Get Ready to Set Sail on the Icon of the Seas: Your Ultimate Adventure Awaits

Icon of the Seas is the first ship in its class, with two more ships coming to the Royal Caribbean fleet by 2030 The ship’s highlights include over 40 different restaurants, bars and lounges, seven pools and nine whirlpools. This new city at sea offers seven-night sailings to either the Eastern or Western Caribbean and every sailing visits Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s very own private island.  But that’s just the beginning!
There are 28 diverse room types onboard, from a three-story townhouse to the new Infinity Balcony rooms, each with several subcategories. Below are some of the highlights. But there are plenty of room types to accommodate different family sizes and budgets. Many of the room types have the option of connecting rooms and ocean views:

Ultimate Family Townhouse spans three stories and boasts two bedrooms, an in-suite slide, a cinema, karaoke space, and a private outdoor whirlpool. Additionally, you’ll enjoy personalized service from your own private room attendant, ensuring every need is met with care.

Family Infinite Balcony offers the flexibility of converting the outdoor balcony into an additional living area with just the push of a button. Furthermore, it features a dedicated space for children, equipped with bunk beds and TVs. The split bathroom design includes a shower and sink on one side, and a toilet and sink on the other.

Infinite Balcony offer the option of ocean or Central Park views and are known for their adaptability. Their standout feature is the ability to seamlessly extend the outdoor balcony to create additional indoor space.

Surfside Family interiors, balconies and suites situated within the family-focused Surfside neighborhood, cater specifically to families. The living room area can be converted into a cozy kids’ nook, adding an extra touch of comfort to bedtime. Additionally, these rooms are designed with a split bathroom layout.

Oceanview Rooms & Suites situated within the newly developed AquaDome area, provide convenient access to a sweeping 220-degree ocean vista and thrilling entertainment at the AquaTheatre. Additionally, guests will find themselves immersed in vibrant nightlife, including mesmerizing aerial performances at the captivating shapeshifting waterfall.Sunset Suites this a fresh collection of suites where the sun takes center stage. As you might have guessed, these suites offer prime vantage points to witness both sunrise and sunset throughout your stay. For an added touch, the Sunset Corner Suites boast a wraparound balcony, enhancing your viewing experience.

Interior accommodates up to four guests and comes equipped with essential amenities, including a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, mini-safe, and hairdryer.
Icon of the Seas is comprised of several neighborhoods:

Royal Promenade – As you step onto the Icon of the Seas, your adventure begins in the vibrant Royal Promenade, the ship’s bustling atrium. This dynamic two-level space is filled with entertainment venues, restaurants, and shops, offering endless excitement. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring centerpiece, The Pearl, adorned with approximately 3,600 kinetic tiles, creating an unforgettable photo opportunity. Craving a quick bite? Head to Pearl Café for coffee, grab-and-go snacks, pastries, and sandwiches. For a taste of Italy, Sorrento’s serves up iconic pizzas in a spacious, open setting. Unwind at Boleros with classic Latin cocktails, or enjoy the refreshed Schooner Bar with its new menu and airy ambiance. The addition of the 1400 Lobby Bar connects the Royal Promenade to the outdoors, offering a new dimension to your experience. For lively entertainment, Dueling Pianos delivers nightly singalongs. Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine at Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar, featuring Old World classics and a fine selection of wines. And for those feeling lucky, the nearby Casino Royal awaits with 30 game tables, 360 slot machines, and a high-limit area for high-stakes gaming.

Central Park aboard the Icon of the Seas is a verdant oasis, featuring lush greenery, seating areas, and vibrant gardens. This refreshed concept, originating in the Oasis class of ships, boasts brightly colored shutters and balcony-facing rooms, creating a charming ambiance. Here, you’ll discover a variety of enticing venues:

Izumi in the Park: A convenient grab-and-go sushi spot with teppanyaki tables for authentic Japanese cuisine experiences.

Park Café: A complimentary venue serving breakfast and lunch, offering a selection of sandwiches and salads.

Lou’s Jazz n’ Blues Club: Immerse yourself in the soulful melodies of live jazz bands while savoring refreshing libations.Chops Grille: Delight in specialty dishes at this restaurant, presenting a unique culinary journey within the Royal Fleet (additional charges apply).

