2/17/2024     by Jonathan Hermann

Our Agency’s Favorite Places to Chill on Icon of the Seas

Our agency was fortunate to be one of the first to sail on Royal Caribbean®’s Icon of the SeasSM, the largest cruise ship in the world. On our January 2024 sailing, we were able to experience everything this amazing, record-breaking ship has to offer. Keep reading to discover our agency’s favorite chills on The Icon of VacationsSM.


Seven Pools + Nine Whirlpools

From upbeat party scenes to family-friendly hangs and restful retreats, Icon of the SeasSM has a pool for every mood. With seven pools, nine whirlpools and sweeping ocean views all around, you’ll always feel connected to the sea. No matter which pool you find yourself chilling at, there will always be a waiter nearby ready to hand you an ice-cold beverage.



Royal Bay

Of all the pools we relaxed in, Royal Bay rates up there near the top. As the largest pool at sea, it clocks in with 40,000 gallons of water. But it’s not the size that impresses you — it’s the design. From in-water loungers to raised whirlpools, there’s plenty of space to soak up the sun or dive in the refreshing waters.




The Hideaway

This adults-only neighborhood 135 feet above the ocean combines the good vibes of beach club scenes with uninterrupted sea views. This kid-free paradise in the back of the ship offers the first suspended infinity pool at sea, full-sized daybeds, a wraparound bar and a DJ that keeps the tempo up. It’s the ideal place to watch the sunset.


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Swim & Tonic, the largest swim-up bar at sea

Swim & TonicSM

Everyone loves a good swim-up bar, a place you can enjoy an adult beverage along with the cool breeze on your skin. Icon of the SeasSM kicks this idea up a notch with Swim & Tonic, the largest swim-up bar at sea. It's the most spirited spot on the ship, with bartenders shaking up gin-based drinks and a resident DJ spinning the hottest beats. It even has floating menus, making it super easy to order drinks.


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Check out the view from Cloud 17


This pool deck is an open-air sanctuary high above the ordinary. Tucked away on the top deck, Cloud 17 includes a chic, secluded pool, plenty of cushioned loungers and daybeds, and private access to The Lime and Coconut® bar. Plus, you can chill in the cantilevered whirlpool for sweet views over the ship.

The best way to experience all these chills on Icon of the SeasSM yourself is with the help of a trusted travel agent. Our agency knows Royal Caribbean well, so we can give you real-world advice and vacation-enhancing insights. Contact us today to start planning your Icon of Vacations.


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