The new vessel will join the Oasis class alongside Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas (Image: Royal Caribbean)
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) has ordered a sixth Oasis-class cruise ship from French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique.
Set to be delivered in autumn 2023, the newbuild will join the Oasis class alongside Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and a fifth ship which has yet to be named.
“It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship,” said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of RCL. "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 newbuild will be the 23rd cruise ship that has been built at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, which formerly operated as STX France.
"The order reflects the confidence our customer puts on us, based on the exceptional quality of our long-term cooperation between the two companies and on our capacity to bring innovative solutions to meet our customer's expectations,” said Laurent Castaing, general manager of Chantiers de l'Atlantique.
The order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year.
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