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ROYAL CARIBBEAN TO BUILD NEW SHIPS

 MIAMI, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today that it has signed a letter of intent for the construction of up to three new cruise ships; each vessel would be approximately 65,000 gross registered tons with a double occupancy of 1,750 passengers. The value of the total order could approach $1 billion.
 The design of these ships was developed under the working name of Project Vision. The technical project team responsible for the new vessels is the same group that developed Royal Caribbean's highly successful and innovative Sovereign-class of ships.
 The new ships would increase Royal Caribbean's capacity as much as 37 percent, giving the line a fleetwide total of up to 19,500 lower berths. The first ship would be delivered in April 1995 followed by the second vessel in spring 1996 and the third in early 1997. The ships will be built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France which constructed Royal Caribbean's last four vessels, including the 74,000- ton megaships Sovereign of the Seas in 1987, Monarch of the Seas in 1991, Majesty of the Seas in 1992 and the 48,000-ton Nordic Empress in 1990.
 The Project Vision ships will merge Royal Caribbean's award-wining style, features, heritage and quality with an innovative array of new design elements resulting from extensive research among cruise passengers and travel agents. The new ships are designed to incorporate popular characteristics of existing Royal Caribbean ships such as the line's hallmark Viking Crown Lounge(R).
 "These new ships will unite all the best features of the current Royal Caribbean fleet while adding innovative, exciting and practical components," said Richard D. Fain, Royal Caribbean's chairman and CEO. "Building these new ships is a testament to our confidence in the future of the cruise industry and positions us to maintain our role as a leading global cruise operator well into the next century. It's also a credit to Chantiers de l'Atlantique. The four ships they've built for us have set modern cruise ship standards."
 Royal Caribbean is the world's largest cruise brand by passenger capacity and pampers passengers with superlative service aboard its modern fleet of nine ships. Itineraries include the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama Canal, Alaska, Mexico, Europe, the Mediterranean, British Isles, Scandinavia/Russia, Greek Isles, the Baltic, North Cape/Norwegian Fjords, Africa and the Canary Islands.
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 /CONTACT: Lloyd Axelrod or Rich Steck of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., 305-539-6573/


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