Icon of the Seas, the following new Royal Caribbean Worldwide cruise ship is heading to North America in 2023.
Set for a fall supply, the Icon of the Seas will probably be crusing within the Caribbean, in accordance with Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean Worldwide’s president and CEO.
Extra deployment particulars will probably be revealed at a later date, with itineraries going into sale 12 to 18 months earlier than the ship’s first cruise, he added throughout a press convention in Miami Seashore on Monday.
The corporate at present operates from all key Florida homeports together with Miami, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral and Tampa.
“We’re proud to Introduce Icon of the Seas℠—the very first ship in an all-new class, Icon Class debuting in 2023. Extra particulars will observe, together with itineraries and new onboard options. Keep tuned to be taught extra and reserve at a later date.”
First in a brand new class of LNG-powered cruise ships, the Icon of the Seas is at present beneath building on the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.
In October, the vessel acquired its two 307-ton LNG gasoline tank, which, in accordance with Royal Caribbean, are the most important in the complete cruise trade. Royal Caribbean beforehand mentioned that the 5,000-passenger ship will “make waves” with a mixture of improvements and adventures “cruising’s by no means seen earlier than.”
The 200,000-ton vessel will probably be adopted by two yet-unnamed sister ships in 2025 and 2026.
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Royal Caribbean’s newest newbuild, the Surprise of the Seas, additionally debuted within the Caribbean. After plans for an inaugural season in Asia had been scrapped, the Oasis-class vessel entered service this previous March, with a sequence of itineraries departing from Fort Lauderdale.
Initially designed for the Chinese language-market, the Surprise can even offer Western Mediterranean cruises throughout its debut season. At the moment on its option to Europe, the vessel will sail a program of seven-night cruises to Spain, Italy and France from Barcelona and Civitavecchia.