11th March 2024

An Icon of Design

Icon of the Seas challenged our Designers like never before.

The latest cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International is 365 metres long, is 250,800 gross tons, and has a capacity of 5,610 guests and 2,500 crew.

Featuring eight distinct ‘neighbourhoods’ – of which five are brand-new concepts – this first Icon Class ship also has 2,805 staterooms, 20 decks, 7 pools, and 40 different venues to drink and dine in!

To match this, our Designers created over 75 different designs – a huge increase on 20 different designs on our average project.

Just some of the many carpet designs for Icon of the Seas


This project typifies our ability to create unique designs, with our teams in Portadown, Northern Ireland and our London Design Studio producing flooring works of art to match the distinctive design and style of each area on this game-changing cruise ship.

The family-centric style of Icon of the Seas allowed our designers to express their fun side. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Ultimate Family Townhouse.

Getting creative with the popular ‘The Floor Is Lava’ game as inspiration, our Lava Drama design brings imagination to life, allowing kids to jump from stone to stone and avoid the lava.

The Floor is Lava inspired designs.


From fun features, our Designers needed high levels of precision for the carpets in the unique Aquadome. A visibly impressive addition to Icon of the Seas, the designs in the Aquadome Market, and AquaTheater work effortlessly together from a design perspective.

The AquaTheater added an extra level of intricacy for our planners, who had to ensure the design seamlessly moved through the AquaTheater and into the seating areas. The exacting design includes a series of curved lines that twist through the venue which added extra emphasis on our Planning Team’s skills.

From concept to reality – some of our bespoke designs for Icon of the Seas and the finished carpet installed on board.


Our distinctive designs feature right across all 20 decks, ranging from the main dining room, Izumi Restaurant and conference centre to the comedy club, casino, and Lou’s Jazz Bar. Royal Caribbean International has even put a focus on the crew areas, with our carpets adding a touch of luxury for crew.

We created unique designs for areas such as the Royal Loft Suite and the Ultimate Family Townhouse that enhance the luxury expected by guests.

As our largest ever Marine project, over 55,000sqm of carpet was manufactured at our UK facilities for Icon of the Seas.

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