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The Ultimate Guide to All the Dining Options on Royal Caribbean's Icon Class Ships

Updated: Jun 22


Royal Caribbean, Icon Class, Izumi
Izumi | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Icon of the Seas is the first in a long line of Icon Class ships coming out of the shipyards over the course of the next few years. On Icon many fan favorites and new concepts were debuted, setting the standard for the rest of the upcoming Icon ships.


One of the most important aspects cruising is the onboard dining. When you are on a ship for a week or more, having a variety of delicious dining options is a must, and Royal Caribbean continues to shine in this department. Icon offers many unique and interesting new concepts, as well as tried-and-true fan favorites.


We have put together a comprehensive guide on all the specialty and complimentary dining options you will find onboard Royal Caribbean's Icon Class ships, so you can confidently book your next cruise knowing you will be able to dine at all your favorite restaurants while onboard.



Royal Caribbean, AquaDome Market
AquaDome Market | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

AquaDome Market

Fast-Casual | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Royal Caribbean debuted their first food hall concept with the AquaDome Market. Located in the new AquaDome neighborhood, the market offers several globally-inspired stations including rice and noodle bowls, mac and cheese options, Mediterranean fare, and delicious sweet crepes.




Royal Caribbean, Basecamp, Icon Class
Basecamp | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Basecamp

Fast-Casual | $ / Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Located on Thrill Island, Basecamp is a great stop for a quick complimentary bite. Here you can enjoy tater tots, pretzel bites, and there is also a specialty menu where you can order smashburgers, chicken sandwiches, and other unique options for an additional cost.




Royal Caribbean, Cafe Promenade, Royal Promenade, Oasis Class
Cafe Promenade | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Cafe Promenade

Cafe | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


All-day quick and easy grab-and-go bites. For breakfast grab a warm cup of coffee and a delicious cinnamon roll. Lunch and dinner fare includes roast beef croissant sandwiches, chicken roti wrap, and an antipasti platter. This is also the perfect spot to satisfy your sweet tooth, as Cafe Promenade serves up mud cakes, pies, chocolate chip cookies, and more!




Royal Caribbean, Icon of the Seas, Celebration Table
Celebration Table | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Celebration Table

$$$$

Dinner

Found on: Icon


The Celebration Table is a new concept for Royal- a VIP private dining experience. You can reserve the space for you and your 13 closest friends and family for a birthday party, anniversary, and everything in between. You will enjoy a private lounge, and a delicious dinner served family style with a specialty cocktail and customized menu for your special event.




Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class, Chop's Grill
Chops Grill | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Chops Grill

Prix-fixe | $$

Dinner, Lunch

Found on: Icon, Star


Chops Grill is a classic steakhouse, and Royal Caribbean fan favorite. This venue is found on all Royal Caribbean ships, offering strip steak, ribeye, filets, and rack of lamb. There are an array of different shareable sides to choose from including mac and cheese, gruyere tater tots, and a variated of roasted vegetables. This is a fan favorite for good reason, with an expansive prix-fixe menu that will delight everyone at the table.




Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class, Chef's Table
Chef's Table | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Chef's Table

Prix-fixe | $$$$

Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


For an exclusive and elevated dining experience, Chef's Table fits the bill. It is an intimate dinner with a small group of passengers that share one common interest - gourmet food. Led by the head chef onboard, you will be taken on an epicurean journey of flavor. Menu highlight include scallop carpaccio with a yuzu vinaigrette, roasted branzino with grilled vegetables and lemon confit, and a signature dessert called "The World"- a blend of peanut butter, chocolate, and salted caramel flavors. This is the most exclusive dining experience onboard, and will need to be booked well in advance in order to secure a spot at the table. Chef's Table is held in different locations depending on the ship.




Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class, Coastal Kitchen
Coastal Kitchen | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Coastal Kitchen

A La Carte | Included for Star and Sky Class Guests

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


This is the suite-guest exclusive restaurant onboard. Guests staying in Star and Sky Class will have access to this elevated dining venue for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and those in Sea Class will have access for dinner based on availability. Menu highlights include tender herb crusted chicken breast with roasted squash, veal tenderloin with caramelized onions and a pea puree, and escargots a la bourguignonne simmering in butter, garlic, and parsley.




Royal Caribbean, El Loco Fresh, Oasis Class
El Loco Fresh | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

El Loco Fresh

Fast-Casual | Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


El Loco Fresh, located on upper decks where all the action is, is the perfect stop for a quick and delicious bite in the middle of a long day of fun. After a good dip in the pool and relaxing rest in the sun, head over and grab a complimentary burrito, taco, or quesadilla. There is a salsa station with offerings from guacamole, red and green salsa, pico de gallo, and more!




Royal Caribbean, Icon Class, Empire Supper Club
Empire Supper Club | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Empire Supper Club

Prix-Fixe | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Icon


This is by far the most elevated dining you will find on Icon. Dinner starts at $200 per person, with a formal dress code, making this the perfect restaurant for a romantic date. Enjoy an eight course dinner in an elegant dining room, with a 3 piece jazz band playing onstage throughout the evening.




Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class, Giovanni's Italian Kitchen
Giovanni's Italian Kitchen | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Giovanni's Italian Kitchen

Prix-Fixe | $$

Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Step into a tuscan paradise at Giovanni's Italian Kitchen. Here you can enjoy hand crafted pizzas and flatbreads, delicious pastas that include the fan-favorite lasagna, and the always popular meat and cheese platter to share.




Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class, Hooked Seafood
Hooked Seafood | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Hooked Seafood

Prix-fixe | $$

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Reminiscent of an East Coast chowder house, Hooked seafood is located in the very front of the ship above the Solarium on Oasis Class. Here you can enjoy fresh and delicious seafood with friends. Begin your meal with a tray of oysters from the wet bar, paired with delicious lemon juice and condiments. For your main course enjoy whole main lobster, or the captain recommended Royal Seafood Platter that includes: battered deep-fried cod, crab, prawns, mussels, and scallops served with delectable cajun fries. And don't forget to order the coconut cream pie as a finisher.




Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class, Izumi
Izumi | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Izumi Hibachi & Sushi

A La Carte | $$

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Another Royal fan favorite, Izumi Hibachi & Sushi offers a delicious Japanese menu. Inside you will find traditional seating, as well as seating around the teppanyaki tables for those who have reserved the teppanyaki experience (this tends to sell out quickly as it is very popular). Enjoy delicious rolls including the seared tuna tataki roll, crispy tuna roll, and other classics. For dessert the mochi trio is the way to go with flavors of mango, strawberry, and chocolate.




Izumi in the Park, Royal Caribbean, Utopia of the Seas
Izumi in the Park | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Izumi in the Park

Take-Out | $

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Icon debuted a brand new concept, featuring a takeout window attached to the sit-down Izumi restaurant that has a new location in the park. Here guests can enjoy sushi and bubble cone ice cream, grab-and-go style, as late as 10pm! This is a great option for those who wish to enjoy their favorite Izumi rolls daily without having to make a reservation.




Royal Caribbean, Oasis Class, the Main Dining Room
The Main Dining Room | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Main Dining Room

Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


A cruise ship classic, the main dining room is the largest sit-down restaurant venue onboard, and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests will be assigned a specific table and dining time in the evenings, and when you arrive you will be able to choose a starter, main, and dessert. The menu rotates each night, and highlights include: New York strip steak, grilled chicken, and filleted fish. The key lime pie and the Royal cheesecake are just a few fan favorites on the dessert menu that will perfectly finish off your meal.




Royal Caribbean, Park Cafe, Oasis Class
Park Cafe | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Park Cafe

Fast-Casual | Included

Breakfast, Lunch

Found on: Icon, Star


Located in Central Park, the Park Cafe was created with easy but delicious grab-and-go items. Enjoy fresh pressed paninis, soups and ready-made salads, and of course the famous Kümmelweck roast beef sandwich! You can dine at any of the tables inside, our outside for beautiful views of Central Park.




