Royal Caribbean Cruises is ordering a third ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Meyer Turku.
Scheduled for delivery in 2025, the ship will join its two sister ships in the new Icon class fleet – to be delivered in 2022 and 2024 respectively.
Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, said the order affirms the company’s commitment to clean-power technologies at sea.
‘We’ve designed a class of ships powered by LNG that leverages the latest, environmentally-friendly applications. We believe that innovative shipbuilding can reduce our carbon footprint and boost energy efficiencies to help to build a cleaner future,” Fain continued.
Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, is confident that innovative design as well as energy-efficient technology and engineering will “make Icon class a game changer”.