World’s Largest Cruise Ship: Everything You Need to Know

Things To Know About World’s Largest Cruise Ship

WORLD’S LARGEST CRUISE SHIP – Here’s what you need to know about the world’s largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas.

A Luxury cruise ship serves as both a mode of transportation and a destination in itself, particularly because it offers a variety of onboard attractions for passengers to enjoy while sailing on the open seas. Royal Caribbean International has recently constructed the world’s largest cruise ship, known as the Icon of the Seas, which is set to commence its voyage in January 2024. The starting price for a seven-night round-trip tour from Florida is approximately $1,703 (P94,194.63) per person.

The Icon of the Seas is an impressive vessel, measuring nearly 1,200 feet in length and weighing approximately 250,800 tonnes. It has the capacity to accommodate 5,610 passengers and 2,350 crew members and was constructed at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.

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The ship has earned the title of the “World’s Biggest Cruise Ship” and is also renowned as the “Largest Waterpark on the Sea” due to its exceptional water-based attractions. These include six record-breaking water slides, namely the Frightening Bolt (the tallest waterslide on a boat), the Pressure Drop (the first freefall near-vertical waterslide on a cruise), and the Hurricane Hunter (the first family-friendly raft slide at sea).

For passengers looking to relax and enjoy various pools, the Icon of the Seas offers a variety of options, such as the Royal Bay (the largest pool at sea), The Hideaway (the first suspended infinity pool at sea), Swim & Tonic (the largest swim-up bar at sea), Cloud 17 (an adults-only pool on the top deck), and the Suite Neighborhood (a two-story sun deck with a private pool and hot tub).

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The cruise ship caters to adrenaline enthusiasts with thrilling activities like the Crown’s Edge (a skywalk), the Flowrider (a simulated surfing experience), and Surfside (an area with arcades and rides for teens only). Additionally, passengers can enjoy dazzling entertainment at Absolute Zero (the biggest ice arena at sea) and the Aquadome (a water show featuring a shapeshifting waterfall).

For music lovers, the Icon of the Seas provides several entertainment venues, including Dueling Pianos (a piano bar), Lou’s Jazz ‘N Blues (a restaurant with live jazz music), Rye & Bean (offering coffee-infused cocktails), Overlook (a two-level lounge with glass walls), Music Hall (with live rock bands and a dance floor), and Spotlight Karaoke (a public karaoke space).

Numerous dining options are available on the ship, featuring cuisines from around the world, including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, and more. Additionally, various pubs and bars offer a wide selection of beverages.

The prices for a cruise trip on the Icon of the Seas vary based on the type of room, view, and occupancy. The rates start at approximately $1,703 (P94,194.63) per person for the Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day seven-night trip, covering destinations such as Miami Florida, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas, and returning to Miami Florida. The available room options include Outside View (the most affordable), Interior, Balcony, and Suite rooms (the most expensive).

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