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Teen Tries World’s Greatest Cruise Ship and Finds It “Extraordinary”

Teen Tries World’s Greatest Cruise Ship and Finds It “Extraordinary”


Icon of the Seas is not only for youthful youngsters.

We spoke to an adolescent who just lately cruised on Royal Caribbean’s latest cruise ship, and he stated the expertise turned out to be an “extraordinary journey.”

Initially, Lucho nervous that the ship is perhaps too kid-centric.

Nonetheless, the cruise exceeded his expectations and proved that each age group can have enjoyable on Icon of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean has marketed Icon because the excellent trip for younger households. However with such a robust give attention to households with younger kids, does Icon of the Seas have actions for older age teams?

Lucho most loved the chance to construct new friendships

Since Lucho was touring with members of the family, he initially anticipated to spend the cruise with them or alone.

Nonetheless, on the second evening of the cruise, he attended the silent disco.

This occasion happened within the Music Corridor, the place friends got high-quality headphones.

Every headphone had two music stations that friends might select between, altering each time they needed.

“As soon as the social gathering began, everybody received energetic.”

On the silent disco, the environment was so enjoyable and thrilling that Lucho ended up assembly many new folks hailing from everywhere in the world: Mexico, Cuba, Canada, the US, and Peru.

It was “straightforward to socialize and have a good time collectively,” he stated, including that “any teenager will discover this chance one of the best a part of the cruise.”

Nonetheless, one draw back for the youngsters on Icon of the Seas is the 1:00 A.M. curfew. 

After 1:00 A.M., passengers below the age of 18 should return to their staterooms.

Lucho stated: “My group of latest buddies and I discovered this fairly annoying, as we have been usually having enjoyable after which abruptly needed to go away.”

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Teenagers can hand around in Social 020, nevertheless it has some restrictive insurance policies 

Onboard Icon of the Seas, Social 020 is the devoted area for passengers 13-17.

The realm has enjoyable actions for youngsters to take pleasure in; board video games, online game cubicles, and digital screens for enjoying quite a lot of video games like reminiscence, chess, hockey, and even drawing. 

Lucho spent most of his time socializing with fellow youngsters in Social 020.

Nonetheless, he discovered that the world had just a few disappointing elements.

It wasn’t at all times open in the course of the day.

“Generally, once we needed to satisfy up there, we discovered it closed with an indication indicating it could reopen in just a few hours.”

“This inconsistency was disappointing once we needed to hang around collectively,” Lucho stated.

The kids membership additionally required an grownup to oversee the kids always.

Not solely that, Lucho felt that a number of the guidelines enforced within the membership have been over-the-top.

For instance, teenagers aren’t allowed to take pictures or movies inside, convey snacks, or transfer chairs round.

Though these restrictions felt like a buzzkill, they did not cease Lucho and his buddies from having a enjoyable time onboard.

The very best meals venues within the fleet, with enjoyable crew members

Lucho has sailed on 4 Royal Caribbean cruises over the previous 5 years, and Icon of the Seas had one of the best meals venues within the fleet.

He stated that the spectacular number of complimentary meals was what most stood out in comparison with different cruise ships within the fleet.

He cherished the scrumptious crepes on the Aquadome Market, the pizza at Sorrento’s, the sandwiches at Pearl Cafe, and the Mexican delicacies at El Loco Contemporary.

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The crew members at every venue additionally enhanced Lucho’s expertise.

They have been extremely pleasant and cheerful.

Lucho particularly remembers “Mr. Washy” fondly—the crew member who sang and greeted everybody on the Windjammer’s entrance, reminding friends to clean their palms.

“His cheerful presence caught everybody’s consideration and lifted our temper.”

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Lucho’s favourite thrills have been on the waterpark, however areas grew to become overcrowded

The facilities onboard Icon additionally had thrills appropriate for youngsters, with Lucho’s favourite being the waterpark inside Thrill Island.

This Class 6 waterpark is the most important at sea, and he visited it nearly on daily basis.

Probably the most thrilling journey was the Hurricane Hunter waterslide, which is most enjoyable once you journey with a gaggle of 4.

Nonetheless, the strains might get lengthy, the wait generally stretching from 10 to twenty minutes.

Lucho additionally stated {that a} draw back of his cruising expertise was the overcrowding onboard.

Venues just like the Windjammer Buffet, swimming pools, and sizzling tubs have been usually packed, making it exhausting to discover a spot. 

Whereas he loved the new tubs, it was difficult to search out one which wasn’t too crowded. 

However, the pool space and sizzling tubs supplied a good way to calm down—if he received fortunate sufficient to discover a not-so-crowded one.

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The reveals have been spectacular, regardless of some technical difficulties

Lucho made an effort to observe all of the leisure reveals onboard, even watching some reveals twice.

His favourite was AquaAction—he even referred to as it “probably the greatest reveals I’ve ever seen on a Royal Caribbean cruise.”

AquaAction takes place within the AquaTheater, contained in the Aquadome neighborhood.

It combines cutting-edge know-how and incredible music with expert acrobats, divers, dancers, and performers for an unforgettable expertise.

Nonetheless, Lucho seen a shocking quantity of technical difficulties at Icon’s reveals.

When he noticed The Wizard of Oz on the Royal Theater, the efficiency needed to pause 3 times and was ultimately postponed. 

The Effectors: The Origin Story present additionally had some points with the screens, which have been malfunctioning and turning off often.

Nonetheless, Lucho nonetheless thought the reveals have been “actually extraordinary and price watching.”

Icon of the Seas proves Royal Caribbean’s ability in catering to all ages

Regardless of just a few minor drawbacks, Lucho felt that this trip was actually one of the best he’d ever had. 

“This expertise actually opened my eyes to how succesful Royal Caribbean is at offering a tremendous trip for everybody,” he stated. 

He is been in a position to communicate together with his new buddies by social media and feels that the 7-night cruise was the right escape from a each day routine.

From the scrumptious meals to the incredible actions and leisure, Lucho had an unforgettable expertise.