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Royal Caribbean Reveals Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has revealed Icon of the Seas, “the most transformational ship the world has ever seen.” 

Icon of the Seas is the first ship in Royal Caribbean’s Icon Class of ships and we have details of what to expect onboard. 

Icon of the Seas will be the world’s largest ship and have the space to house almost 10,000 passengers including the crew. She has 20 decks and is 1198 feet long, making her bigger than the Oasis Class ships. She will sport 7 pools, 9 whirlpools, and 6 record-breaking water slides. 

Like the Oasis Class ships, Icon of the Seas will be broken into neighborhoods—8 in total. 

  • The Aquadome will be located at the top and front of the ship and will be fully enclosed. This means weather can be controlled by the show instead of controlling the show. It also houses a 55 foot waterfall. 
  • Central Park is being touted as more lush and livelier. 
  • Chill Island is a next level pool deck. Four of the seven pools are found here and include the line’s first swim up bar at sea and the largest pool at sea. 
  • The Royal Promenade has been revamped for the Icon of the Seas as well and passengers will find more windows than before here. It will also house the largest ice area they have built for “showstopping entertainment.” There are other details still to come about the Royal Promenade. 
  • Surfside is the ultimate neighborhood for young families. It holds Water’s Edge Pool, a space intended for adults to enjoy while kids enjoy Splashaway Bay and Baby Bay. Kids can also visit Adventure Ocean, while teens can enjoy Social 020. 
  • There is also a Suite Neighborhood for those living the suite life. It encompasses three decks of space with a two-level suite sun deck. There are dining venues for suite passengers as well as an upgraded pool deck, private pool, whirlpool, and a new Mediterranean dining venue. 
  • The Hideaway is a space Royal Caribbean is wanting to have a beach club or Vegas pool party feel while on the ocean. Here you’ll find the first ever suspended infinity pool surrounded by a terrace, whirlpools, a variety of seating and a bar. 
  • Thrill Island promises to offer “hair-raising thrills” for guests of all ages. Royal Caribbean has actually created an entire water park onboard Icon of the Seas.  Category 6 will be the largest waterpark at sea and will contain the world’s longest, tallest and fastest slides.  

Icon of the Seas will also have new cabin types including those aimed at families. It will also be the first Royal Caribbean International cruise ship powered by a combination of liquified natural gas (LNG), the cleanest-burning marine fuel, and fuel cell technology. 

There are so many things and so many first. It’s going to be an amazing ship with something for everyone beginning late January 2024. 

If you can’t wait to book your sailing aboard the Icon of the Seas, you can reach out to Jenny today at