The Icon of Vacations

By Stacey Zable

The Icon of Vacations

By Stacey Zable

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship welcomes families of all ages.

When Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the SeasSM makes her debut in January 2024, the new ship will bring with it a host of new family-focused features. Guests will quickly find what makes them happiest while sailing this impressive ship designed for families traveling with all ages.

Icon of the SeasSM can welcome a maximum of 7,600 guests in 2,805 staterooms and boasts eight neighborhoods, seven pools and nine whirlpools, six waterslides, more than 20 ways to dine, and a whole lot more in onboard thrills combined with the right amount of relaxation. The seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages from Miami sail all year in 2024 with port stops including Royal Caribbean’s action-packed private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay, in the Bahamas.

Full-On Family Fun

Iconic Families

Surfside is a neighborhood at sea specifically dedicated to families. Younger kids will squeal in delight at Splashaway Bay aquapark with its slides, spray fountains, and super large drench bucket. Water’s Edge pool pairs cooling off with a view of the horizon while sailing. After the water fun, families can head for the carousel or play arcade games. Surfside also brings new dining outlets such as Surfside Eatery buffet, Pier 7 for all-day brunch and California-inspired dishes, and Surfside Bites for snacks.

Memories Made Over Meals

Iconic Dining

With over 20 ways to dine onboard, Icon of the SeasSM is proudly serving up more options for bonding over bites. That means more to taste and discover on your culinary adventure together. Whether you’re craving the cheesy slice of the day, freshly made sushi rolls with a side of fresh air, or a shareable smorgasbord for your whole crew — you’ll always find cuisine to satisfy any mood you’re in without having to wander too far. And every dish is designed to be a treat for the senses, delivered in captivating venues with photo-worthy plating and a side of live entertainment.

Special occasions get the VIP treatment at Celebration Table — an all-new exclusive dining experience for you and 11 of your closest crew in AquaDomeSM. Get the festivities started in your own personal lounge before sitting down for your meal. With sweeping ocean views, every seat is a window seat. Choose from American, Italian, Asian and seafood prix fixe menus — all served family-style along with a signature cocktail. And put your own personal spin on the evening with your choice of ambient touches and menu upgrades. Whether you’re commemorating a major milestone or just want to treat your family to something unique, your celebration is customized to your taste.

A Perfect Day at CocoCay

Iconic Thrills & Chills

White-sand beaches and clear waters are just the start of what families and all guests can discover at Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island in The Bahamas. Thrill seekers will find 13 waterslides, a helium balloon ride, and zipline. Those who seek relaxation can get their own overwater cabana, sit in one of the largest freshwater pools in the Caribbean, or, of course, find their own special place in the sand. Be sure to refuel over burgers, sandwiches, salads and more at the complimentary Snack Shacks throughout the island. And to quench your thirst, wade on over to the floating bar just offshore.

Find yourself at Hideaway Beach — the ultimate adults-only beachfront paradise. Embrace your own version of grown-up fun, whether you’re craving high-energy revelry or laid-back lounging. Immerse yourself in pulsating beats crafted by the live DJ at the swim-up bar for an electric ambiance or escape the crowds and discover the perfect spot to unwind in an in-water beach hammock. Savor the extensive offerings of five bars, where you can explore an array of expertly crafted cocktails and indulge in premium spirits that will tantalize your taste buds. And in between beats, grab a bite from one of the food spots available — fan-favorite Snack Shack or the brand-new Slice of Paradise. If you’re looking for next-level upgrades, bring the whole crew and indulge in the luxury of a private cabana with unparalleled views.

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