Royal Caribbean has released the latest episode of “Making an Icon: Creating Chill Island & The Hideaway.”
The experts across naval engineering, design, food and beverage operations and product development share insights on designing the two new neighbourhoods on Icon of the Seas – from building the largest pool at sea to the first suspended infinity pool and more.
What it came down to was engineering more water on top of a cruise ship than ever before and the thoughtful combination of different experiences and vibes for every mood and vacationer.
First stop is Chill Island, complete with four of the seven pools on Icon.
At the heart of this three-deck oasis is Royal Bay Pool, the largest pool at sea; and the serene, infinity-edge Cove Pool, where there are different ways to soak in the sun or kick back under the shade.
There are a variety of spots to chill and sip on fresh cocktails, including The Lime & Coconut – with the cruise line’s first frozen cocktail bar – the Swim & Tonic, Royal Caribbean’s first swim-up bar at sea; and Cloud 17, an adults-only retreat with a pool and more.
At The Hideaway, tucked away 135 feet above the ocean, guests will find a slice of paradise that combines beach club vibes with uninterrupted ocean views.
At the centre of it all is the first suspended infinity pool at sea, with 180-degree views, surrounded by a multilevel terrace with chaise seating, whirlpools, a dedicated bar and a DJ from sunrise to sunset.
In case you missed it: Royal Caribbean revealed the lineup of more than 20 dining experiences on Icon.
From a new eight-course dining experience to walk-up windows, casual to upscale, and live music to chefs who put on a show, all types of vacationers can have their pick of options for every occasion and mood.
Click here to view our web story about dining on Icon of the Seas!
Stay tuned for the next monthly episode of Making an Icon, where you’ll dive into the neighbourhood for the cruise line’s crew!