Royal Caribbean To Unveil Icon of the Seas, The World Biggest Ship (2022)

Royal Caribbean To Unveil Icon of the Seas, The World Biggest Ship (1)

The first glimpse at the highly awaited Icon of the Seas, the Icon of Vacations, has been unveiled by Royal Caribbean International.

The first Icon Class ship, which will arrive in late 2023 ahead of its January 2024 launch, will represent the tourism industry’s first-of-its-kind blend of the finest of every vacation. With Icon, any family and adventurer may enjoy their vision of the perfect family holiday, from the beach getaway to the resort escape and the theme park adventure.

Vacationers may book their historic voyage on Royal Caribbean’s website starting on Tuesday, 25 October, while Crown & Anchor loyalty members will have special access beginning on Monday, 24 October.

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“With each new ship, we set the bar in the travel industry while improving on what our guests know and love,” said Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty.

“From the minute guests come on board, every experience is tailored to provide them with the finest holiday possible, both on land and at sea.” We’ve taken this to a new level with Icon of the Seas, creating the perfect family holiday.”

Whether “family vacation” means travelling away as a family, couple, or group of friends, Icon’s all-encompassing lineup has something for everyone, including firsts and next-level favourites. There are adrenaline-pumping thrills, including the largest waterpark at sea, and unparalleled ways to relax, including more ocean views and pools – one for each day of the week – than ever before, as well as a mix of more than 40 new and returning dining, bar and nightlife options, and cutting-edge entertainment.

“Icon of the Seas is the result of more than 50 years of delivering unforgettable experiences, as well as our next bold commitment to individuals who love to cruise,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “Families and friends emphasise experiences where they may bond and enjoy their travels now more than ever.”

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We set out to build a holiday that provides all that in one location for adrenaline seekers, chill enthusiasts, and everyone in between without compromising. This one-of-a-kind mix makes Icon the future of family holidays, and that future has arrived.”

The first glimpse at eight communities that come alive day and night, featuring five brand-new excursions and three bold, returning favourites, is released by Royal Caribbean. Each one is a destination in and of itself, offering a variety of events, live entertainment, and places to eat and drink, allowing everyone to create memories their own way every day.

Ways to Play in Five New Communities

  • Excitement Island – At the centre of thrill, visitors may challenge their boundaries, scale new heights, and achieve peak speeds. Highlights of this deserted island trip include Category 6, the largest waterpark at sea, with six record-breaking slides: The industry’s first open free-fall slide, Pressure Drop, with a 66-degree slope; the 46-foot-tall Frightening Bolt, the largest drop slide at sea; Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, the first family raft slides at sea with four riders per raft; and Storm Chasers, cruising’s first mat-racing duet. With Crown’s Edge, living on the edge takes on new meaning. It’s half skywalk, part ropes course, and part thrill coaster. It culminates in a stunning, unexpected moment that sends visitors swinging 154 feet over the ocean.
  • Chill Island – Four of the seven pools on board are located on this three-deck paradise. The line’s first swim-up bar at sea, the colourful Swim & Tonic; Royal Bay Pool, the largest pool at sea; Cloud 17, an adults-only refuge; and the calm, infinity-edge Cove Pool are all available. In addition, The Lime & Coconut, Royal Caribbean’s first frozen cocktail bar, returns with four locations.
  • Surfside – Introducing a neighbourhood designed from the ground up for young families, where adults and children aged six and younger will want to remain and play all day. Adults may enjoy the endless vistas from Water’s Edge pool while keeping an eye on the youngsters in Splashaway Bay and Baby Bay. Dining options, lounge areas, a bar, the famous carousel, an arcade, Adventure Ocean, and Social020 for youths are just a few feet away.
  • The Hideaway – Tucked away 135 feet above the ocean, this neighbourhood mixes the good vibes of beach club scenes worldwide with the uninterrupted ocean views that only a ship can provide. The world’s first suspended infinity pool is at the heart of it all, encircled by a multilevel sun deck with whirlpools, a choice of seats, and a dedicated bar.
  • AquaDome – Located at the summit of Icon, this transforming space is unlike any other. During the day, visitors may enjoy surrounding ocean views and an awe-inspiring waterfall while enjoying a snack or drink in a peaceful paradise. By night, it transforms into a busy nightlife destination, equipped with restaurants, clubs, and the cruise line’s signature aqua entertainment at the next-level AquaTheater. The flagship entertainment venue pushes artistry and cutting-edge technology to new heights with a morphing pool, four robotic arms, state-of-the-art projection, and more.

