Third Oasis Class Vessel for Royal Caribbean

Oasis Class
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It was announced today that shipbuilder STX France SA signed a contract today for another Oasis class ship for Royal Caribbean International. This third Oasis class ship is due for delivery mid-2016 with an option for a second ship that could be built by 2018.

“The Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas have fundamentally transformed the cruise experience for our guests,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  “These ships have consistently generated outstanding guest satisfaction ratings and continue to produce superior financial results.  We are thrilled to be adding a sister to this extraordinary class of vessels at a compelling price.  Being back building in France just adds to the pleasure.”

“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Royal Caribbean International to build this third unit, which is a real challenge to our yard,” declared Laurent Castaing, STX France Managing Director.

At 225,282-tons and over 1,000-feet long, the Oasis and Allure of the Seas are two of the most revolutionary cruise ships in the world.

The contract will provide 10 million work hours to the shipyard.

Currently Royal Caribbean has two new Project Sunshine ships under construction at Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, due out fall 2014 and 2015.

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