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Queen Mary routinely carried over 16,000 passengers in the mid to late 40s.   It’ll be a long time before that record is broken.  

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46 minutes ago, twangster said:

Queen Mary routinely carried over 16,000 passengers in the mid to late 40s.   It’ll be a long time before that record is broken.  

 

Servicemen, right?

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1 hour ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Wrong tonnage given in this article.  200 - 205,000 is more likely. 

I can't imagine what a 250,000GT cruise ship would look like. That is massive. 😮

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44 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Servicemen, right?

 

16,683 combined troops and crew.

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1 hour ago, Tall-Cruiser said:

 

I think you are right. Cruise Industry New has 204,000 and Seatrade Insider has 205,700.

 

Those are the numbers I've seen as well, and it fits with the "around" 200,000 GT number that has been floating around for a while.

 

Given the variations, I'm curious if any of our experts here know at what point different design features are firmed up.  I assume that certain design choices may not be finalized until after construction is already underway, but other factors (ship stability, long lead time items) would dictate other design parameters need to be frozen much earlier in the process.  It would be interesting to learn more about that process.

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19 minutes ago, Ethanol95 said:

I can't imagine what a 250,000GT cruise ship would look like. That is massive. 😮

 

Might look not much different than Oasis class ships.  If they enclose the Boardwalk and Central Park, they will gain a significant amount of GT without changing the outside dimensions of the ship.

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11 minutes ago, twangster said:

 

16,683 combined troops and crew.

 

Boy, they had to be in really close quarters.

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4 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Boy, they had to be in really close quarters.

 

Could you imagine?  Externally her dimensions approach Voyager class but ships didn't have the same internal volume in those days.  Just stayed on her two nights ago.  Beautiful old ship.  Fast too, faster than any cruise ship this size sailing today.

 

That passenger count won't be broken for a very long time.

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2 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Might look not much different than Oasis class ships.  If they enclose the Boardwalk and Central Park, they will gain a significant amount of GT without changing the outside dimensions of the ship.

I just can't picture anything longer or wider than Oasis.

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23 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Those occupancy numbers of 5600 line up with the postings from the shipyard having her GRT at around 230,000.  Seems comparable to OA class but size could actually be quite different without an open Central Park or Boardwalk.

 

My masseuse the other day said Icon will hold 10,000 pax

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I foresee the Icon numbers to be pretty close to the MSC Europa numbers, except the total passenger count:

 

MSC Europe Stats:

  • Ship name: MSC Europa
  • Ship class: World Class
  • Delivery date: May 2022
  • Gross tonnage: 205,700
  • Lower berth capacity: 5,264
  • Total number of guests: 6,761 (5,264 based on double occupancy)
  • Crew members: 2,139
  • Number of staterooms: 2,632
  • Length / Beam / Height: 1,094 ft. / 154 ft. / 223 ft.

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Going back to several screenshots and posts.  Our good friend Lloyd posted this screenshot from the shipyard which shows that GT will be around 232 GT.  I wouldn't go by any other numbers (205...250).

 

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

My masseuse the other day said Icon will hold 10,000 pax

Well there you have it. Straight from those that would be in the know. 🤣

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On 11/1/2019 at 11:37 PM, Overtyme said:

Going back to several screenshots and posts.  Our good friend Lloyd posted this screenshot from the shipyard which shows that GT will be around 232 GT.  I wouldn't go by any other numbers (205...250).

 

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Wasn't Icon supposed to be in between Quantum and Oasis Class? Now it looks like Icon will be the new biggest ship in the world if that's the case

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41 minutes ago, OfTheSeasCruiser said:

Seems like Nick Weir just confirmed that there will be Aquatheaters on Icon Class. 

Seems like Icon Class may now just be a modified Oasis class burning LNG with some other changes.  pax and tonnage also support that.

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Was hoping for a ship that was both hot/cold weather compatible for some more year round NE options, but unless the aquatheater will be enclosed, not much hopes in that happening.. 😐

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22 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Seems like Icon Class may now just be a modified Oasis class burning LNG with some other changes.  pax and tonnage also support that.

Isn't that basically Wonder of the seas minus the LNG element?

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22 hours ago, OfTheSeasCruiser said:
Seems like Nick Weir just confirmed that there will be Aquatheaters on Icon Class. 

 

What am I missing?  Where did Nick Weir say Icon will have an AquaTheater? 

 

He hosted some architects on a ship so they could see some RC entertainment.  That's hardly saying that Icon will have an AquaTheater.  Did I miss something?

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9 minutes ago, twangster said:

Did I miss something?

The tweet said they were Aquatheater architects, not just plain architects and were lumped in with the Icon designers - not sure I would infer anything by that.

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5 hours ago, twangster said:

 

What am I missing?  Where did Nick Weir say Icon will have an AquaTheater? 

 

He hosted some architects on a ship so they could see some RC entertainment.  That's hardly saying that Icon will have an AquaTheater.  Did I miss something?

I read it as the architects and designers of Aquatheaters, for Icon Class. It could also be said that he was just referring to the designers of Icon Class, in addition to Aquatheater architects. Why don’t you ask Nick what he meant. 

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