Royal Caribbean Group Expands Fleet with New Oasis Class Vessel

Miami-based cruise line partners with French shipyard to build ninth addition to iconic series


Royal Caribbean Group, a prominent entity within the cruise industry, has recently initiated the procurement of a new vessel to augment its fleet mere weeks following the launch of its groundbreaking Icon of the Seas. The decision, executed by the Miami-based cruise line, entails a formal agreement with the esteemed French shipyard, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, to commence the construction of the ninth vessel featured on the Group’s current order docket.

This forthcoming addition is slated to enhance Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class, marking the seventh installment within this esteemed lineage. Scheduled for its debut in 2028, this vessel will join the ranks of its predecessors, inaugurated by the iconic Oasis of the Seas nineteen years prior. Notably, it will function as the sibling ship to Utopia of the Seas, anticipated to commence operations within the forthcoming half-year.

Michael Bayley, serving as both president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, aptly characterized this period as “exciting times,” underscoring the profound significance of the collaboration with Chantiers de l’Atlantique in materializing yet another vessel within the illustrious Oasis Class. He emphasized the mutual enthusiasm shared by both entities in perpetuating the legacy of this remarkable class of ships, thereby underscoring the strategic alliance between Royal Caribbean and its esteemed partner.

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