Wednesday, October 27, 2021

What Weighs as Much as 75 Elephants and Is Now Part of an Icon?

The first of Royal Caribbean's 200-gross-ton Icon-class ships, Icon of the Seas, is under construction at Meyer Turku. It will be Royal Caribbean's first LNG-powered ship, and as such one of the main internal features, the gas storage tanks are just being installed. Each of the two of these weighs 307 tons and is 90 feet long. 

Royal Caribbean has just released the video construction update below showing the installation of the first tank. 

The video tells you a lot more about Icon's unique energy-saving features.  The facts go by fast. Yes, you can play it twice (or even three times.)

Icon of the Seas is scheduled to enter service in the fall of 2023. 


Monday, October 25, 2021

While You Slept

About 1am Saturday (October 23), AIDAcosma, AIDA's second LNG-powered ship, left Meyer Werft at Papenburg for its conveyance down the river Ems to Eemshaven. 

Friday, August 27, 2021

Wonder of the Seas Sea Trials

Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas has returned from its four-day sea trials. Catch up with what went on during the four days in just a minute. 

Friday, August 13, 2021

One Step Closer

Seabourn's first Polar-class expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, passed a major milestone in its construction this week when it was floated out at Fincantieri's T Mariotti shipyard in Genoa. This step really signifies the ship is on the way to completion because it's floating and moving.

The complete story appeared in the August 13 edition of Cruise News Daily.

Photo courtesy of T Mariotti Shipyard. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

First Peek at Norwegian Prima

Fincantieri has floated out Norwegian Prima at their Marghera shipyard near Venice. 

The 149,500-ton ship is the first of a six-ship order for a new class based on a prototype project developed by Fincantieri.  

Delivery is set for next year. 

Photos courtesy of Fincantieri. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.