Royal Caribbean International has entered into an agreement with the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France, to construct a sixth Oasis-class ship.
The brand new Oasis-class ship is expected to be delivered to Royal Caribbean International and join the fleet in autumn 2023.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises: "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."
Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, said: “This is the twenty-third cruise ship that Royal Caribbean Cruises 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."
The first Oasis-class ship, Oasis of the Seas launched in 2009, followed by a second, Allure of the Seas in 2010. At the time of launching both ships were the largest in the world.
In May 2016 the cruise line launched Harmony of the Seas and in April 2018 Symphony of the Seas joined the fleet, becoming the world’s largest cruise ship.
A fifth Oasis-class ship, which is also being built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France is expected to debut in spring 2021. The vessel is be 227,625 gross tonnes and has a passenger capacity of 5,448.