RUMOR:RCI to Build in Germany

Cruise Industry News is reporting that sources have told them that Royal Caribbean International “is set to go with Meyer Werft for a two-ship order.” This is surprising in not only THAT they will be ordering more, but WHERE they are ordering more. RCI has always enjoyed a relationship with Kvaerner/Aker/STX in Finland. Its where all 5 Voyager’s, all 3 Freeodm’s and both Oasis’ were built at. Its like how Carnival always uses Fincanteri in Italy for pretty much all of theirs.

Germany was where RCI had the 4 Radiance’s built and all their 5 Solstice’s.

There is no word on the size, but my guess would be absolutely smaller than Oasis. Physically, if said rumor is to be believed, Meyer Werft in Germany is limited by size restrictions. Due to the Ems River the ship has to transit. A good guess as to the sizes can be seen in Germany’s recent work: the 128,000grt Disney Dream, and the Solstice Class of 122,000- 126,000 grt.