New World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Five Times Larger Than Titanic, Finds Its Home in MiamiFebruary 2, 2024
The maiden voyage of Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas commenced from PortMiami over the weekend, marking its official entry into service as the world’s largest cruise ship. Lionel Messi of Inter Miami presided over the naming ceremony at PortMiami.
With a construction cost of $2 billion, the ship dwarfs the Titanic, about five times its size. It boasts a capacity to accommodate nearly 10,000 people, comprising 7,600 guests and a crew of 2,350.
Beyond its impressive size, the Icon of the Seas is based in Miami and owned by Royal Caribbean, a key player in the city’s maritime landscape. Royal Caribbean further enhances its presence by constructing a new headquarters complex at PortMiami.
In a commitment to environmental sustainability, the Icon of the Seas is shore power-ready. Additionally, Royal Caribbean is working towards outfitting its existing and upcoming terminals at PortMiami with shore power connections. This initiative aims to mitigate pollution in the area when the ship is docked, aligning with a broader focus on eco-friendly practices in the maritime industry.