Royal Caribbean (RCI) is to build a sixth ‘Oasis’ class ship at Chantiers de l’Atlantique St Nazaire.
This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year, RCI said. Once this is in place, the vessel will be delivered in the Autumn of 2023.
“It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another ‘Oasis’ class ship,” said Richard 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.”
“This is the 23rd cruise ship that RCL will be building at our shipyard, and we are especially proud of it,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “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 cruise line’s fifth ‘Oasis’ class ship is due for delivery in the spring of 2021.