Cruises they innovated the way to travel and connect with the ocean, transporting hundreds of passengers by boat with the best services on board, therefore, this way of traveling is one of the favorites for tourists, who want to live a different experience while browsing and sharing with their loved ones.

On this occasion, the largest ship in the world will start sailing next year, this project is called: Icon of the Seas, we tell you what characteristics and distinctive features it possesses.

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This ship is part of Royal Caribbean International, a leading cruise company, which are among the largest in their infrastructure and passengers on board, since the company also owns the Wonder of the Seas fleet, which was the largest cruise ship, since it measures 362 meters long, that is, the dimension of a ship taken along the axis from bow to stern.
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What are their characteristics?

Icon of the Seas was built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, one of the main shipbuilders in all of Europe, it measures about It is 365 meters long and weighs about 250,800 tons, likewise, it has the capacity to transport 5,610 passengers and 2,350 crew members.according to CNN.

In the same way, part of its innovation on board brings with it the greatest onboard water park, which has six slides, seven pools, and nine hot tubs. This is how Royal Caribbean International presents the Icon as the latest technology in the cruise line, according to the aforementioned media.

In addition, this ship has more than 40 options in the food menu, in its drinks andn your inflight entertainment, such as karaoke. It even has an ice rink with shows every day, theaters, shops, cafeterias, arcades, seven swimming pools, basketball and soccer fields.among other activities.

There are 28 types of accommodation for all tastes and family groups or couples, therefore, when reservations were opened for the first time, the company achieved its own sales record, according to The Business Insider.

Also, it is the first Royal Caribbean International ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fuel cell technology, clean energy, according to the aforementioned medium.

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Icon will continue in functional tests

Also, according to a company statement, the mega-work that began to be built in 2022, she completed her sea trials on 22 June.

“Icon of the Seas traveled hundreds of kilometers, during which the main engines, hull, brake systems, steering, noise and vibration levels were checked,” the statement said.

According to the official document, all the tests were carried out efficiently according to the agreed schedule, even though his departure was delayed due to wind conditions.

The mega-work will continue to be tested at the end of this year and will have more than 2,000 specialists on board, so that, finally, sail seven nights of the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Miami year-round, according to its official page.

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The mega-work it will continue in tests later this year and will have more than 2,000 specialists on board, so that, finally, it will sail seven nights through the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Miami throughout the yearaccording to its official page.

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