Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL), the world’s second largest cruise shipping company, said 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 RCCL 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.
RCCL group including the 50% owned TUI Cruises in Germany and Pulmantur in Spain, in which it has a 49% stake, operate a combined total of 60 ships with an additional 16 on order as of 31 December 2018.