I’ve become a bit of a cruise lover over the past few years. It’s not just because I can sit in a hot tub all day drinking cocktails and then arrive at a fun destination without having to put in any effort (although that is my favourite cruise activity), but it’s the vibe, the fun and the literally hundreds of things to do on board beautiful ships.
So, when I got the chance to cruise on the biggest ship in the world, Royal Caribbean’s $2 billion extravaganza, Icon of the Seas, I quickly packed my favourite lanyard, refillable cruise cup and bingo dabber, and set off to explore.
I boarded Icon of the Seas for her christening while she was sparkling new (sidenote: her "Godfather" is football’s GOAT, Lionel Messi, but sadly he didn't stay on board!) I fell in love with this ship, and although her size and 365-metre length is certainly impressive, it was the attention to detail that surprised me most.
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Yes, she was created to give families the ultimate holiday – and she does. But child-free passengers also have their own neighbourhoods to enjoy, and if you do have littles with you, there are new spaces to indulge in me-time while the kids play. Sounds good for everyone, doesn’t it?