Royal Caribbean International’s brand-new cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, has today sailed under the Great Belt Bridge, as it makes its way from the shipyard in Finland to Cadiz, Spain.
Icon of the Seas sailed under the Great Belt Bridge, in Denmark, on Friday 1st December as it left the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland heading for the port of Cadiz in Spain before sailing across the Atlantic. The Great Belt Bridge is 65 metres high, meaning Icon of the Seas had less than two metres of clearance. In order to get under the bridge, Icon of the Seas’ had to retract their smoke stacks and videos posted online show just how tight it was
The 258,000 GT ship has taken the title of the world’s largest cruise ship, when it was delivered to Royal Caribbean International earlier this week.
The five brand-new neighbourhoods and three reimagined favourites are destinations in themselves filled with a variety of experiences, live entertainment, restaurants and bars, including:
Icon is also the cruise line’s first ship that can be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a transitional fuel. The dual-fuel engines will work alongside a lineup of energy efficiency initiatives and industry-leading environmental programs on board, like the first waste-to-energy plant at sea. Twenty-four percent more energy efficient than the standards required for ships being designed today, the cruise line’s most sustainable ship yet will mark the next step in parent company Royal Caribbean Group's journey to introduce a net-zero cruise ship by 2035.
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