Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

48 MAIDEN SEASON Icon of the Seas Royal Caribbean International’s newest and biggest ship will make its debut in January 2024, departing from PortMiami on both Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages Icon of the Seas will become the biggest cruise ship in the world when it begins sailing in January 2024, and Royal Caribbean International has made the most of the space the ship offers by incorporating a host of new, expansive venues and attractions. Icon will be divided into eight neighbourhoods, five of which have been designed specifically for the ship, and will offer over 20 dining venues and 15 bars and nightlife experiences. Icon will also offer a range of new outdoor venues, which, like the ship, will break several industry records. Royal Bay will be the largest pool at sea, while Category 6 will be the biggest waterpark at sea and Frightening Bolt will be the tallest drop slide on a ship. To enable guests to make the best use of these new attractions, the ship must sail itineraries to destinations with good weather. According to Bert Hernandez, senior vice president international at Royal Caribbean International, this is one of the main reasons the cruise line chose to base Icon in the Caribbean for its maiden season. “Icon was designed to be the icon of vacations – one that combines the best of beach escapes, resort getaways and theme park thrills into one unforgettable family vacation,” says Hernandez. “With Icon’s debut in January, we needed to Icon of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, will start sailing from Miami in January 2024