To all lovers of cocktails and craft beer: don’t worry that you’ll need to endure a cruise without enjoying your favorite libations. Creative cocktails and brews abound on cruise ships; you can imbibe a familiar favorite or try a new taste. Here are a few of the trendsetting bars you can enjoy at sea, and their signature drinks.
The atmosphere in Celebrity Cruises’ Martini Bar is cool, thanks to the ice-topped bar. The bartenders are cool, too, putting on a bottle-flipping, glass-stacking show. If you can’t pick just one martini flavor, order the Martini Flight to try six: the flavors change over time, but you can count on trying a classic, a fruity Blue Wave, and other delicious tastes.
The Craft Social beer lounge on the Celebrity Equinox offers 40 boutique brews from around the globe; you may find Delirium Tremens from Belgium, Canada’s La Fin du Monde, or Fuller’s London Pride. Perch on a leather-upholstered bar stool or sink into a lounge chair to enjoy your beer with some upscale pub food from the Craft Social menu. A selection of wines and cocktails is available, too.
Part of the fun at Royal Caribbean’s Bionic Bar is that the bar is entirely staffed by robots. On the Harmony of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas, the Bionic Bar’s mechanical arms reach up to select from the dozens of bottles suspended above them. These precise mixologists can create a seemingly endless array of cocktails. Try one of the Bionic Signature drinks: the Infinity is a refreshing combination of gin, cranberry, tonic, and lime.
Another great choice for craft beer fans is the Norwegian Escape, which features the District Brew House. A partnership with Miami-based Wynwood Brewing Company means you can delight your taste buds with 24 rotating beers on tap – from hard ciders and IPAs to milk stouts – and 50 different types of bottled beer. You’ll also find District Ale, which is brewed exclusively for the ship. On the Norwegian Bliss, a partnership with M.I.A. Beer Company adds to the District Brew House’s craft brew mix.
Talk with Anita, your professional travel advisor, about booking your cruise and, as always, enjoy your cruise cocktails and beer responsibly. Cheers!
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