Royal Caribbean International has announced it has ordered its fifth ship in the Quantum-class.
The vessel, which is due for delivery in autumn 2020, follows the launch of Anthem of the Seas in April this year and Quantum of the Seas in 2014.
Its third ship, Ovation of the Seas, will arrive in spring 2016, while as-yet-unnamed fourth and fifth vessels are due for 2019 and 2020.
Richard D Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises said: “It is such a pleasure to announce the order of another Quantum-class ship.
“These ships have been received with excitement, and performed exceptionally well, across the globe. We fully expect that momentum to continue as we add to this innovative class of ships.”
Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said: “At Royal Caribbean we are focused on continuously improving efficiency and sustainability, and the fifth Quantum-class vessel will be clear evidence of this.
“Of equal importance is our ability to consistently surpass guest expectations, and we are harnessing the power of the latest technology to do so on this ship.”
On top of the new Quantum-class ships, Royal Caribbean is also set to bring Harmony of the Seas, the latest Oasis-class ship, into service in April 2016.
Clia UK & Ireland announced earlier this week that agents will get the chance to visit the ship, which will be largest passenger ship in the world, at the newly renamed Clia Cruise Conference.
The event will take place May 18-20, 2016 in Southampton.