Royal Caribbean Cruises is continuing to expand its capacity with the order of a sixth Oasis-class ship. The cruise line reports it has signed an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the new vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2023.
The Oasis class is the largest class of ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet; in fact, the latest Oasis ship, the Symphony of the Seas, currently holds the record for the world’s largest cruise ship, with a capacity of 6,680 guests. The fourth ship in the Oasis class, it made its first North American port call in November in Port Canaveral, and the ship is currently homeporting out of Miami in Royal Caribbean’s new Terminal A, sailing seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises.
The fifth Oasis-class ship, currently under order from STX France, is slated for delivery in spring 2021. Another new ship in Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Ultra class, the Odyssey of the Seas, is set to sail in fall 2020, based in the United States.
Royal Caribbean said that the order for Oasis class ship number six is contingent upon financing, which is expected to be completed in the second or third quarter of this year. No design details, homeport information or planned itineraries for the new ship have been announced at this time.