The largest ship in the world has set sail on its first cruise

20 decks, 2,805 cabins, 40 restaurants, and seven pools: the Icon of the Seas is immense!

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The largest ship in the world has set sail on its first cruise
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The largest cruise ship in the world has just set sail on its first voyage, according to Le Monde.

It is from Miami that the Icon of the Seas from Royal Caribbean departed on Saturday, heading towards the Caribbean. It runs on liquefied natural gas, which the cruise industry claims to be less polluting than traditional fuels.

The largest ship in the world has set sail on its first cruise
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The immense cruise ship is 365 meters long. It has 20 decks, 2,805 cabins, 40 restaurants, and seven pools.

The ship, registered in the Bahamas, is the first from Royal Caribbean to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). However, even though the industry claims this energy source to be cleaner, it still emits methane in its path.

The largest ship in the world has set sail on its first cruise
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Royal Caribbean, however, claims that the ship has a system that converts waste into energy, as well as another system to recycle water onboard the ship.

The largest ship in the world has set sail on its first cruise
Crédit photo: Capture d'écran vidéo YouTube Royal Caribbean Blog

The Icon of the Seas plans to make its first stop in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, before heading to Charlotte Amalie in the US Virgin Islands, and finally to the private island of Coco Cay in the Bahamas, before starting its return journey to Florida.

Source: Le Monde