Royal Caribbean shares Icon of the Seas construction footage

A vast spherical object has been installed on Royal Caribbean’s forthcoming Icon of the Seas vessel.

In a teaser video released by the cruise line, the 46-feet tall object can be seen being placed in the heart of the ship where it is under construction in Turku, Finland.

The video explains how the sphere was transferred on a barge to the shipyard by two tugboats.

A 5,600-metric tonne crane was then used to lift it into position. The line said it has taken 45,000 working hours to construct the sphere.

Royal Caribbean’s EMEA vice-president Ben Bouldin last week confirmed Icon, the first ship in the line’s first new class for more than a decade, would debut from Southampton next year.

The line has said Icon would be “bigger” than its Oasis-class, making it the biggest ship in the world.


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