In 100 days from today (19 October 2023), the new world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas will set sail from Miami, Florida on its first seven-night cruise to the Caribbean.
The giant 250,800-ton mega ship is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ship, which is more than six times largest than the Titanic, is expected to be delivered to Royal Caribbean International before the end of 2023.
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Icon of the Seas is the first in a series of three mega cruise ships, each carrying around 7,600 passengers, and 2,805 crew. Icon of the Seas measures 365 metres in length and is 20 decks high.
The groundbreaking new ship features no less than eight different neighbourhood areas on board, including some from the cruise line’s Oasis-Class ships, such as Central Park and Royal Promenade, but also includes new neighbourhoods, such as Surfside, Thrill Island and the Aquadome.
The Aquadome neighbourhood is be positions on top of the ship at the forward end. The venue doubles as a lounge with impressive sea views during the day. A night the space transforms into the well-known AquaTheatre, but improved with a transforming pool, four robotic arms, state-of-the-art projection, and more.
Royal Caribbean International, recently announced the name of its second Icon-Class ship, Star of the Seas, which is scheduled to debut in summer 2025.