Royal Caribbean, Pearl Cafe
Pearl Cafe | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Pearl Cafe

Fast-Casual | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


This complimentary venue is the perfect stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The Pearl Cafe offers quick grab-and-go selections such as cold sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, and boxed salads. You can also order pressed sandwiches, hot coffee, and a sweet treat or two, among other things.




Royal Caribbean, Icon Class, Pier 7
Pier 7 | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Pier 7

A La Carte | $

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


This delicious California-inspired specialty restaurant in the Surfside Family Neighborhood offers brunch all day as well as delicious lunch options. You can enjoy surf and turf tacos, crispy mango lime shrimp tostadas, the fluffy buttermilk pancake platter, eggs benedict, and more before heading back to the infinity pool for a little lounge in the sun.




Royal Caribbean, Playmakers
Playmakers | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Playmakers Sports Bar

A La Carte | $

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Playmakers is a quintessential sports bar, and one of the most popular Royal Caribbean venues. Enjoy a burger and beer while watching the big game or playing in the arcade. Menu highlights include: Pile of Nachos, Pigskin Sliders, Truffle Burger, Wings, and delicious comforting desserts such as an ice cream sundae or warm chocolate chip cookie baked with marshmallow and Nutella.




Royal Caribbean, Sorrento's Pizza
Sorrento's | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Sorrento's

Fast-Casual | Included

Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Sorrento's Pizza is located in the bustling Royal Promenade, and is an easy stop for a slice on your way around the ship. Here you can dine on your favorite cheese or pepperoni pizza, margharita pizza, or the fun smokey bbq chicken pizza. Sorrento's is open late, making it the perfect spot for a midnight snack.




Royal Caribbean, Surfside Bites, Icon Class
Surfside Bites | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Surfside Bites

Grab-and-Go | Included

Breakfast, Lunch

Found on: Icon, Star


Surfside Bites is a quick, grab-and-go spot in the Surfside Family Neighborhood. Here you can grab delicious churro bites, hot dogs, french fries, and out-of-this-world popcorn chicken. This is an amazing option for a little snack in the middle of a long day of fun in Surfside!




Royal Caribbean, Surfside Eatery, Icon Class
Surfside Eatery | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Surfside Eatery

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


Located in the new Surfside Family Neighborhood, this Surfside Eatery is a great place to go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you have young kids. You can enjoy delicious breakfast options such as chocolate chip pancakes and fresh fruit, and for lunch and dinner there are fun-shaped pastas you can top with your choice of sauces- it's the perfect spot for those picky eaters in the family. There are also elevated options for the parents as well.




Royal Caribbean, Vitality Cafe
Vitality Cafe | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Vitality Cafe

Cafe | Included

Breakfast, Lunch

Found on: Icon, Star


This unique complimentary venue is ofter overlooked due to its location inside the spa. Here you can order refreshing items that will further your health and wellness journey. From clean juices and wellness shots, to protein shakes and fruit smoothies, the Vitality Cafe is the perfect stop at the start of your day, or after a good workout in the gym.




Royal Caribbean, Windjammer Buffet
Windjammer | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Windjammer Marketplace

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Icon, Star


The Windjammer is Royal Caribbean's classic buffet onboard. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, here you will find a range of different foods to choose from. For breakfast options include: made-to-order omelets, breakfast sausage, avocado toast, fresh fruit and pastries, pancakes, waffles, and a variety of juices. Lunch offers sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers and fries, pasta, and more! Dinner you will find globally inspired fare from Asian dishes to Indian food, made-to-order pasta, as well as classic burger, charcuterie options, fresh fruit, roasted veggies, and a salad bar. There are always a wide array of desserts that rotate daily, and the best part is that you can grab as many as you would like!



Booking Your Cruise

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



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