Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

49 Royal Caribbean will open a new adults-only area, Hideaway Beach, on Perfect Day at CocoCay select a climate that was well suited to showcasing all of the incredible offerings guests will find onboard. Plus, we also wanted to ensure that guests on Icon had the opportunity to visit our private destination – Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas – where adventurers can create their ideal day.” Icon will homeport in Miami for its inaugural season, offering sevenday Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries. The choice of Miami as the new ship’s first home was an easy one for the cruise line. “Royal Caribbean has a long history in Miami as we have been sailing from there for more than 50 years,” says Hernandez. “As the ‘Cruise Capital of the World,’ Miami is the ideal option to welcome Icon when she arrives in January.” During each week-long voyage onboard Icon, guests can expect to visit some of the most popular destinations in North America, with calls in Mexico, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Honduras and St. Maarten. They will also have the chance to experience a variety of different shore excursions along the way, says Hernandez. “On the Eastern Caribbean itinerary, holidaymakers have their choice of picturesque locales from a new range of destinations,” he says. “Travellers can get their adrenaline fix ziplining through lush forests in Philipsburg, discover the rich history of San Juan and recharge in Royal Caribbean’s private destination, Labadee. “If guests want to head west, then our island-hopping itinerary is for them. Guests can explore ancient Maya ruins in Puerto Costa Maya, marvel at the dense jungles of Roatan and swim in the crystal-clear waters of Cozumel.” Both Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries onboard Icon will visit Perfect Day at CocoCay, which will open its first adults-only area, Hideaway Beach, in January just as the ship begins its first sailings. It will offer a private beach and pools, new venues for drinks and dining, exclusive cabanas, live music, and more. “Perfect Day at CocoCay has been incredibly popular with guests since its inception and is our guest’s number-onerated destination,” says Hernandez. “It is a destination that truly offers something for everyone, with experiences for children and families – such as the 13 waterslides at the record-breaking Thrill Waterpark and the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean – and now an adults-only paradise, Perfect Day at CocoCay is designed for every type of vacationer, from ship to shore.”