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54 minutes ago, MuttMutt said:

With the new pictures that show a lot more I see steps and what looks like an entranceway and exit.  Looks more like some stairs that will be used for a venue or possibly on a stage.

It’s definitely a venue and not a pressure vessel for fuel.

Thinking of 270 and the robotic screens it’s something along those lines.

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It's not the Death Star, it's the Galatic Senate!

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If the Quantum ships have two70ºs, the Wonder will have a 360º.  It's too small to be the equivalent of a two70º, it may be more like a Spherical Music Hall or Dazzles. (I'm not a fan of the present layout/design of Dazzles on Oasis class ships)

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Does anyone have any idea if most ports have LNG available?

I'm wondering if the availability of LNG may limit the number of ports where the Icon Class ships can originate or visit.

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1 hour ago, SPS said:

Does anyone have any idea if most ports have LNG available?

I'm wondering if the availability of LNG may limit the number of ports where the Icon Class ships can originate or visit.

Availability is growing constantly.  Carnival Corp in particular has been very aggressive with LNG ships.  They have 6 service already (Carnival Mardi Gras, AidaNova, AidaCosma (delivered or shortly delivered), Costa Toscana, Costa Smeralda and P&O Iona).  Carnival has 5 more on order as well (2 for Princess, 2 for Carnival 1 for P&O).  MSC has 6 or so on order (4 world class and a Meraviglia class that will be LNG). 

Carnival Cruise lines uses theirs out of Port Canaveral currently and is adding Miami and Galveston as homeports in the next 2 years for LNG.  Aida/Costa sail from Italy, Barcelona, and Grand Canaria with these and Iona sails from Southampton.  

I have read about ports such as Amsterdam and others coming online.  Any port that is big in cargo and cruise will likely relatively easily be able to handle adding LNG operations as LNG has been part of the cargo industry for longer.  

For Icon, the size is limiting just as the LNG component.  

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I would think there would be some sort of interior balconies on Icon class since the ship is 200K tons... exactly sized between Quantum and Oasis classes. Also, the neighborhood design seems to be best for controlling flow and preventing too many bottlenecks. 

 

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It's so hard for me to imagine the look of a new ship from Royal that will stand alone as it's own class, recognizable from a glance because they're almost always trying something different.

With the Oasis classes, I bet no one could have really imagined the split back concept. It was such a new huge game changer to have fresh air flowing through what would otherwise be a solid interior.

And Quantum, visually has the North Star and the pure glass aft for Two70 but interior being stock to the brim with science and tech.

And, yes, while some of the stateroom designs carried over from Oasis, those two classes really are so different that I'm just like..we don't know what we don't know about Icon and it's game changing features/look. But man do I love hearing the thoughts!

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14 hours ago, GatorCruiser said:

Is it possible that it’s something like the sphere at Epcot? That contains some form of entertainment? 

Like a Grand and Miraculous cruise ship, our passengers has sailed through the universe of fun; and for a brief moment we have been among it’s passengers.

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