Icon of The Seas
Although Icon of the Seas first sailing is over a year away, reservations are already in high demand and are available through April 2025. The ship will cruise Western itineraries with stops at Roatan, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico. Eastern itineraries will visit the ports of Philipsburg, St. Maarten or Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis; and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Plus, each itinerary includes Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island.
Activities and Entertainment
The Icon of the Seas will not leave you bored. Tons of cruise activities and entertainment for passengers of all ages. From comedy and karaoke to the large theaters, there will be seemingly endless entertainment options as soon as you board the ship.
The beautiful three-story Royal Theater will be host many unique shows and performances. The completely re-imagined ice theater named Absolute Zero will highlight the incredible talent of Olympic-level ice skaters coupled with unbelievable special effects. Want to try the ice out? Not a problem, it will be open for public skating.
Finally, the AquaDome will leave everyone speechless. End your day as you rock out to live bands in the two-story Music Hall or test your luck in the casino.
Icon of the Seas provides 28 stateroom categories to serve as your home base. With 2,805 total cabins to choose from, you will find something that fits you and your family to rest and recharge after a thrilling day on Icon. Over 50% of the room types are brand new to Royal and the vast majority of cabins will include a balcony.
The most roomy option is the two-bedroom Ultimate Family Townhouse, which is three decks high and features an indoor slide, backyard, and entrance to Surfside. This family suite, as well as the Royal Loft and Icon Loft suites, provide the phenomenal Star-class perk of service from a Royal Genie. This ultimate insider crafts exclusive one-of-a-kind VIP experiences catered to guests’ taste for an epic cruise vacation.
Another great option is the Family Infinite Ocean View Balcony. This non-suite stateroom has a creative floor plan that includes a bunk bed, 1 ½ bathrooms, and a Scrabble game on the wall.
Several other cabins feature infinite balconies, which provide more in-room space because the balcony is created by opening windows rather than stepping out of a door into a separate space. Sunset Corner Suites and Surfside Balcony staterooms are also first-time options, for 14 new room concepts in all.
Icon of the Seas Goes Green
Icon of the Seas will be Royal’s most environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise ship ever constructed. While previous ships rely on mainly diesel fuel to power the ship’s engine, Icon will be Royal’s first ship solely powered by cleaner Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), which results in far-less pollutants pushed into the air.
When in port, it will use its new shore power connection system to keep the power running smoothly on the ship versus having to use energy-consuming ship generators as other ships do. Another energy first is that Icon will trap and repurpose the heat produced by the ship into a new power source for the vessel to use.
Finally, the cruise ship contains a state-of-the-art wastewater management system that will produce zero wastewater from ever reaching the water.
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Prices vary widely from the interior cabin up to the largest suites, and it will cost more across the board compared to existing ships – which is expected for a brand-new class of ground-breaking ship. Royal Caribbean currently has some promotions available to cut those costs, and future discounts are possible, so it is always helpful to work with a travel advisor to ensure you secure the best deal.
With so many included activities, entertainment, and dining on Icon of the Seas, a week onboard is sure to create lasting memories. Oh, and don’t forget the fun port excursions. For more information and cruise tips make sure to contact BWK Travel. Check out our other Royal Caribbean article on another great cruise ship.