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May as well get this one started. :classic_blink:

 

A new class of cruise ship ordered by Royal Caribbean International powered by LNG and fuel cells. To be built by Meyer Turku and planned to be delivered in 2022.

 

 

https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/press-release/1279/powered-by-lng-and-fuel-cells-royal-caribbean-internationals-new-ships-will-ride-the-wave-of-the-future/

 

 

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Old news, but ... 'Changed the tonnage from 200,000 to 232,500?!' (See NB1400 below in Meyer Turku stats)

 

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Just to clarify, are you just getting the thread set up or have they started actual construction?

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I am excited to see this one progress and see what interesting features it may have.

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9 minutes ago, fsjosh said:

Just to clarify, are you just getting the thread set up or have they started actual construction?

 

Just getting the thread started.

I believe that steel cutting may start in the fall.

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34 minutes ago, Lloyd555 said:

May as well get this one started. :classic_blink:

 

A new class of cruise ship ordered by Royal Caribbean International powered by LNG and fuel cells. To be built by Meyer Turku and planned to be delivered in 2022.

 

 

https://www.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/press-release/1279/powered-by-lng-and-fuel-cells-royal-caribbean-internationals-new-ships-will-ride-the-wave-of-the-future/

 

 

icon.jpg

 

 

Old news, but ... 'Changed the tonnage from 200,000 to 232,500?!' (See NB1400 below in Meyer Turku stats)

 

tonnage.jpg

 

How big is O5? 

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It's been 2.5 years since RCI announced, and nothing. So aggravating! 

 

Thanks for starting the thread.

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https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/21175-royal-caribbean-inks-deal-for-third-icon-class-ship-for-2025-delivery.html

 

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Royal Caribbean Cruises today announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship powered by LNG for delivery in 2025, according to a statement. 

 

The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered 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.  "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."

 

"These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Meyer Turku to bring to life now three vessels of what will be a remarkable class of ships," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "Building on our vision with the addition of a third order is a testament to our confidence in the innovative design and energy-efficient technology and engineering that will, without a doubt, make Icon class a game changer."

 

"We are very thankful to Royal Caribbean for their confidence in the Icon ship design and our ability to build such an exceptional ship even before the first Icon is delivered," said Jan Meyer, CEO, Meyer Turku.

This order is contingent upon financing.

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Royal Caribbean Inks Deal for Third Icon Class Ship for 2025 Delivery

 
July 02, 2019

Royal Caribbean Vessel

Royal Caribbean Cruises today announced that it has entered into an agreement with shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class ship powered by LNG for delivery in 2025, according to a statement. 

The ship will join its two sister ships – to be delivered 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.  "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."

"These are exciting times for Royal Caribbean, and we have an incredible partner in Meyer Turku to bring to life now three vessels of what will be a remarkable class of ships," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "Building on our vision with the addition of a third order is a testament to our confidence in the innovative design and energy-efficient technology and engineering that will, without a doubt, make Icon class a game changer."

"We are very thankful to Royal Caribbean for their confidence in the Icon ship design and our ability to build such an exceptional ship even before the first Icon is delivered," said Jan Meyer, CEO, Meyer Turku.

This order is contingent upon financing.

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21 minutes ago, brevardcruiser said:

Icon going to PC possibly?? longer cruises we could only be so lucky...

 

I'm just guessing. I did ask the Port Canaveral folks who posted this if the shipyard was building another one and he said not to his knowledge. But another yard might be.

 

Disney will be berthing a couple of LNG ships here in the near future.

 

I do think Icon is to big to do long cruises from here. I'm pretty sure she'll be a 7 day family ship.

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21 minutes ago, brevardcruiser said:

7 day family ship for us! What ship will take over when harmony leaves for dry dock in 2021?

You will most likely have One of the other Oasis class ships take her place.  In April there are all 4 OA class ships in Florida.  Harmony will go to Europe and one will go to New Jersey for the summer leaving 2 in Florida.  One in Miami and the other in PC.

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1 hour ago, Ourusualbeach said:

You will most likely have One of the other Oasis class ships take her place.  In April there are all 4 OA class ships in Florida.  Harmony will go to Europe and one will go to New Jersey for the summer leaving 2 in Florida.  One in Miami and the other in PC.

 

If one goes back to NJ, I'll bet its Oasis

And then a long repo trip to Galveston 🚀

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10 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

If one goes back to NJ, I'll bet its Oasis

And then a long repo trip to Galveston 🚀

Sign us up for that one. 

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On 9/17/2019 at 10:56 PM, John&LaLa said:

 

If one goes back to NJ, I'll bet its Oasis

And then a long repo trip to Galveston 🚀

that makes sense to me.

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At least one of the ships will be used to be based seasonally in Europe and North America and another one possibly to be deployed seasonally in Alaska and Australia. I doubt we will see any of the at least first 3 of the new LNG ships in Asia, also because the enironmental awareness is there on a much lower key at this stage.

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WOW! I'm obviously just getting caught up Lloyd, but if that's not a typographical error, that would make Icon larger than Harmony and other new Oasis Class ships by about 9 GTs!

I thought that this one was supposed to be somewhere between Oasis Class and Quantum Class ships in terms of Gross Tonnage.

I'm looking forward to the press releases which will probably start to come out somewhere around steel cutting (right?)!

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This may have been mentioned in another thread, but the July SEC filling for RCCL lists the Icon class as having about 5,600 berths. The same filling lists Wonder at 5,700. About this time same time last year, the 10Q filling showed 5,650 and 5,500 respectively, while the March 2018 one listed them at 5,650 and 5,450.

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