Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated “Icon of the Seas”, the world’s largest cruise ship, took center stage as it arrived in Miami for the first time.
Local residents, media, fans, executives, employees, and those just curious as they noticed the brightly colored ship were on hand to see Miami’s newest “resident”. Icon arrived to PortMiami in style, with celebratory fireboat salutes, banner planes in flight and a community celebration at Pérez Art Museum to mark the new vacation’s first appearance of many to come. With the first sailing less than 20 days away, Icon will continue making its final preparations in Miami ahead of a naming celebration, media and test cruises, and first official cruise.
Across eight neighborhoods are firsts and favorites, including thrills like six record-breaking waterslides at Category 6 and the Crown’s Edge experience at 154 feet above the ocean, plus ways to chill with seven pools, like the first suspended infinity pool at sea. There’s also a stay-all-day neighborhood designed for families with young kids, more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges; entertainment across air, ice, water and theater; and more.
Starting Jan. 27, 2024, vacationers can get away on Icon and island hop in the tropics at any time of the year. Each 7-night Eastern or Western Caribbean adventure from Miami features destinations in the Caribbean and a day at Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas.
For more details about Icon, including vacations now open to book, vacationers can visit Royal Caribbean’s website, or contact a travel agent. We recommend MEI-Travel.com for a free quote and help through the whole process at no cost to you.