The current largest cruise ship in the world, the Wonder of the Seas, was delivered just under a year ago to Royal Caribbean. It is an authentic floating city that promises a high-level vacation experience. The company, however, has just announced the Icon of the Seasthe next largest cruise ship in the world.

According to a press release, the Icon of the Seas will inaugurate the new Icon class of cruise ships, which will be made up of two other ships with similar characteristics. All will be built by the Finnish company Meyer Turku in its shipyards located in Germany. The lead cruiser will be delivered in 2023.

Huge, luxurious and powered by LNG

With a length of 365 meters and 2,805 cabins, the Icon of the Seas will be able to carry 5,610 passengers. Additionally, she will be the first Royal Caribbean ship to use a propulsion system by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a residual heat recovery system with the aim of reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.

The cruise is expected sail all year round and offer seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises departing from Miami. During the trip, passengers will find new entertainment spaces and amenities. Among them stands out the “largest water park in the sea”.

According to Royal Caribbean, it will have six slides (the current largest in the world has three), including Pressure Drop, the first free-fall open slide, a 14-meter-high Frightening Bolt, the tallest drop slide at sea. , Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, the first family raft slides at sea.

A common feature of the US-based company’s cruise ships are the so-called “neighborhoods,” each with its own characteristics and attractions. The Wonder of the Seas, for example, has an exclusive neighborhood called the Neighborhood, complete with proven sundeck, pools, slide, movie theater and more.

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The Icon of the Seas will debut five new neighborhoods. Thrill Island, which will include the aforementioned water park; Chill Island, a space that incorporates five of the seven cruise ship pools, “one for every mood” and bars, Surfside; a proposal for younger passengers with restaurants and more bars.

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There will also be the neighborhoods of AquaDome, which will offer views of the ocean during the day and an offer of restaurants, bars and shows at night, and AquaTheater, which will concentrate the most sophisticated attractions with a stage that will allow high-level entertainment productions. .

MV Narrative, the gigantic ship that wants to become the first floating city powered by LNG

According to the company, the cruise will have 28 types of rooms on board whose designs have been thought of with families. Thus, they will be able to accommodate three, four or five guests in options such as Family Infinite Balcony and Surfside Family Suite. In addition, they assure that Icon of the Seas will have the Ultimate Family Townhouse, a complete three-story “room”.

Images: Royal Caribbean

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