Shipyard lists Royal Caribbean's Project Icon ship gross tonnage
Ship builder Meyer Werft has listed the gross tonnage for Royal Caribbean's next class of cruise ships, which sheds a bit of light onto how large these ships will be.
In comparison, 200,000 tons puts the ship between the size of Royal Caribbean's Oasis and Quantum class ships.
- Oasis of the Seas: 225,282 tons
- Project Icon: 200,000 tons
- Quantum of the Seas 168,666 tons
- Freedom of the Seas 154,407 tons
Gross tonnage is a nonlinear measure of a ship's overall internal volume.
At the time of the project's announcement, Royal Caribbean said these ships would accommodate approximately 5,000 passengers. The new ships are scheduled for delivery in the second quarters of 2022 and 2024.