Towards the end of last month, Royal Caribbean (RCI) posted a video update showing progress on the ‘Icon of the Seas’ construction.
She is being built at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland and will be the first RCI cruise ship to be powered by LNG.
The video showed the fitting of the LNG fuel tanks, weighing 307 tonnes and of 90 ft in length. RCI claimed that the two LNG fuel tanks are the largest in the cruise industry.
In addition, ‘Icon of the Seas’ will use a shore power connection that removes emissions while berthed.
She will also have advanced waste heat recovery systems fitted that uses the heat for energy across the ship.