Royal Caribbean’s first Icon of the Seas will be launched in 2023

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Royal Caribbean’s first Icon of the Seas will be launched in 2023

After the Covid 19 shutdown, Royal Caribbean will enter the arena with its ship, Icon of the Seas, as cruise lines make a comeback. The ship, which is being tagged as Caribbean International's first Icon-class ship when it joins the fleet in 2023, is 250,800 gross-tonne in volume and is larger than Oasis Class Wonder of the Seas, which is around 236,857 GT. The cruise ship is built by Meyer Turku and is one of three in the new Icon class of Royal Caribbean.

The latest eco-friendly propulsion systems are the main feature of the ship. The ship will be Royal Caribbean's first ship powered by LNG and the first to have fuel cell technology. Other technologies such as ship-to-shore connection and heat recovery systems are also being used.

It will have a total length of 1,198 feet or 365 meters. The maximum capacity of the ship is 7,600 guests. This new ship is the culmination of five years of research and development.

The cruise ship will have 20 decks, and 18 of them will be guest decks. The ship will have 7 pools, 9 whirlpools, and 6 record-breaking waterslides. The megaship will also have eight neighborhoods, including AquaDome, Thrill Island, Chill Island, Surfside and The Hideaway. It will have 2,805 staterooms and a passenger capacity of 7,800 people. The largest suite on board will be the 1,700-square-foot Ultimate Family Townhouse, which can accommodate up to 8 passengers and will feature an in-suite slide, a cinema space, karaoke and a private entrance to the Surfside neighbourhood.

The vessel has a total crew count of 2,350. The ship also has the largest pool in the sea, the largest water park in the ocean, six record-breaking slides and six additional pools. A few suite categories will be introduced, including Sunset Corner Suites and Panoramic Ocean View cabins, which are set to be located within the AquaDome.

The ship has attractive amenities such as the largest pool in the sea, the largest water park in the ocean, six record-breaking slides and six additional pools. There will be more conventional distractions, such as restaurants, bars, shops, and an outdoor Central Park garden.

There is an Aqua Theater in a glass dome at the front of the ship. In the daytime, the dome will feature restaurants at night.