Celebrity Cruises orders fifth edge-class vessel to Chantiers De L’atlantique

Miami - April 11, 2019

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a fifth Edge-class ship for delivery in the fall of 2024.

“Edge class made an immediate hit with Celebrity Cruises guests and is a state-of-the-art example of technical excellence andelegant design,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

“We can’t wait to build the next one.”“CelebrityEdgehas delighted our guests and affirmed Celebrity Cruises as the leading modern luxury brand. Chantiers de l’Atlantique has been a brilliant partner and we look forward to creating another amazing vessel with them,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises.

“We are really proud and happy to have built such an outstanding relationship with our customer, based on mutual trust and driven by the spirit of innovation,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager, Chantiers de l’Atlantique.

“After the four Millenium-class ships at the beginning of 2000’s and the four Edge-class ships, this is the ninth shipordered by Celebrity Cruises at our shipyard and it will be the 24th vessel built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique and operated by RCL.This is a real testimony of the exceptional level of cooperation we reached together.

”Celebrity Edge was delivered in 2018. Three other Edge-class ships were ordered earlier and are scheduled for delivery in 2020, 2021 and 2022. This new order is contingent upon financing

Main characteristics:
Gross tonnage:140.600 UMS
Length over all: 327 m
Breadth moulded: 39m
Design draught: 8.2m


Celebrity Edge leaving Saint-Nazaire –2018Nov..   Image by Chantiers de l'Atlantique.



Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that controls and operates four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and Silversea Cruises. We are also a 50% joint venture owner of the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% shareholder in the Spanish brand Pullmantur Cruceros. Together these brands operate a combined total of 61 ships with an additional 15 on order as of March 31, 2019. They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on all seven continents. Additional information can be found on www.rclcorporate.com

About Chantiers de l’Atlantique:
With 150 years of expertise, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is one of the market leaders worldwide for highly complex ships and offshore installations, thanks to state-of-the-art industrial facilities and renowned expertise in designing, integrating, testing, and delivering turnkey maritime solutions Contact: Philippe Kasse

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