The Incredible Women Behind Icon of the Seas

Introducing the Women Behind Icon of the Seas

Behind every iconic adventure are iconic women, and the world’s best family vacation has some of the greatest minds at the heart of making it a reality. 

On International Women’s Day and every day, Royal Caribbean International celebrates the incredible women behind it all, including the brilliant minds creating Icon of the Seas.

Women Behind Icon of the Seas
Adventurers on Icon of the Seas are in for the ultimate thrill at the largest waterpark at sea, Category 6. Thrill Island’s six record-breaking slides reach new heights: Pressure Drop, the industry’s first open free-fall slide; Frightening Bolt, the tallest drop slide at sea; Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, the first family raft slides with four riders per raft; and Storm Chasers, cruising’s first mat-racing duo.

Icon of the Seas

Watch this video to meet some of the innovathers, as they share what Icon means to them and what it takes to create the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation ahead of its highly anticipated debut in January 2024! You may recognize them from previous episodes of the exclusive monthly video series, Making an Icon, and below are their names and roles.

  • Kelly Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, Architectural Design, Newbuilding, Royal Caribbean Group
  • Claudia Diaz-Gonzalez, Associate Vice President, Product Development, Royal Caribbean International
  • Yael Steinhart, Senior Director, Product Innovation, Royal Caribbean International
  • Jennifer Goswami, Director, Product Development, Royal Caribbean International
  • Denise Pedersen, Director, Mission Control, Newbuilding, Royal Caribbean Group
  • Anna Drescher, Manager, Architectural Design, Newbuilding, Royal Caribbean Group
  • Krissia Larios, Senior Design Associate, Architectural Design, Newbuilding, Royal Caribbean Group
  • Emily Rodriguez, Senior Product Owner, Product Development, Royal Caribbean International
  • Emily Ritter, Senior Product Owner, Product Development, Royal Caribbean International
  • Valentina Madinabeitia, Product Owner, Product Development, Royal Caribbean International
  • Anna Drescher, Manager, Architectural Design, Newbuilding, Royal Caribbean Group
  • Allison Oswalt, Special Projects Lead, Mission Control, Newbuilding, Royal Caribbean Group
  • Denise Pedersen, Director, Mission Control, Newbuilding, Royal Caribbean Group
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