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What Exactly is "The Grove" on Royal Caribbean's Icon Class Ships?

Royal Caribbean, The Grove, The Suite Sundeck, The Suite Neighborhood
The Grove | Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean introduced many new concepts and venues when they debuted their largest cruise ship ever- Icon of the Seas. Icon is the biggest ship in the world, and offers and array of spectacular venues and dining options onboard. One of the most exclusive areas of the ship is the Suite Neighborhood. Guests in a Star or Sky Class suite have access to everything the Suite Neighborhood has to offer, and on Icon, the spaces are bigger and better than ever before.

The Suite Neighborhood is a section of the ship where many Star and Sky Class suites are located, all centered around several suite guest-only spaces- Coastal Kitchen, The Suite Lounge, and The Suite Sundeck. The latter has been entirely reimagined for Icon, offering a much larger space that includes a brand new al fresco dining option. Royal is calling this space- The Grove. The Grove is comprised of an expansive, multi-level sundeck space that features daybeds, comfy loungers, a pool and hot tub, a dining space, buffet, and suite bar.

Royal Caribbean, The Grove, The Suite Sundeck, The Suite Neighborhood, The Grove Restaurant, The Grove Buffer
The Grove Buffet | Photo Copyright: Harr Travel

As you enter The Grove Sundeck, you are greeted by the smells and sounds of a delicious Mediteranean-style buffet being setup. Elevated dishes of fish, burgers, gyros, and pastas are carefully prepared for you to enjoy out on the patio, and just across the way you can grab a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar to pair perfectly with your meal.

Royal Caribbean, The Grove, The Suite Sundeck, The Suite Neighborhood, The Grove Pool, Suite Sundeck Pool
The Grove Pool | Photo Copyright: Harr Travel

On each side is the sundeck space with daybed and lounger options to enjoy on both Deck 18 and Deck 19. On the starboard side you will find a hot tub, and port-side is a small pool for cooling off on a hot day. For Star and Sky Class guests, having access to these private spaces is the ultimate perk. It is an exclusive space that you will be able to relax in peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the ship.

Star Class

By reserving a Star Suite, you unlock a world of magical experiences tailor-made for you and your family. The journey begins with priority boarding, setting the tone for an extraordinary vacation. Throughout your entire trip, your Royal Genie is with you every step of the way, ensuring you all the perks and benefits that Star Class has to offer. From securing prime seating for the shows of your choice, to bypassing queues for your favorite activities, every moment is designed to exceed your expectations. Moreover, you have the freedom to indulge in delicious dining at any of the ship's specialty restaurants. Star Class offers the experience of a lifetime, and guarantees that your next trip will be unforgettable.

Star Class Perks & Privileges
  • Royal Genie Service

  • Priority Boarding and Departure

  • Complimentary Access to All the Specialty Dining

  • Deluxe Beverage Package

  • Suite Lounge & Sundeck Access

  • Coastal Kitchen Access for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Complimentary Daily Gratuities

  • Complimentary Laundry and Pressing Services

  • Unlimited VOOM, the Fastest Internet at Sea

  • Best Seating in select Entertainment Venues

  • Welcome Food & Beverage Amenity

  • Complimentary Minibar

  • Upgraded Bathroom Amenities

  • Duxiana Mattress & Frette Linens

Sky Class

When you reserve a Sky Class suite, you ensure the best vacation for your family, friends, or group! With perks and privileges only available to Royal Suite guests, Sky Class offers a range of beautiful accommodations, and unlocks special upgrades like expedited boarding, 5 star concierge service, access to suite-only dining options, and more!

Sky Class Perks & Privileges
  • Exclusive Concierge Service

  • Priority Boarding and Departure

  • Priority Dining Reservations

  • Suite Lounge & Sundeck Access

  • Coastal Kitchen Access for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • VOOM, the Fastest Internet at Sea

  • Reserved Seating in Select Entertainment Venues

  • Bottled Water Upon Arrival

  • Upgraded Bathroom Amenities

  • Luxury Pillow and Upgraded Mattress

Booking Your Cruise

Now that you are ready to book your Star or Sky suite on the incredible Icon of the Seas, reach out to the experts at Harr Travel. Our advisors know the ship inside and out, and we have an amazing relationship with Royal Caribbean. We will help craft the 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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