Your dream vacation rental could be floating in the middle of the ocean.
Royal Caribbean International’s new ship, Icon of the Seas, features new beach house and playground suites, and the ultimate family townhouse. The elaborate staterooms serve as the ultimate space for family vacations on the world’s largest cruise ship, which sets sail on its maiden voyage on January 27th.
Jason Liberty, president and CEO of the line’s parent company, Royal Caribbean Group, told USA TODAY that the Ultimate Family Suites in townhouses and other ships in the fleet are “family-friendly.” “It’s a place where people of all generations can come together and have a good time.” Great experience inside the cabin. ”
How big is the ultimate family townhouse?
The 3-layer structure is even larger. Two-story Ultimate Family Suite. The 1,772 square foot townhouse sleeps up to 8 people.
There is also a 410 square foot balcony on the main floor, a 90 square foot balcony on the second floor, and a 251 square foot patio.
What can guests expect?
Icon is packed with onboard activities, but Townhouse guests have plenty of ways to play without leaving their rooms. They include a slide that connects the second floor with the main level. I saw kids and adults alike trying it out when I toured the room during a preview cruise last month. In-suite theater with karaoke and ping pong table on patio. more.
The rainbow staircase plays music as people go up and down. Guests can choose from songs such as ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ or free play, and customize their instruments with options such as piano, violin and trumpet (which can also be turned off if you want some peace and quiet).
Located in the ship’s Surfside area, designed specifically for young families, restaurants including the Aqua Park, Carousel, and Pier 7 (serving all-day brunch) are just beyond the townhouse’s picket fence on Deck 7. is also easily accessible.
The two-bedroom space has a king bed, two bunk beds (one of which can be folded up against the wall to leave just the couch), and a double sofa bed. The suite is located at the stern, so there are three bathrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning sea views.
How much does the ultimate family townhouse cost?
Like the rest of Icon, this townhouse was in high demand even before its debut. Just over three months after revealing the ship’s details during Royal Caribbean Group’s February 2023 earnings call, Michael Bailey, the line’s president and CEO, announced that the ship will be shipped in 2024. said that the reservation rate for its rooms was 55%.
However, there are still spaces available. Prices vary depending on sailing date, but townhouses start at $23,353 per person for 2 adults and 2 children on a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise starting May 17, 2025 from Miami, Florida. Royal Caribbean website.
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The high price also comes with a lot of perks. Fares include gratuities, Wi-Fi, laundry and pressing services, priority boarding, and more. There will also be a Royal Genie that will fulfill guests’ wishes during their stay, such as making reservations at the ship’s restaurants and avoiding queues.
Editor’s note: The reporter for this article received access to this cruise from Royal Caribbean International, which is owned by Royal Caribbean Group. USA TODAY maintains editorial control of reviews.
Nathan Diller is a consumer travel reporter for USA TODAY based in Nashville. Please contact us at email@example.com.