At one time there was an equivalent of the Icehouse in every city in the United States. It had a bar, served beer, and had domino tables, pool tables and served both men and women. It was a social center where the gossip of the day prevailed and recreation was offered.
We had a dinner meeting during which a film was shown featuring a Caribbean cruise. It was an interesting show but I am not interested in a cruise ship. If I were going to the Caribbean I would prefer to fly to a specify location.