Royal Caribbean names next ship Star of the Seas

The Icon-class ship, currently under construction in Finland, is due to debut in 2025

Royal Caribbean names next ship Star of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

The introduction of Icon of the Seas (pictured) will be followed by Star of the Seas in summer 2025

By Laura Hyde |

The second Icon-class ship to join the Royal Caribbean International fleet will be named Star of the Seas, the cruise line has revealed.  

The ship is currently under construction in Turku, Finland and is scheduled to debut in summer 2025. It will join Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s first Icon-class ship, in the cruise line’s fleet. 

“The idea of combining the best of every type of vacation into one ultimate adventure has created more excitement than ever anticipated, and Star of the Seas will be the next bold answer to the record-breaking consumer demand we’ve seen for nearly a year and counting with Icon of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.  

Star of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean’s third LNG-powered ship and will also be equipped with the cruise line’s waste heat recovery systems and shore power connection technology. Parent company Royal Caribbean Group hopes to introduce a net-zero cruise ship by 2035. 

Further details on Star of the Seas onboard features, as well as its maiden season voyages, will be announced at a later date. 

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