Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever built, hit the open ocean for the first time as the ship went on sea trials.
Icon of the Seas is over 250,000 tons in size and larger than any other ship ever built. The ship reached its construction milestone this week when it went on its first sea trials.
There are more than 450 technicians on board who are conducting essential tests, starting with the main engines of submarines, ships, lifeboats, pilots and more. Icon of the Seas will undergo a second sea trial later this year, where it will be pushed to its limits.
Icon of the Seas is expected to debut in early 2024 and will dock in Miami, Florida. The ship will sail seven nights to the Eastern and Western Caribbean with all visits to the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay. Check Out Cruises on Icon of the Seas
Icon of the Seas promises to be the ultimate family vacation and takes all the best features of all Royal Caribbean ships to create the ultimate cruise ship.
The cruise ship will have more than 20 restaurants, the largest pool at sea, 28 different types of staterooms, and eight areas.
The Icon of the Seas will be 7% larger than the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas.
Icon of the Seas will be the first of three cruise ships from Royal Caribbean, the world’s largest cruise ship.
Icon of the Seas is currently under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.