Review of Icon Of The Seas deck 15 (AquaDome-AquaTheater-The Hideaway-Chill Island1-Pools)
The midship-positioned Chill Island Neighborhood spans 3 decks (15-16-17), houses 4x (of the ship's 7x) swimming pools and is served by the poolside bar "Swim & Tonic" (RCI's first shipboard swim-up bar). Chill Island has the largest on-a-cruise liner swimming pool (Royal Bay Pool), Cove Pool (infinity-edge), Sprinkles (complimentary ice cream bar), the Cloud 17 (adults-only retreat), and is served by The Lime & Coconut Bar Lounge (with four locations, including the fleet-first frozen cocktail bar) and Swim & Tonic.
Royal Bay Pool (starboard) and Cove Pool (portside infinity pool) are open between 9 am and 10 pm.
The fore-positioned AquaDome Neighborhood is fully covered by a glass dome (transparent roof with unobstructed 270-degree outside views) and features the largest-at-sea waterfall (transforming in the evenings into AquaTheater) which waters fall right from the Dome's ceiling. During the day, AquaDome serves as a relaxation complex with a serene ambiance and various food and beverage options (restaurants and bars). In the evening, AquaDome transforms into a "nightlife zone" housing RCI's signature entertainment venue AquaTheater (redesigned, smaller-sized and indoor/glass-covered on ICON ships) hosting marquee aquatic and aerial acrobatic shows. The AquaTheater has a transforming deepwater swimming pool and is fitted with modern technologies including multi-media equipment (superior light-sound-smoke effects, 3D flying projections), stage lifts, 4x robotic arms. Note: OASIS liners' outdoor AquaTheater (positioned at the stern) is replaced on the ICON boats with a family-themed activity deck. AquaDome has two dining venues - Hooked Seafood (seafood restaurant) and Celebration Table (an upgraded Chef's Table/VIP dining experience).
The Hideaway Neighborhood is a beach club-themed pool deck with the largest on a cruise liner swimming pool (Royal Bay Pool), Cove Pool (infinity-edge), a suspended infinity pool (the first at sea), and a surrounding 2-deck terrace with outdoor Jacuzzies, a dedicated poolside bar (Hideaway Bar) and a variety of seating. Here is also the Windjammer Marketplace (complimentary Lido buffet restaurant).
The Lime & Coconut Bar Lounge (with four locations, including the fleet-first frozen cocktail bar)
Sprinkles (complimentary ice cream bar)
Cantina Fresca (Mexican-themed bar)
El Loco Fresh (grab-and-go Mexican food)