Royal Caribbean Worldwide has marked the beginning of building on its first Icon-class ship.
To rejoice the milestone, the cruise line held a steel-cutting ceremony at Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku, the place the title was revealed as Icon of the Seas.
In attendance on the ceremony was Richard Fain, chairman of Royal Caribbean Group; Michael Bayley, president of Royal Caribbean Worldwide; and Tim Meyer, chief govt of Meyer Turku.
The preliminary step within the years-long journey to completion additionally formally begins Royal Caribbean’s subsequent chapter in constructing a clean-energy future because the chief in progressive ship design.
Debuting in fall 2023, Icon would be the cruise line’s first of three ships to be powered by LNG (liquefied pure gasoline).
LNG and the state-of-the-art ship’s extra environmentally pleasant functions, reminiscent of shore energy connection, will enhance power efficiencies and cut back carbon footprint.
Extra particulars about Icon’s superior environmental applied sciences will likely be revealed at a future date, an announcement stated.
“We made our dedication to creating clear energy at sea a actuality – and shortly the norm – when Icon-class was first introduced in 2016, and we’re excited to see building underway on…