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Record breaking luxury! The world’s largest cruise ship to set sail for the first time!

Setting sail into the realm of record-breaking luxury, Royal Caribbean International has outdone itself with the unveiling of the colossal 'Icon of the Seas', which will set sail this month.

Picture this: 18 decks of pure passenger paradise, boasting seven dazzling swimming pools, and a jaw-dropping array of over 40 restaurants and bars. It's a floating city for 5,610 lucky guests! To put things in perspective, this beauty stretches 65 meters in length, around 1,200 feet, and tips the scales at a whopping 250,800 tonnes. That’s like having a ship five times bigger than the famed Titanic!

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But wait, there's more! Brace yourself for a cruise experience like no other, divided into eight vibrant 'neighbourhoods', each with its own entertainment and culinary delights. 'Thrill Island', is home to the largest cruise ship water park at sea, and features the first open free-fall slide and the industry's tallest drop slide. If thrill isn't your thing, fear not! Chill Island beckons with its ocean-view pools and a frozen cocktail bar, while The Hideaway boasts the first suspended infinity pool at sea. You’ll find yourself surrounded by a sun terrace, whirlpools, and a beach bar—all on board a ship!

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Among the other neighbourhoods, Surfside and Aquadome hold their own charms, with the dazzling AquaTheater stealing the spotlight.

And here's the cherry on top: Icon of the Seas proudly leads the pack in sustainability. Yep, it's the first Royal Caribbean ship equipped with fuel cell technology, powered by clean-burning liquified natural gas. Mother Nature gives this one a thumbs-up!

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Michael Bayley, the CEO of Royal Caribbean International, couldn't contain his excitement, saying, “Icon of the Seas is the culmination of more than 50 years of delivering memorable experiences and our next bold commitment to those who love to vacation", he said.

Is a grand adventure aboard this magnificent vessel on your Bookitlist? Icon of the Seas will embark on seven-night cruises year-round from Miami, making a stop at the enchanting CocoCay in The Bahamas Prices start at £1,352 per person. Head over to Royal Caribbean for more juicy details.