Fourth Oasis-class ship planned for Royal Caribbeanby Leah Zanolla
May 13, 2014
Royal Caribbean has just announced plans for a fourth Oasis-class ship. These ships are the largest passenger ships in the world; the first, the Oasis of the Seas, launched in 2009. The Allure of the Seas set sail in 2010 and the newest ship, should be ready for passengers by 2016. The announcement came during the keel-laying ceremony for the third ship at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.
The newest ship would launch in 2018 and is still awaiting financing and documentation. The Oasis-class ships have 2,700 staterooms and can hold over 6,000 passengers.
Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., said, "The Oasis Class was a revolution in maritime design when it was launched in 2009. Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas continue to be in a class by themselves both in terms of guest satisfaction and financial returns. Today's announcement is a reflection of their success. We are thrilled to announce the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship during the keel-laying milestone of the third. This announcement is also a testament to the men and women of STX France who have worked so hard and so cooperatively on Oasis III."
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