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Star of the Seas announced as Icon’s sister ship

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas isn’t out yet, but Royal has already announced the next ship after it, Star of the Seas.

Just shy of 100 days until the introduction of Icon, Royal Caribbean International has revealed the name of the next Icon Class ship, Star, and its debut season  the summer of 2025.

From the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park-like adventure – the lineup of new experiences and favorites on Star and Icon will set the stage for even more ways families can make memories. Currently under construction in Turku, Finland, the new ship and its features will soon be revealed.

“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, Royal Caribbean International.

The first look at Icon and the Icon Class of ships set the tone in October 2022 when it led to the cruise line’s single largest booking day and highest volume booking week in the brand’s then 53-year history. The unprecedented consumer demand sparked Royal Caribbean to release 2025-2026 vacations on Icon three months ahead of schedule and now Star’s name and debut season. 

Icon’s highlights include six record-breaking waterslides at Thrill Island’s Category 6 waterpark, seven pools – one for every day of the week; Surfside, a stay-all-day neighborhood for young families; entertainment across air, ice, water and stage; 40-plus ways to dine and drink; and more.

Star will mark another step in this new era as the cruise line’s third ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), combining the use of the cleanest-burning marine fuel available to date with a proven lineup of industry-leading environmental programs on board. With applications ranging from waste heat recovery systems to shore power connection, Royal Caribbean’s most sustainable ship will advance parent company Royal Caribbean Group’s journey to introducing a net-zero cruise ship by 2035.

To book the Icon, and soon, the Star, we recommend contacting MEI Travel for a free quote and help all along the way.

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