Icon of the Seas is a cruise ship built for Royal Caribbean International and will be the lead ship of the Icon class. She is scheduled to enter service on 27 January 2024 out of Port Miami in the US.

In October 2016, Royal Caribbean and Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku of Finland announced an order to build two ships under the project name “Icon”. The ships are expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2023 and in 2025. The ships will be classified by DNV. Royal Caribbean applied to register a trademark for “Icon of the Seas” in 2016.

On 19 June 2023, Icon of the Seas sailed for the first of her sea trials. She returned to the Meyer Turku shipyard on 22 June for adjustments to her systems, and to have interior spaces completed and furnished. On 27 November 2023, the ship was officially handed over to Royal Caribbean, just two months ahead of the official debut from Miami in January 2024. On 10 January 2024, the ship arrived for the first time at her home port in Miami, with her official maiden voyage scheduled for 27 January 2024.

Icon of the Seas is powered by liquified natural gas (LNG). The ship has six multi-fuel Wärtsilä engines. The engines can be powered with both LNG and distillate fuel. The ship contains other alternative energy features, like the use of fuel cells to produce electricity and fresh water. Icon of the Seas is the first Royal Caribbean vessel to use such technology.

The ship has a crew of 2,350, and a capacity of 5,610 passengers at double occupancy, or 7,600 passengers at maximum capacity. Icon of the Seas has 20 decks with seven swimming pools and six water slides. The company claims the ship has the tallest waterfall, the tallest water slide, and the largest waterpark.

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