Royal Caribbean green lights second ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises has exercised its option to
build a second ship in its “Genesis Project”.Destined to become
the 24th ship in the Royal Caribbean International fleet, the
5,400-guest, 220,000-gross-registered-ton ship would be built at Aker
Yards in Finland, with delivery projected for August, 2010.

Like the prototype ship due out in Autumn, 2009, the second Project
Genesis ship will be a trailblazer in cruise-ship and vacation
innovation. New icons and amenities will continue to challenge and
expand guests’ expectations of cruising, and the latest technology and
design will continue to increase efficiencies.


The company estimates the all-in cost of the ship will be approximately
$260,000 per berth. The contract is contingent on the completion of
customary financing.