USA: Royal Caribbean Exercises Option to Build Second Sunshine Ship
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. exercised its option to build a second Sunshine-class cruise ship to be delivered in the Spring 2015.
The ship will be built by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft on substantially the same terms as the first Sunshine ship. “This confirms our continued confidence in the success of this new generation of ships and our strong conviction about the Royal Caribbean International brand,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.. is a global cruise vacation company that also operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur, CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture with TUI AG. The company owns a combined total of 40 ships and has three ships on order. It also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, Europe and South America.
World Maritime News Staff, February 29, 2012