What To Expect On ‘Icon Of The Seas’ By Royal Caribbean

by | Feb 1, 2024

Embark on Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas, the ultimate cruise ship experience with ground-breaking amenities and entertainment

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Royal Caribbean has once again raised the bar in luxury cruising with the debut of the “Icon of the Seas,” a ship that redefines the meaning of a family vacation. This mega-ship, spanning eight distinct neighbourhoods, offers an array of experiences within the cruise ship, from a serene beach retreat to an exhilarating resort escape and a theme park adventure, all at sea.

The “Icon of the Seas” is designed as a floating mega-resort, with each neighbourhood representing a unique vacation destination in itself. Many of these features are first ever seen on cruise ships, providing unparalleled experiences for guests day and night. The cruise ship houses six record-breaking waterslides at Category 6, offering thrill-seekers an adventure like no other. For those looking to unwind, there are seven pools, including the first-ever suspended infinity pool at sea – one for every day of the week.

Icon Of The Seas By Royal Caribbean

Icon Of The Seas By Royal Caribbean

Icon of the Seas: Setting a New Standard in Luxury Cruise Line Vacations

Entertainment takes centre stage on this luxurious vessel. The ship features a line-up of full-scale shows across four signature stages – air, ice, water, and theatre – each showcasing various live music, comedy, and performance art. More than 75 world-class performers will grace the AquaDome and the AquaTheater, the Royal Theater, and the Absolute Zero ice arena. These venues have state-of-the-art technology like 3D flying systems and robot arms that double as diving boards for high divers, adding a thrilling dimension to the performances.

The cruise line’s entertainment roster includes the first rendition of “The Wizard of Oz” at sea, a production that promises to mesmerize audiences of all ages. “Pirates vs. Mermaids” is another highlight, blending a light-hearted storyline with fairy-tale characters and humour that appeals to adults and children. “Once Upon a Time: The King’s Royal Ball” is an enchanting event tailored for young vacationers and their families, featuring a gathering of famous fairy-tale superstars.

Icon Of The Seas By Royal Caribbean

Icon Of The Seas By Royal Caribbean

Beyond these spectacular stage shows, guests can enjoy live music and comedy in more venues than ever. The new Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues and Dueling Pianos, Schooner Bar, and the Point & Feather English pub provide vibrant atmospheres for evening entertainment. The Manhattan-inspired Comedy Club features three comedians, offering a mix of laughter and leisure.

Gastronomy on the “Icon of the Seas” is a journey in itself, with over 40 restaurants, bars, and lounges catering to every palate and preference. From gourmet dining to casual eateries, the culinary options are as diverse as they are exquisite. The “Icon of the Seas” by Royal Caribbean is set to become a multifaceted vacation destination that caters to every kind of traveller. ◼

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© This article was first published online in Feb 2024 – World Travel Magazine.

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