A New Titan on the Horizon: Royal Caribbean’s Orders 7th Oasis-Class Ship

In a surprising twist that deviates from the recent spotlight on the Icon of the Seas and its subsequent class vessels, Royal Caribbean International has announced an addition to its revered Oasis class—the forthcoming seventh ship.

This announcement has stirred excitement among cruise enthusiasts and devotees of the Oasis class, renowned for setting benchmarks in luxury cruising with Royal Caribbean’s innovative design and amenities.

Despite the recent debut of the Icon of the Seas and the ongoing construction of two more ships in the Icon class, Royal Caribbean has chosen to expand its signature Oasis class, further enriching its diverse fleet.

“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,” Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, shared with anticipation.

Unveiling the Seventh Oasis-Class Ship: What to Expect

Details about this newly announced vessel remain scant, including its name.

Yet, speculations suggest that it will align with the grandeur of its predecessors, boasting an approximate gross tonnage of 236,860 and accommodating between 5,600 and 5,700 passengers at double occupancy.

Echoing the environmental stewardship of its sister ship, Utopia of the Seas—the first Oasis-class ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG)—this new addition is also expected to harness LNG, marking a step forward in sustainable cruising.

Passengers can look forward to the hallmark features of the Oasis class, such as the split superstructure design, the exhilarating Ultimate Abyss slide, the unique neighborhood concept theming, and diverse production show venues that include air, ice, water, and traditional stage performances.

The integration of select features from the Icon class into the new ship’s design is also a possibility, adding a layer of intrigue and innovation to its debut.

A Partnership of Innovation and Excellence

The decision to commission a seventh Oasis-class ship from Chantiers de l’Atlantique not only underscores Royal Caribbean Group’s confidence in this fruitful partnership but also its commitment to pushing the boundaries of cruise ship design.

“This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea,” remarked Laurent Castaing, general manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, expressing eagerness to continue this legacy of innovation.

Future Fleet Growth and Financing

While the agreement for this new vessel marks a significant milestone, its construction hinges on securing appropriate financing, a common practice in shipbuilding.

The financial arrangements are anticipated to be finalized later this year, paving the way for the physical commencement of the ship’s construction.

This strategic expansion adds to the Royal Caribbean Group’s recent introductions—Silver Nova (Silversea), Celebrity Ascent (Celebrity Cruises), and Icon of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)—offering an even broader array of vacation options to travelers worldwide.

As the anticipation builds, the seventh Oasis-class ship promises to further elevate the cruising experience, combining sustainability with unparalleled luxury and entertainment.

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