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Construction Begins on the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean’s 5th Oasis Ship

Construction on another Royal Caribbean cruise ship began this week at a shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Royal Caribbean announced that the first piece of steel was cut on the cruise line’s fifth Oasis class ship.

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This fifth and currently unnamed ship will be the largest cruise ship in the world at more than 225,000 gross tons when the vessel goes into service in 2021.  Each of the Oasis class ships were built slightly larger than the previous to claim the title “World’s Largest Cruise Ship”.

Pictured from left to right :
Jean-Yves Jaouen, SVP, Operations, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Florence Mauduit, Oasis Contract Director, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique; Beatrice Siri, Associate Vice-President, Architectural Design and Outfitting, Royal Caribbean; Joseph Pineau, Directo,r Newbuid, Royal Caribbean Photo Rights : Bernard Biger/Chantiers de l’Atlantique

The home port and itineraries for Oasis 5 will be announced at a later date. So far, each of the first four Oasis ships have sailed from Florida to the Caribbean.

The Oasis Class took the cruise industry by storm with the introduction of Oasis of the Seas a decade ago and again with the introduction of Symphony of the Seas in 2018. The fifth Oasis Class ship will combine the iconic seven-neighborhood concept that her sister ships feature with a bold and unexpected lineup of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology.

Take a video tour of Royal Caribbean’s latest Oasis class ship, Symphony of the Seas:

Royal Caribbean International is the world’s largest global cruise line, delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel featuring the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler.

The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to more than 260 destinations in 72 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated Perfect Day Island Collection with the first private island in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay. The cruise line has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 16 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards.

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