Thinking big: outfitting the world’s largest cruise ship

MJM Marine worked across 19 venues to outfit Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas


Thinking big: outfitting the world’s largest cruise ship


The new Mason Jar Southern Restaurant and Bar was among the venues MJM Marine worked on in Wonder of the Seas

By Alex Smith |

Cruise ship refurbishment, refit and interior fit out specialist MJM Marine provided outfitting works for Royal Caribbean International’s new 6,988-passenger ship Wonder of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world. MJM has worked on all five of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships, including Symphony of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. 

A team of 120 MJM Marine employees worked across 19 different venues over seven decks, completing the outfitting work in 10 weeks. The team worked on spaces including Regalia Fine Watches and Jewellery, Central Park, Wonderland Restaurant, Starbucks, the casino, three Lime and Coconut tropical-themed bar venues and the new Mason Jar Southern Restaurant and Bar. MJM Marine worked onboard the ship while it travelled from Marseille in France to Cadiz in Spain and on to Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA. 

“The team has once again done a fantastic job outfitting the areas onboard Wonder of the Seas in keeping with our core company values, two of which are reliability and service excellence,” says Gary Annett, CEO of MJM Marine. “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Royal Caribbean International, playing our part in outfitting the new largest cruise ship in the world, especially having previously worked on the other four Oasis-class ships.” 

This is the first project in which MJM has used its new radio-frequency identification (RFID) scanning technology to scan materials and track their locations, improving efficiency when loading and unloading materials. MJM used RFID technology to understand asset movement across the project life cycle. Infrastructure was mapped out across the entire vessel and warehouses to track the location of material resources.  

“This technology will enable better material planning on site for our management teams and increase the effectiveness of our site installation team,” says Jude McCann, group process and innovation engineer at MJM. “The installation team will no longer have to scour the length and breadth of the shipyard to hunt for materials, the asset locations are available on an app for any handheld device mapped to the RFID network.”  

This article was first published in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. 

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