Royal Caribbean orders seventh Oasis-class ship

French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique will deliver the vessel in 2028 

Royal Caribbean orders seventh Oasis-class ship

Royal Caribbean Group

Built in 2009, Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas is considered ‘the original gamechanger’ by the cruise company

By Laura Hyde |

Royal Caribbean Group has ordered a seventh Oasis-class ship to be constructed by French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique. The ship is expected to join the Royal Caribbean International fleet in 2028. 

“These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Chantiers de l’Atlantique to bring to life the lucky seventh Oasis-class vessel of what is a remarkable class of ships,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. 

Royal Caribbean International’s first LNG-powered Oasis-class ship, Utopia of the Seas, is currently under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The ship is expected to make its debut in Port Canaveral in Orlando, Florida, in July 2024. 

Royal Caribbean International Utopia of the Seas construction France

Utopia of the Seas is currently under construction in France

“While we eagerly anticipate the debut of Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas this summer, we’re already dreaming up her sister ship and the next installation in the brand’s extremely popular Oasis-class,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group. “Across our three brands, we are focused on continuously challenging ourselves to deliver the ultimate vacation experience.” 

Royal Caribbean International Icon of the Seas cruise ship

Icon of the Seas became ‘the world’s largest cruise ship’ when it debuted in January 2024

“This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea,” said Laurent Castaing, general manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “We look forward to building upon this relationship as we help bring this ship to life.” 

This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed later this year. 

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