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Royal Caribbean Names Lionel Messi as Icon of ‘Icon of the Seas’

  • December 14, 2023
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Royal Caribbean Names Lionel Messi as Icon of ‘Icon of the Seas’

Royal Caribbean International has announced that sports icon Lionel Messi is the official Icon of Icon of the Seas. Icon of the Seas is all set to debut in January 2024.

As the Icon of the first-of-its-kind combination of every vacation, the most decorated football player will join the naming celebration of the first-of-its-kind combination of every vacation in January 2024 in Miami.

“I’m thrilled and honored to join the Royal Caribbean family to celebrate the arrival of the game-changing Icon of the Seas,” said Lionel Messi, Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of Icon. “Icon is beyond anything else that’s out there for family vacations, with incredible never-before-seen features, all designed for making memories together.”

Messi’s new role follows the recent announcement of Royal Caribbean and Inter Miami CF’s unprecedented partnership in which the cruise line is the Club’s Main Partner and Official Vacation Partner.

“Icon of the Seas is the culmination of more than 50 years of delivering memorable vacations, and it’s set to live up to its name in more ways than one when it changes the vacation industry in January 2024,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “It’s that ability to make such a widespread impact and change the status quo that the Icon of Icon must personify, and Lionel Messi has proven to be the perfect example of that for years in the world of sports and most recently in introducing a new era of excitement and passion for football in Miami and the U.S.”

As part of a longstanding maritime tradition, Messi will take part in the iconic naming celebration for Icon in January 2024 in Miami. The Icon of Icon will have the honor of bestowing safekeeping onto the new ship, its crew and the millions of families who will create memories of a lifetime on board in the years to come.

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