The results are in: Royal Caribbean International’s eagerly awaited Icon of the Seas is in excellent condition. Recently, the brand-new vacation attained the next construction milestone after completing its first round of sea trials and setting sail for the first time on the open ocean.

Icon has returned to the Meyer Turku shipyard, where it is currently being constructed, following four days of preliminary testing on a variety of its most advanced technologies and equipment. From the main engines to the hull to the brake system to the steering as well as the noise and vibration levels, the hundreds of employees on board covered a comprehensive checklist of important technical aspects.

More than 2,000 specialists, hundreds of miles travelled, four 37- to 67-ton tugboats, and over three hundred and fifty hours of labour were required to bring Icon to life, between preparations and trials. The first Icon-class ship will undergo a second round of sea trials later this year, during which it will be tested to its limits prior to its debut in Miami in January 2024.

Icon will introduce a new era of vacations for years to come as the first-of-its-kind combination of the finest of every vacation. From the resort getaway to the beach escape and theme park adventure, every type of family and adventurer can create memories together and on their own terms, without compromising on record-breaking thrills, relaxing ways to unwind, a neighbourhood designed for young families, and more than 40 dining, drinking, and entertainment options.

Icon will offer 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from Miami throughout the entire year. Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Roatan, Honduras are among the island destinations that passengers will visit. Visit for additional information on what Icon has in store.


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