Royal Caribbean International has announced it has entered into agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a sixth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the fall of 2023.
Back in 2009 Royal Caribbean gave the world Oasis of the Seas, followed in 2010 by Allure of the Seas. Both ships were built by STX Europe Turku Shipyard, Finland. A third Oasis class vessel, Harmony of the Seas, was built by STX France and delivered in 2016. In June 2017 the shipyard delivered Symphony of the Seas, which is currently the biggest cruise ship in the world.
Royal Caribbean currently has one yet unnamed Osais Class under construction. The 5th OASIS ship is expected to be delivered in spring 2021.
In a press statement Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises 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 ship will be the twenty-third cruise ship that Royal Caribbean Cruises will be building at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard.
The order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year.