Royal Caribbean has confirmed that its second Icon-class ship will be named Star of the Seas.
Launching in summer 2025, Star of the Seas will contain many of the features that will debut on Icon of the Seas – the first Icon-class ship, later this year.
“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.
When Icon of the Seas was announced in October 2022 it prompted the largest booking day in Royal Caribbean International’s history, leading to the company releasing 2025-2026 holidays on Icon three-months ahead of schedule.
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 neighbourhood for young families; entertainment across air, ice, water and stage; 40-plus ways to dine and drink; and more.
Star will also by Royal’s third ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Royal Caribbean Group has stated its ambition of introducing a net-zero cruise ship by 2035.