The Icon of the Seas is breaking records in more ways than one.
Icon of the Seas is already breaking records as the world’s largest cruise ship with innovative and unique features, but there is one more record to add.
Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas has broken the cruise line’s single-day booking record. While Crown & Anchor Society members began booking on October 24, the record-breaking happened once bookings opened to the public on October 25, 2022. Within 24 hours, Icon of the Seas sold out its maiden voyage, just five days after details of the ship were revealed.
“The enthusiasm and excitement for Icon are undeniable in more ways than one,” said Michael Bayley, president, and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. “The incredible response we have received from our loyal guests, vacationers new to cruising, crew members, and travel partners continues to come in, and this is just the beginning. We can’t wait to share more of what Icon has in store in the coming months.”
The bigger capacity ship is focused on family travelers. It has more cabins with extra bunks to accommodate families with more children. There are more amenities for families and children, including Surfside – a “neighborhood” dedicated to families with young children. Surfside features a water area for babies and kids, pools and lounge areas for parents, family-friendly dining and shops, and a bar with “mommy and me” matching drinks-mocktails for children and cocktails for adults.
The ship has eight “neighborhoods” built around specific themes. Five are new to the Icon class, while three are returning from the Oasis class. One of those “neighborhoods” features the largest water park at sea which includes six waterslides, another record.
The first sailing of Icon of the Seas is at the end of January 2024 and is a seven-night voyage departing from Miami. She will then alternate between Easter Caribbean and Western Caribbean sailings year-round.
Icon of the Seas is the first of three sister ships that are on order for delivery by 2026 that will make up Royal Caribbean’s new Icon class.