The ship's journey, which began at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland in 2021, reaches a significant milestone today as it sets sail from the port of Miami.

We detail the distinctive features that make this floating city, which is about to embark on its first voyage, truly extraordinary.

The Icon of the Seas is now the world's largest cruise ship

The Icon of the Seas officially claims the title of the world's largest cruise ship, towering at 20 decks, 1,198 feet in length, and weighing 250,800 gross tons. While it only slightly surpasses its predecessor, the Wonder of the Seas, with a 10-foot increase in length and a 6% overall size boost, the impact is monumental.

Icon of the Seas, Wonder of the Seas Side-by-Side

Capacity breakthrough

Designed to accommodate 7,600 passengers in a single journey, the Icon of the Seas surpasses the previous passenger capacity record held by the Wonder of the Seas, which hosted 6,988 guests.

Icon of the Seas - Ship Specifications

Elevates passenger experience

With a total of 2,805 rooms, including 179 suites, 1,815 balcony rooms, and 276 ocean-view rooms, the Icon of the Seas offers diverse accommodations to elevate the passenger experience. Royal Caribbean boasts the ship as featuring the tallest waterfall, tallest water slide, and the largest water park, adding exciting amenities for passengers. Furthermore, the ship's impressive crew of 2,500 stands ready to cater to the needs of its passengers.

Booking record

Royal Caribbean's promotional efforts have already paid off, with the Icon breaking a booking record. The opening of reservations in October 2022 marked Royal Caribbean’s "single largest booking day in its 53-year history," the company proudly announced.

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The Icon of the Seas introduces a new standard in size, passenger capacity, and luxurious accommodations. As it embarks on its maiden voyage, its anticipated impact on the cruise industry underscores the continuous evolution and growth of maritime travel.