Royal Caribbean signs deal with shipyard for seventh Oasis-class ship

Royal Caribbean Group has confirmed plans to build a seventh Oasis-class ship.

The company has signed a deal for the vessel – which has not yet been named – to be built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France.

The ship, which is scheduled to enter service in 2028, will be a sister to Utopia of the Seas, which will debut in July.

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Royal Caribbean said the order is “contingent upon financing” which it expects to be completed later this year.

Jason Liberty (pictured), Royal Caribbean Group president and chief executive, said: “While we eagerly anticipate the debut of Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas this summer, we’re already dreaming up her sister ship and the next installation in the brand’s extremely popular Oasis class.

“Across our three brands, we are focused on continuously challenging ourselves to deliver the ultimate vacation experience.”

Royal Caribbean International president and chief executive Michael Bayley said: “These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean and we have an incredible partner in Chantiers de l’Atlantique to bring to life the lucky seventh Oasis-class vessel of what is a remarkable class of ships.”

Laurent Castaing, general manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, added: “This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea.

“We look forward to building upon this relationship as we help bring this ship to life.”

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