“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 of 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.”
The bars with descriptions are as follows:
Dueling Pianos – Icon of the Seas will be home to Royal Caribbean’s first-ever dueling pianos bar. This ‘battle of the baby grands’ area will feature two talented pianists who take song requests from the crowd. Dueling Pianos will be in the ship’s Royal Promenade area.
Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues – Set in Central Park, Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues will feature live performances of soulful classics and jazz-pop tunes.
The Overlook and Overlook Pods – This elevated lounge area has wraparound windows of the AquaDome bring the ocean center stage during the day, and at night, the cruise line’s marquee aqua shows are just a few steps away. In the Overlook Pods guests can lounge, play classic board games, and enjoy live music.
1400 Lobby Bar – The 1400 Lobby Bar is inspired by the history of shipbuilding. The bar will offer a cocktail menu developed from renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim. The venue is the first to open the vibrant Royal Promenade to the outdoors with an ocean-facing terrace.
Bubbles – Bubbles is a new walkup champagne window located in Central Park. Morning, noon, and night, Bubbles will serve mimosas, prosecco, Bellini as well as bottles.
Rye & Bean – This new coffee shop experience in the AquaDome will serve both coffee and espresso cocktails. By day Rye & Bean is envisioned to be a popular hangout spot and a buzzing bar with great views of the entertainment in the AquaTheater.
Point & Feather – The neighborhood English pub Point & Feather in the Royal Promenade has a new open layout. Here, games of darts, sips, and a live guitarist are the entertainment activities.
Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – The returning favorite space, serves up bar fare and ice-cold beers, among TVs playing live sporting events and arcade/tabletop games.
Spotlight Karaoke –Of course there is a karaoke bar on a cruise ship.
Other Royal Caribbean favorite bars will be on board: a larger Trellis Bar in Central Park, Boleros (a lively Latin-themed nightclub), the Schooner Bar, The Attic (an adults-only comedy club), and the Music Hall.
Following its early 2024 grand debut, Icon of the Seas will sail year-round 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami. Every cruise will visit Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay. Depending on the sailing, Icon of the Seas will also visit Caribbean destinations like Cozumel, Philipsburg, and Roatan.