Royal Caribbean International has revealed details of more than 15 bars and nightlife experiences set to debut on Icon of the Seas.
New additions include live music experiences, such as two pianists going head-to-head at Dueling Pianos in Royal Promenade, as well as brand firsts such as coffee-infused cocktails at Rye & Bean coffee bar in AquaDome or Bubbles walk-up champagne bar in Central Park.
“We’ve set out to introduce a new kind of vacation in every sense and taken a blank slate to create an unparalleled blend of ways vacationers can celebrate and make memories whatever their mood, vibe and style,” said Linken D’Souza, vice president, food and beverage, Royal Caribbean International, in a press statement. “From all-new venues and bolder favorites to new iconic drinks on every menu, zero-proof cocktails and twists to classics, there’s something for everyone to make the most of their nights out on Icon of the Seas.”
Other new experiences debuting aboard Icon of the Seas include Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues, an open-air venue in Central Park featuring live performances of soul classics and jazz pop tunes. Performances can be enjoyed either from indoors or amid the outdoor area’s thousands of real plants during Jazz in the Park.
The Overlook and Overlook Pods offer an elevated lounge venue in the AquaDome with wraparound windows that bring the ocean center stage during the day, as well as being located just steps from the cruise line’s marquee aqua shows at night. While the Overlook Pods offer first-of-their-kind nooks at sea where guests can lounge with a drink, play classic boardgames and enjoy live music.
1400 Lobby Bar is a new meetup spot inspired by the history of shipbuilding, featuring a drinks list developed with mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, who’s worked with James Beard Award-winning chefs, Bellagio and more.
Royal Caribbean Reveals Venue Details
Returning venues include The Attic, inspired by Manhattan’s intimate comedy clubs offering adults-only live shows, and Music Hall featuring the Icon of the Sea’s house tribute band. Trellis Bar, located in Central Park, will be larger than the version aboard other Royal Caribbean ships and will debut a new menu of bites. Latin-themed club Boleros will return, as will Schooner Bar, where pianists set the tone for pre-dinner drinks and nightcaps.
Point & Feather, the neighborhood English pub located on Royal Promenade, will have a new open layout, games and darts tournaments as well as the signature lineup of pints and a live guitarist. Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade will serve up gameday bar fare and ice-cold beers, and feature dozens of screens as well as arcade and tabletop games. While Spotlight Karaoke on Royal Promenade lets aspiring singers take the stage in front of the crowd or in a private room with their friends and family.
Icon of the Seas will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami year-round. Every cruise will visit Royal Caribbean’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas. The private island features Thrill Waterpark’s 13 waterslides, the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas at Coco Beach Club and more. Itineraries will also visit Caribbean destinations such as Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Roatan, Honduras.
For more information, visit RoyalCaribbean.com.