Icon of the Seas bars look to give guests this type of experience

Overlook Lounge on Icon of the Seas, photo provided by Royal Carribean
Overlook Lounge on Icon of the Seas, photo provided by Royal Carribean /

As the countdown begins to the highly anticipated Royal Carribean Icon of the Seas maiden voyage, each little tidbit of information has food and travel enthusiasts excited to step aboard. While this ship is set to be unlike any other vessel on the water, it is more than its grandiose presence that will have people talking. In some ways, the attention to detail ensures the pinnacle of guests’ experiences. The recently revealed Icon of the Seas bars will have everyone raising a glass to the food and beverage offerings.

From the moment a guest embarks to the last moments on board, the Royal Carribean team wants people to step into more than just any vacation. Whether it is the consummate cruiser who has accumulated more nautical miles than that air miles to the cruising newbie who wants to understand the hype, everyone will find their space on the expansive Icon of the Seas.

As each layer of this Royal Carribean ship is shared, people can appreciate old favorites blended with new experiences. Similar to the words expressed in this promotional video, it was intentional for the Icon of the Seas bars to blend the evolutionary, revolutionary, and familiar.

Although there might be too much to appreciate in this jammed packed Royal Carribean video, it does give a glimpse of the attention to detail that the food and beverage team takes in planning each locale and the menu of that bar. While not necessarily a themed beverage, the liquid vibe needs to play to the sights and sounds that impact how that drink tastes and how it is remembered.

Many people can appreciate that a Sazerac sipped on Bourbon Street often just tastes different than one in the local watering hole. It might have the exact same ingredients, but the total experience can change how that cocktail feels.

Rye and Bean Icon of the Seas bars
Rye and Bean on Icon of the Seas, photo provided by Royal Carribean /

Looking at the various new Icon of the Seas bars, the Rye and Bean in the Aquadome will quickly become an early morning and late night stop. With coffee and tea becoming an anytime beverage, many people will want that moment to see and relax why enjoying the view. More importantly, those two staple beverages have taken over the bar scene.

Beyond the popularity surge of the espresso martini, tea cocktails have tremendous opportunity for the Royal Carribean beverage team. From an Instagram moment with blooming flowers to infused flavors to even antioxidant considerations, this concept proves to be extremely exciting.

Overlook Bar pods Icon of the Seas bars
Overlook Bar pods, photo provided by Royal Carribean /

Set to be the see and be seen locale will be the Overlook lounge. Although those floating tables might be the highly coveted spot, just the combination of the views and the sips will make this spot hugely popular. While it might have a slight feel to Eden on a Celebrity Cruises ship, the Overlook will be all Royal Carribean.

For another nighttime stop, wandering the park and enjoying the Jazz Bars and entertainment will be a nice choice for couples. Blending the New Orleans and New York influences will be interesting bar menu application. Whether it is a classic Manhattan or maybe the New Orleans Vieux Carre, the cocktails might have a little creative twist or two. Just like jazz music is about improvisation, the cocktails might elevate the familiar sips.

Jazz Bar on Icon of the Seas Royal Carribean
Jazz Blues bar on Icon of the Seas, photo provided by Royal Carribean /

These Icon of the Seas Bars join other new and returning favorites. From Bubbles the champagne bar to a reimagined Lobby Bar, there is no shortage of places to enjoy a sip on the new Icon of the Seas.

Icon of the Seas from Royal Carribean is set to debut in January 2024. More information on the ship and travel destinations can be found on the company’s website.