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Watch: How to spend an evening onboard Icon of the Seas

Icon of the Seas AquaTheater
photo_camera Icon of the Seas' AquaTheater (Credit: Royal Caribbean)

Join us behind the scenes on Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas to discover the evening entertainment options on offer on the world’s largest cruise ship

Much has been made of Icon’s record-breaking waterparks, variety of swimming pools and its new family neighbourhoods, but there’s plenty of new and exciting features for guests to enjoy once the evening arrives, as well.

A giddy array of new night-time hangouts and free Broadway shows have been added to the ship’s entertainment offering, including the first-ever production of Wizard of Oz at sea.

Royal Caribbean’s AquaTheater – an exclusive venue on the line’s Oasis class ships – will be the setting for spectacular high-dive performances each evening, while Duelling Pianos sees two pianists go head-to-head in a nightly battle of the baby grands, with sing-alongs and crowd banter complementing the bar’s line-up of inventive cocktails.

Watch below as Cruise Trade News editor Jack Carter takes a peek behind the curtain to find out more.

Cruise Trade News joined Royal Caribbean for the official launch of Icon last month, which saw football superstar Lionel Messi join Royal Caribbean’s Michael Bayley and Jason Liberty for the ship’s official naming ceremony.

Weighing in at a whopping 250,800 gross tonnes and with enough capacity to carry 7,600 passengers, the ship features the largest pool at sea, 15 entertainment areas and 20 diverse restaurant options, and a dedicated ‘neighbourhood’ for young families called Surfside – another first for Royal Caribbean.

Icon is also the first ship to be built with a waste-to-energy plant, making it Royal Caribbean’s most sustainable ship to date.

While on board, Cruise Trade News sat down with Ben Bouldin, vice president EMEA of Royal Caribbean, to learn more about how the line plans to support agents in 2024, where he confirmed the return of its Seminar at Sea programme, which will see more than 400 agents from across the EMEA region invited on board.

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