Making an Icon: Creating Memorable Vacations Responsibly

As Royal Caribbean International’s first ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and fuel cell technology, Icon of the Seas marks the next step in the cruise line’s journey to create a clean-energy future.

Creating Memorable Vacations Responsibly

“Making an Icon, Creating Memorable Vacations Responsibly” looks under the “hood” with experts in environmental programs, decarbonization, marine operations and more as they break down the firsts and proven efforts to come on Icon.

From large-scale systems, including the first waste-to-energy plant at sea, to the smallest details like LED lightbulbs, every initiative and application will play a part in making the world’s best family vacation the most sustainable Royal Caribbean International ship to date. 

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas
Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation, from the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park adventure. The first in the Icon Class has an all-encompassing lineup of firsts and next-level favorites for everyone, including the new Thrill Island – home to the largest waterpark at sea.

Icon of the Seas

Icon will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations from Miami year-round. Every cruise will visit Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCayThe Bahamas, where adventurers can create their perfect vacation day at Thrill Waterpark’s 13 waterslides, the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas at Coco Beach Club and more.

Royal Bay Pool
Royal Bay Pool in the new Chill Island neighborhood on Icon of the Seas is the largest pool at sea. Vacationers can enjoy island time all the time and take a dip in one of the seven pools on board, which also features whirlpools, in-water loungers and breathtaking views.

Vacationers will also visit idyllic Caribbean destinations like Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Roatan, Honduras.

More details about the first Icon Class ship will be revealed in the coming months. Travelers can dive into the all-new vacation on

John Shallo
John Shallo
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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