Caribbean is introducing its newest and largest cruise ship yet: the
Icon of the Seas. While everyone will be welcome aboard, the ship is
expected to have a special appeal for multigenerational groups: it will have onboard
spaces designed for the enjoyment of everyone from babies to seniors, as well
as spaces where all ages can have a wonderful time together.
of the Seas’ first
cruise, departing from Miami on January 27, 2024, sold out in hours nearly a
year ago. But, the Icon will sail seven-night cruises in the Caribbean all
year long, and with a passenger capacity of up to 7,600, there will be lots of opportunities
to sail on this incredible ship.
Icon will feature eight “neighborhoods,” Royal Caribbean’s name for onboard
areas designed for specific activities. Three neighborhoods – Royal Promenade,
Central Park, and the Suite Neighborhood – will be familiar to passengers who’ve
sailed on the cruise line’s Oasis Class ships.
neighborhoods on Icon of the Seas will include Surfside, where passengers
of all ages can relax and play. Thrill Island will attract older kids and
adults; six heart-pumping slides will include Pressure Drop, cruising’s first
open free-fall slide. Chill Island will be made for relaxing among four pools
with ocean views, while the Hideaway will have a beach party vibe.
eighth neighborhood will be a twist on the popular open-air AquaTheater found
on Oasis Class ships. The steel-and-glass AquaDome will put acrobatic water and
diving shows undercover to enable more lighting and other special effects, including
a shape-shifting waterfall.
Caribbean says the Icon will have more than 40 places to dine, drink, and
be entertained. Restaurants will serve everything from kid-pleasing quick bites
to all-day brunch and eight-course dinners.
for staterooms, the ship will have 28 different categories of staterooms and
suites. These will include new layouts designed to accommodate families,
including a three-level Ultimate Family Townhouse.
addition to Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean will introduce Utopia
of the Seas – the sixth and final ship in the Oasis Class – in 2024.
Utopia will sail three- and four-night itineraries from Port Canaveral
to The Bahamas, beginning next July. And, a sister ship for Icon of the Seas,
already under construction, is expected to debut in 2025.
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