Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas Arrives in Miami

Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas arrives in Miami with an iconic celebration ahead of her debut on Jan. 27th.

Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas Arrives in Miami


The new year is kicking off with an iconic celebration. Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated Icon of the Seas took center stage as it arrived in Miami for the first time Wednesday morning. The first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation was welcomed with fanfare by air, land, and sea, ahead of its official debut on Jan. 27.

Counting down to the start of a new era of vacations, local residents and Royal Caribbean fans, executives, and employees were on hand as the first 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. With the introduction of the world’s best family vacation less than 20 days away, Icon will continue making its final preparations in Miami ahead of a naming celebration and first cruise.

Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas Arrives in Miami

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In store on Icon is an all-encompassing lineup of experiences – from the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park adventure. Across eight neighborhoods that are destinations in and of themselves are firsts and next-level favorites for everyone day and night. Some of these include adrenaline-pumping thrills like six record-breaking waterslides at Category 6 and the Crown’s Edge experience at 154 feet above the ocean.

There’s also unrivaled ways to chill with seven pools, including the first suspended infinity pool at sea. The game-changing experiences also include a stay-all-day neighborhood designed for families with young kids; more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges; and deck defying entertainment across air, ice, water, and theater.

Starting Jan. 27, 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 idyllic destinations in the Caribbean and an unmatched day of thrill and chill at Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas.

Plus, dialing up the perfect on Perfect Day in January 2024 is the private island’s first adults-only escape, Hideaway Beach. This all-day experience is complete with a private beach and pools, new dedicated spots for drinks and bites, exclusive cabanas, live music, and more.

For more details about Icon, including vacations now open to book, vacationers can visit Royal Caribbean’s website. Travelers can also follow the story behind creating the new vacation by watching the “Making an Icon” web series here.

SOURCE Royal Caribbean International


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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