Icon of the Seas has successfully completed its first round of sea trials. She will be sailing from Meyer Turku shipyard to the Baltic Sea testing its performance and equipment. With 450 workers onboard, the ship passed its preliminary assessments with flying colours.
Icon is set to debut in Miami in January 2024, following its second round of sea trials later this year.
Cruise Passenger previously paid a visit to the Meyer Turku shipyard to watch the progress of the world’s largest cruise ship coming to life.
President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Michael Bayley says Icon of the Seas will become the world’s best family vacation.
“Everything about Icon is unbelievable. We are positioning it as the ultimate family vacation. And when you step back and look at all the energy and time that has gone into creating this ship it is mind-blowing. As I walk around the ship I’m delighted.
“We use not only our experience, knowledge, and customer interaction but a huge amount of data collected over years.
“We ask a lot of questions about our data and try to understand what our guests love, like, and don’t like from our experiences, and we are constantly improving those elements.
“When we opened Icon for sale, we had the biggest booking days and weeks in our 50-year history for the launch of a new product.” So watch below the video of Icon taking to the seas for the first time.