World’s largest cruise ship almost ready to start sailing from Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The world’s largest cruise ship recently completed its first sailing and is almost ready to start sailing from Florida.

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas successfully completed its initial round of sea trials and sailed the open ocean for the first time.

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The ship returned to the Meyer Turku, Finland shipyard, where it is under construction.

Later this year, the ship will be pushed to its limits in a second round of sea trials, Royal Caribbean said.Once the ship is complete, it have 20 total decks and hold up to 7,600 guests and 2,350 crew members.

The ship features the largest water park at sea, with six record-breaking waterslides and seven pools. The Frightening Bolt will be the tallest waterslide to sail and Pressure Drop will be the first open freefall waterslide on a cruise. READ MORE

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