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RECORD-BREAKING BOOKINGS FOR A RECORD-BREAKING SHIP: ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S ICON OF THE SEAS SETS NEW RECORD

The Cruise Line Reports Reservations Reached a New Single-day All-time High in its 53-year History
October 2022 – Adventurers on Icon of the Seas are in for the ultimate thrill at the largest waterpark at sea, Category 6. Thrill Island’s six record-breaking slides reach new heights: Pressure Drop, the industry’s first open free-fall slide; Frightening Bolt, the tallest drop slide at sea; Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, the first family raft slides with four riders per raft; and Storm Chasers, cruising’s first mat-racing duo.
October 2022 – Surfside, the neighborhood made for young families on Icon of the Seas, is where adults and kids ages six and under can stay and play all day. Grownups can enjoy ocean views at the new Water’s Edge pool, as they keep an eye on the kids at Baby Bay and Splashaway Bay.
October 2022 – In the new Chill Island on Icon of the Seas, there’s a pool for every mood, each with prime ocean views. Among the seven pools on board, the four in this three-deck slice of paradise include the vibrant Swim & Tonic, the line’s first swim-up bar at sea; and Royal Bay Pool, the largest pool at sea.
October 2022 – Perched at the top of Icon of the Seas, the new AquaDome is a transformational neighborhood. In a tranquil oasis by day, guests can take in wraparound ocean views and an awe-inspiring waterfall as they enjoy a bite or drink. By night, it becomes a vibrant hot spot, complete with restaurants, bars and the cruise line’s marquee aqua shows at the next-level AquaTheater.

 
October 2022 – Tucked away on Icon of the Seas, The Hideaway combines the good vibes of beach club scenes around the world and uninterrupted ocean views. At the center of it all is the first suspended infinity pool at sea, and it’s surrounded by a multilevel terrace, whirlpools, a variety of seating and dedicated bar.

MIAMI, Oct. 27, 2022 – It’s a record-breaking start for the new era of vacations. Fresh off the heels of revealing the first look at Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International saw its single largest booking day in its 53-year history when reservations opened for the cruise line’s first Icon Class ship. Icon first made headlines on Thursday, Oct. 20, when Royal Caribbean unveiled the new ship as the vacation industry’s first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation. From the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park adventure, with Icon, every kind of family and adventurer can experience their version of the ultimate family vacation. 

“The enthusiasm and excitement for Icon are undeniable in more ways than one,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, 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 ultimate family vacation features an all-encompassing lineup of firsts and next-level favorites across eight neighborhoods, making it the perfect getaway for adults and parents, kids and grandparents alike. Between the adrenaline-pumping thrills at the new Thrill Island and unrivaled ways to chill at neighborhoods like the new Chill Island and the luxurious four-level Suite Neighborhood, vacationers bonding with their families or getting away with friends will have all the ways stay and play their way. With 28 room categories that range from standard rooms to suites and new layouts for families of three, four, five, six and more, even the accommodations on Icon are thoughtfully designed for every type of vacationer – and there are more choices, ocean views and room than ever before.

Icon will sail year-round, 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations from Miami. Every cruise will visit Royal Caribbean’s top-rated private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas, and a mix of destinations like Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Basseterre, St. Kitts.

More details about Icon are available at www.RoyalCaribbean.com/Icon.*

About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International, owned by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 19 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards.

Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

*NOTE TO EDITOR:
More on Icon, including images and video, is available to media on the Royal Caribbean Press Center at www.RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com/Icon.

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October 2022 – Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation. The first in the Icon Class has an all-encompassing lineup of firsts and next-level favorites for everyone across eight neighborhoods, including the new Thrill Island, Surfside – a neighborhood made for young families – and Icon’s best kept secret, The Hideaway.
October 2022 – Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation. The first in the Icon Class has an all-encompassing lineup of firsts and next-level favorites for everyone across eight neighborhoods, including the new Thrill Island, Surfside – a neighborhood made for young families – and Icon’s best kept secret, The Hideaway.
October 2022 – Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation – from the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park adventure. Sailing in January 2024, the first in the Icon Class has an all-encompassing lineup of firsts and next-level favorites for everyone.
October 2022 – Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation – from the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park adventure. Sailing in January 2024, the first in the Icon Class has an all-encompassing lineup of firsts and next-level favorites for everyone.
October 2022 – A neighborhood made for young families, Surfside is where adults and kids ages six and under can stay and play all day on Icon of the Seas. There are three water experiences, including a pool for the grownups, and steps away are dining options, a bar, the signature carousel, an arcade, Adventure Ocean, and Social020 for teens.    
October 2022 – A neighborhood made for young families, Surfside is where adults and kids ages six and under can stay and play all day on Icon of the Seas. There are three water experiences, including a pool for the grownups, and steps away are dining options, a bar, the signature carousel, an arcade, Adventure Ocean, and Social020 for teens.   

