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Good news. They have installed the funnel on the Carnival Celebration. So NOW she can finally be move forward from under the large portico, making room for the Icon of the Seas. 

 

📷 Joakim Kajan

 

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1 hour ago, Lloyd555 said:

Good news. They have installed the funnel on the Carnival Celebration. So NOW she can finally be move forward from under the large portico, making room for the Icon of the Seas. 

 

📷 Joakim Kajan

 

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I find it so interesting that the "muffler" is the logo while trying to be a greener organization.

 

Yes, I know it's not a muffler.

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9 hours ago, Old Fart Cruisers said:

Maybe an indoor ski slope?

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It looks like it on the smaller snow covered stairway on the other side of the ship 🙂 Just stairways however. 😞

 

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6 minutes ago, Tough as Leather said:

Lloyd

 

Any update on the Pearl?

 

As far as I know, the sphere is still being worked on at the location we assume** that it went to, Mobimar Mobile Marine Applications, boatyard and engineering company - Mobimar

 

I can't wait to see it installed in the ship. 😄

 

** Tugs floated it over to a dock close to, and used by Mobimar.

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50 minutes ago, Lloyd555 said:

 

As far as I know, the sphere is still being worked on at the location we assume** that it went to, Mobimar Mobile Marine Applications, boatyard and engineering company - Mobimar

 

I can't wait to see it installed in the ship. 😄

 

** Tugs floated it over to a dock close to, and used by Mobimar.

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Ya, I noticed that the Royal Caribbean Blog used the term pearl (not a coincidence I am sure) to describe the shape of this piece of the Icon. 🙂 I have seen it elsewhere. 
You 
can't wait to see it installed in (e.g. inside) or on top of (e.g. top decks) the ship... ?!

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6 minutes ago, Tough as Leather said:

 

Ya, I noticed that the Royal Caribbean Blog used the term pearl (not a coincidence I am sure) to describe the shape of this piece of the Icon. 🙂 I have seen it elsewhere. 
You 
can't wait to see it installed in (e.g. inside) or on top of (e.g. top decks) the ship... ?!

 

Ah. Don't know if I want to say. Why that would eliminate some of the best guesses that we have seen. 😄
 

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From Charlie Crockett in the FB group:

At the Top Tier event today on Oasis, the Cruise Director mentioned that initial plans for Icon was not to have an AquaTheater, but when Nick Weir heard that he insisted that one be added, but since the rear of the ship was already locked up (in design), it will be placed someplace else on the ship.

 

 

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On 1/5/2022 at 10:08 PM, jptoz said:

Here's my guess. Think its a  360 degree Theater/Simulator.

How about a telescope observatory.  I never see the stars out so much because of the light noise on the ship.

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1 minute ago, BecciBoo said:

How about a telescope observatory.  I never see the stars out so much because of the light noise on the ship.

 

I wish it was something like that, but nothing that elaborate.

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On 1/25/2022 at 10:48 AM, soremekun said:

I find it so interesting that the "muffler" is the logo while trying to be a greener organization.

 

Yes, I know it's not a muffler.

 

Back up generator🤣🤣

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On 1/4/2022 at 2:01 PM, Lloyd555 said:

Some other images of the huge sphere.

 

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You can get an idea of its size when you see the shipyard employees inside of it. 

 

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I lightened up the photo from Matt's blog so that we can make out the interior of the final state of the sphere before it was sent off on a barge to Mobimar Oy* (we assume).

 

* responsible for construction of FlowRiders, RipCord by iFly, SkyPad, etc.

 

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Nobody spotted it in the FERU - Meyer Turku photos. Mind you, the snow storm didn't help. 🙂

 

 

 

 

What about something this?  It could even be attached to a giant mechanical arm, something like North Star, but instead of going up for an view from above, it could give guests a view under the surface.  Something like that might fit nicely where the AquaTheater  is on Odyssey.   It doesn't look like something that would be completely submerged, but possibly enough for awesome viewing.

If this isn't what it's intended use is, maybe it should be considered for Icon 2. 

Ponant Blue Eye

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On 1/8/2022 at 3:04 PM, fsjosh said:

 

Looking at this pic, I'm curious about all of the pipes inside. Kinda look like stainless steel pipes.

 

 

It looks like just duct work.  The square one will tie into the vents below (probably return/exhaust air), and the round ones are supply air.  Those will probably be extended and run out to overhead vents after all of the aerial work lifts are out of the way.  They would probably need plenty of fresh air supply, especially if the sphere was to be completely sealed up watertight😁.

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8 hours ago, Old Fart Cruisers said:

 

 

It looks like just duct work.  The square one will tie into the vents below (probably return/exhaust air), and the round ones are supply air.  Those will probably be extended and run out to overhead vents after all of the aerial work lifts are out of the way.  They would probably need plenty of fresh air supply, especially if the sphere was to be completely sealed up watertight😁.

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Would it help to say that the sphere will be inside the ship.

The interior is supposedly covered with 3700 pieces of glass. I have seen that posted in a few spots. One or twice by Meyer Turku employees.

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The Icon of the Seas FERU (Floating Engine Room Unit for you newbies) has been moved off to the side for Friday's Carnival Celebration float out. And then soon after that...
🌟🌟 Meyer Turku can lay the Icon of the Seas in the basin. 🌟🌟
 
📷 Janne-Petteri Kumpulainen
 
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Images from today's FERU move.

 

📷Janne-Petteri Kumpulainen 

 

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The 'Spatula' block was moved (the gap between the two blocks directly behind the Carnival Celebration). Not that it's unusual for them to move them around though. (older photo below)

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Look at all the blocks!! They've been busy!

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