Royal Caribbean readies next generation of ships

ROYAL Caribbean Cruises has signed an agreement with shipyard Meyer Werft to build the first of its new generation of cruise ships.

The order calls for one ship to be delivered in Fall 2014, with an option for a second in Spring 2015.

Developed under the code name Project Sunshine, the 158,000 gross-registered-tons vessel will carry more than 4,100 guests, based on double occupancy. Estimated all-in cost per berth is €170,000 (US$230,074).

The new build, which promises “grand spectacular spaces to small intimate settings”, is a result of more than a year’s research and development.

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