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STX France kicks off Oasis 4 construction

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean and STX France officials were on hand for the steel-cutting at Saint-Nazaire. From left, STX France's Jean-Yves Jaouen and Jean-Yves Pean, Royal Caribbean's Pettri Keso and Harri Kulovaara, and STX France's Laurent Castaing
Steel-cutting began Tuesday at STX France's Saint-Nazaire yard for a fourth Royal Caribbean International Oasis-class 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.