The world’s largest cruise ship makes the Titanic look tiny

The 'Icon of the Seas', the world's largest cruise ship, has seven swimming pools in total and is five times larger than the Titanic.

by | Published on 29th Jun 2023

Royal Caribbean Cruises just unveiled a colossus that absolutely dwarfs other ocean liners.

Dubbed Icon of the Seas, she is the world’s largest cruise ship, by a significant margin.

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For reference, the Icon of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 250,800.

When we translate that into English, it means the new ship is five times larger than the Titanic.

Royal Caribbean says the ship is large enough to accommodate 5,600 passengers and 2,350 crew members.

The company also added that the ship will feature everything you possibly can imagine, “from the resort getaway to the beach escape and theme park adventure”.

Speaking of which, the Icon of the Seas features the world’s largest waterpark at sea and seven swimming pools in total.

In addition to this, Icon of the Seas will offer “more than 40 ways to dine, drink and be entertained”.

The ship will enter service in 2024 in Miami, and Royal Caribbean has already said they intend to build two sister ships by 2026.

And the price?

This may be the world’s largest cruise ship, but it isn’t the most expensive.

That particular title current belongs to the Regent Seven Seas Mariner, the world’s first all-suite ship.

The least expensive trip available on the Mariner starts at, wait for it, $100,000

As for the Icon of the Seas, the price is a lot more reasonable.

The cheapest 7-day cruise you can book starts at $1,700 and it’ll take you to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

Even the most expensive one is still sort of affordable, setting you back $1,900 for a 7-day journey to Mexico, the Bahamas and then back to Miami.



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