Playing Options in Three Familiar Neighbourhoods and Favourites

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With each of its hallmark neighbourhoods, the cruise line has pushed the bar even higher: A grander Royal Promenade offers first-floor-to-ceiling ocean views, as well as more than 15 restaurants, cafes, bars, and lounges; a more lush and livelier Central Park offers more ways to dine and be entertained; and the largest Suite Neighbourhood is four decks of luxury, offering a multilevel suite sun deck – The Grove – with a private pool, whirlpool, and dining, as well as a two-story Coastal Kitchen Returning favourites include fresh twists on mini golf at Lost Dunes, rock climbing at Adrenaline Peak, and Absolute Zero, Royal Caribbean’s largest ice arena, as well as dining options including Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar on the Royal Promenade and the Asian-inspired Izumi in Central Park.

With 28 different ways to stay, even the rooms are deliberately created to accommodate every style of vacationer. Come one, come all with more options, ocean views, and space.

The Family Infinite Balcony and Surfside Family Suite – with kid’s alcoves nestled away from the grownups – and the three-story Ultimate Family Townhouse, replete with its white picket fence and mailbox – are new plans designed for families of three, four, five, and more. Regarding vistas, the brand’s first Sunset Corner Suites and Panoramic Ocean Views in AquaDome are among the best.

The introduction of Icon Class will also be the first and the next stage in Royal Caribbean’s transition to a clean-energy future. The Icon will be the cruise line’s first ship to use fuel cell technology and will be fueled by LNG, the cleanest-burning marine fuel.

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The new ship will be the cruise line’s most sustainable to date, thanks to proven applications such as shore power connection and waste heat recovery technology.

The bold, new vacation standard extends to the home away from home for people at the heart of Icon – the crew. Their living and working environments have been rebuilt with more intuitive design, facilities, rooms, and activities, including a new, patented stateroom designed by the crew for the crew.

The Icon will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations from Miami all year. Every voyage will stop at Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas, where guests may design their perfect holiday day. From Thrill Waterpark’s 13 waterslides, including the largest in North America, to Coco Beach Club, which has The Bahamas’ first overwater cabanas, and Up, Up & Away, a helium balloon experience, there’s something for everyone.

When Icon comes, the cruise company will unveil Hideaway Beach, the island’s adults-only hideaway with an immense pool, private cabanas with pools, and unrivalled views of the ocean colours. Vacationers will also visit Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and Roatan, Honduras.

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FAQs

Will Icon of the Seas be the biggest ship? ›

With Icon of the Seas, we've taken this to a new level and made the ultimate family vacation." Debuting in 2024 in Miami, Florida, Icon of the Seas will feature 20 decks and measure 1,198 feet in length – which will dethrone the current world's largest ship Wonder of the Seas (1,188-feet).

What is the largest ship in the Royal Caribbean line? ›

The biggest ship in the world, Wonder of the Seas℠ brings even bigger adventures to the award-winning Oasis Class. Like eight unique neighborhoods, including the all-new Suite Neighborhood. A totally redesigned pool deck with more ways to soak up the sun —or shade —than ever before.

How many passengers on Icon of the Seas? ›

At 250,600 tons, Icon of the Seas will be more than 6% bigger than the biggest of the Oasis-class ships, the 7-month-old Wonder of the Seas. It'll be able to hold up to 7,600 passengers — a new record for a passenger ship. That's about 7% higher than Wonder of the Seas' maximum capacity of 7,084 passengers.

