Royal Caribbean International
New venues will include the Empire Supper Club, a restaurant an eight-course menu of American cuisine
Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas is to offer more than 20 new dining experiences when it begins sailing in January 2024.
New venues will include the Empire Supper Club, a restaurant located near the Central Park neighbourhood and offering an eight-course menu of American cuisine while a three-piece band plays. Celebration Table will be a new 12-seat private experience in the AquaDome where guests will have a choice of American, Italian, Asian and seafood menus.
The AquaDome Market will be Royal Caribbean’s first food hall, including five different stalls and a selection of wines and beer. Options range from sweet and savoury crepes at Crème de la Crepe, macaroni and cheese with a selection of toppings at Mac’s, pitas and bowls at Feta Mediterranean, Korean beef and broccoli at GNGR and sandwiches and salads at Toast and Garden.
Izumi in the Park, meanwhile, will be an all-day window next to the returning Izumi restaurant in Central Park, serving fresh sushi and street food such as taiyaki ice cream. Another new stop for quick bites will be The Pearl Café, which will offer freshly toasted sandwiches and ready-made salads in a venue sitting between The Pearl and the Royal Promenade.
Basecamp will serve drinks and snacks such as pretzel bites with cheese and shrimp bao buns, while the nearby Desserted will offer both indulgent milkshakes and adults-only alcoholic versions. The Grove, on the other hand, is a new al fresco and casual Mediterranean dining option located on the suite sun deck in the Suite Neighbourhood.
Several family-themed dining venues will also be introduced onboard Icon of the Seas, including Surfside Eatery, a buffet at the centre of the Surfside neighbourhood with different options at breakfast, lunch and dinner. California-inspired all-day brunch will be on offer at Pier 7, and Surfside Bites will provide a menu of quick snacks like burgers, popcorn chicken and cinnamon-sugar donut holes.
"The experiences had over great food are at the heart of so many shared memories that we could all use more of in our day-to-day,” said Linken D’Souza, vice president of food and beverage at Royal Caribbean International. “We've designed Icon of the Seas to offer every guest, no matter their tastes, age and mood or the occasion, a variety of ways they can easily make those moments their way every day while on vacation.”
Starting from January 2024, Icon of the Seas will sail seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami year-round and visit destinations like The Bahamas, St. Maarten. Mexico, Honduras and Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.