New Icons of cruising – Royal Caribbean announces latest class of ship will be powered by LNG


Harmony of the Seas: The new Icon-class ships will have greener technology

Royal Caribbean has announced a new Icon class of cruise ships powered by liquefied natural gas and fuel cell technology to slash greenhouse gas emissions.

The 5,000-passenger ships will be built by Meyer Turku in Finland for delivery in 2022 and 2024.

In the meantime, the company will test fuel cell technology on an existing Oasis-class ship next year, and build more powerful units on new Quantum-class vessels now on order.

‘With Icon class, we move further in the journey to take the smoke out of our smokestacks,’ said Royal Caribbean chairman Richard Fain.



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