Royal Caribbean International has previously announced the development of two new ships to be added to their fleet, mysteriously under the guise of Project Sunshine. Today the teases continue with a fresh post on Royal Caribbean’s blog that expresses excitement for future announcements to come regarding these two Sunshine-class vessels. The post comes directly from the line’s president and CEO, Adam Goldstein, and for now only focuses on Royal Caribbean’s general newbuild process, itself quite intriguing, that is being applied to Project Sunshine.
Interestingly enough, the blog post features a graphic of the Oasis of the Seas to tout the process – a graphic that in another iteration happens to appropriately include a “sunburst” in the background (as seen in the header above). Adam says, “the process I have described [in my blog post] will produce a Sunshine-class ship in late 2014 courtesy of the excellent shipbuilding team at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany. There is still a long way to go but the excitement is literally building even before the first steel plate is cut. Stay tuned.” To view the blog post for yourself click here.
All we know at this point is that the ships are set to be 158,000 gross tons in size – making them slightly larger than Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class ships but still smaller than the line’s Oasis-class ships – with a capacity of 4,100 passengers. The first is to be delivered in Fall of 2014 and the second in Spring of 2015. Both vessels were ordered in February of 2011, and the line has an option for two additional sister ships. Are you excited about Royal Caribbean’s new ships? Tell us what you think in the comments section below…
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