Icon of the Seas stars in National Geographic documentary

Icon of the Seas stars in National Geographic documentary

The ship will feature in a six-part series about 'world's most extraordinary builds'

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Icon of the Seas, is to feature in a National Geographic documentary hosted by British construction expert Daniel Ashville.

The six-part series, called Building Impossible, takes viewers on an “exploration of the world’s most extraordinary and precarious build” and “showcases architectural marvels that defy imagination”, according to National Geographic.


The largest ship in the world will be the focus of the first episode in the series, airing from this September (2023).

Alongside Icon of the Seas, which is scheduled to enter service in January 2024, the series will focus on the Brenner Tunnel, MSG Sphere, Intuit Dome, Msikaba Bridge and Pathfinder 1.

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Ashville said: “I’ve always believed that in the world of construction, there are no limits to what we can achieve. Building Impossible is a testament to the power of human ingenuity and the relentless pursuit of pushing boundaries.

“I’m thrilled to take viewers on this journey and demonstrate that with hard work, determination and a touch of audacity, we can make the impossible possible.

“Building Impossible is not just about engineering marvels, it’s about the incredible people behind these ground-breaking projects. Their dedication, passion and unwavering commitment to excellence inspire me every day.”

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