Royal Caribbean Cruises has ordered a sixth Oasis-class ship from French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for delivery in 2023.
“It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship,” said Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and chief executive Richard D Fain. “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.”
“This is the 23rd cruise ship that RCL will be building at our shipyard, and we are especially proud of it,” said Chantiers de l’Atlantique general manager Laurent Castaing. “The order reflects the confidence our customer puts on us, based on the exceptional quality of our long-term co-operation and on our capacity to bring innovative solutions to meet our customers’ expectations.”
This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in Q2 or Q3 this year.
Chantiers de l’Atlantique said in a statement “With its outstanding dimensions, the new 2,857-cabin ship (hull A35) will belong, like her sister ships of the Oasis-class, to the category of the largest cruise ships ever built.”
Chantiers de l’Atlantique has already built Oasis-class vessels Harmony of the Seas, delivered in May 2016, and Symphony of the Seas, delivered in March 2018, and will deliver the third vessel in 2021.