Named after the Inner Hebrides island with its beautiful views of the ocean and amazing landscape and set to launch in May 2020, Iona will be an innovative beauty.
- Over 15 dining places to suit all appetites and occasions
- 8 speciality restaurants
- More than 10 places to enjoy a drink and take in sea views
- 18 whirlpools
- 4 swimming pools (three outside and one inside)
- More than 6 places to have breakfast
- Plenty of entertainment venues from the theatre to venues for adults only
Day to night, there’s never a dull moment on Iona. From film to full-scale production shows, live music to impromptu aerial acrobatics, this new ship offers entertainment to suit any and every mood.
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The 710 Club - Deck 6
It’s all about the music at The 710 Club. Located on deck 6, it’s a secret haven – exclusively for adults – in which to relax and enjoy the musical atmosphere, day or night. During the day, it’s a retreat from the hustle and bustle, offering something a little different. At night, it transforms into a sophisticated venue hosting a diverse range of top-class singers and bands tailored to British tastes: acoustic covers, ‘impromptu’ performances, classic and modern jazz, swing, Rat Pack, modern and acoustic rock music. The 710 Club offers a fun and lively atmosphere, and is sure to captivate guests night after night.
SkyDome - Decks 16 and 17
A major new entertainment venue called SkyDome will be one of Iona’s star attractions. Set on decks 16 and 17 and featuring an impressive roof and a pool with a retractable stage, it offers a unique space whatever the weather and the time of day. By day, SkyDome is the perfect place for relaxation and informal dining, with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and poolside features, and shaded seating areas. By night, it comes alive with aerial performances, immersive shows and deck parties. Above it all is a glazed dome roof designed by award-winning British engineers Eckersley O'Callaghan, the team behind glass masterpieces such as London’s Embassy Gardens Sky Pool and Bulgari’s flagship New York boutique.
Ocean Studios - Deck 6
Here’s one for the film buffs: Ocean Studios on deck 6 offers a warm welcome, comfortable seating and a relaxing environment in which to be entertained and enjoy a premium cinema experience. Four cinema screens will show both classics and recent blockbusters in surround sound. With screenings throughout the day, there will be films to suit all tastes – and the opportunity to grab some popcorn and snacks before sitting back and relaxing in plush boutique surroundings.
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The Club House - Deck 8
The Club House has a non-stop upbeat atmosphere. Located on deck 8, it’s a lively venue that offers a variety of exciting entertainment, day and night. Daytime sees the space function as a vibrant multi-purpose space that’s perfect for families to experience together, playing games and enjoying afternoon entertainment and game shows. When the sun goes down, The Club House becomes Iona’s late-night venue, offering entertainment and dancing in a modern ‘live lounge’ environment. Guests can also enjoy the sounds of Iona’s talented house band, Pulse, at night. An indoor/outdoor space, it boasts bar areas leading to the outdoor aft end of the Promenade Deck.
The Limelight Club - Deck 6
The Limelight Club on deck 6 is a feast for the senses, with fantastic food, great company and top-notch entertainment. The venue showcases established and emerging entertainers and is the dedicated space for resident performers, all accompanied by a gregarious compère and Iona’s house band. Exclusively for adults, it’s also a hotspot for dancing, with daytime classes and hosted dancing events. Guests can enjoy a drink on arrival before tucking into a menu full of fun and innovative dishes. To heighten the sense of occasion, the menus have a ‘show business’ theme. After each night’s show, the club transforms into a late-night venue for post-show drinks and revelry. No matter what’s on the playbill, a night at The Limelight Club is sociable, fun, lively and surprising.
Headliners Theatre - Decks 6 and 7
Headliners Theatre is perfect for a fun-filled night out on board. Classic yet contemporary, it offers a sleek and sophisticated theatre experience. Plush, comfortable seating and the latest LED technology deliver the ‘wow’ factor, while a two-deck-high auditorium on decks 6 and 7 ensures everyone has the best view in the house. During the day, guests can enjoy matinee performances and activities such as talks, films and Q&As. When night falls, full-scale production shows hit the stage – think dazzling West End style performances, cabaret, comedy and more.
The Ivory Suite - Deck 17
Love is in the air in The Ivory Suite. As the primary venue for weddings and renewals of vows, it’s perfect for intimate and mid-sized ceremonies, all tailored to guests’ requests. The space offers a premium location on deck 17 next to the Crow’s Nest and The Epicurean, and its light, airy and elegant surroundings and ocean views provide a romantic backdrop for photographs. When not in use as a wedding venue, The Ivory Suite will be used for other events, activities and private functions.
The Grand Atrium - Decks 6, 7 and 8
Iona’s Grand Atrium sits on decks 6, 7 and 8 and boasts three-deck-high glazed walls and a contemporary design that brings uninterrupted panoramic sea views and natural light into the space.
‘The sea becomes the hero of the triple-height space; the sinuous curves of the architecture are shaped around it, framing and complementing the views outside,’ says Cecilia Vodret, project architect at Jestico + Whiles.
A showstopping staircase will wow you as soon as you step into the Grand Atrium. ‘The stair, although designed as a fine piece of architecture, is also designed to complement and reflect the outdoor views. It harks back to the glory days of cruising: a sculptural centrepiece with its sweeping arrival at each deck,’ says Cecilia.
As one of four primary entertainment spaces on board, the Grand Atrium offers lots to see and do around the clock. By day, it’s a place to meet, dine, relax, be entertained or simply watch the scenery float past; by night, it’s an immersive destination venue, balancing intimate spaces with larger social areas. The space seamlessly transitions between day and night through lighting and sound.
The Grand Atrium offers a different experience on each level. From morning coffee to a lunchtime bite to evening drinks, a world of choice can be found at the heart of the ship.