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A Closer Look at the New Surfside Family Neighborhood Onboard Icon of the Seas

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Surfside Family Neighborhood | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean


One of the most highly anticipate new venues on Icon of the Seas is the Surfside Family Neighborhood. This is an all-new neighborhood, continuing the clear differentiation between the Oasis and Icon Class ships. Where you would normally find the AquaTheater on the Oasis Class, the Surfside Family Neighborhood is on Icon.


This is the incredible family space all about water fun, games, and delicious bites. Families can spend all day in this neighborhood, enjoying the incredible views, relaxing in the sunshine, and making memories together. Let's take a closer look at all the venues offered in Surfside.


SPLASHAWAY BAY | This is the epic, fun-for-the-whole-family splash pad onboard. There are slides, wade pools, fountains, and a water dump bucket that will delight everyone.


WATER'S EDGE POOL | This incredible infinity pool is located on the very back of the ship, with a horizon for days, and plenty of space to relax and cool off.


PLAYSCAPE | A playground for kids boasting slides, tons of play equipment, and located near the carousel and the eateries.


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The Carousel | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

CAROUSEL | The carousel is not new to Royal ships, but this time the classic carnival ride has been given a beachy twist and has been moved to Surfside, continuing the theme of the family-friendly zone.


ARCADE | Putting the arcade in Surfside was the perfect decision, and here kids and parents alike can enjoy an array of fun video and arcade games.


SURFSIDE EATERY | This is a complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet spot, and an incredible option for families choosing to spend the day in Surfside. The menu will offer delicious items from chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, to fun-shaped pasta with cheese sauce later in the day!


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Pier 7 | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

PIER 7 | Pier 7 offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a light california-influenced menu. Here you can enjoy surf and turf tacos, crunchy mango lime shrimp tostadas, and shareable platters. This is a great option for the whole family, or maybe a fun treat for the adults while the kids head to the buffet line at the Surfside Eatery.


THE LEMON POST BAR | Before a delicious lunch at Pier 7, parents can head over to the Lemon Post for a delicious cocktail by the water. But the best part is that there is an entire kids drink menu, so the whole family can enjoy a refreshing drink at the pool!


SUGAR BEACH | This specialty sweet shop is a must-stop when in Surfside. They offer a range of confections to satisfy any sweet tooth, from fudge, to cupcakes, to to-go bags filled with candy.


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Surfside Bites | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

SURFSIDE BITES | At Surfside Bites, you can enjoy a delicious burger, hot dog, and mac-and-cheese for lunch, and chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon donut holes for dessert or a sweet treat snack during a long day of fun. The best part is that it's all included!


ADVENTURE OCEAN | Another incredible decision made by Royal was to have the Adventure Ocean kids club and the teen space onboard located right beneath Surfside, solidifying the neighborhood as the ultimate family fun zone.



Booking Your Cruise

Now that you are ready to book your next family vacation on Icon of the Seas, reach out to the experts at Harr Travel. We know the spaces inside and out, and have an incredible relationship with Royal Caribbean. Our advisors will craft the memorable cruise vacation of a lifetime for you, your friends, family, or group at an incredible rate, and give you the Harr Travel signature service every step of the way.



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