STX France kicks off Oasis 4 construction Print
Monday, 09 February 2015 17:15

Steel-cutting began Tuesday at STX France's Saint-Nazaire yard for a fourth Royal Caribbean International Oasis-oasis_4class ship, scheduled for delivery in 2018.

Leading the occasion were STX France ceo Laurent Castaing and Harri Kulovaara, evp maritime, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. They were accompanied by STX France's Jean-Yves Jaouen, svp operations, and Jean-Yves Pean, senior project manager, and Royal Caribbean International's Pettri Keso, project manager.

The third Oasis-class ship is also being built at STX France, to be delivered in mid-2016.

Details of the two vessels will be revealed in the coming months, Royal Caribbean said.

It is already known that the ships will be slightly larger, at 227,700gt, than 2009's Oasis of the Seas and 2010's Allure of the Seas. Those measured 225,282gt each.