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With Icon of the Seas sales on fire, Royal Caribbean opens more bookings

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The response to Icon of the Seas has been 'unprecedented by every measure,' Royal Caribbean President/CEO Michael Bayley said
Following a record-breaking response to the new Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International is opening more cruises from PortMiami three months ahead of schedule.

The early release of Icon’s 2025-2026 schedule includes cruises to private island Perfect Day at CocoCay and new destinations Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Royal Caribbean chalked up the single largest booking day and highest volume booking week in its history when Icon was revealed in October 2022.

Five years in the planning

'Since Icon of the Seas was revealed almost a year ago, the response has been unprecedented by every measure,' RCI President/CEO Michael Bayley said. 'Families and friends are looking for vacations where everyone can make memories their way without compromise, and that’s what we set out to create in its best form with Icon more than five years ago. The excitement has only continued to build, making it clear that we’ve designed a revolutionary experience that reflects how consumers want to travel today and for years to come.'

Vicki Freed, SVP sales, trade support and service, who recently led top travel partners on a Meyer Turku trip to preview the ship, added: 'Coupled with the debut of Hideaway Beach at Perfect Day at CocoCay in January 2024 and the launch of Utopia of the Seas next summer, we are creating one-of-a-kind experiences driven by what travelers want out of their vacations.'

Eastern and western Caribbean

Along with Perfect Day at CocoCay, Puerto Plata and San Juan, seven-night eastern Caribbean cruises will visit Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

Western Caribbean itineraries include Costa Maya, Cozumel and Roatán, along with Perfect Day at CocoCay.

General sales open Sept. 13

Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members can book today; general sales open tomorrow.