Will feature more than 15 restaurants, seven pools, an indoor aqua theater, and the largest waterpark at sea, Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is being billed as the “ultimate family vacation”
Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean, which just revealed their largest ship Icon of the Seas will officially enter service in 2024. At maximum capacity, Icon will be capable of hosting 7,600 passengers on its inaugural sail on January 28, 2024.
“With each new ship, we raise the bar in the travel industry while enhancing what our guests know and love,” President and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group Jason Liberty said in a statement today. “From the moment they step on board, every experience is specifically designed to give them the best vacation anywhere on land and at sea. With Icon of the Seas, we’ve taken this to a new level and made the ultimate family vacation.”
Once it’s finished, the ship will measure 20-decks high, 1,200 feet long, and 250,800 gross tons. This mini-city is expected to sail year-round and offer seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises out of Miami.
One of the most anticipated onboard luxuries will be the biggest waterpark at sea. With six “record-breaking” slides including Pressure Drop, the industry’s first open free-fall slide, a 46-foot-tall Frightening Bolt, the most elevated drop slide at sea, Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, the first family raft slides at sea.
The ship will come with more than 40 restaurants, cafes, bars, and lounges including a two-story “Coastal Kitchen,” a Central Park, and an aqua dome perched atop the ship that will offer ocean views and a waterfall for guests to dine by the day before changing into an interactive aqua theater with live concerts by night.
it will feature 28-room types on board, layouts have been designed with families in mind, and can house three, four, and five guests in opportunities like the Family Infinite Balcony and Surfside Family Suite.
There will also be a three-story Ultimate Family Townhouse finished with its own white picket fence and mailbox. For rooms with a view, the Sunset Corner Suites and Panoramic Ocean Views in AquaDome are predicted to be some of the best on-board said the cruise line.
“Icon of the Seas is the culmination of more than 50 years of delivering memorable experiences and our next bold commitment to those who love to vacation,” President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley said. “Now more than ever, families and friends are prioritizing experiences where they can bond and enjoy their own adventures. We set out to create a vacation that makes all that possible in one place for the thrill-seekers, the chill enthusiasts, and everyone in between, without compromise.”