Royal Caribbean orders third Icon Class cruise ship
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today it has ordered a third Icon Class ship for delivery in 2025.
The agreement to build a third ship was placed with shipbuilder Meyer Turku.
Once complete, the ship will join sister Icon Class ships, which are set to be delivered in 2022 and 2024.
Very little is publicly known about Royal Caribbean's Icon Class ships, other than they will accommodate approximately 5,000 passengers and be powered by a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fuel cell technology.
"We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Icon-class fleet that affirms our commitment to clean-power technologies at sea," said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "We've designed a class of ships powered by liquefied natural gas that leverages the latest, environmentally-friendly applications. We believe that innovative shipbuilding can reduce our carbon footprint and boost energy efficiencies to help to build a cleaner future."
"These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Meyer Turku to bring to life now three vessels of what will be a remarkable class of ships," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "Building on our vision with the addition of a third order is a testament to our confidence in the innovative design and energy-efficient technology and engineering that will, without a doubt, make Icon class a game changer."
This order is contingent upon financing.