What ship is bigger than the Wonder of the Seas? ›

In service
RankShip nameGross tonnage
1Wonder of the Seas236,857
2Symphony of the Seas228,081
3Harmony of the Seas226,963
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Is Icon class bigger than Oasis-class? ›

It will have a capacity of 5,610 berths. In 2020, the director of projects and facilities at Nassau Cruise Port said that the specifications for the Icon class indicate it would be larger than the Oasis class. Later, in May 2022, Royal Caribbean confirmed that Icon of the Seas would be bigger than the Oasis class.

Is Icon of the Seas going to be bigger than Wonder of the Seas? ›

Is Icon of the Seas bigger than Wonder of the Seas? Icon of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship in the world – bigger than Wonder of the Seas. It has a higher guest and crew capacity, more passenger decks, a higher gross tonnage and it is 10 feet longer too.

What is the largest cruise ship in the world 2022? ›

The oasis-class Wonder of the Seas is the world's biggest cruise ship. It is owned by Royal Caribbean International. Delivered in January 2022, it is 1,188 feet long and started operations in March 2022. It can accommodate 6,988 passengers and 2,300 crew members.

How big is the Royal Caribbean compared to the Titanic? ›

Modern cruise ships are, on average, 20% longer than the Titanic and twice as high. The average Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 325 meters long, 14 decks high and has a gross tonnage of 133,000. In comparison, the Titanic was only 269 meters long, 9 decks high, and had a gross tonnage of 46,000.

Is Royal Caribbean bigger than Titanic? ›

Meet Wonder of the Seas

At about five times the size of Titanic, the world's largest cruise ship is Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas. Spanning 18 decks, Wonder is the fifth Oasis Class cruise ship to be launched.

What class is Icon of the Seas? ›

Icon of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean International's first Icon-class ship when it joins the fleet in early 2024. At 250,800 GT, it's set to become the world's largest cruise ship by gross tonnage, surpassing Royal Caribbean's Oasis class Wonder of the Seas.

What is the highest rank on a cruise ship? ›

The Captain is the highest ranking officer and the Master of the cruise ship.

Where will Icon sail to? ›

The next new Royal Caribbean International cruise ship is heading to North America in 2023. Set for a fall delivery, the Icon of the Seas will be sailing in the Caribbean, according to Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean International's president and CEO.

What is the 14 largest cruise ship in the world? ›

#14 - MSC Virtuosa Ship Size

The ship measures 1,087 feet (331 meters) in length and falls in line as number 14 among the 30 largest cruise ships in the world. It's included in MSC's Meraviglia Class. At full capacity, the MSC Virtuosa holds 8,038 passengers.

Who has the biggest ship in the world? ›

2. The Wonder Of The Seas- Biggest Cruise Ship. The wonder of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship in the world. Owned by Royal Carribean Group, it belongs to the Oasis Class and is an engineering marvel equipped with adventure, fun and thrill.

What is the sister ship to Wonder of the Seas? ›

Wonder of the Seas is Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, whose inaugural sailing was on March 4, 2022. She is currently the largest cruise ship in the world, taking the title from her sister ship Symphony of the Seas.

What ship is bigger than the Oasis? ›

Royal Caribbean has said Icon of the Seas, the first ship in the line's first new class for over a decade, will be “bigger” than its Oasis-class, making it the largest ship in the world when it launches in autumn next year.

What is an Icon class 6? ›

Icon is a small graphical representation of a program or file.

What is the newest ship of Royal Caribbean? ›

Introducing the newest Royal Caribbean® gamechanger, and the first Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship to sail in the U.S – Odyssey of the Seas℠.

What is the biggest cruise ship in 2023? ›

(WSAV) — Royal Caribbean International has revealed the first look at Icon of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship that will be arriving in late 2023.

