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2 hours ago, Lloyd555 said:

Inselvideo told me to pay close attention to the video description for his video...

Finally, after one year production break, the Icon class project for Royal Caribbean International is now back on track. With over 245.500 GT and a length of 365 m, the Icon Class will be the largest cruise ships ever built. This next generation of cruise ships is powered by LNG. 

 

 

That seems crazy big.. Not sure to trust that source or not..

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49 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

I still say that ICON will be based off the current OA class with a few modifications and different propulsion system. 

I forsee a much more sleek and modern version of Oasis class, and smaller(?)

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1 hour ago, Ethanol95 said:

I forsee a much more sleek and modern version of Oasis class, and smaller(?)

I don’t think it will be smaller.  A couple different sets of leaked numbers suggest otherwise. 

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3 hours ago, Ethanol95 said:

That seems crazy big.. Not sure to trust that source or not..

 

That's what they said about <insert class of ship>.

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This is Richard Fain we are talking about.  (and I mean that in a good way)

 

Did anyone really think Icon was going smaller?

 

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6 hours ago, Lloyd555 said:

 

I wish we could confirm the specs.

The only other info I received is that the Icon of the Seas will be a really very unusual ship.

 

 

 

Time for another game changer. Oasis was a very unusual ship at one time

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4 hours ago, Ethanol95 said:

That seems crazy big.. Not sure to trust that source or not..

 

Notwithstanding @Biker19 love of the SEC filings, I seem to recall a number bigger than Oasis at least a year ago.

 

As @twangster said, it's the Royal way, other lines are getting close to Oasis size.

 

And FWIW, isn't Oasis a little light on GT because of CP and BW open space?  The hull dimensions might support a much larger GT number

 

 

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13 hours ago, Lloyd555 said:

It's raining Icon-class videos! 


I noticed that the blocks back on page 5 had yard number NB1400. In these new videos it shows NB 400. Or am I not reading it correctly?

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7 hours ago, twangster said:

This is Richard Fain we are talking about.  (and I mean that in a good way)

 

Did anyone really think Icon was going smaller?

 

I thought we are passed that point for cruise lines competing for the largest GT size of ships now that some are coming up to Oasis' size.

 

 

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I think icon will have a Central Park similar to oasis. Let’s face it everyone wants a balcony.
 

BUT bring back the Viking Crown Lounge.

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Today the heavy load carrier Meri returned to Neptun Werft in
Rostock with some new Icon of the Seas FERU sections.
[From a screenshot of the Rostock webcam (thanks to inselvideo)]
 

Today's delivery is the third transport, each with two segments.

Apparently, the tug Ems Pull will be coming from a shipyard in Gdansk Poland with segments tomorrow morning.

 
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34 minutes ago, Lloyd555 said:
Today the heavy load carrier Meri returned to Neptun Werft in
Rostock with some new Icon of the Seas FERU sections.
[From a screenshot of the Rostock webcam (thanks to inselvideo)]
 

Today's delivery is the third transport, each with two segments.

Apparently, the tug Ems Pull will be coming from a shipyard in Gdansk Poland with segments tomorrow morning.

 
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Hope RCI will soon give some info on Icon class.

Right now for those of us that are not marine architects and engineers, it’s hard to guess the possible width looking at these blocks and comparing it to say Symphony at 66 Meters.

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On 5/21/2021 at 11:51 PM, Chiliburn said:

I think icon will have a Central Park similar to oasis. Let’s face it everyone wants a balcony.
 

BUT bring back the Viking Crown Lounge.

 

UM YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!  LOVED THE CROWN

 

To me the perfect ship would have ice rink, aqua theatre and Northstar (instead of zip line) and the crown lounge.  they could change out the 270 lounge and put nice restaurant with nice views.  and yes bring back the crown.  and no darn pink slide either.

 

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2 hours ago, Oceansaway17 said:

 

UM YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!  LOVED THE CROWN

 

To me the perfect ship would have ice rink, aqua theatre and Northstar (instead of zip line) and the crown lounge.  they could change out the 270 lounge and put nice restaurant with nice views.  and yes bring back the crown.  and no darn pink slide either.

 

Not a pink slide but MSC is not wasting time copying Royal Caribbean and adding their own twist on things. Does the Boardwalk look familiar?

This is recently released photos of upcoming MSC World Europa.

lBottom two photos- first looks like a Solarium and the second the Promenade.

 

 

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It’s a design that gives more balconies.

MSC also  have something like 270 , Maybe icon will have it because it’s a multi use venue and it’s my favourite place on Quantum class.
 

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1 minute ago, Chiliburn said:

Any idea where it will be deployed?

 I suppose Port Canaveral is the obvious.

Yes, the LNG required may limit her home port choices. 

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3 hours ago, Captain Billy Bob said:

Why do you think that? Ships don't have to be refueled at their home port they can be refueled where the LNG barge is. No?

 

Fuel is already coming from Charleston, I think, why go another day farther?

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