Review of Iona deck 18 (Panorama-Pools-Beachcomber-Retreat)
The fore-located Beachcomber complex features an indoor swimming pool (SkyDome-covered / by a round-shaped glass roof) and a spacious outdoor Sundeck (sunbathing space with shaded seating, 2x outdoor Jacuzzies/whirlpool hot tubs, padded chaise lounges, deckchairs, showers). During the day, the Beachcomber hosts pool deck activities, while in the evenings, the sundeck transforms into an entertainment venue with aerial acrobatic performances and live music, also hosting deck parties under the stars. Beachcomber is also great for families, offering casual dining and live entertainment. The Sundeck is served with beverages and light snacks by the Beachcomber Bar.
The bow-facing The Retreat is an adults-only, open-air VIP Sundeck with 2x outdoor Jacuzzies/whirlpool hot tubs. This is the ship's "spa terrace" with several shaded private cabanas available for rent (day pass is ~GBP 25, the voyage-long pass is ~GBP 120 per person). The VIP cabana experience features alfresco dining, Spa massages, exclusive service by a dedicated staff (serving chilled drinks, cold flannels, light snacks).
"Panorama Pool & Bar" is an aft-located Sundeck with an Infinity Pool (resistance swimming pool with a stern-facing glass wall) and a sunbathing area (loungers, deckchairs, showers). In Deck 18's aft section are also the Jogging Track and Splash Park/Valley.