More family fun on the way! Introducing, Icon of the Seas

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Monday, June 14, a steel cutting ceremony was held to initiate the construction of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship and her name was revealed. Welcome, Icon of the Seas! Icon will be the first of a new class of ships, Icon Class, that will pave the way for the future of clean energy cruising.


Icon will be the first ship powered by LNG (liquified natural gas). Combining LNG technology and other environentally friendly advancements such as shore power connection, Royal Caribbean will boost efficient and reduce their carbon footprint.

“We made our commitment to making clean power at sea a reality – and soon the norm – when Icon Class was first announced in 2016, and we’re excited to see construction underway on what will truly be a ship unlike any other,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Our decades of work in ocean conservation, energy efficiency and continuous improvement will be evident all throughout Icon. We look forward to revealing more of the game-changing features our guests and crew have in store as she begins to take shape.”

Icon of the Seas is expected to set sail in 2023. Follow the fun and like Icon of the Seas fan page on Facebook! Or, join the Icon of the Seas Facebook fan group!