Icon of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world. My team member Keri and I recently got to sail on an inaugural cruise of the Icon of the Seas. I have to be honest at first, I was thinking what sailing on this massive cruise ship would be like.  

Would it feel crowded? 

How would the elevators work? 

What would all the guests do while onboard? 

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved this ship. There is something for everyone. If you have kids and teens, there is unlimited stuff for kids/teens to do. There is even an onboard pet dog, Rover, who lives on the ship. 

Some fun facts about this ship: 

  • 8 Neighborhoods – Aquadome, Central Park, Chill Island, Royal Promenade, Surfside, Suite Neighborhood, The Hideaway, and Thrill Island. 
  • 20 total decks, 18 decks for guests. 
  • 2805 Staterooms with 28 different types of staterooms
  • 7 pools and 9 whirlpools 
  • 6 Record breaking Waterslides

There are pretty much-unlimited dining choices; you can sail an entire week and not get to try all the dining options. 

These are some of the amazing dining options –

MAIN DINING ROOM

WINDJAMMER CAFÉ

AQUADOME MARKET

COASTAL KITCHEN

THE GROVE

PARK CAFÉ

BASECAMP

PEARL CAFE

SORRENTO’S

SURFSIDE EATERY

EL LOCO FRESH

ROOM SERVICE*

 

SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS

EMPIRE SUPPER CLUB

CELEBRATION TABLE

CHOPS GRILLE

GIOVANNI’S  ITALIAN KITCHEN & WINE BAR

IZUMI HIBACHI AND SUSHI

HOOKED SEAFOOD

PLAYMAKERS

IZUMI IN THE PARK

PIER 7

STARBUCKS


The Shows and Entertainment were the best I have ever seen on a Cruise ship. The Wizard of Oz Broadway-style show was better than I have seen on Broadway in New York City. 

This is a snapshot of the current Entertainment.

These are some of the things that I loved about the ship. 

The elevators may sound like a small thing, but the new elevator system on the Icon of the Seas was so fast and easy to use. 

The way the Neighborhoods are divided makes the large ship seem smaller. It also makes the ship not feel crowded because the guests are in different neighborhoods and experiencing what they have to offer. 

There is a room that meets all guest’s needs. 

We have lots of room tour videos, and you can watch them here: Royal Caribbean Playlist. 

My overall feeling about this ship is that it’s like a floating resort with unlimited fun for all ages, lots of dining options, and first-class entertainment, and then you combine that with amazing stops in the Caribbean. 

If you are interested in a cruise, please reach out to our team via this quote request form, and we would love to help you plan.