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‘Icon of Icon’ Lionel Messi to Formally Name Royal Caribbean’s ‘Icon of the Seas’ Tonight!

Football legend Lionel Messi will formally name Royal Caribbean’s long awaited new ship Icon of the Seas at its official naming ceremony in Miami tonight, at 10:30pm Irish time.

The ship will formally debut this coming weekend.

Anyone wishing to catch the livestream of the naming ceremony can do so here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqP0DQlBLbk

Royal Caribbean named the legendary Argentinian footballer as its global ambassador – or “Icon of Icon” – for its newest ship, in December.

Messi’s new role follows the recent announcement of Royal Caribbean and his club Inter Miami’s partnership which sees Royal Caribbean being the club’s main partner and official vacation partner.

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

“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 fútbol in Miami and the US.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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