Did the Wonder of the Seas sink? ›

Titanic had 20 lifeboats onboard – enough to evacuate 1,178 people out of the 2,240 passengers and crew on board when the ship sank. While Wonder of the Seas only has 18 lifeboats, these are much larger and can accommodate every person on the ship.
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TitanicWonder of the Seas
Guests2,4356,988
Crew8922,300
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Where will Wonder of the Seas be in 2023? ›

Royal Caribbean's summer 2023 sees Wonder at Canaveral, Harmony in Miami, Allure in Galveston. Royal Caribbean International's summer 2023 sees Oasis-class trio Wonder of the Seas at Port Canaveral, Harmony of the Seas at PortMiami and Allure of the Seas at Galveston.

What is the biggest cruise ship that sank? ›

RMS Titanic

The sinking of the biggest passenger ship ever built at the time resulted in the death of more than 1,500 of the 2,208 people onboard. The accident occurred when the ship hit an iceberg while cruising at its maximum speed of 23k on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

What is the biggest ship in the world today? ›

Oil tankers
NameLength overallStatus
Seawise Giant458.46 m (1,504 ft)Broken up
Batillus class (4 ships)414.22 m (1,359 ft)Broken up
Esso Atlantic Esso Pacific406.57 m (1,334 ft)Broken up
Nai Superba Nai Genova381.92 m (1,253 ft)Broken up
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What is the biggest cruise on earth? ›

Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, is ideal for a nervous, first-time cruiser.

Will Titanic 2 ever be built? ›

But now, Palmer is making headlines once again after announcing that the $500 million project is back and the ship will plan to set out on its maiden voyage as soon as 2022.

How many cruise ships have sank? ›

Within the last 100 years, only 11 cruise ships have sunk, if you include river cruises. Almost 900 people have died in these incidents but around half of those can be attributed to one river cruise ship sinking. Many of the incidents involved no loss of life at all.

Is any ship bigger than the Titanic? ›

Comparing the Symphony of the Seas vs the Titanic, Royal Caribbean's biggest ship categorically dwarfs the Titanic's size in every way, more than doubling its passenger capacity and nearly quintupling its gross tonnage.

What ship is deeper than the Titanic? ›

Highlights. The destroyer, USS Samuel B. Roberts was identified on Wednesday, broken into two pieces on a slope at the depth of around 6,985 meters (around 22,916 feet). To put things into perspective, the popular Titanic sank and rests at a depth of around 12,600 feet.

Is the Titanic still underwater? ›

The wreck of the RMS Titanic lies at a depth of about 12,500 feet (3,800 metres; 2,100 fathoms), about 370 nautical miles (690 kilometres) south-southeast of the coast of Newfoundland. It lies in two main pieces about 2,000 feet (600 m) apart.

Can a cruise ship withstand a hurricane? ›

Generally speaking though, a large cruise ship is designed to withstand waves that measure as high as 15-meters or nearly 50 foot waves. While Caribbean storms continue to increase in intensity and our measuring gets more accurate, this is enough to withstand up to the worst parts of the worst category 5 hurricanes.

What is code alpha on a cruise ship? ›

Alpha, Alpha, Alpha is the code for a medical emergency aboard Royal Caribbean ships. Alpha Team, Alpha Team, Alpha Team is the code for a fire emergency aboard Carnival Cruise Line ships.

What's the newest Royal Caribbean ship 2022? ›

April 2022 – A new adventure begins: Construction on the sixth ship in Royal Caribbean International's revolutionary Oasis Class is now underway in Saint-Nazaire, France.

How long is the Icon of the Seas? ›

1,198 feet

What is the salary of a cruise ship captain? ›

What Is the Salary of a Cruise Ship Captain? ZipRecruiter reports that the annual pay for 2022 for cruise ship captains is $54,229 per year. It also reports that annual salaries can be as high as $100,000 to as low as $17,500.

What is the salary of a large cruise ship captain? ›

While there's no explicit salary data for a cruise ship captain, the average annual salary for a captain is $89,740 per year .

How much does a first officer on a cruise ship make? ›

Average Royal Caribbean group First Officer yearly pay in the United States is approximately $125,491, which is 96% above the national average.

