The world’s largest cruise ship prepares to set sail as it tests the waters ahead of its launch in 2024.
Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas sailed hundreds of miles today, giving future passengers a glimpse of the floating city.
The nearly 1,200-foot-long, 250,800-ton vessel appeared to be gliding through the water off the coast of Finland.
A floating infinity pool and three-story family suite are just a few of the luxury options onboard.
At the front of the ship there is a huge glass viewing area and colorful spinning slides for guests to enjoy.
Over 2,000 crew members will live onboard in a “home away from home” that was recently added to the massive ship.
Icon of the Seas will feature the largest water park at sea, featuring record-breaking slides and other fun options.
A swim up bar called “Swim and Tonic” is also included in the amazing ship.
At the Aqua Dome, guests can have a drink while enjoying 360-degree views of the ocean near an indoor waterfall.
It is over 20 decks high, has 7 pools and can accommodate nearly 8,000 guests.
Launching in January 2024, Icon of the Seas will feature eight unique districts spanning 20 decks, featuring everything from a sunken pirate ship on the upper deck to the line’s largest ice arena inside the ship.
More than 40 restaurants, bars and nightclubs will spoil and entertain the thousands of passengers.
Cruise guests can choose from 28 different cabin types, with the Ultimate Family Townhouse extending over three decks with a slide, white picket fence and mailbox.
Infinite Balcony Rooms feature a retractable window that converts floor-to-ceiling glass panels into a balcony, and the new Sunset Corner Suites have large terraces overlooking the rear of the ship.
Recurring favorite neighborhoods include the Royal Promenade with floor-to-ceiling sea views and more than 15 restaurants, cafes, bars and lounges.
Also on board is a lush Central Park filled with thousands of flowers, plants and trees.
And Royal Caribbean’s largest “Suite Neighborhood” has three decks of luxury rooms — and it’s just a short walk from a sundeck, private pool, and restaurant.
The new ship will also be the most environmentally friendly of the line, being the first to feature fuel cell technology and powered by liquefied natural gas.