Royal Caribbean International has officially named its next Icon Class ship Star of the Seas. The ship is currently under construction in Turku, Finland, and is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2025.
The cruise line said that Star will “set the stage for even more ways for every type of family and adventurer to make memories without compromise.” More details on the new ship and its features will soon be revealed.
Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said:
“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.”
Star of the Seas will be the second ship in the Icon Class, following the debut of Icon of the Seas in early 2024. The Icon Class is Royal Caribbean’s new flagship class of ships, and is designed to be the most innovative and sustainable cruise ships ever built.
The first look at Icon* and Icon Class 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.
Star will also 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 its journey to introducing a net-zero cruise ship by 2035.
More details about Star will be revealed at a later date, and fans can sign up to be the first to learn more on Royal Caribbean’s website.