Earlier today, Royal Caribbean confirmed that the rumors of a new Oasis class ship are true.
Richard Fain announced today that Royal Caribbean is currently engaged in negotiations for the possible construction of a third Oasis class ship. Fain said that the ship, when ordered, would be delivered sometime between mid and late 2016.
“The Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas have proven themselves to be exceptionally attractive ships by generating the highest guest satisfaction ratings in the fleet coupled with very compelling financial returns,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer. Fain continued, “Ordering another such ship for delivery in 2016, at a lower cost, with better energy efficiency is very consistent with our balanced goals of prudent growth, return improvement and debt reduction.”
The possible new build’s sister ships, Oasis and Allure of the Seas, exceed 225,000 tons and cost between $1-1.5 billion each.
Fain’s statement was published today in Royal Caribbean’s third quarter earnings report.
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