Thursday,  July 18, 2019  7:56 pm

Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class ship


Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class ship
Chantiers de l'Atlantique has already built several ships for RCI, including the Harmony of the Seas, pictured here at the company's shipyard.
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Royal Caribbean Cruises has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l'Atlantique to order a sixth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the fall of 2023.

"It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Oasis-class ship," said Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "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 new Oasis

This sixth Oasis-class ship will be the twenty-third cruise ship built for RCI at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard.

Much like her sister ships, the new 2857-cabin ship (hull A35) will belong to a category of the largest cruise ships ever built.

As per some contracts previously signed with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for Oasis-Class ships, Chantiers de l’Atlantique has already built Harmony of the Seas, delivered in May 2016, and Symphony of the Seas, delivered in March 2018, and will deliver the third vessel in spring 2021.

Once complete, the sixth Oasis-class ship by RCI will be an overall length of 362 metres, an overall breadth of 66 metres, a gross tonnage of 231,000 UMS, and 2,857 cabins which will accommodate 6,700 passengers.

This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year. 


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