Thursday, March 13, 2008
RCCL Tentatively Orders Fourth Freedom-Class Ship (03/04/08)
Aker Yards announced it has reached an understanding with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to build a fourth ship in the Freedom class -- currently the world's largest cruise ship at 158,000 tons and 3,600 passengers. The vessel would be delivered in the second half of 2011. The placement of the order is still subject to a number of conditions, including board approval and finalization of terms and conditions. Aker Yards has previously delivered two of these record-breaking cruise ships, and will deliver the third ship in April from its yard in Turku.