Fourth Oasis-class ship

Construction photo reveals name of Royal Caribbean's next cruise ship

In:
20Jan2017

There appears to be photographic proof of what Royal Caribbean's next cruise ship will be named.

A photo was shared by Royal Caribbean fan and avid ship construction fan, Lloyd Marchand from the STX France shipyard that shows a piece of Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class cruise ship with the outline for what will be the ship's name.

Photo shared by Lloyd Marchand

The letters begin to spell out the rumored name, Symphony of the Seas.  Earlier this week, a partner company accidently posted Symphony of the Seas as the name of the new ship on its blog.

Royal Caribbean has not formally announced the name of this ship yet, although we do know it will debut in Spring 2018.

Is Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class ship named Symphony of the Seas?

In:
18Jan2017

It looks like the name of Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class cruise ship may have been leaked by a partner company that works with the cruise line.

FlowRider touted the work it is doing with its largest client, Royal Caribbean, and repeatedly referred to the fourth Oasis class ship as Symphony of the Seas.

The blog post mentions the new ship in reference to the the fact it will have a FlowRider onboard, "But what does all of this have to do with music? Well, Symphony of the Seas®, that’s what. This is what RCCL will call their fourth OASIS Class cruise ship and it’s due to be commissioned later this year! Translation: we are super busy building #17 and 18 on the beautiful Ms. Symphony. With even more in the pipeline, can we ask for a better advertisement for repeat business? For customer AND consumer satisfaction? And if it is “good to great” enough for RCCL, shouldn’t it be for you?"

Royal Caribbean has not officially announced the name of its fourth Oasis class ship yet.

Oasis 4 is under construction in STX France and will join Royal Caribbean's fleet in spring 2018.

Credit for spotting this news goes to Harmony of the Seas Facebook group first.

Royal Caribbean CEO confirms Fourth Oasis class ship coming to United States

In:
17Dec2016

Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley confirmed in an interview that Royal Caribbean's next new cruise ship will be coming to the United States, following a brief European summer season.

In an interview with the Miami Herald, Bayley was questioned about cruise growth, and mentioned plans for the yet unnamed fourth Oasis class ship.

"In 2018, the sister ship of Harmony of the Seas will be launched in Europe and will come to the U.S."

This plan mirrors the plan for sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, which also did a summer season in Europe prior to her arrival in the United States.

Bayley also referenced the fourth Quantum class by a name that we have not heard before, "In 2019 we have Quantum Plus".

Harmony of the Seas and Oasis 4 construction photo update

In:
19Jan2016

Royal Caribbean has released new photos, showing the construction progress of two of its newest cruise ships, Harmony of the Seas and and its fourth Oasis class ship.

Harmony of the Seas is under construction at the STX ship yard in France and will debut in May 2016.

Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class ship is under construction at the STX shipyard in France.

All photos are copyright Royal Caribbean International.

New photos of Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class ship construction

In:
19Nov2015

Royal Caribbean has released two new photos showing off the construction progress being made on its fourth Oasis class cruise ship.

The unnamed ship is under construction at the STX ship yard in France and will debut in mid-2018.

The photos were taken in November 2015 at the STX shipyard in St. Nazairre, France. All photos are copyright Royal Caribbean International.

Keel laying for Royal Caribbean's Fourth Oasis class cruise ship

In:
29Oct2015

Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class cruise ship had her keel layed today at a ceremony at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

The keel-laying marks the official start of construction for Royal Caribbean's unnamed fourth Oasis class ship.

During the ceremony, a 1,000-ton block measuring 32-ft by 154-ft (10 x 47 meters) was lifted by crane into the building dock. Newly minted coins were placed under the keel and will stay in place there until the end of the ship’s construction.

Once the ship is near to completion, the coins are retrieved and presented to the ship’s Captain and crew to be placed onboard the ship. According to maritime tradition, the coins are said to bring luck to the ship during its construction process and then to its Captain and crew when she is sailing out at sea.

Special thanks to Lloyd Marchand from the Oasis 4 Facebook group for providing these photos.

The fourth Oasis class ship is scheduled for delivery in spring 2018.

First block for Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class ship arrives

In:
10Aug2015

The first block of Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis class cruise ship arrived over the weekend at STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

The block is just one part of the overall structure of the ship. It and other blocks will be put together later to form the ship. Royal Caribbean has not announced a name yet for the ship.  The first steel cutting occured in February 2015.

The fourth Oasis class ship will debut in mid-2018.

Royal Caribbean holds fourth Oasis-class steel cutting ceremony

In:
03Feb2015

Royal Caribbean's fourth Oasis-class cruise ship took a major step forward today when it had its steel cutting ceremony earlier today at STX France in Saint-Nazaire, France.

The steel cutting marks the official start of construction for any cruise ship.  Royal Caribbean promises more details about this and sister third Oasis-class ship will be reveleaed in the coming months.

The unnamed Oasis-class ship will debut in mid-2018 but it's just one of a few Royal Caribbean ships under construction.  Anthem of the Seas is almost complete and will be ready for an April 2015 launch, followed by a third Oasis-class and Ovation of the Seas (Quantum-class), which will both debut in spring 2016.  

Video: Royal Caribbean Lays Keel for Oasis III & Announces Oasis IV

In:
13May2014

During the keel-laying ceremony for the third Oasis-class ship at STX in St. Nazaire, France, Royal Caribbean announced that a fourth Oasis-class ship is planned. The keel laying, during which a 1,000-ton block was lifted by crane into the building dock, marks the beginning of the physical construction of Oasis III.

Royal Caribbean orders fourth Oasis-class cruise ship

In:
09May2014

Royal Caribbean announced today it has ordered a fourth Oasis-class cruise ship to be built at STX France that will be ready in 2018.

Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain made the announcement today at the keel-laying ceremony for the third Oasis-class ship in STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France.

The order of a fourth ship in the Oasis class is subject to documentation and satisfaction of financing and other customary conditions. Projected capital expenditures for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are $1.4 billion, $1.4 billion, $2.2 billion, $0.3 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively, taking into account this order and existing ship orders.

“The Oasis Class was a revolution in maritime design when it was launched in 2009. Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas continue to be in a class by themselves both in terms of guest satisfaction and financial returns. Today’s announcement is a reflection of their success,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We are thrilled to announce the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship during the keel-laying milestone of the third. This announcement is also a testament to the men and women of STX France who have worked so hard and so cooperatively on Oasis III.”

The third Oasis-class ship is also being built in Saint-Nazaire, France. It is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016.

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