Review of Wonder Of The Seas deck 16 (Sports-FlowRiders-Ultimate Abyss Slide)
Solarium Bar (41 seats) serves the adults-only retreat with drinks and light fare. Once per cruise, the bar becomes “Club 20” (nightclub with DJ programming).
Sky Bar (portside) and Mast Bar (starboard) are poolside beverage bars overlooking the main pool area (on deck 15 below). Both bars are outdoor, with small seating (6 seats each) and located on the Sky Walk - a walkway connecting portside-starboard. Both bars are often used for small-group themed events (incl single cruisers gatherings, cigar-smoking, etc). Poolside bar menus have frozens, soft drinks, beer (beer buckets), wine, cocktails. This is a smoking-allowed area.
Wipe Out Bar (36 seats) is a complimentary cafe bar serving the FlowRider deck with drinks and fast-food (burgers, fries, hot dogs, pizza, chicken, sandwiches). There is a soft ice cream vending machine. WipeOut Cafe is open for Breakfast (8-11 am) and Lunch (11:30 am - 3:30 pm).
The full-size Sports Court (aft-portside) can be used for playing basketball, volleyball, tennis, football/soccer, dodgeball, daily group game competitions. There is a glass-enclosed area for playing table tennis (ping pong).
Wonder Dunes (aft-starboard) is a 9-hole Mini-Golf Course (complimentary, 24-hour open, equipment provided). There is a separate 4-hole mini-golf course for kids.
Lido Deck is the entry-level for the 10-decks high Ultimate Abyss waterslide. The launch area is located all the way aft (accessible via stairs near Wipeout Cafe). Ultimate Abyss is the tallest slide at sea (height 150 ft / 46 m, length 216 ft / 66 m, water speed 9 mph / 14 kph). The launch area features a see-through glass platform. Guests take a mat and slide all the way down to the Boardwalk – twisting and turning in a serpentine-like movement. The slide ends at the AquaTheatre’s pool on deck 6.
Zip-Line (length 82 ft / 25 m, stretched across the Atrium) is complimentary, with a weight limit between 75-275 pounds (34-125 kg).
Aft-portside is located a FlowRider - RCI’s signature surf simulator facility. Pumps project high-speed water (20-30 mph / 30-50 kph) across a small area creating sheet waves (stationary waves) to simulate ocean surfing. FlowRiders were first created as land-based facilities and were implemented by Royal Caribbean for guests to enjoy traditional surfing and skimboarding on cruise ships. The Royal Caribbean FlowRider is a complimentary (cruise fare inclusive) facility and reservations are not required. Equipment (bodyboards, flowboards) is provided. Private surfing lessons are available for booking at additional cost per person. Groups are 6 to 8 guests. The FlowRider’s restrictions include min-height (52-inches/132 cm to use bodyboard, 58-inches/147 cm to use flowboard). Not allowed are footwear, goggles, go-pro cams. Guests can surf at the simulator until they fall off the board. The facility is supervised by sports staff (safety, assistance, advice).