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Royal Caribbean Reveals Name of Next Icon Class Ship

Royal Caribbean Reveals Name of Next Icon Class Ship

Royal Caribbean has announced the name of its next Icon Class ship, Star of the Seas, slated to debut in the summer of 2025.

Star of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s next Icon Class cruise ship, will make her debut in the summer of 2025. With just under 100 days until the introduction of the brand’s first Icon Class ship, Icon of the Seas, anticipation is building for this revolutionary new class of ship.

Royal Caribbean’s Icon Class

According to Royal Caribbean, Icon Class ships like Star of the Seas will encompass the essence of beach retreats, resort escapes, theme park adventures, and much more. The new ships will offer an array of new experiences and cruiser favorites that cater to diverse tastes.

“The idea of combining the best of every type of vacation into one ultimate adventure has created more excitement than ever anticipated, and Star of the Seas will be the next bold answer to the record-breaking consumer demand we’ve seen for nearly a year and counting with Icon of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, in a press release.

The introduction of Icon and the Icon Class concept made waves in October 2022 when it led to the cruise line’s single largest booking day and the highest volume booking week in Royal Caribbean’s then 53-year history. The unprecedented consumer demand prompted Royal Caribbean to release 2025-2026 vacation offerings for Icon three months ahead of schedule, and now the company is thrilled to announce the name and debut season of Star of the Seas.

Icon of the Seas will boast a variety of exceptional features, including six record-breaking waterslides at Thrill Island’s Category 6 waterpark, seven pools, a dedicated family neighborhood known as Surfside, a wide range of entertainment options, and over 40 dining and drinking venues.

Related: Royal Caribbean Reveals Reimagined Dining on Icon of the Seas

The upcoming Star of the Seas

Star of the Seas will also represent another step forward in Royal Caribbean’s commitment to sustainability. The ship will become the cruise line’s third vessel powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), combining the use of this clean-burning marine fuel with a range of industry-leading environmental initiatives on board.

From waste heat recovery systems to shore power connections, Star of the Seas will exemplify Royal Caribbean’s dedication to environmental responsibility, further advancing Royal Caribbean Group’s goal of introducing a net-zero emissions cruise ship by 2035.

Star of the Seas is currently under construction in Turku, Finland, and additional details about its features will be revealed soon. Stay tuned to Should Be Cruising for more details about Star of the Seas as new info is released!

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Carrie Ann Karstunen