A Japanese newspaper is reporting that Royal Caribbean will deploy an Oasis class ship to Japan by 2018.
The report says that Royal Caribbean is planning on having an Oasis class ship home port in Kumamoto Prefecture, located in the center of Japan’s southwestern Kyushu island. From there, the ship will likely visit ports in China, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore.
The newspaper did not specify which Oasis class ship would be heading to Japan. Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas both currently home port in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Oasis of the Seas will soon be relocating to Port Canaveral and the currently under construction Harmony of the Seas will take her place in Port Everglades. A 4th Oasis class ship is also under construction, although Royal Caribbean has yet to announce a ship name, home port, or itineraries for the vessel.
The Oasis class ship are the largest passenger cruise ships in the world at over 225,000 gross tons. Each ship can carry 5,400 passengers at double occupancy (6,300 maximum) and 2,160 crew members. Cruise Fever will have all updates about an Oasis class ship headed to Japan when more information is released.