Cruise News5 New Cruise Ships Coming to Royal Caribbean

5 New Cruise Ships Coming to Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean, known for their award winning cruise ships, currently has five cruise ships that are either on order or are under construction.  The cruise line currently has 25 cruise ships in their fleet.

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These five cruise ships, (one Oasis class, two Quantum Ultra class, and two Icon class) will all go into service in the next six years and promise to raise the standard by which all current mega cruise ships are measured. After the successful debut of their 4th Oasis class ship (Symphony of the Seas) earlier this year, here are the five ships that Royal Caribbean has coming out in the next seven years.

Oasis Class

The Oasis class ships are the largest cruise ships in the world and the cruise line has a fifth and final one coming out. Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, and Symphony of the seas are the first four.

The fifth Oasis class cruise ship from Royal Caribbean will debut in 2021.  While the cruise line has yet to officially name the vessel, they have stated that the ship will be the largest cruise ship in the world when she goes into service. Each Oasis class ship has claimed the title of largest in the world with each one slightly larger than the previous vessel.  The homeport and itineraries for last Oasis class ship are also unknown at this time.

Quantum Ultra Class

Royal Caribbean has two Quantum Ultra class ships on order, with delivery dates of 2019 and 2020. Of the three Quantum class ships currently in service, two are currently based in China.  These 168,000 gross ton ships can carry 4,180 passengers at double occupancy and are among the most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world.

The first Quantum Ultra class ship, Spectrum of the Seas, will debut in 2019. This revolutionary Quantum Ultra ship will specifically be designed for guests in China and the Asia-Pacific region, and will feature cutting-edge and unprecedented experiences and amenities.

Royal Caribbean released a few photos this past weekend from the shipyard showing the construction progress on Spectrum of the Seas.

Icon Class

A brand new class of ships for Royal Caribbean, two Icon class ships have been ordered with delivery dates in 2022 and 2024.  While Royal Caribbean has yet to release many details on these new builds, we do know that they will be powered by LNG and each carry 5,000 passengers.

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They are expected to be around 200,000 gross tons in size, roughly 10% smaller than the Oasis class ships.

These five cruise ships will cost an estimated $5.5 billion to build.


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Cruise News5 New Cruise Ships Coming to Royal Caribbean


  1. After much “discussion” with my wife, she finally convinced me to try sailing on the Oasis of the Seas. The ship was fully booked and with over 6000 passengers onboard, I NEVER felt crowded.

  2. It’s time to switch to Holland America where cruising is luxurious and slower paced not a zoo.
    I have never stated this before and I am diamond on Rccl.

  3. Love those mega ships! So very stable even in the roughest seas. IMHO, they handle crowds better than some of the smaller ships. Can’t wait!

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