Royal Caribbean is set to order a third Icon class cruise ship which will be built at the Meyer Turku shipyard.
The cruise line has entered into an agreement for a third Icon class cruise ship. The cruise ship will be built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and will be completed in 2025.
Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, said:
“We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Icon-class fleet that affirms our commitment to clean-power technologies at sea.”
“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.”
The Royal Caribbean ship will join two other Icon class ships which have already been ordered and will join the fleet in 2022 and 2024.
The ship will bring environmental friendly innovations and likely new enhancements to the fleet. As long as the finances are agreed then the order should go ahead. Royal Caribbean has not yet revealed any specific details about the Icon class ships such as design, itinerary and features so do keep checking Cruise Hive for when the cruise line does begin detailing the first ship coming in 2022.
This now brings the total number of Royal Caribbean cruise ships on order or currently under construction to a total of five. Odyssey of the Seas which is the second Quantum ultra class vessel is the next to enter service in 2020.