Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Interesting Fact on the Lastest Royal Caribbean Oasis Order.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class Ship Ordered From STX France
Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class Ship Ordered From STX France

As reported here earlier, Royal Caribbean has ordered a 3rd Oasis class vessel for delivery in 2016 and an option for 4th ship in 2017.

Intestesting enough, the first 2 Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ship were ordered from STX Europe's Finland Yard. The lastest one has been ordered from STX Europe's French Yard. The same yard that built French Line's France, Cunard's Queen Mary 2 and countless MSC Cruises ships.

It is reported that the Finnish Government did not come up with an attractive financing offer as their  French counterparts. Sources close to the deal, say that the French Government financing assured Royal Caribbean that the pricing of the new ship(s) would be close to the price of the same they paid for the original 2 ships in 2009. The cost is estimated at 1.25 Billion dollars.


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