Royal Caribbean has just taken delivery of a cruise ship that can accommodate approximately 10,000 passengers. Really

Royal Caribbean took delivery of the new world's largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas

on Monday from the Finnish shipyard that has been building it for nearly three years.

The much-anticipated new vessel, weighing 250,600 tons, is the first in a new series of ships at the line that will be larger than anything seen before.

The Icon of the Seas is significantly larger than the current size leader among cruise ships

Royal Caribbean's one-year-old Wonder of the Seas. It can carry up to 7,600 passengers, setting a new record for a passenger ship.

With 2,350 staff on board, it could cruise with roughly 10,000 people on board at times – a new all-time record for a ship.

Welcoming Icon of the Seas to the Royal Caribbean family is a remarkable accomplishment years in the making for thousands of innovators

Royal Caribbean president and CEO Michael Bayley said after the ship was delivered from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. 

The inaugural paying passenger voyage of the Icon of the Seas is slated for January 27, 2024, off of Miami.

The ship will be docked in Miami all year and will make seven-night trips to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

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