Published On: Mon, May 12th, 2014

Mega cruise ships for the Caribbean

oasis_of_the_seas_300ppiWILLEMSTAD - French shipbuilder STX has received a mega order. The company will build a cruise ship that is 360 meters long and 60 meters wide. The ship can accommodate 6300 passengers and 2400 crew. It is the largest cruise ship in the world.

The order has a value of about 1 billion euros. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has placed the order.

The company already has two of these cruise ships in the fleet, and a third is almost ready. The ship to be built is number four.

For the builder the order provides at least 10 million man-hours work. The company is one-third owned by the French state.

STX is currently also building two aircraft carriers for Russia. There is lately some fuss about that order. Americans believe that France should consider not delivering those ships, because of the situation in Ukraine. France says that it will not thing about it for now.

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