Royal Caribbean International will expand the Oasis class to
six ships in 2023, placing an order for another of the 5,400-passenger vessels
with Chantiers de l'Atlantique.
The first of the game-changing ships, Oasis of the Seas, was
delivered in 2009. Since then, Royal
Caribbean has added the Allure, Harmony and Symphony of the Seas, with a fifth
unnamed ship on order for 2021.
The order is "a reflection of the exceptional
performance of this vessel class and the extraordinary partnership between
Chantiers de l'Atlantique and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.," said RCCL
chairman Richard Fain.
The cost of the ship wasn't revealed. The value of the fifth
Oasis-class ship is estimated at $1.43 billion at current exchange rates.