Trellis Bar: Crafted cocktails and a tempting food menu make this bar ideal for pre-dinner appetizers.

Bubbles: A casual champagne bar offering a selection of champagne by the bottle or glass, perfect for starting the day with a bellini or mimosa. Central Park also provides excellent shopping opportunities, featuring designer and name-brand shops, ensuring a convenient one-stop destination for souvenirs and more.
Surfside is an exclusive family-oriented neighborhood on the Icon of the Seas, providing all-in-one convenience for families!

Splashaway Bay: Dive into excitement at Surfside’s own water park, Splashaway Bay, featuring slides, geysers, a drench bucket, mini slides, and the Baby Bay splash zone. Adults can relax in the adjacent adult pool, enjoying serene ocean views.

Surfside Eatery: After water adventures, satisfy your hunger at Surfside Eatery, a family-friendly buffet offering kid-friendly favorites with a playful twist, from pancakes to pasta.

Beach-themed Carousel: Little ones will delight in complimentary rides on the bright and colorful carousel.

Surfside Bites: Grab a quick bite at Surfside Bites, where options like popcorn chicken, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and pizza bread await. Indulge your sweet tooth with cinnamon sugar churros, confetti cookies, or fruit skewers.

Sprinkles: Treat the family to complimentary soft-serve ice cream at Sprinkles Ice Cream, a favorite spot for kids on any Royal Caribbean cruise.

The Lemon Post: A family-friendly bar where adults can enjoy cocktails while kids sip on non-alcoholic beverages.

Pier 7: Elevate your dining experience at Pier 7, a specialty restaurant offering an all-day brunch menu where kids eat free. Indulge in surf and turf tacos, mango lime shrimp tostadas, fluffy pancakes, and smoked salmon benedict.Thrill Island offers the largest water park at sea, featuring six record-breaking waterslides. Among them, the Frightening Bolt stands tall as the highest drop waterslide at sea, while the Pressure Drop claims the title of the first open freefall waterslide on a cruise ship. But Thrill Island isn’t just about waterslides; it offers something for everyone:

Lost Dunes Mini Golf: Enjoy a swashbuckling round of mini golf on the sunken treasure-themed course.

FlowRider: Make a splash as you experience the thrill of surfing on this surf simulator.

Sports Court: Play basketball, tennis, pickleball, or soccer, and conquer the Adrenaline Peak rock climbing wall.

Crown’s Edge: Take on the challenge of Crown’s Edge, a thrilling ropes course and thrill ride where you’ll feel like you’re “walking the plank” as the floor collapses beneath you, swinging out 145 feet above the ocean! When hunger strikes, head to Basecamp on Thrill Island for a variety of complimentary and specialty menu options, including sandwiches, wraps, and irresistible cheese curds. And don’t miss the Desserted Milkshake Bar for over-the-top milkshakes like the Chocolate Castaway, Strawberry Shipwreck, Minty Mariner, and Oreo Oasis – a sweet indulgence worth every sip!

Chill Island Now that we’ve amped up the excitement at Thrill Island, let’s cool things down at Chill Island – the relaxation zone aboard the Icon of the Seas. It’s the ultimate place to kick back and unwind, complete with pools and whirlpool tubs.Here is where you’ll find Swim & Tonic, the largest swim-up bar at sea. There are cozy seating spots, lounge chairs and casitas available for rent for an additional fee. Oh, and here’s a fun twist (literally!)– tadpoles can use the colorful twisty slide to get from one deck to another.
Royal Bay boasts the title of the largest pool at sea among the ship’s seven pools, offering water enthusiasts ample space to dive in and cool off.El Loco Fresh is a complimentary Mexican eatery catering to foodies. Enjoy grab-and-go tacos, quesadillas, and burritos, complemented by a salsa station for adding extra flavor to your dishes.For adults seeking a serene escape, Cloud 17 on the Icon of the Seas is an exclusive adults-only area, akin to the Solarium on other Royal Caribbean ships. This tranquil pool deck, reserved for ages 18 and up, is surrounded by loungers ideal for relaxation. Adjacent to Cloud 17, Lime & Coconut is a three-level high bar serving refreshing frozen cocktails, with the third level accessible exclusively via Cloud 17.

