Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) just gave confirmation of an order for Chantiers de l’Atlantique, according to a previous option agreement, to build a new Oasis-class cruise ship, due for delivery in the fall of 2023.

Chantiers De L’Atlantique to build a new Oasis-Class cruise ship

With her outstanding dimensions, the new 2857-cabin ship (hull A35) will belong, like her sister ships of the Oasis-Class, to the category of the largest cruise ships ever built.

As per some contracts previously signed with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd for Oasis-Class ships, Chantiers de l’Atlantique has already built Harmony of the Seas, delivered in May 2016, and Symphony of the Seas, delivered in March 2018, and will deliver the third vessel in spring 2021.

“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.”

“At her delivery, she will be the twenty third cruise ship built by our yard for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, and we are especially proud of it”, states 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 each time innovative solutions which meets our customer’s expectations ”.

Main characteristics

  • Length overall: 362m
  • Breadth overall: 66m
  • Gross tonnage: 231,000 UMS
  • Passenger cabins: 2,857 / 6,700 passengers

Source: Chantiers-Atlantique (Additional information about Royal Caribbean Cruises at CruiseMapper)