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Monday, September 23, 2019

Maritime Logistics Professional

Posted by July 2, 2019

Meyer Turku Wins Another Royal Caribbean Newbuild Deal

Photo: Meyer Turku Oy

Photo: Meyer Turku Oy

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Meyer Turku shipyard have signed an agreement (*) on the delivery of a third Icon class cruise ship, to be delivered from Turku in the spring of 2025. 

The previous Icon ships are to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. Icon ships will be approximately 200 000 gross tonnage cruise ships and will be powered by LNG.

Meyer Turku has a long-standing history together with Royal Caribbean that was proven time and time again with many innovations and ships that were and are still the hallmarks of cruise ship building industry. These include among others the first Royal Promenade walkway built to Voyager of the Seas in 1999 and the large and complex cruise ships Oasis and Allure of the Seas in 2009 and 2010.

The construction of the first Icon ship will begin at Meyer Turku shipyard in the spring of 2020.

(*) subject to financing.