From the construction of the Song of Norway in 1970 through today, Royal Caribbean has been the leader in innovation in the cruise industry known for introducing unexpected features and amenities for guests. The development process of designing and constructing ships that WOW is one that involves many people and countless hours.
Royal Caribbean’s Making an Icon: Envisioning an Iconic Vacation
Icon of the Seas Construction Update: A Sphere of Activity is Underway
May 2022 – Construction on Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas is underway in Turku, Finland, and one of the revolutionary ship’s state-of-the-art elements is on the move again. Watch as the unnamed, 175-metric-ton sphere – first seen in December 2021 – is lifted onto the ship after four days of preparation and a day-long transfer by barge. Currently 46 feet (14 metres) tall and 50 feet (15.3 metres) in diameter, the structure is now wrapped in protective material and ready for its next phase of construction. The cruise line’s next highly anticipated ship, Icon is set to debut in fall 2023 with a lineup of firsts and signature favorites that will set a new standard for vacations.