RCCL Dismisses Speculation on Order for Third Oasis-Class Ship
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. isn’t commenting on speculation that it is building a third 5,400-passenger Oasis-class ship in Finland. The rumor started when a Finnish newspaper, Turun Sanomat, reported that the STX shipyard in Turku, Finland, was close to getting the newbuild order. The first two ships of that class, the 252,000-ton Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, the largest ships in the world, were both built at the Finnish yard.
“We do not have a comment regarding these rumors,” RCCL said in a statement. “As we have done in the past, if/when we have something to announce, we will do so through an official company press release.”
RCCL is building two 158,000-ton, 4,100-passenger Project Sunshine ships at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. They are scheduled for delivery in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for the Royal Caribbean International brand.
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