Royal Caribbean International has announced it has ordered a third Icon-Class cruise ship which will be delivered in 2025.
The ship, like her two sisters will be constructed at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland. The first Icon-Class ship will launch in 2022 and the second 2024.
The Icon-Class ships will be powered by a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fuel cell technology. The 200,000 gross tonne ships will each accommodate around 5,000 passengers.
Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, said: "We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Icon-class fleet that affirms our commitment to clean-power technologies at sea. We've designed a class of ships powered by liquefied natural gas that leverages the latest, environmentally-friendly applications. We believe that innovative shipbuilding can reduce our carbon footprint and boost energy efficiencies to help to build a cleaner future."
Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said: "These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Meyer Turku to bring to life now three vessels of what will be a remarkable class of ships. Building on our vision with the addition of a third order is a testament to our confidence in the innovative design and energy-efficient technology and engineering that will, without a doubt, make Icon class a game changer."