The results are in, and the much-anticipated Icon of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International is ready to sail. After sailing on the open ocean for the first time and passing its first round of sea trials, the brand-new vacation hit the next stage of its construction today.
Icon went back to the Meyer Turku port where it is being built after four days of testing some of its newest technologies and pieces of equipment. From the ship’s main engines to its hull, brakes, steering, and noise and sound levels, the hundreds of workers on board worked on a long list of important technical areas.
Between plans and tests, the important step in bringing Icon to life took more than 350 hours of work, more than 2,000 experts, hundreds of miles of travel, four 37- to 67-ton tugboats, and more than 2,000 miles of travel. Later this year, there will be a second round of sea testing. This is when the first Icon Class ship will be put to the test before it makes its debut in Miami in January 2024.
Icon is the first holiday of its kind to bring together the best parts of all vacations. It will change the way people take vacations for years to come. From the resort getaway to the beach escape and theme park adventure, every type of family and adventurer can make memories together on their own terms. There are record-breaking thrills, ways to relax, a neighborhood made for young families, more than 40 ways to eat, drink, and be entertained, and more.
Icon will leave from Miami all year for 7-night trips to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Vacationers on board will visit places like Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, in the Bahamas, Cozumel, Mexico, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, and Roatan, Honduras. You can find out more about what Icon has to offer at Icon of the Seas: the Icon of Vacations.