The world’s largest passenger ship, 5 times the size of the Titanic, has been built at a shipyard in Finland, and will undergo one final test run in October this year before being put into regular service.
Named ‘Icon of the Seas’, the ship will now undergo one final sea trial in October after completion of preparations.
According to international media reports, after the investigation is completed, the 250,800-weight, 1,200-foot-long vessel is expected to begin its regular sea voyage in January 2024.
With over 50 years of experience in the shipbuilding industry, Royal Caribbean International has built the ‘Icon of the Seas’ using the latest technology.
The company said in its statement that Icon completed its first sea voyage on June 22.
The company also said that during the first sea voyage test, the ‘Icon of the Seas’ traveled hundreds of miles and tested the ship’s main engine, brake system, steering and vibration levels.
According to the company, the plane’s first test was successful but its departure was delayed due to wind conditions.
The company claims to have a full range of food, beverage and entertainment on board.
The ship has 20 decks that have all the comforts to make the passengers’ journey beautiful.
According to the company, when the ship sets sail in January 2024, it will comfortably accommodate around 5,610 passengers and 2,350 staff members.