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Sporting Star Named As Icon Of New Royal Caribbean Ship!

Sporting Star Named As Icon Of New Royal Caribbean Ship!

International sporting star and most decorated fútbol player in history, Lionel Messi, has been revealed as the official Icon, of the new Royal Caribbean ship Icon of the Seas

As part of Messi’s new lofty status in the cruising world, he’ll be part of the new ship’s official debut and naming ceremony, scheduled to take place in January 2024, in Miami. Messi will have the honour of bestowing safekeeping onto the new ship, its crew and its anticipated millions of future guests. 

The Messi announcement follows the recent revelation by Royal Caribbean that they have teamed up Inter Miami CF, in an unprecedented partnership, to be the club’s Main Partner and Official Vacation Partner. Royal Caribbean and Inter Miami CF are scheming to celebrate the arrival of Icon as part of the next phase of their partnership, details of which are due to be unveiled soon! 

“I’m thrilled and honoured to join the Royal Caribbean family to celebrate the arrival of the game-changing Icon of the Seas. Icon is beyond anything else that’s out there for family vacations, with incredible never-before-seen features, all designed for making memories together.”

Lionel Messi, Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of Icon

The first of Royal Caribbean’s extraordinary, larger-than-life, Icon Class, Icon of the Seas will be home to a whole host of epic family entertainment and fun, when she debuts early next year. Icon of the Seas, ideal for active families and avid adventurers, will have a whopping six record-setting waterslides, seven pools, the “neighbourhood” designed for young families, more than 40 ways to dine, drink and be entertained, and much much more! 

“Icon of the Seas is the culmination of more than 50 years of delivering memorable vacations, and it’s set to live up to its name in more ways than one when it changes the vacation industry in January 2024.

It’s that ability to make such a widespread impact and change the status quo that the Icon of Icon must personify, and Lionel Messi has proven to be the perfect example of that for years in the world of sports and most recently in introducing a new era of excitement and passion for fútbol in Miami and the U.S.”

Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. 

After her naming ceremony and maiden voyage, Icon of the Seas is due to sail on a variety of blissful Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, including port calls at  Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas – and at Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas. 

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