Royal Caribbean Orders 3 Ships from STX

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 26, 2016

STX France signed three ship order. Photo STX

STX France signed three ship order. Photo STX

Following the delivery of Harmony of the Seas on May 12 in Saint-Nazaire, the American group Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. signed an order for three additional vessels, one for its brand Royal Caribbean International (RCI ) and two brand Celebrity Cruises. This exceptional order, which remains subject to customary conditions and documentation of financing, complete the order book of the yard until 2023.

Oasis 5 to complete the largest class of ships in the world


Long 362 meters for a tonnage UMS 227,000, equipped with 2,750 passenger cabins to accommodate more than 6,000 passengers, class ships Oasis of the Seas make the largest class of ships in the world. Comforted in the success of these ships outsized whose last has just been delivered to him (Oasis 3 / Harmony of the Seas), and then the next (Oasis 4) is under construction for delivery in 2018, Royal Caribbean International decided already to order a new unit available in 2021.

EDGE class finalizing design but already has four units

with their 300 meters long and nearly 38 meters wide and a feeler approximately 117,000 UMS, these luxury ships will be equipped with 1,450 passenger cabins and can accommodate 2,900 passengers. While the prototype ship is still in study phase for launch production in autumn 2016 and delivery in the fall of 2018, Celebrity Cruises, a premium brand of RCCL group, decided to confirm the item of the third vessel asked when ordering from December 2014. It also wished to attach the firm order for another unit. These vessels will be delivered in 2021 and 2022.

Two firm orders and seven control intentions for until 2026 backlog

After confirmation by the MSC group last February of the option of two class ships MSC MERAVIGLIA + and its control for four ships for a new class ( "World class") in April, the addition of these three ships the order book brings to nine the number of orders since the start of the year by STX France. It is a volume of almost 75 million hours of overtime for the site and its co-directors with a delivery rate of two ships per year from 2018 to 2022. In total, including the ships already in book controls, the volume will amount to 100 million hours of work.

 

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