Where is Icon of the Seas being built? ›

Icon of the Seas, which is still being built in Finland, will not only be the world's biggest ship when completed, but it will also feature several first of its kind features, including the largest waterpark at sea, the first-ever suspended infinity pool and a one of kind entertainment and lounge area called the ...

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Will Icon of the Seas be bigger than Utopia of the Seas? ›

It is set to be larger than the cruise line's Utopia of the Seas, also set to arrive in 2024, though it is an Oasis-class ship.

How big will the Icon of the Seas be? ›

Icon of the Seas has an internal volume of 250,800 Gross Tonnes, and a length of 1,198 feet (365 metres). She has 20 decks in total including 18 that passengers can access, making her the biggest cruise ship in the world.

What is the biggest ship in the future? ›

Royal Caribbean's Utopia of the Seas will be the largest in the world when it takes to the ocean in 2024. It will claim the title from its sister vessel Wonder of the Seas, which had its maiden voyage from Florida to the Caribbean on March 4.

What is the biggest cruise ship in 2023? ›

(WSAV) — Royal Caribbean International has revealed the first look at Icon of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship that will be arriving in late 2023.

What class is Icon of the Seas? ›

Icon of the Seas will be Royal Caribbean International's first Icon-class ship when it joins the fleet in early 2024. At 250,800 GT, it's set to become the world's largest cruise ship by gross tonnage, surpassing Royal Caribbean's Oasis class Wonder of the Seas.

Is Titanic bigger than Royal Caribbean? ›

This cruise ship measures at 860 feet long, which is shorter than Titanic. Similarly, Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas measures at 915 feet long, which is only 33 feet longer than Titanic.

How big is the Royal Caribbean compared to the Titanic? ›

Modern cruise ships are, on average, 20% longer than the Titanic and twice as high. The average Royal Caribbean cruise ship is 325 meters long, 14 decks high and has a gross tonnage of 133,000. In comparison, the Titanic was only 269 meters long, 9 decks high, and had a gross tonnage of 46,000.

What is the largest cruise ship in the world 2022? ›

The oasis-class Wonder of the Seas is the world's biggest cruise ship. It is owned by Royal Caribbean International. Delivered in January 2022, it is 1,188 feet long and started operations in March 2022. It can accommodate 6,988 passengers and 2,300 crew members.

What ship is bigger than the Oasis? ›

Royal Caribbean has said Icon of the Seas, the first ship in the line's first new class for over a decade, will be “bigger” than its Oasis-class, making it the largest ship in the world when it launches in autumn next year.

Is Royal Caribbean increasing capacity? ›

Royal Caribbean has been quietly increasing the capacity of its ships even as early as October, as evidenced by cruise passengers who reported seeing sailings with more than 50% capacity.

What is the #1 cruise line in the world? ›

Princess is the world's leading international cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of modern cruise ships, renowned for the innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities.

What will be the biggest ship in 2024? ›

Latest Royal Caribbean vessel will hold 5,610 passengers

Royal Caribbean has just announced plans for its newest cruise ship which, when built, will be the largest in the world. The company's latest vessel, named 'Icon of the Seas', will launch in January 2024.

What is the 14 largest cruise ship in the world? ›

#14 - MSC Virtuosa Ship Size

The ship measures 1,087 feet (331 meters) in length and falls in line as number 14 among the 30 largest cruise ships in the world. It's included in MSC's Meraviglia Class. At full capacity, the MSC Virtuosa holds 8,038 passengers.

What is the biggest cruise ship that sank? ›

RMS Titanic

The sinking of the biggest passenger ship ever built at the time resulted in the death of more than 1,500 of the 2,208 people onboard. The accident occurred when the ship hit an iceberg while cruising at its maximum speed of 23k on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

What is the most luxurious cruise ship ever built? ›

Regent Seven Seas' new Seven Seas Explorer has been touted as “the most luxurious ship ever built”. Crafted at a cost of US$450 million (about A$569 million), it oozes extravagance, with hundreds of crystal chandeliers, custom-made Versace place settings, and 2,500 pieces of art including works by Chagall and Picasso.

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