Icon of the Seas gives guests more opportunities to sip this popular beverage

Bubbles, Icon of the Seas
Bubbles, Icon of the Seas / Royal Caribbean

With each new detail emerging from Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas, the food and beverage offerings will be as exciting as Thrill Island and as mesmerizing as the performances in the AquaDome. For thirsty guests, bottles will be popping on board so that everyone can enjoy this popular beverage.  

Stepping on board a Royal Caribbean cruise involves not just leaving the daily grind behind but it entices guests to indulge. Whether it is having an extra dessert serving or saying yes to that late night pizza slice, there are plenty of reasons to say yes.  

Enjoying a wine, beer, cocktail, or other libation can be one of those indulgences. Whether guests choose the beverage package or pay by the glass, sipping on that flavorful, effervescent, and satisfying drink can be a form of relaxation.  

While Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas has numerous spots to enjoy a wide variety of beverages, one popular option is getting special treatment on board. It might not be shake for champagne, but the bubbles will be poured.  

According to Ed Eiswirth, Director of Beverage Operations of Royal Carribean Cruises, “sparking wine by the glass is one of our biggest single selling items on board. We know our guests love it.”  

With the new Bubbles, the champagne bar located in Central Park will be the perfect spot to toast to the good life any time of day. Whether it is a mimosa or Bellini late in the morning or a glass before dinner, the spot will be busy.  

For Eiswirth, he recommended guests grab a glass or a bottle, sit down in Central Park and listen to jazz music. He believes that it is a great extension to what Royal Caribbean does well, offer spots throughout the ship that allow guests to have their moment to escape into the vacation experience.  

While Bubbles might focus on sparkling beverages, it is not the only place where the bottles will be popping. Eiswirth mentioned that the Hideaway will be pouring bubbles, too. At the Hideaway, it is almost like a Miami Beach vibe where people can be distracted by the club like atmosphere and live their best life.  

As Eiswirth mentioned, sparkling wines play into the celebratory aspect of a cruise. Few people are enjoying just a glass of bubbles at home on a Friday. On Icon of the Seas, every moment on board is a reason to celebrate and live the moment to the fullest.  

Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas begins its inaugural season at the end of January 2024. The ship’s home port is in Miami and itineraries feature 7-day cruises to both Eastern and Western Caribbean with stops at the private island, Perfect Day at Coco Cay.