In a thrilling association with Royal Caribbean International, Inter Miami proudly announces that LIONEL MESSI has unveiled the grandest cruise ship ever constructed. The ship’s illustrious name, Icon of the Seas, was graciously bestowed upon it by the iconic football maestro himself.
Argentinian football phenomenon Lionel Messi has been credited with inaugurating the grandest cruise ship in existence.
The majestic ship from the Royal Caribbean fleet is famously known as the Icon of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean, the popular cruise line operator, has become the official sponsor of Inter Miami, David Beckham’s MLS team. As part of the sponsorship, the club’s away jerseys will proudly display the Royal Caribbean emblem. To celebrate this exciting partnership, a ceremony was held at the Port of Miami, attended by Beckham, Messi, and other teammates. The highlight of the event was when Argentine football legend Messi participated in the tradition of shattering a champagne bottle on the ship’s bow. Instead of the usual bottle, he placed a football on a podium, symbolizing the strong connection between the sport and the cruise line. This tradition, believed to bring good fortune to both passengers and the ship itself, holds great significance. Messi expressed his gratitude and pride in being given the opportunity to be a part of this sponsorship. In Spanish, he greeted everyone and thanked Royal Caribbean for the honor. He acknowledged the ship’s significance, not just for Miami but for the world. The ship itself, named Icon of the Seas, is an impressive vessel. It holds the title of the world’s longest liner, spanning 1,198 feet, and weighs an astounding 250,800 gross tons. With a maximum capacity of 7,600 people, it offers a wide range of entertainment options, including seven swimming pools, six water slides (including the highest one in the world), the largest sea-based waterpark, and the largest waterfall in the world. Since Messi joined Inter Miami, the team’s value has significantly increased. Currently valued at £800 million, the club’s revenue has soared from £43 million to £100 million, making it the third most valuable team in Major League Soccer. The Inter Miami jersey has also been a top-seller in North America, surpassing popular teams like Manchester United, Juventus, Real Madrid, and Arsenal. This partnership between Royal Caribbean and Inter Miami promises an exciting future for both the team and the cruise line. As they continue to grow and thrive together, they aim to create unforgettable experiences for their fans and passengers alike.
The construction of the ship amounted to a significant expense, with a total cost of approximately £1.57 billion.
This colossal structure has a mind-boggling weight of 250,800 gross tons!
A staggering number of approximately 7,600 individuals have the incredible opportunity to embark on this remarkable vessel.
There are a total of seven swimming pools available.
In addition, guests can enjoy the thrill of six impressive water slides.
The Hideaway boasts the inclusion of luxurious whirlpool hot tubs as well, adding an extra touch of relaxation to the experience.
Additionally, the establishment offers its 14Guests access to a vibrant arcade area, complete with an exciting air hockey table.
This particular dining establishment can be found on the ship in the photograph.
The length of the ship measures a grand 1,198 feet.
The 14 visitors will be treated to cozy and inviting accommodations.