The name for Royal Caribbean‘s fourth Oasis class ship has potentially just been leaked, according to cruise fans.
The release allegedly came from FlowRider, Inc, which manufactures Royal’s signature surf simulators.
In the line’s exclusive announcement that the fourth Oasis-class ship will feature two simulators, the name Symphony of the Seas was revealed. The post has since been taken down from the website.
The ship is currently under construction and like its sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, will sit amongst the largest cruise ships in the world.
There has not been any details on itineraries or the ship itself revealed as of yet, although the line’s International CEO, Michael Bayley, confirmed in an interview that Royal’s next ship will be coming to the United States, following a brief European summer season.
Bayley has stated that the plan for the yet unnamed fourth Oasis class ship mirrors the plan for sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, which also did a summer season in Europe prior to her arrival in the US: ‘In 2018, the sister ship of Harmony of the Seas will be launched in Europe and will come to the US.’
Richard Fain, Chairman and Chief Executive of Royal Caribbean International stated back in 2014: ‘Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas continue to be in a class by themselves both in terms of guest satisfaction and financial returns.’
‘The announcement is a reflection of their success. We are thrilled to announce the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship during the keel-laying milestone of the third’.
Bayley has also recently referenced the fourth in the line’s Quantum class by a name unheard of until now: ‘In 2019 we will have Quantum Plus.’
Do you think the rumours are true? Have cruise fans got it right this time? Will the next Oasis-class addition ship be named Symphony of the Seas?
The www.CRUISE.co.uk team have come up our own alternative names for the ship so if you had to choose between the names below, what would it be?
– Chorus of the Seas
–Melody of the Seas
–Acapella of the Seas
–Rhythm of the Seas
Update: The sister ship to Harmony of the Seas will sit amongst the largest cruise ships in the world, and we’ve got the official deck plans.
The 17-deck ship looks like it will replica Harmony in almost every way including the iconic 110ft drop dry slide the Ultimate Abyss, the restaurants and even the mock up of the cabins.
Will Symphony of the Seas also sail out of Barcelona, in the footsteps of Harmony of the Seas?
Deck 2 and 3- Ice Skating Rink and Main Dining Room
Deck 4 and 5- Casino, Comedy Club, Promenade and Royal Theatre
Deck 6 and 7- Spa, Boardwalk, Aqua Theatre and Rock Climbing Wall
Deck 8 and 9, 10 and 11- Central Park, Rising Tide Bar, Staterooms
Deck 12, 13 and 14- Wonderland, The Bridge, Kids Clubs and The Solarium
Deck 15 and 16- Splashaway Bay, Mini Golf Course, The Ultimate Abyss and the Flow Rider
Deck 17 and 18- Loft Suites, The Perfect Storm and Waterslides
The line have just announced they are working with design company, Boldt, to provide glow-in-the-dark decking for two of its Oasis-class ships, including the fourth Oasis class ship.
Royal Caribbean and Boldt now have a contract in place to provide Bolideck Glow, offering energy efficiency savings by reducing lighting requirements. When used outside, it can also harvest energy, storing solar energy generated by day that can be converted into exterior lighting at night.
Bolidt points out that it could also bring safety benefits by illuminating escape routes and signage as the luminous material ensures decking areas remain highly visible in the dark.
‘RCI’s request for a glow in the dark material has coincided with our development of Bolideck Glow‘, adds Jacco Van Overbeek, Director, Maritime Division, Bolidt.
‘This demonstrates how our long-term customers look to us for new decking solutions, while our continuous development programme means we are ready to respond. It’s perfect timing, and highlights how we can help designers to convert the wishes of owners into new concepts and innovative features’.
What are your final thoughts on the news? Are you a fan of the leaked name or do you prefer one of the names above? What would you call the ship if you could? What are your thoughts on the deck plans? Is there anything more adventurous you predict for the ship? Leave us your ideas and comments below!