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Royal Caribbean orders sixth Oasis-class cruise ship

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Oasis class Symphony of the Seas, delivered by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in 2018, is the world's largest cruise ship [Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean Cruises]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) reports that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a sixth Oasis-class ship for delivery in the fall of 2023.

“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.”

“This is the twenty-third 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.”

This order is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year.

With an overall length of 362 m and overall width of 66 m, the ship will be able to accommodate up to 6,700 passengers in 2,857 cabins.

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