Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas is turning the tables with an unmatched lineup of dining experiences designed for every type of family and vacationer. Travelers with an appetite for adventure can have their pick of more than 20 new and signature ways to dine and make memories, a combination of elevated experiences, spots for quick bites and venues made for families with kids.
From restaurants to walkup windows, casual to upscale, live music to chefs who put on a show, the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation features options for every occasion and mood. On the menu are new venues like the upscale Empire Supper Club, a swanky and lavish eight-course experience; AquaDome Market – Royal Caribbean’s first food hall – and Izumi in the Park, an all-day window with fresh sushi and more. The variety of new flavors complement the favorites on board that range from Italian to Japanese and Mexican, including Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Izumi and El Loco Fresh.
Whether it’s refueling on the go between the six record-breaking waterslides at Category 6 in Thrill Island or the whole family sitting down for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Surfside neighborhood designed for young families, there are spots to grab a bite and a drink in and around each of Icon’s eight neighborhoods.
Elevated dining experiences
Empire Supper Club, near the lush Central Park neighborhood, is a new extravagant dining experience with a taste of old New York. Bringing it to life is an eight-course menu of premium American cuisine, from caviar to wagyu; a drink paired with every dish and a swanky three-piece band playing unexpected renditions of modern favorites.
Celebration Table is a new 12-seat private experience where special occasions and milestones get the VIP treatment. Paired with AquaDome’s sweeping ocean views, guests can have their choice of exclusive American, Italian, Asian and seafood menus, along with the option to add a personal touch with ambient plus-ups and menu upgrades.
Hooked Seafood returns on Icon of the Seas, serving up seafood favorites and ocean views in the transformational AquaDome neighborhood.
Other returning favorites include signature venues like Central Park’s American steakhouse, Chops Grille, and Trellis Bar, with its debut menu of bites; the Dining Room, where three levels are matched with three courses; Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Bar, new to Royal Promenade; the now two-level Coastal Kitchen in the Suite Neighborhood; and the exclusive Chef’s Table.
Spots for quick bites
AquaDome Market is Royal Caribbean’s first food hall bringing five different stalls and a selection of wines and beer to the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Flavors range from sweet and savory crepes at Creme de la Crepe to macaroni and cheese with a twist of tasty toppings at Mac’s, to fresh pitas and bowls at Feta Mediterranean, to Asian-inspired treats like Korean beef and broccoli at GNGR, and sandwiches and salads at Toast and Garden.
Izumi on Icon of the Seas makes its Central Park debut with sushi, hibachi and the all-new Izumi in the Park window, where vacationers can pick up gyoza, sushi, Japanese-inspired street food like taiyaki ice cream and more, all with Insta-worthy toppings .
Pearl Café is one of the coolest new additions onboard Icon of the Seas. The café sits between The Pearl and the Royal Promenade’s first floor-to-ceiling ocean views making it the perfect spot for bites like freshly toasted sandwiches and ready-made salads, day or night.
Basecamp is the new spot to refuel between memory-making in Thrill Island, Chill Island and The Hideaway serving drinks and treats like pretzel bites with cheese and crispy shrimp bao buns. For a sweet ending, nearby is Desserted, the new milkshake bar with over-the-top shakes, including adults-only boozy options.
The Grove is the new al fresco and casual Mediterranean dining option conveniently located on the suite sun deck in the Suite Neighborhood – only steps away from the private pool, whirlpool and cozy spots to hang out.
Part of making convenience a staple of the dining lineup on Icon are the fan favorites, including Central Park’s Park Cafe – now open in the evening for tapas – and El Loco Fresh, the grab-and-go spot for Mexican delights like quesadillas, made-to-order tacos and nachos in Chill Island.
Sorrento’s is another classic in the Royal Promenade neighborhood on Icon of the Seas. Sorrento’s serves up signature pies, a different specialty pizza for every day of the week and drafts on tap.
Icon of the Seas also features the most expansive Windjammer buffet that offers an equally expansive menu of flavors from around the world, along with a section and selection designed for kids.
Family and kids-approved eats
Surfside Eatery is Royal Caribbean’s first buffet dedicated to families in Surfside, the stay-all-day neighborhood for families with young kids on Icon of the Seas. The new buffet has options for all ages to enjoy at breakfast, lunch and dinner, including twists on kids classics for the grownups.
Pier 7 is a new venue in Surfside. Here it’s about the all-day brunch. Pier 7 serves casual California-inspired dishes like surf-and-turf tacos, smoked salmon benedict and sharable platters.
Surfside Bites is Surfside’s pit stop makin maximizing every minute of adventure easy, thanks to the walkup window and its menu of quick snacks like burgers, popcorn chicken, cinnamon-sugar donut holes and more.
From bow to stern, the whole family can have their pick from signature options like sushi and hibachi cooked by an expert chef who puts on a show at the Asian-inspired Izumi, Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade for some friendly competition and bar bites, and Sprinkles for ice cream all day and night.