Icon of the Seas Construction Update: Floating Out for the First Time in a Video

Photo credit: Royal Caribbean

Icon of the Seas, which is being completed at the Turku shipyard, will set off on its maiden voyage exactly one year from now on January 27, 2024.

Icon’s home port will be located in Miami, from where it will cruise to the Caribbean Sea. During the seven-day cruises, Icon of the Seas will stop at places such as Cozumel in Mexico and the island of Roatan off the coast of Honduras.

When completed, Icon of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean’s first Icon-class ship and the first ship to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Royal Caribbean’s fleet.

Icon will include 8 distinct neighborhoods, which will offer various different activities and atmospheres whether you’re looking to have some fun or take a break and relax. Icon of the Seas will include 5 brand new neighborhoods never before seen on Royal Caribbean’s ships: AquaDome, Thrill Island, Chill Island, Surfside and The Hideaway.

Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas reached its next major construction milestone in December 2022.

Video credit: Royal Caribbean press center

Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas reached its next major construction milestone in December 2022. With 58 million gallons of water, five tugboats and one cannon shot, watch how the revolutionary ship was floated out of dry dock and into its outfitting pier at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, where it will complete its final stages of construction.

Source: Turku shipyard & Royal Caribbean

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