Royal Caribbean Announces Order of Seventh Oasis-Class Ship

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Wide shot of wonder of the seas while under construction at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire during a move
  • Royal Caribbean has ordered its seventh Oasis-class cruise ship to be built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
  • The Oasis class is among the largest and most successful cruise ship classes.
  • Although specific details about the ship's features remain under wraps, it is anticipated to debut in 2028​​​.

Royal Caribbean has announced the order of its seventh Oasis-class cruise ship, marking a significant expansion of its fleet. The upcoming cruise ship is part of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class, renowned for its impressive size and the amenities offered onboard.

Royal Caribbean announced that it has agreed with Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a shipyard in France with a long history of building cruise ships for Royal Caribbean, to construct the new cruise ship. Over the years, the shipyard and the cruise line have established a strong partnership, with Chantiers de l’Atlantique having built several of the previous Oasis-class ships.

Front view of wonder of the seas while under construction. A construction worker for Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire looks out into the shipyardPin

This ongoing relationship underscores the mutual trust and confidence between the two maritime companies.

“This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea,” said Laurent Castaing, general manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “We look forward to building upon this relationship as we help bring this ship to life.”

The Oasis ships are among the largest cruise ships in the world, each designed to provide an exceptional experience to its guests.

Plans for a seventh Oasis-class ship were initially put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic but have now been revised. The announcement comes just five months before the maiden voyage of Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas – the sixth Oasis-class vessel.​

“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,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “Across our three brands, we are focused on continuously challenging ourselves to deliver the ultimate vacation experience.”

Royal Caribbean’s fifth Oasis class cruise ship Wonder of the Seas under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire shipyardPin

​Utopia of the Seas was believed to be the last Oasis-class cruise ship.

“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,” added Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

Not many details are known about the new vessel, which is expected to be delivered in 2028. The new vessel is anticipated to feature innovative designs and amenities building upon previous iterations of the Oasis-class. Although specific details about the ship’s features and offerings are yet to be disclosed, it is expected to follow Utopia of the Seas and be powered by liquified natural gas (LNG).

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships set new standards in the cruise industry with distinct neighborhoods, lush green spaces, and groundbreaking entertainment options. The addition of a seventh ship to this class underscores the cruise line’s commitment to innovation and its desire to offer guests unparalleled vacation experiences.

As the cruise industry continues to recover and grow, the new Oasis-class ship represents a significant investment in the future of cruising, promising to bring exciting new experiences to passengers around the world.

Marcello De Lio
Marcello De Lio

Marcello's been cruising since he was 12 years old. He loves the freedom that cruising provides, meeting new people, and exploring amazing new ships. Marcello created High Seas Cruising to share his passion for cruising and travel with readers and grow a community of passionate voyagers.

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