Creating Flavors for Everyone (Part 1: Beverages)

Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas serves up flavors of all kinds, even those just for the kids. Part one of “Making an Icon: Creating Flavors for Everyone,” dives into the process to come up with the right blend of drinks across all eight neighborhoods. 

Making an Icon

From over-the-top milkshakes to a walk-up champagne bar to coffee-based cocktails and more non-alcoholic options, see the brains behind the menus and experiences research and test all-new recipes, twists on favorites, glassware and more to create sips for every palate. 

  • A look at Icon’s 15+ bars and lounges that were dreamed up for anyone and everyone, and every mood and vibe. Complete with new experiences and twists on favorites, highlights include over-the-top milkshakes, a walk-up champagne bar, coffee-based cocktails and more non-alcoholic options.
  • Hear directly from the Royal Caribbean team about how they leveraged consumer research and insights, conducted months of taste and glassware testing and worked with world-class mixologists to craft bold menus, including 60 all-new beverages, some of which will be exclusive to Icon.
  • Vacationers will get to explore and try things they’ve never imagined and stick to their favorites across more than 15 bars and lounges. If they’re looking for the classic margarita or new flavors, Cantina Fresca is the place to be. For some live music to go with not-your-average Negroni, aka the B Flat Negroni, the brand-new Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues is the spot. And then there’s the beloved Schooner Bar, returning with new additions like a peanut butter and pineapple old fashioned.

Icon of the Seas

As the first-of-its-kind combination of the best of every vacation, Icon will introduce a new era of vacations for years to come. From the resort getaway to the beach escape and theme park adventure, every type of family and kind of adventurer can make memories together and on their own terms without compromise across record-breaking thrills, relaxing ways to chill, a neighborhood designed for young families, more than 40 ways to dine, drink and be entertained, and more.

Icon will sail 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean vacations from Miami all year. Vacationers on board will island hop from destinations like Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, The Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Roatan, Honduras. More details about what Icon has in store are available at

Get To Know Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International, owned by Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL), has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 20 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.

John Shallo
John Shallo
John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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