The Miami-based and New York Stock Exchange-listed Royal Caribbean Group has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a seventh Oasis Class cruise ship newbuilding for delivery in 2028.

Jason Liberty, president and chief executive of Royal Caribbean Group, said that “While we eagerly anticipate the debut of Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas this summer, we’re already dreaming up her sister ship and the next installation in the brand’s extremely popular Oasis Class.”

He added that “Across our three brands, we are focused on continuously challenging ourselves to deliver the ultimate vacation experience.”

The announcement follows Royal Caribbean Group’s recent introduction of three new ships including Silver Nova, Celebrity Ascent and Icon of the Seas.

Michael Bayley, president and chief executive, Royal Caribbean International, noted that “These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Chantiers de l’Atlantique to bring to life the lucky seventh Oasis Class vessel of what is a remarkable class of ships.”

Laurent Castaing, general manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, said that “This order signals Royal Caribbean Group’s continued confidence in our partnership that has delivered some of the most innovative ships at sea,” adding that “We look forward to building upon this relationship as we help bring this ship to life.”

This order is contingent upon financing which is expected to be completed later this year, as Royal Caribbean states.