Very clever move by Royal Caribbean here. Traditionally vessels will drydock in the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport. However there are very few drydocks that are capable of fitting vessels the size of Oasis and Allure. Most of them are in Asia, the Middle East or Europe. Royal Caribbean chose Europe as the drydock of [...]
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Here’s a crazy story. According to one of my sources, the Captain of the Oasis of the Seas (Capt Patrik Dahlgren I believe) was onboard the Carnival Dream when she had the ‘blackout.’ He was enjoying a lunch and then the lights flickered. I had no idea that Captains visited other lines vessels. Pretty cool!
The Finnish government is asking European Commissioners to look into any illegal practices that the French Government has used to get secure the contract for the third Oasis ship. Finland as hinted that job losses may ensue as a result. UPDATE: According to Tradewinds, the Finnish Metalworkers’ Union announced that roughly one in three of [...]
Last week we followed the STX Yards and Finnish Government meetings. Well, the results are out, and its a fairly positive one. However there are some short comings. STX had asked for 50 million Euros to help secure the Oasis contract. It is now being reported that while a loan has in fact been granted, [...]
UPDATE WEDNESDAY: The government will meet on Thursday to discuss the financing package. It was rumored back in October that Royal Caribbean was exploring the possibility of building a third Oasis class vessel. The deal was pending the Finish Governmental approval of Royal Caribbean’s financing package. Today, it was announced in Finnish newspapers that officials in the Government [...]
According to the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat, STX Yards and Royal Caribbean are nearing a deal to build a third Oasis class. A sister to the very successful Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, the order for third sister is currently pending Finnish Government Credit approval. Since she will cost north of [...]
Thank social media for this, and the people who actually know how to use it. See more unfold after the break…
This must seem like a publicity stunt as Royal Caribbean’s rival, Carnival plc.’s Star Princess failed to stop for a broken down vessel, but the Oasis did exactly what the Star failed to do. I almost didn’t believe this when I first read it, as it seems so soon, and ironic, after the news yesterday. [...]
AnswerItRoyaly They don’t allow embedding. Sorry.Why does it seem that the Concordia accident kind of makes me second guess what they’re saying in this video?
From RCI Blog: Port Canaveral, Florida is celebrating the start of construction of a new cruise terminal with a scheduled completion date of July 2012. The new terminal should be large enough to handle any cruise ship in the world, including Royal Caribbean’s behemoth Genesis class ships such as Oasis and Allure of the Seas. [...]