The Bars And Nightlife Aboard Icon Of The Seas

Making every hour the happiest of hours on the high seas, Icon of the Seas, features more than 15 bars and nightlife experiences that light up the world’s best vacation when the sun sets. Parents, couples and friends setting sail aboard Royal Caribbean‘s new flagship 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 offers an unrivaled lineup of bars and nightlife.

Across the new 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 cocktail.

Hot spots for stunning sips and shows

Dueling Pianos. In Royal Caribbean’s first dueling pianos bar, it’s the battle of the baby grands at the hands of two talented pianists who take song requests to bring high-energy performances of crowd-favorite hits to the Royal Promenade, the heart of Icon of the Seas.

Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues is a new spot that fills the open-air Central Park with live performances of soulful classics and jazz pop tunes, inviting music lovers to take it all in from indoors or as they stroll by the thousands of real plants during Jazz in the Park.

Rye & Bean. Matching the transformational experiences in the AquaDome, this new coffee shop offers everything from classic cups of joe to espresso cocktails. It’s a cozy morning hangout with endless ocean views by day and a buzzing bar with views of deck-defying entertainment in the AquaTheater by night.

The Overlook and Overlook Pods in the AquaDome. The elevated lounge and first-of-their-kind nooks at sea take nights out and hangouts to another level. The wraparound windows in 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. The next-level pods are where friends can lounge with a drink, play classic boardgames and kick back to live music, too.

Returning favorites aboard Icon include The Attic, inspired by Manhattan’s dark and intimate comedy clubs with adults-only live shows, and Music Hall, to rock out to the house tribute band.

Hot spots for an unforgettable ambiance

1400 Lobby Bar is a new meetup spot inspired by the history of shipbuilding. Here vacationers can start to make memories as soon as they board, with a mix of daytime and evening sips developed with renowned mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim, who’s worked with James Beard Award-winning chefs, Bellagio and more. The venue’s also the first to open the vibrant Royal Promenade to the outdoors with an ocean-facing terrace.

Bubbles is the new walkup champagne window in Central Park, where glasses of mimosas, prosecco, Bellini and even bottles of bubbly are on tap morning, noon and night.

Swim & Tonic in Chill Island is Royal Caribbean’s first swim-up bar at sea. Vacationers can have a sip while they take a dip and sit back at this vibrant spot, with in-water loungers and tables, a whirlpool and more.

Trellis Bar is among the lineup of reimagined favorites on Icon of the Seas. The signature venue in Central Park features a new look, handcrafted cocktails and its first menu of bites.

Returning favorites aboard Icon of the Seas include Boleros, the lively club that brings the heat with Latin flavor; and the signature Schooner Bar, where pianists set the tone for pre-dinner drinks and nightcaps.   

Hot spots for more ways to play

Point & Feather, the neighborhood English pub on the Royal Promenade has a new open layout, games – and tournaments – of darts and sips joining the signature lineup of pints and the live guitarist at the center of it all.

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is a returning favorite, serving up gameday bar fare and ice-cold beers. Here vacationers can catch their home teams on dozens of screens and play arcade and tabletop games.

Spotlight Karaoke on the Royal Promenade is a fan-favorite where aspiring singers can take center stage in front of a crowd or in a private room with family and friends.

Contact us for additional information and to book your voyage with Royal Caribbean.

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