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February 20, 2019

RCL Confirms Sixth Vessel Order

Image: Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Image: Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) just gave confirmation of an order for Chantiers de l’Atlantique, according to a previous option agreement, to build a new Oasis-class cruise ship, due for delivery in the fall of 2023.

“At her delivery, she will be the twenty third cruise ship built by our yard for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, and we are especially proud of it”, said Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

"With her outstanding dimensions, the new 2857-cabin ship (hull A35) will belong, like her sister ships of the Oasis-Class, to the category of the largest cruise ships ever built," said a press release.

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.

“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 fifth 227,000-gt Oasis-class ship is due from Chantiers in 2021. Royal Caribbean's most recent vessel in the series was 2018's Symphony of the Seas. Before that came Harmony of the Seas in 2016.