Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated Icon of the Seas is in ship shape having undergone the first phase of its sea trials..
The all-new vacation has reached the next construction milestone after successfully completing its initial round of sea trials and sailing the open ocean for the first time. Icon returned to the Meyer Turku shipyard, where it is under construction, after four days of preliminary tests on a lineup of its latest technologies and equipment. From the main engines to the hull, to the brake system, to steering as well as noise and vibration levels, the hundreds of workers on board covered an extensive check list of key technical areas.
As the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation, Icon will introduce a new era of vacations for years to come. From the resort getaway to the beach escape and theme park adventure, every type of family and kind of adventurer can make memories together and on their own terms without compromise across record-breaking thrills, relaxing ways to chill, a neighborhood designed for young families, more than 40 ways to dine, drink and be entertained, and more.
Royal Caribbean's Icone of the Seas measures a mammoth 365 meters long (nearly 1,200 feet) with a gross tonnage of 250,800 able to accommodate 5,600 passengers and 2,350 crew members across 20 decks. It is also home to the world’s largest waterpark at sea with seven swimming pools in total aboard the ship.
The 20 decks and eight neighborhoods concept has been designed to cater to every type of vacationer, with everything from areas dedicated to young families, to adults-only spaces and 28 different types of accommodations designed not just for families, but for group travelers as well.
Icon will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations from Miami all year. Vacationers on board will island hop from destinations like Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Roatan, Honduras