According to the letter of intent, the first 158,000 GT cruise vessel will be delivered in the autumn of 2014. The agreement includes an option on a sister ship to be delivered in the spring of 2015.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has ordered its â€ťProject Sunshineâ€ť vessels from Meyer Werft in Germany.
Although a completely new generation, the â€ťProject Sunshineâ€ť is of the same size as the Freedom class vessels and thus considerably smaller than the newest Oasis class.
Meyer Werft is also the builder of the five Solstice class vessels for Royal Caribbeanâ€™s Celebrity Cruises brand, of which two remain to be delivered.