Icon of the Seas is a cruise ship built for Royal Caribbean International and lead ship of the Icon class. She is scheduled to enter service on 27 January 2024 out of PortMiami in the US.


Choose a different pool for every day of the week, including Royal Bay — the largest pool at sea. Next-level views are never far away, with an array of infinity edges to keep you connected to the ocean.

Icon of the Seas is powered by liquified natural gas (LNG). The ship has six multi-fuel Wärtsilä engines. The engines can be powered with both LNG and distillate fuel. The ship contains other alternative energy features, like the use of fuel cells to produce electricity and fresh water. Icon of the Seas is the first Royal Caribbean vessel to use such technology.

The ship has a crew of 2,350, and a capacity of 5,610 passengers at double occupancy, or 7,600 passengers at maximum capacity. Icon of the Seas has 20 decks with seven swimming pools and six water slides. The company claims the ship has the tallest waterfall, the tallest water slide, and the largest waterpark.

The ship was designed by a team of architects and designers, including Wilson Butler Architects, 3Deluxe, RTKL, and Skylab Architecture. The designers would introduce new concepts including:

* Aquadome: A diving and performance venue under a glass dome on the top of the ship.
* The Pearl: A structural feature designed as a dynamic art installation on the Royal Promenade
* Absolute Zero: Ice skating rink and entertainment venue
* Surfside: Family neighborhood
* The Hideaway: Beach club featuring first suspended infinity pool of any ship.
* Thrill Island: The largest waterpark at sea, featuring six different water slides
* Swim & Tonic: largest swim up bar at sea