Oasis 3 to be Named Harmony of the Seas?

By ,   February 11, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

What is the name of the newest Royal Caribbean cruise ship? A cruiser on board RCI's Oasis of the Seas tweeted that Trym Selvag, ship’s captain, revealed the name of the next Oasis-class ship - Harmony of the Seas

The vessel is currently known simply as Oasis III and is still under construction at STX Europe shipyard in France.

According to the tweet, Captain Selvag made the important announcement on board the Oasis during the Crown & Anchor event. The news has not yet been announced formally by RCI, but has been on multiple cruise ships.

Royal Caribbean renewed the “Harmony of the Seas” trademark last September, along with Apex, Emblem, Joy and Spectrum “of the Seas”.

The Oasis class is a class of the world's largest passenger ships. The first two in the class, Oasis and Allure of the Seas, were delivered by STX Europe Turku Shipyard, Finland in 2009 and 2010. Oasis-class ships feature a 5-deck high "Boardwalk" and "Central Park" outdoor areas with upscale restaurants, lush tropical gardens and a carousel.

Allure and Oasis already are the most efficient cruise ships when it comes to fuel. The newest Oasis 3 - Harmony of the Seas will be 20% more efficient and future Oasis 4 (to be delivered in 2018) will possibly be even more. 

Harmony of the Seas is projected to set sail in 2016 and will become the largest in the world at 227,700 GT and 362.15 m in length. The ship will offer 2,744 passenger staterooms with a capacity of 5,488 (double occupancy) and 6,360 maximum passenger capacity. The new Harmony will cost US $1.35 billion.