It’s official: After more than seven years of dreaming and 900 days of design and construction by thousands of experts, Royal Caribbean International welcomes the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas to the family in a momentous celebration at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.
The world’s largest cruise line hosted a ceremony on the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation, where representatives signed on the dotted line just two months before the new ship’s January 2024 debut in Miami.
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The launch of the new world’s largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas nears closer. The brand-new ship, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard, is expected to begin its first sea trials in mid-June 2023.
Sea trials are one of the most important milestones in the construction of a new ship, as it nears completion. The sea trials, which usually last several days, allow a way for all the ship’s features to be tested, which cannot be tested while in port. It’s also period when noise and vibration levels can be monitored.
The name of Disney Cruise Line’s new ship which is set to debut in January 2022 has been released as… Disney Wish.
The announcement was made by Bob Chapek, Chairman, Experiences and Products, Disney Parks at the D23 Expo on 25 August 2019.
P&O Cruises are claiming its brand new ship, Iona, which is set to launch in May 2020, will offer the ultimate family cruise experience.
The 183,900 gross tonne cruise ship will be the largest ever built specifically for the British cruise market and will boast many exciting new features and venues for the cruise line.
Princess Cruises has announced that’s its next two new cruise ships, Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess, will feature a what it’s called the ‘Ultimate Escape Room’.
The venue, to be called Phantom Bridge will combine digital and physical elements, creating the ultimate immersive escape room at sea.
MSC Cruises has opened sales for the inaugural season of its first Seaside EVO ship, MSC Seashore which will launch in 2021.
The 5,632 -passenger cruise ship will spent its inaugural season cruising the Western Mediterranean. Departing in June 2021, MSC Seashore will sail a seven-night itinerary visiting Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta.
Carnival Cruise Line’s has announced that its new flagship, Mardi Gras will introduce a number of new food and drinks venues when it launches in 2020.
Two of the themed zones on board the 183,900 gross tonne ship, the Summer Landing and Lido will feature new dining venues and bars.
Carnival Cruise Line has revealed more details about some of the stateroom designs which will be found on board its brand new flagship, Mardi Gras, launching in August 2020.
The new staterooms has been designed to be ergonomically-friendly, maximizing visual space, clean lines, surfaces and storage space.
Princess Cruises has announced that the 3,112-passenger Caribbean Princess will be the first cruise ship in the fleet to feature a brand new family-friendly splash zone.
The Reef Family Splash Zone will be added to the ship during its dry dock, scheduled to begin in May 2019. When the ship emerges, it will be the first in the Princess Cruises fleet to feature the new family-friendly venue.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that its new cruise ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut in 2020 will features the first-ever roller coasters at sea.
The ride will provide guests with unforgettable views and a unique open-air thrill ride high above the ocean waves. The industry-first ride will be built Munich-based Maurer Rides.