RCI Cuts Steel on Fifth Oasis Class Ship
Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has celebrated the start of construction of its fifth Oasis class ship at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
"The first steel plate of a new Oasis-Class ship (hull 34) has been cut today at Chantiers de l’Atlantique machining workshop. This ceremony marks symbolically the start of the construction of the third Oasis-class built by the shipyard, after Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas respectively delivered in 2016 and 2018," said a press release from Chantiers de l'Atlantique, a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Royal Caribbean says the fifth Oasis Class ship will "combine the iconic seven-neighborhood concept that her sister ships feature with a bold and unexpected lineup of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology."
The unnamed Oasis-class ship is scheduled to be delivered to Royal Caribbean in 2021. She will be delivered following Odyssey of the Seas, which will debut in 2020.
Like her sister ships, the hull of the new cruise ship will be composed with about 400, 000 machined steel parts.