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Royal Caribbean Announces Dining Venues Aboard Icon of the Seas

When Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas sets sail, she will debut with over 20 iconic dining venues. 

Royal Caribbean’s first icon-class ship will offer everything from casual to elegant, sit down to walk up, and live music to chefs that put on a show. 

Guests will find the new Empire Supper Club near the Central Park neighborhood. The menu will be an eight-course experience of lavish American cuisine with a taste of Old New York while a three-piece band plays renditions of modern favorites while you dine. 

At the new 12-seat Celebration Table, guest will enjoy a VIP experience as they celebrate special occasions and milestones. Paired with the AwuaDome’s sweeping ocean views, guests can choose between American, Italian, Asian, and seafood menus, along with the option for menu upgrades.

Several venues returning include Central Park’s American steakhouse, Chops Grille, and Trellis Bar, with its debut menu of bites; the Dining Room, where three levels are matched with three courses; Hooked Seafood in AquaDome; Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Bar, new to Royal Promenade; the now two-level Coastal Kitchen in the Suite Neighborhood; and the exclusive Chef’s Table experience.

Royal Caribbean is introducing its first food hall aboard Icon of the Seas. AquaDome Market will bring five different stalls and a selection of wines and beer to the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Flavors range from sweet and savory crepes at Creme de la Crepe to macaroni and cheese with a twist of tasty toppings at Mac’s, to fresh pitas and bowls at Feta Mediterranean, to Asian-inspired treats like Korean beef and broccoli at GNGR, and sandwiches and salads at Toast and Garden.

The all-day window serving fresh sushi and street food to go, Izumi in the Park debuts next to the first Izumi restaurant in Central Park. 

The Pearl Cafe is new stop for bites day or night, like freshly toasted sandwiches and ready-made salads, the cafe sits between The Pearl and floor-to-ceiling ocean views in Royal Promenade

Basecamp, the new spot to refuel between memory-making in Thrill Island, Chill Island and The Hideaway, serves drinks and treats like pretzel bites with cheese and crispy shrimp bao buns. For a sweet ending, nearby is Desserted, the new milkshake bar with over-the-top shakes, including adults-only boozy options.

If you are looking for an al fresco Mediterranean option, you will find The Grove located on the suite sun deck in the Suite Neighborhood – only steps away from the private pool, whirlpool and cozy spots to hang out

If you love your favorites you’ll find lots returning on Icon of the Seas. Central Park’s Park Cafe, which will be open in the evening for tapas; El Loco Fresh, the grab-and-go spot for Mexican delights in Chill Island; Sorrento’s signature pies and a different specialty pizza for every day of the week in Royal Promenade; and the most expansive Windjammer buffet that offers an equally expansive menu of flavors from around the world, along with a section and selection designed for kids.

At the heart of the family neighborhood, Surfside, families will enjoy a new buffet, Surfside Eatery. There are options for all ages at breakfast, lunch and dinner to include twists on kid’s classics for the adults. 

The new Pier 7 also in surfside will offer and all day brunch and serve up casual California-inspired dishes like surf-and-turf tacos, smoked salmon benedict, and shareable platters.

Surfside Bites offers a menu of snacks such as burgers, popcorn chicken, cinnamon-sugar donut holes from a walkup window. 

Other returning favorites include Izumi, Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, and Sprinkles ice cream.

Icon of the Seas is scheduled to debut in Miami in January 2024.