A flavourful cocktail that hits all the right notes, a distinguished smoky single malt or a cool, crisp Chardonnay; whatever your drink of choice, there’s no better place to enjoy it than while taking in the splendours of sailing at sea. And, many cruise lines have gone the extra mile to deliver not just a delicious drink but an incredible experience. To understand why a beverage on board is much more than just the taste, we’re sharing our 7 best bars at sea.
Eden: Celebrity Cruise
Celebrity Cruise’s concept of building a greater connection between their guests and the sea is really evident in the innovative design of their bar, Eden. Three-storeys high, with panoramic, floor-to-ceiling windows, the bar offers a delightfully different ambience depending on the time you visit.
Starting the morning at Eden Café, serving speciality coffees, the menu evolves to suit your tastes throughout the day, becoming Eden bar offering hand-crafted cocktails and Eden Restaurant with experiential cuisine, as the daylight hours turn to evening.
Schooner Bar: Royal Caribbean Cruises
For an evening of splendid entertainment and a menu of carefully curated cocktails, with options to suit every taste, Schooner Bar is the place to be. Cosy in its nautical theme with portholes, canvas sails and deck-like flooring, Schooner Bar offers entertainment from day through to night.
From trivia games and quizzes to live piano performances that encourage a sing-along after a drink or two, this Royal Caribbean bar is a favourite among many of its guests.
Svedka Ice Bar: Norwegian Cruise Lines
Step inside the Ice Bar for an unforgettable Scandinavian experience. When wrapped up in your fur-lined overcoat and gloves, provided by the bar, the arctic temperatures add to the ambience without leaving you feeling cold.
Inspired by the original ice hotels, the bars, walls, seats and even glasses are sculpted from ice, while the impressive towering ice carvings overlook the room as you sip frosty cocktails in this other-worldly location.
Bionic Bar: Royal Caribbean Cruises
Marvel at technology as two robotic bartenders demonstrate their expert mixologist moves in the Bionic Bar. Choose from the endless list of classic cocktails or challenge the robots’ repertoire by requesting a custom-curated speciality. And the smart technology doesn’t stop there, as 12K high-definition screens provide digitally enhanced entertainment.
The Golden Lion Pub: Cunard Cruise Line
Innovation may be exciting, but sometimes you want to sit back and enjoy the familiarity of a pub. And that’s just what The Golden Lion offers: specially brewed beers, comfortable booths, live sport and pub games and hearty pub lunches. Meet up with friends or make new acquaintances as you sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience.
Martini Bar & Crush: Celebrity Cruises
If you like your drinks shaken, not stirred, then heading to the Martini Bar & Crush will satisfy your wish. In true James Bond-like style, this bar exudes cool. From the slick show of the mixologists’ skill, creating an imaginable range of tempting martinis, to the upbeat tunes and even the elegant ice-topped bar, every element of this experience brings an extra level of class to your evening tipple.// END - About the Author ?>