 
October 2022 – Surfside, the neighborhood made for young families on Icon of the Seas, is where adults and kids ages six and under can stay and play all day. Grownups can enjoy ocean views at the new Water’s Edge pool, as they keep an eye on the kids at Baby Bay and Splashaway Bay.
October 2022 – Surfside, the neighborhood made for young families on Icon of the Seas, is where adults and kids ages six and under can stay and play all day. Grownups can enjoy ocean views at the new Water’s Edge pool, as they keep an eye on the kids at Baby Bay and Splashaway Bay.
October 2022 – Adventurers on Icon of the Seas are in for the ultimate thrill at the largest waterpark at sea, Category 6. Thrill Island’s six record-breaking slides reach new heights: Pressure Drop, the industry’s first open free-fall slide; Frightening Bolt, the tallest drop slide at sea; Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, the first family raft slides with four riders per raft; and Storm Chasers, cruising’s first mat-racing duo.
October 2022 – Adventurers on Icon of the Seas are in for the ultimate thrill at the largest waterpark at sea, Category 6. Thrill Island’s six record-breaking slides reach new heights: Pressure Drop, the industry’s first open free-fall slide; Frightening Bolt, the tallest drop slide at sea; Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, the first family raft slides with four riders per raft; and Storm Chasers, cruising’s first mat-racing duo.
October 2022 – In the new Chill Island on Icon of the Seas, there’s a pool for every mood, each with prime ocean views. Among the seven pools on board, the four in this three-deck slice of paradise include the vibrant Swim & Tonic, the line’s first swim-up bar at sea; and Royal Bay Pool, the largest pool at sea.
October 2022 – In the new Chill Island on Icon of the Seas, there’s a pool for every mood, each with prime ocean views. Among the seven pools on board, the four in this three-deck slice of paradise include the vibrant Swim & Tonic, the line’s first swim-up bar at sea; and Royal Bay Pool, the largest pool at sea.
October 2022 – Perched at the top of Icon of the Seas, the new AquaDome is a transformational neighborhood. In a tranquil oasis by day, guests can take in wraparound ocean views and an awe-inspiring waterfall as they enjoy a bite or drink. By night, it becomes a vibrant hot spot, complete with restaurants, bars and the cruise line’s marquee aqua shows at the next-level AquaTheater. 
October 2022 – Perched at the top of Icon of the Seas, the new AquaDome is a transformational neighborhood. In a tranquil oasis by day, guests can take in wraparound ocean views and an awe-inspiring waterfall as they enjoy a bite or drink. By night, it becomes a vibrant hot spot, complete with restaurants, bars and the cruise line’s marquee aqua shows at the next-level AquaTheater.

 
October 2022 – Tucked away on Icon of the Seas, The Hideaway combines the good vibes of beach club scenes around the world and uninterrupted ocean views. At the center of it all is the first suspended infinity pool at sea, and it’s surrounded by a multilevel terrace, whirlpools, a variety of seating and dedicated bar.
October 2022 – Tucked away on Icon of the Seas, The Hideaway combines the good vibes of beach club scenes around the world and uninterrupted ocean views. At the center of it all is the first suspended infinity pool at sea, and it’s surrounded by a multilevel terrace, whirlpools, a variety of seating and dedicated bar.
October 2022 – Icon of the Seas will debut the first Ultimate Family Townhouse. Spanning three levels, the perfect home away from home for families features an in-suite slide, a cinema space, karaoke, a spacious balcony, a private entrance to the ultimate family neighborhood, Surfside, and more.
October 2022 – Icon of the Seas will debut the first Ultimate Family Townhouse. Spanning three levels, the perfect home away from home for families features an in-suite slide, a cinema space, karaoke, a spacious balcony, a private entrance to the ultimate family neighborhood, Surfside, and more.
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