Announced earlier this month, Royal Caribbean has unveiled plans to build a sixth Oasis-class ship. The ship is planned to be delivered in 2023 by French shipbuilder, Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
Current Oasis-class ships include the namesake, Oasis of the Seas, as well as Symphony of the Seas – the current largest passenger ship in the world – Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean has previously announced the fifth ship to join the Oasis-class, though the name for this is also yet to be revealed. The cruise line is also withholding information on where the ship will sail, which we anticipate should be announced once their latest ship – Spectrum of the Seas – officially joins the fleet in May this year.
The fifth ship is already on order with the cruise line and is due for delivery in spring 2021, while the sixth ship will join two years later in 2023.
Royal Caribbean’s Chairman and CEO, Robert D. Fain 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.”
Chantiers de l’Atlantique General Manager, Laurent Castaing followed,
“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.”
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