Here’s a Rare Inside Look at Construction on the New World’s Biggest Cruise Ship, Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s new, over-the-top cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, won’t welcome its first paying passengers until sometime in January, 2024.

In fact, the company won’t even receive the finished vessel from its shipbuilder until this fall, with construction pacing at around 75% as of mid-May. And yet they recently welcomed Thrillist aboard the incomplete Icon for a super-rare and super-early first look.

As you’ll see in the video and series of photos below, it was a tour unlike any other.

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