March 2023 – A Royal Caribbean first, Dueling Pianos debuts in the Royal Promenade on Icon of the Seas. Two talented pianists go head-to-head as vacationers request songs and sing along with a cocktail in hand.
March 2023 – With music and cocktails inspired by New Orleans and New York, the new Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues on Icon of the Seas debuts in the open-air Central Park neighborhood. Vacationers can enjoy live performances of jazz pop and soulful classics at a table for two or while strolling in the park.
March 2023 – Three cheers for Bubbles, the new walkup champagne bar in Central Park on Icon of the Seas. Vacationers have glasses of mimosas, prosecco, Bellini, bottles of bubbly and more on tap morning, noon and night.
March 2023 – Rye & Bean debuts in AquaDome on Icon of the Seas to serve up a range of cups of joe and coffee-infused cocktails. The cozy morning hangout with ocean views turns into a buzzing late-night bar as deck-defying entertainment takes the stage in the signature AquaTheater.
March 2023 – Taking nights out and hangouts to a new level on Icon of the Seas are The Overlook lounge and pods – the first of their kind at sea – in AquaDome. Vacationers can enjoy wraparound ocean views by day, and at night, Royal Caribbean’s marquee aqua shows are just steps away.
March 2023 – Inspired by the history of shipbuilding, 1400 Lobby Bar is the new meetup spot where vacationers can start to make memories as soon as they board Icon of the Seas. The first venue to open the iconic Royal Promenade to the outdoors with an ocean-facing terrace serves up a mix of daytime and evening sips developed with renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim.
MIAMI, March 28, 2023 – Making every hour the happiest of hours on the highly anticipated Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International has unveiled more than 15 of the bars and nightlife experiences that will light up the world’s best vacation when the sun sets. Parents, couples and friends can make a toast to vacations and celebrations at new and returning hot spots for every type of adventurer. Whether vacationers are looking for live music, like two pianists going head-to-head, or to bar hop for sips of coffee-infused cocktails or bubbly at a new walkup champagne bar, Icon will debut an unrivaled lineup when it sets sail in January 2024.
Across the newly revealed venues, which are among 40-plus ways to dine, drink and be entertained, grownups are in for all-new experiences and favorites from end to end and even day to night. Serving up brand firsts are venues all about the tunes, like Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues in Central Park and Dueling Pianos in Royal Promenade, and spots to grab a drink and mingle before a show like the Rye & Bean coffee bar in AquaDome and the Bubbles champagne bar in Central Park. When it comes to favorites, from Trellis Bar and its first menu of bites to more ways to play in Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, every place has a sense of new – whether it’s a new look and location or signature cocktails exclusive to Icon.
“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. “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.”
Wherever vacationers go on Icon, they will find cheers-worthy vibes, music to their ears and a variety of ways to savor it all:
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Icon will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations from Miami year-round. Every cruise will visit Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas, where adventurers can create their perfect vacation day at Thrill Waterpark’s 13 waterslides, the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas at Coco Beach Club and more. Vacationers will also visit idyllic Caribbean destinations like Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Roatan, Honduras.
More details about the first Icon Class ship will be revealed in the coming months. Travelers can dive into the all-new vacation on www.RoyalCaribbean.com/Icon.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International, owned by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 20 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.
Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.