New Royal Caribbean ship to be named Icon of the Seas

New Royal Caribbean ship to be named Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

The name of the new cruise ship was revealed at the steel cutting ceremony

Royal Caribbean International has revealed that its next ship will be named Icon of the Seas during the vessel’s steel-cutting ceremony at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

Among the attendees at the ceremony were Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group; Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International; and Tim Meyer, CEO of Meyer Turku.

“We have eagerly accepted this challenge,” said Meyer. “Now that ship production in our halls has begun, we are beginning to see the results of our design take physical form. This is always a solemn moment for us shipbuilders.”

The ship will be the first in Royal Caribbean International’s Icon class, and the first to be powered by LNG fuel. She will also be equipped to be able to connect to shore power.

"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 Bayley. “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 scheduled to make her debut in autumn 2023.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
17 June 2021

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