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Royal Caribbean Lays Keel for Fourth Oasis-Class Ship

October 29, 2015 By: Newswire

keel laying ceremony

Royal Caribbean International has laid the keel for its fourth Oasis-class ship at the STX shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, signifying the official start of construction. 

During the ceremony, a 1,000-ton block measuring 32 feet by 154 feet was lifted by crane into the building dock. Newly minted coins were placed under the keel and will stay in place there until the end of the ship’s construction. Once the ship is near to completion, the coins are retrieved and presented to the ship’s Captain and crew to be placed onboard the ship. According to maritime tradition, the coins are said to bring luck to the ship during its construction process and then to its Captain and crew when she is sailing out at sea.

Still to be named, the fourth Oasis-class ship will be delivered in spring 2017.


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By Newswire | October 29, 2015
The new ship, which is still to be named, is scheduled for delivery in spring 2017.
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