Royal Caribbean has announced the order of another Oasis-class cruise ship which will join the fleet in the fall of 2023 and built by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France.
Sixth Oasis-Class Cruise Ship Ordered
Royal Caribbean and the Chantiers de l’Atlantique French shipbuilder have entered an agreement for another Oasis-class vessel to be constructed. The ship is expected to be delivered to the cruise line in fall 2023.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said:
“It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship.”
“This order is a reflection of the exceptional performance of this vessel class and the extraordinary partnership between Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.”
The final agreement and financing are still to be determined and that will be completed in the second quarter of 2019. The sixth Oasis-class ship is expected to become the new world’s largest cruise ship by just slightly overtaking the earlier ships including Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and the yet to be named fifth Oasis-class ship which will arrive in 2021.
Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, said:
“This is the twenty-third cruise ship that RCL will be building at our shipyard, and we are especially proud of it.”
“The order reflects the confidence our customer puts on us, based on the exceptional quality of our long-term co-operation between the two companies and on our capacity to bring innovative solutions to meet our customer’s expectations.”
Royal Caribbean will no doubt start designing their ideas for the future cruise ship and we’ll hear more about that over the coming years as it is to early to know any specifics.
Once completed the new ship will likely be over 228,000 gross tons and have more than 5,500 guest capacity at double berths. Over 2,200 crew members are also expected to be onboard.