The Hideaway is the ultimate hotspot on the Icon of the Seas! Expected to be the go-to destination for guests aged 18 and above, its centerpiece is a remarkable suspended infinity pool, towering eight stories high. Complete with two hot tubs and the chic Hideaway Bar, this pool area sets the scene for lively party vibes, with a live DJ adding to the excitement. Surrounding Deck 15 are chaise loungers, day beds, and a terrace lounge, offering ample space to relax and soak up the atmosphere.Meanwhile, Windjammer Marketplace stands out as one of the ship’s largest buffets, serving complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a vast array of food options, even the pickiest eaters will find something to enjoy. Offering expansive seating and stunning ocean views, Windjammer provides a delightful dining experience while also offering glimpses of Surfside and Thrill Island.

Suite Neighborhood offers a luxurious retreat for guests staying in a Grand Level suite or higher. This exclusive area features a private sundeck furnished with comfortable seating options, including chairs, loungers, and casitas. While some premium seating may have additional charges elsewhere, they are complimentary for suite guests here.In addition to the exclusive sundeck, suite guests can enjoy private dining experiences.

The Grove serves Mediterranean cuisine and grab-and-go snacks, while Coastal Kitchen offers a sophisticated dining atmosphere with scenic views of the Aquadome area.

AquaDome is an impressive addition to the Icon of the Seas. This expansive dome covers a large area at the ship’s front, promising an unforgettable experience once you step inside. At the AquaTheatre, grand diving shows captivate audiences, sheltered from the elements by the dome’s covering. Regardless of weather conditions, the entertainment continues uninterrupted. For relaxation, visit The Overlook, offering cozy spaces to unwind with a book or chat with friends. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a latte or coffee-infused cocktail at Rye & Bean. The AquaDome Market presents a new food hall concept with complimentary offerings from various stations like GNGR and Toast & Garden, allowing guests to sample a variety of treats. Seafood enthusiasts can indulge in Hooked Seafood, a specialty restaurant located within the AquaDome, offering delectable seafood dishes. Complete your experience with a visit to Royal Bling, an exclusive retail store offering Royal Caribbean-themed jewelry and branded merchandise.Icon of the Seas.
Entertainment & Recreation
Let’s start with the Royal Theatre, where you can experience Broadway-caliber shows like “The Wizard of Oz,” promising to dazzle you just like Dorothy’s ruby slippers! Next, head to Absolute Zero, the ice skating rink offering thrilling performances and open skating sessions throughout the day. Don’t worry about gear – ice skates are provided for your convenience.

Love live music and entertainment? Don’t miss the Music Hall, a lively two-level venue featuring live music, bands, karaoke, and trivia nights, all in a relaxed club-style atmosphere. If you’re a sports enthusiast, Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade is your go-to spot, equipped with giant TVs, arcade games, and classic bar snacks like nachos, burgers, and fries.

For an upscale dining experience, indulge in the brand-new Empire Supper Club. Priced at around $200 per person, this exclusive eatery offers an intimate atmosphere and an 8-course meal, with limited dining availability.

Feeling like a VIP? Reserve a table at the Celebration Table for an exclusive dining experience. Accommodating up to 13 guests, this unique setting offers your own personal lounge, ocean views, and a choice of four prix fixe menus alongside signature cocktails.

For relaxation and rejuvenation, visit Deck 12 to discover the Vitality Spa at Sea, Vitality Fitness Center, and Vitality Cafe. The cafe serves refreshing drinks and smoothies, while the spa and salon services (available at an extra cost) include massages, facials, skin treatments, and even a blow-dry bar called To Dry For.

Parents can unwind while kids enjoy Adventure Ocean, Royal Caribbean’s fantastic youth program and kids’ clubs. These engaging clubs provide a space for kids to play, learn, and make friends. Teens can hang out at Social 020, while childcare services are available for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 36 months at AO Babies (additional cost applies).
The Icon of the Seas has thought of everything!  They even have a Chief Dog Officer on board, named Rover! She is a Golden Retriever whose only job is to bring joy and happiness to her fellow crew and guests. 

With all the exciting features this new ship has, what are you most excited about? 

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