The world’s largest ship called “Icon of The Seas” is set to sail in January 2024. This ship is an iconic and monumental fantasy according to the builders. The ship manufactured in Finland by Royal Caribbean International will carry 5610 passengers and 2350 crew members.
The Icon of The Seas is five times bigger and heavier than the Titanic, weighing 250,800 tons while the Titanic weighed 50,210 tons. Thousands of people have booked tickets to be among its first passengers.
Finland’s Royal Caribbean International is releasing the world’s largest ship called “Icon Of The Seas” in January 2024.
The Icon of the Seas is also 6% bigger than Wonder of the Seas, which is currently the biggest cruise ship in the world.
It is being called an improved Titanic. Many people are saying that the ship should carry enough safety measures so that what happened to the Titanic is averted.
The Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship, has completed its first set of sea trials and is joining the fleet in 2024. The ship has already broken records and has subsequently won a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
The ship was in the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, from where it embarked on the trial run. The ship has been there ever since the construction started in April 2022. The first voyage will set out from Miami on January 27, 2024. The ship will be based there through at least April 2025, and make 7-night cruises to the Caribbean.
The massive ship has gulped millions of dollars, however, the builders of the ship are yet to reveal the actual cost of building this gigantic monster.
The price for cruising on this ship starts at $179 per person.
ICON OF THE SEAS FEATURES, ITINERARY
The world’s biggest ship has an array of features including water park, areas dedicated to families, revamped pool decks, an aqua dome area, an aqua theatre area, huge floor-to-ceiling windows, offering 220-degree views, a park including thousands of real plants, a swim-up bar, an infinity pool and more.
When the Icon of the Seas is fully complete, it will be 20 decks high.
The biggest highlight of the Icon of the Seas is the Category 6 water park with six water slides, including an open free-fall slide, family raft slides and two mat-racing slides. All adventures within Category 6 will be complementary.
When the ship enters service, she will offer weeklong Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. Passengers of the ship will also be able to enjoy the Private Day at CocoCay, a private destination exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests in the Bahamas.
The 7-night Eastern Caribbean trip will include Miami, Phillipsburg, Charlotte Amalie, and Perfect Day at CocoCay, while another will include Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis, Charlotte Amalie, and Perfect Day at CocoCay.
The 7-night Western Caribbean will include Miami, Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and Perfect Day at CocoCay.
ICON OF THE SEAS ROOMS
The ship would have 28 different types of cabins. More than 82 per cent of all rooms will accommodate three or more guests, and more than 70 per cent will have a balcony.
ICON OF THE SEAS TRIAL RUN
It said that in its sea trials, Icon of the Seas travelled hundreds of miles, during which the main engines, hull, brake systems, steering, noise, and vibration levels were all tested. There were more than 450 specialists who helped run the four-day tests on the ship’s technical areas.
As many as 2,000 specialists put in more than 350 hours of work in the Icon of the Seas between its preparation for the trials and the tests themselves. The company will conduct another set of trials later in the year, where the Icon of the Seas’ abilities will be pushed further, before it joins the fleet of the Royal Caribbean.