RCL orders seventh ‘Oasis’ class cruise ship

2024-03-01T19:12:25+00:00 March 1st, 2024|Ships|

Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) has signed an agreement with French shipbuilder, Chantiers de l’Atlantique for a seventh ‘Oasis’ class ship for delivery in 2028.

“While we eagerly anticipate the debut of Royal Caribbean’s ’Utopia of the Seas’ this summer, we’re already dreaming up her sistership and the next installation in the brand’s extremely popular ‘Oasis’ class,” said Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO. “Across our three brands, we are focused on continuously challenging ourselves to deliver the ultimate vacation experience.”

This announcement follows Royal Caribbean Group’s recent introduction of three new ships, including ’Silver Nova’, ’Celebrity Ascent’ and ’Icon of the Seas’ (pictured).

“These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Chantiers de l’Atlantique to bring to life the lucky seventh ‘Oasis’ class vessel of what is a remarkable class of ships,” added Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

Since the 2009 introduction of the original ‘Oasis of the Seas’, the ships hsve revolutionised cruising with innovations, from the debut of the neighbourhood concept to the first-ever split superstructure design and entertainment across air, ice, water and stage, and the next in the lineup will continue that legacy with the latest combination of bold revolutionary, evolutionary and signature experiences, RCL claimed.

“This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “We look forward to building upon this relationship as we help bring this ship to life.”

This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed later this year, RCI explained.