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Royal Caribbean’s Six New Cruise Ships Debuting by 2025

Royal Caribbean is one of the largest cruise lines in the world with 26 cruise ships in service.  The cruise line has six more cruise ships either under construction or on order that will go into service by 2025.

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These six cruise ships, (two Oasis class, one Quantum Ultra class, and three new Icon class) will all go into service over the next five years and promise to raise the standard by which all current mega cruise ships are measured.

Two Oasis Class Ships

The Oasis class ships are the largest cruise ships in the world and Royal Caribbean has two more of them coming out.

The first, Wonder of the Seas, will be the largest cruise ship in the world when she debuts in China in 2021. The ship is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France.

Wonder of the Seas will combine the iconic seven-neighborhood concept that her sister ships feature along with a bold lineup of thrilling experiences, imaginative dining, unparalleled entertainment and the latest technology. More information on Wonder’s itineraries and brand-new adventures will be announced soon.

The sixth and final Oasis class ship from Royal Caribbean will debut in 2023. The ship’s name and homeport have yet to be announced.

One Quantum Ultra Class

Odyssey of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean’s fifth Quantum class cruise ship and will begin offering cruises to the Caribbean in the Fall of 2020 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The cruise ship will head to Rome in the Summer of 2021 and offer cruises in the Mediterranean.

Odyssey of the Seas will offer bumper cars in the SeaPlex like other Quantum class ships.  However, Royal Caribbean is adding a Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade on the second level.  There will also be a RipCord By iFly skydiving simulator.

Other top deck features will include:

  • Sky Pad— Whether bouncing around a sugarcoated world, or a planet lightyears in the future, it’s gravity-defying fun in this bungee trampoline experience.
  • FlowRider — The surf’s always up as 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome heads your way.
  • North Star — It’s time to raise the bar on adventure — with 360-degree views of the world from 300 feet above sea level in our signature observation capsule.
  • View Prices on Cruises on Odyssey of the Seas

Three New Icon Class

A brand new class for Royal Caribbean, three Icon class ships have been ordered with delivery dates in 2022, 2024, and 2025.  While Royal Caribbean has yet to release any details on these new builds, we do know that they will be powered by LNG and each carry 5,000 passengers.

They are expected to be around 200,000 gross tons in size, roughly 10-13% smaller than the Oasis class ships.

With the first Icon class debuting in just over two years, it shouldn’t be long before Royal Caribbean begins to announce details and itineraries for the first vessel.

These six new cruise ships will cost an estimated $6.7 billion to build.

Royal Caribbean currently has a fleet of 26 cruise ships and sails to the most popular cruise destinations in the world including the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Australia, Hawaii, and Asia.

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  1. These ships are getting to big and too much. I like the small ones. It will take you a week just to se the whole ship. and have to take 30 min. just to get to the Dinning room and to many people.

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