You can’t say it isn’t BIG. But is she too big? It will be the debate round dinner tables for the rest of the year now that Icon of the Seas is on the water.

Royal Caribbean International’s highly anticipated Icon of the Seas arrived in Miami for the first time this week. it will take its first passengers on January 27.

Icon of the Seas Miami

But like a Taylor Swift concert, cruise fans are asking: is it just too much?

Royal Caribbean International would have you believe its a “new era of vacations”. And it may well be.

She’s likely to spend her first few cruises shuttling guests to private islands. But is that all you want from a cruise? Let’s wait and see.

Icon arrived to Port Miami in style, with celebratory fireboat salutes, banner planes in flight and a community celebration at Pérez Art Museum to mark the new vacation’s first appearance of many to come in the Magic City.

The ship is all things to all cruisers: from the beach retreat to the resort escape and the theme park adventure.

Eight neighbourhoods are destinations; adrenaline-pumping thrills like six record-breaking waterslides at Category 6 and the Crown’s Edge experience at 154 feet above the ocean, and seven pools – one for every day of the week.

There is the first suspended infinity pool at sea.

She’ll be sailing 7-night Eastern or Western Caribbean cruises to Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay in The Bahamas.

Cruise Passenger readers were quick to give their verdict. You can see the comments here.

For more details about Icon, including vacations now open to book, vacationers can visit Royal Caribbean’s website