the conversation in our Wonder of the Seas Forum.