Readers today have a unique opportunity to look into the future of shipbuilding in the 21st century and see a giant tourist liner of the Oasis class, which will be completed in 2016.
World leader in ocean liners, Royal Caribbean International, announced recently that it has commissioned a new STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The venture will create hundreds of new jobs for the French and enable the country’s government to replenish its fleet with luxury cruise ships.
The signed contract, according to the press, will cost over $ 1.6 billion, and the creation of a new tourist ship will take about 3 years. The new cruise ship, built around mid-2016, will be one of the top three ships of Royal Caribbean International and will be included in the top collection of ships “Oasis and the Charm of the Seas”.
The two existing liners of this class are the world’s largest 16 decked vessels and are designed for 5400 passenger seats each.
There is a huge entertainment complex on board the modern Titanics. For passengers there are bars, restaurants, casinos, tennis courts, billiard rooms, wave pools, climbing grounds and ice skating rinks.
Regarding the construction of the new ship, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayro said that the liner would become a symbol of the revival of the country’s industrial complex.
France will be able to prove to the world community that it has not squandered its previously accumulated experience in shipbuilding, and that it is capable of producing ships with a multi-ton displacement for export, – with these words the prime minister concluded his speech.