Where Is the Icon of the Seas Right Now?

June 10, 2024

Icon of the Seas: A New Era of Cruising by Royal Caribbean

The "Icon of the Seas," scheduled for delivery and inauguration in January 2024, marks a monumental leap for Royal Caribbean International (RCI) as the first ICON-Class vessel. Built by Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland, it is set to be the world's largest cruise ship, featuring advanced technologies and unparalleled amenities designed to redefine luxury cruising.

Key Specifications

ICON-Class ships bring a new standard of scale and comfort. The "Icon of the Seas" boasts an IMO number of 9829930 and is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. With a gross tonnage of 250,800 GT, this flagship hosts a maximum capacity of 9950 people, including 7600 passengers and 2350 crew members. Its impressive 1188 feet length and 19 decks (18 accessible to passengers) culminate in a floating marvel of engineering and design.

Passenger Accommodations


The "Icon of the Seas" offers 2805 staterooms across 28 distinct categories, from 179 luxurious suites to 1815 expansive balcony rooms. Innovative options include Inside Plus, Panoramic Ocean View, Infinite Balcony, and the Ultimate Family Townhouse among others, ensuring varied accommodation to suit different passenger needs.

Shipboard Facilities and Amenities

General Features

With over 40 food and beverage concepts - including 23 fleet-first venues - and 26 fleet-first amenities, "Icon of the Seas" redefines onboard luxury. This includes 20 diverse dining venues, ranging from complimentary to specialty eateries, adapted to cater to diverse palates and preferences.

Dining and Bars

Icon of the Seas creates dining experiences that range from traditional to innovative. Unique venues include Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Pearl Cafe, Sorrento’s Pizzeria, Boleros, Johnny Rockets, and the whimsically immersive Wonderland.

Entertainment and Activities

Entertainment spans grand theater productions in the Royal Theater, high-diving shows in the AquaDome, and the ship's largest ice-skating arena, Absolute Zero. The ship also features the FlowRider surfing simulator, a mini-golf course, rock-climbing walls, and exclusive shows like “Hairspray” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

Neighborhoods and Themed Decks

Innovative Neighborhoods

The ship's design includes multiple themed neighborhoods, each offering unique experiences:

  • AquaDome: A glass-domed relaxation and entertainment space featuring ocean views and transforming into the AquaTheater at night.
  • Central Park: An open-air garden with live vegetation.
  • Chill Island: Spanning three decks, it features swimming pools and bars.
  • Thrill Island: Home to the expansive "Category 6" water park, ropes course, and Crown's Edge thrill ride.
  • Surfside: Family-oriented with play areas like Splashaway Bay, Baby Bay, and Adventure Ocean.
  • Suite Neighborhood: Exclusive areas for suite passengers, with amenities like The Grove and Coastal Kitchen restaurants.


The maiden voyage is set for January 27, 2024, from Miami, Florida, traversing the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Destinations include CocoCay Bahamas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Roatan, Cozumel, and Costa Maya.

Technological Innovations

Technological advancements enhance both passenger and crew experiences. Notable innovations include improved utility and passenger flow with destination elevators, patented crew cabin designs, and The Pearl kinetic art sculpture, providing multi-sensory experiences.

The "Icon of the Seas" signifies a new era in cruising, merging cutting-edge technology, comprehensive comfort, and a multitude of exclusive features to redefine the ultimate vacation at sea.

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