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Imagine the thrill of sailing through crystal blue waters, the warm sun kissing your skin, and the laughter of your loved ones filling the air. A family vacation on the new Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas promises all this and more. We are counting down the days until the Icon of the Seas inaguaral cruise. As you know, we love cruising in the Jones Family. This ship takes cruising to a whole new level!!!
Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas
Are you seeking a thrilling escapade or a peaceful retreat? We will unveil the secrets to creating unforgettable memories on board the new Icon of the Seas.
From heart-pounding activities to delectable dining experiences, you’ll discover why this ship is the ultimate family vacation. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as we dive into the world of Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas.
Best Family Friendly Activities
Royal Caribbean is one of our favorite cruise lines for family fun. This new ship has mind-blowing activities, perfect for every member of your family.
For the little ones, Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Adventure Ocean Youth Program is a must-experience. The Aquanauts (ages 3-5) can embark on treasure hunts, create art projects, and even participate in science experiments. The Explorers (ages 6-8) can enjoy an array of games, sports, and themed parties. And for the older kids, the Voyagers (ages 9-11) can join in on dance parties, scavenger hunts, and even learn circus skills.
Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas offers an abundance of activities for the whole family to enjoy together. One of my favorite memories is on the carousel on the Royal Caribbean ships. A new area on board the Icon of the Seas is the Surfside. They have a cute ocean themed carousel. Your whole family will love this carousel.
For a more thrilling experience, why not enjoy some quality time in Thrill Island. This water park area has (6) record-breaking waterslide. Everyone in the family can cool off and have a splashing good time. There are (7) pools on the Icon of the Seas to just relax and unwind.
In the evening hours, your family can enjoy Broadway-style shows. For the little ones, the ship offers a complimentary drop-off service at Adventure Ocean. This allows the parents time to enjoy the ship’s bars, lounges, or even the casino.
Dining Experiences on Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas has something for everyone. The ship offers a wide variety of dining options that cater to different tastes. Every member of the family can find a meal they will enjoy. With 20 decks and 8 neighborhoods, you can amazing dining experiences for the whole family.
One of the favorites for families is the buffet called Windjammer Marketplace. This buffet-style restaurant features an extensive selection of dishes from around the world. They even have a kids buffet for the younger ones. Enjoy can enjoy fresh salads, grilled meats, seafood, and delectable desserts. The Windjammer Marketplace is ideal for families with children who might have specific dietary preferences or picky eaters.
We are excited about the new restaurant called Surfside Eatery. This restaurant was created with families in mind. Surfside Eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your kids will love the pancake with chocolate chips for breakfast.
The Icon of the Seas has 20 dining opportunities, you will find something for everyone in your family.
The restaurants on board the Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas include:
- Empire Supper Club
- Celebration Table
- AquaDome Market
- Izumi in the Park
- Pearl Cafe
- Desserted Milkshake Bar
- Surfside Eatery
- Surfside Bites
- Pier 7
- Chops Grille
- Coastal Kitchen (suite guests)
- Main Dining Room
- El Loco Fresh
- Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
- Hooked Seafood
- Park Cafe
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade
There is truly a restaurant for every member of your family.
In the evening, your family can enjoy incredible entertainment. From Broadway-style shows to live music performances, there’s something for everyone.
For those who appreciate the magic of live theater, Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas proudly presents a range of Broadway shows. These shows are some of our favorites at sea and on Broadway in NYC.
Icon of the Seas boasts a vibrant lineup of musicians and bands that will keep you grooving throughout your cruise. From jazz and blues to rock and pop, there’s a genre to suit every musical taste.
For those seeking a more interactive experience, the ship offers various game shows, trivia contests, and karaoke nights. These activities are fun for the whole family. It is a great way to create lasting memories.
One of our favorite shows on board the Royal Caribbean ships is the ice skating shows. The Icon of the Seas has a new ice skating rink called Absolute Zero. This circle ice skating rink is the biggest ice arena at sea. Your can skate as a family during the day. In the evening you enjoy spectacular shows in the evening hours.
One of our favorite parts of a Royal Caribbean cruise is the built in babysitting!
The Kids’s Clubs on the Icon of the Seas are designed to provide a safe and fun environment for children of all ages. The Kids’ Clubs offer a variety of age-appropriate activities and games that keep children entertained and engaged throughout the day. From arts and crafts to sports and movies, there’s something for every child to enjoy.
Teens even have their own space with a teen hangout called Social 020. This gives your teen an opportunity to meet other friends from around the world. Our kids always love experiencing the teen clubs on cruises.
Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas is mind-blowing for water fun. This ship has (7) pools, a splash park, and waterpark. The splash park is located in my favorite new area called Surfside. This area is all about families! You will find the carousel, kids’ clubs, teen club, arcade, climbable Playscape, and Splashaway Bay splash park. Parents can even grab a drink to enjoy at the nearby restaurant.
The older kids will love water park called Thrill Island. This water park has (6) thrill-seeking waterslides. The most exciting waterslide is the Frightening Bolt. You stand patiently as the floor hatch opens and you plunge down the tallest waterslide at sea. If you have any thrill seekers, this is the slide for you! We love the other slides and tube slides in Thrill Island. They are fun, but not quite as scary. LOL!
A new activity for family fun is the Crowne’s Edge. This obstacle course is right outside the huge Royal Caribbean logo. You will strap in and step onto a walkway (outside the ship). Before you know it, the floor beneath disappears and you zip line high above the ocean.
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Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas is the ultimate destination for a family cruise. This new ship offers a wide range of family friendly activities, dining experiences, entertainment options, and kids’ clubs.
We love the Royal Caribbean ships! We are super excited about this new class of ships starting with the Icon of the Seas. From thrilling activities for kids and teens to luxurious amenities for adults, it guarantees an unforgettable family vacation experience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Book your cruise today and embark on a journey of a lifetime.