The golden retriever is already ”everyone’s favorite new crew member”
Rover is having a ball — fur real! The golden retriever is the furriest crew member on Royal Caribbean’s new Icon of the Seas cruise ship.
The 5-month-old puppy has been taking daily walks and hanging out with her handler Alison Hubble and Captain Henrik Loy ahead of the ship’s public maiden voyage to the Caribbean from Miami on Jan. 27.
“Alison is always by Rover's side to make every day fun and to make sure she has plenty of naps and never misses out on any treats,” Royal Caribbean said in an Instagram video.
“Rover’s job is to bring joy and happiness to her fellow crew and guests onboard,” the video continued. ”Rover has already made herself at home.”
Rover will have ample space to walk and play as Icon of the Seas is 1,198 feet long, making it the world's largest cruise ship.
To put that size in perspective, the ship is the length of nearly three and a half football fields and can hold up to 5,610 guests.
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Dubbed ”everyone's favorite new crew member” out of the 2,350-person crew, Rover will also spend time off of the ship to explore the shores and ports throughout the Eastern or Western Caribbean as well as at the Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at Coco Cay, in the Bahamas.
Icon of the Seas also includes seven pools, six waterslides as well as more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges, where guests might spot Rover.
The prospect of meeting Rover has already enticed some people to want to book a cruise on this ship, with one Instagram user saying, “That’s it, I’m booking. Just need to meet this cute pup on board.”
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