Royal Caribbean International has unveiled more than 15 bars and nightlife experiences that will make the greatest vacation in the world even better when the sun goes down on the eagerly awaited Icon of the Seas. At new and resurrected popular places for every kind of adventurer, parents, couples, and friends can raise a toast to vacations and celebrations. Icon will premiere an unmatched lineup when it sets sail in January 2024, whether travelers 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.
Adults can expect brand-new experiences and old favorites throughout the freshly revealed venues, which are among the more than 40 ways to eat, drink, and be entertained. Venues that focus on music, such as Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues in Central Park and Dueling Pianos in Royal Promenade, as well as places to grab a drink and mingle before a performance, such as the Rye & Bean coffee bar in AquaDome and the Bubbles champagne bar in Central Park, are all serving up brand firsts.
Every place has a feeling of new, whether it’s a new style and location or signature cocktails that are only available at Icon. Examples of favorites include Trellis Bar, which recently introduced its first menu of bites, and Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, which now offers more ways to play.
“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. 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.”Linken D’Souza, vice president, food and beverage, Royal Caribbean International
Travelers on Icon of the Seas will discover cheers-worthy vibes, music to their ears, and a variety of ways to enjoy it all wherever they go:
Places to Go for Memorable Ambience:
With a selection of daytime and evening sips created with renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, who has worked with James Beard Award-winning chefs, Bellagio, and more, the new meetup spot, 1400 Lobby Bar, is where travelers can start making memories as soon as they board. It is inspired by the history of shipbuilding. The location is also the first to feature an ocean-facing patio and open up the lively Royal Promenade to the outdoors.
There are three cheers for bubbles at the brand-new walk-up champagne window in Central Park, where mimosas, prosecco, Bellini, and even bottles of sparkling are available to order all day long.
A larger Trellis Bar in Central Park, Boleros, the vibrant club that brings the heat with Latin flavor, and the iconic Schooner Bar, where pianists set the tone for pre-dinner drinks and nightcaps, are among the returning faves.
Hotspots for More Gaming Options
The neighborhood English pub Point & Feather on Royal Promenade has a new open layout, dart games and tournaments, along with a live guitarist in the middle of it all, to go along with its trademark lineup of pints.
Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – The dependable favorite, offering up gameday fare and ice-cold beers, is where tourists can watch their home teams on numerous screens and play arcade and tabletop games.
Spotlight Karaoke is a popular karaoke venue on Royal Promenade where aspiring vocalists can perform in front of an audience or in a private room with friends and family.
Icon of the Seas offers year-round 7-night cruises from Miami to the Eastern and Western Caribbean. Every cruise calls at Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas, an award-winning private island resort operated by Royal Caribbean, where thrill-seekers can plan their ideal vacation day with the help of the 13 waterslides at Thrill Waterpark, the first overwater cabanas in The Bahamas at Coco Beach Club, and more. Additionally, tourists will travel to beautiful Caribbean locations like Roatan, Honduras; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Cozumel, Mexico.