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Monday, January 29, 2024

The Icon of the Seas

Icon of the Seas

When the Icon Class of ships for Royal Caribbean was first announced, there was some speculation that it wouldn’t be as big as the Oasis Class. That’s now turned out to be completely wrong – Icon of the Seas is, by some distance, the biggest cruise ship in the world.

Icon of the Seas is as long as three and a half football fields, meaning that it takes almost 15 minutes to walk from one end of the ship to the other. With 20 decks, the ship is taller than the Eiffel Tower!

This is a truly massive ship, with 8 separate neighbourhoods as well as over 2,800 staterooms. There are over 40 bars and restaurants onboard, with 23 being completely new to Royal Caribbean.

Icon of the Seas will definitely be busy, but there’s enough to keep everyone entertained without huge crowds forming, including 7 different swimming pools, 6 record-breaking waterslides, separate splash parks for kids and babies and more.

The ship has a crew of 2,350, and a capacity of 5,610 passengers at double occupancy, or 7,600 passengers at maximum capacity. Icon of the Seas has 20 decks with seven swimming pools and six water slides. The company claims the ship has the tallest waterfall, the tallest water slide, and the largest waterpark of any cruise ship.


* Aquadome: A diving and performance venue under a glass dome on the top of the ship
* The Pearl: A structural feature designed as a dynamic art installation on the Royal Promenade
* Absolute Zero: Ice skating rink and entertainment venue
* Surfside: Family neighborhood
* The Hideaway: Beach club featuring first suspended infinity pool of any ship
* Thrill Island: The largest waterpark at sea, featuring six different water slides
* Swim & Tonic: Largest swim up bar at sea

Source: cruisemommy.co.uk and other sources

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