ETW Staff– Mumbai
Royal Caribbean has agreed with STX France to move forward on the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship for delivery in 2018. The order is subject to documentation and satisfaction of financing and other customary conditions.
Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and chief executive officer Richard D Fain and president and chief operating officer Adam Goldstein, along with STX France chief executive officer Laurent Castaing, confirmed the planned ship order at the keel-laying ceremony for the third Oasis-class ship at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Still to be named, the third Oasis-class ship will be delivered in spring 2016.
Oasis III will be approximately 20 per cent more energy efficient than Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, which already are among the energy efficient cruise ships in the world. The fourth Oasis-class ship will further build on that efficiency.
Castaing said, “We are very excited that Royal Caribbean has agreed to move forward with a fourth Oasis-class ship demonstrating their confidence in STX France. We look forward to advancing the efficiencies of our ship building process to produce the most innovative ships that vacationers have come to expect from Royal Caribbean.”