After completing the last safety inspections, Royal Caribbean’s opulent ship Icon of the Seas—dubbed the biggest cruise ship in the world—will set sail for its inaugural journey from Miami, Florida, on January 27.
According to CNN, the 365-meter-long ship was observed last week landing at Ponce, Puerto Rico for “regulatory inspections” in order to be ready for its maiden trip.
On January 9, the ship—which can accommodate up to 5,610 passengers and 2,350 crew members—will arrive in Miami.
It is currently getting ready to take passengers on a seven-day tour of the Caribbean as part of its inaugural voyage.
Royal Caribbean reports that the ship will provide year-round excursions in the Eastern or Western Caribbean out of Miami. The itinerary includes stops at well-known tourist destinations like St. Maarten, Mexico, St. Thomas, and Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas.
The schedule and the dates of travel affect the room pricing. A Western Caribbean cruise on February 17, 2024, has the highest pricing point—a room starts at $1,581 per person, while a suite costs $3,443 per person.
Starting on October 19, 2024, a seven-night journey to the Eastern Caribbean costs $1,007 per person; a more opulent lodging costs $2,879.