Just a week after Royal Caribbean International took delivery of Icon of the Seas, the cruise line has opened bookings for the next Icon-class ship, Star of the Seas.
While the official opening is Wednesday, December 6, 2023, Crown & Anchor Society members were able to book beginning December 5, 2023. Bookings are expected to pass those of the cruise line’s first Icon-class ship, Icon of the Seas, which broke every single-day booking record the cruise line has had in its 53-year history when bookings opened in October 2022.
Star of the Seas is expected to sail her maiden voyage from Port Canaveral, Florida on August 24, 2025. She will sail 7-night vacations to the Eastern and Western Caribbean and the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas–Perfect Day at CocoCay. There are currently four “Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day” dates to book which includes the inaugural sailing on August 24, 2025, and 15 “Western Caribbean & Perfect Day” dates available.
Voyages will be round trip from Port Canaveral, Florida and visit destinations like Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis; Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roatan, Honduras; San Juan, Puerto Rico and, of course, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Perfect Day is the cruise line’s award winning island that includes Coco Beach Club, the adults-only Hideaway Beach, a water park and the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean.
Star of the Seas is still under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, the same shipyard that delivered Icon of the Seas. Additionally, like her sister ship, Star of the Seas, will feature eight neighborhoods including Thrill Island, Chill Island, Aquadome and the open-air Central Park. Guests will also find more than 40 dining and beverage options, seven pools, world-class entertainment, and activities for the entire family.
With Star of the Seas debuting in Port Canaveral and Icon of the Seas calling PortMiami her home, Royal Caribbean will be offering “the two world’s best vacations in two of the world’s top travel destinations.”