Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises has signed a deal with Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku for the construction of its third Icon-class ship.
Under the agreement, the new vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2025. To feature 200,000 gross tons, the cruise ship will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
It will join its two sister ships, to be delivered into Royal Caribbean International’s fleet in 2022 and 2024, respectively.
“We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Icon-class fleet that affirms our commitment to clean-power technologies at sea,” said Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
“We’ve designed a class of ships powered by liquefied natural gas that leverages the latest, environmentally-friendly applications. We believe that innovative shipbuilding can reduce our carbon footprint and boost energy efficiencies to help to build a cleaner future.”
This order is contingent upon financing.
The construction of the first Icon ship will begin at Meyer Turku shipyard in the spring of 2020.