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.