All developed in-house by Royal Caribbean, the variety of productions, including the first rendition of “The Wizard of Oz” at sea!, are set to be shown across four “stages” – air, ice, water and theatre – onboard the mega-ship. In total, more than 75 world-class entertainers will be performing mind-blowing shows in the all-new AquaDome, AquaTheater, the Royal Theater and the Absolute Zero ice arena.
Royal Caribbean say that the venues showcase the very latest state-of-the-art technology, like 3D flying systems and robot arms that act as diving boards for high divers! Alongside high-octane stage shows, guests will also be treated to live music and rib-tickling comedy courtesy of 50 musicians and comedians also providing entertainment onboard.
“At the heart of so many of the memories made on Royal Caribbean vacations is a combination of live entertainment that’s unmatched in the vacation industry, and we’re taking it to the next level on Icon of the Seas.
If you’re a fan of full-scale productions on Broadway and the West End or live music and comedy in hot spots like Las Vegas, Icon has it all for every mood and style in one vacation – alongside never-before-seen twists only found on Royal Caribbean.”
Nick Weir, Senior Vice President, entertainment, Royal Caribbean International
Highlights of just some of the shows being staged across Icon of the Seas include:
Acrobatic Delights In The AquaDome
Blending incredible physical feats and modern technology, “Aqua Action” is set to be a can’t-look-away extravaganza of high dives, skateboarding, aerial action, synchronized swimming, 3D effects and slacklining – ideal for those who love heart-racing entertainment!
Pirates vs. Mermaids
Whimsical, family-friendly, and hilarious “Pirates vs. Mermaids” tells the story of a heated battle between, coincidentally, pirates and mermaids to determine who really rules the high seas.
Marvellous Acts In The Royal Theatre
Wizard of Oz
For the first time at sea, the world-famous tale of the “Wizard of Oz” will be brought to life in the Royal Theatre. Prepare to witness characters flying high above the audience, incredible sets, mesmerising stage effects, top-notch costumes and a beautiful original score performed by a 16-piece orchestra, that will all combine to tell this magical story live.
SHOWBAND! Live. Music. Now.
Sixteen uber-talented musicians take to the stage to blast out toe-tapping live music hits in the all-out sensory show, “SHOWBAND! Live. Music. Now.”! Artists will combine their chart-topping skills with the theatre’s ultra-modern sound and video technology to deliver a powerful musical experience that is sure to knock your socks off!
Frozen Thrills And Spills In Absolute Zero
Starburst: Elemental Beauty
Chemistry meets choreography in the cold as ice show “Starburst: Elemental Beauty”. The Olympic-level cast of the show will execute expert jumps and tricks, all set against a backdrop of immersive light displays and glittering digital backdrops hosted in the oval-shaped ice arena.
Once Upon a Time: The King’s Royal Ball
Fairytales do come true in “Once Upon a Time: The King’s Royal Ball”, a playful array of timeless tales, with their own new twists!, specially made for young families.
Glamorous, epic entertainment isn’t the only thing that will be new onboard Icon of the Seas! Guests can indulge in the line’s first swim-up bar at sea, Royal Bay Pool, the largest pool at sea, Cloud 17, Category 6, the largest waterpark at sea, the tallest drop slide at sea, Storm Surge and Hurricane Hunter, and so much more – including more than 40 eating, drinking and nightlife options!
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