First Look at Icon of the Seas

Written by: Michelle on November 21, 2023

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The countdown is on for the debut of Royal Caribbean’s new Icon of the SeasSM. An icon in every sense of the word, this innovative new ship is unlike anything we’ve seen on the seas.

KHM Travel Group’s President and CEO Rick Zimmerman was invited to be one of first to see this revolutionary ship while it was in drydock this summer in the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland.

Watch the video below to get an idea of how Icon of the SeasSM adds up to one epic adventure of a vacation.

While not yet complete, Rick was able to get an inside look at what excitement will be added to this amazing ship. What is he most eager to experience when Icon debuts in early 2024?

“Royal Caribbean is known for making a splash and that’s certainly the case for Icon of the SeasSM! From the Category 6 Waterpark, to the tallest waterslide at sea, and all the pool options for cruisers of different ages, there are countless ways to have fun with water on board.”

Rick Zimmerman

Along with the eye-catching thrills, Rick was also impressed by the attention to detail found in the layout and features of the ship. The design of the areas with elevators provide more open space to help with the traffic flow. New technology will also make it easier to navigate the ship and find the right elevator to take you where you want to go.

“The small details show that Royal Caribbean thinks about the cruise experience differently. They’ve found ways to innovate and make it easier to use all the amenities,” said Rick.

Icon of the SeasSM sets sail from Miami in January 2024. For more on Icon of the SeasSM, read our overview here: Bigger, Bolder Cruising.

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