Posted January 25th, 2016
The Coolest Bars At Sea
Whether you have just returned to the ship following a day of sightseeing or you are taking a break from your poolside sunbathing session, a refreshing drink is always a welcome feeling across your lips. Cruise ships are littered with bars of different kinds, offering a plethora of drinks for whatever time of the day it is and whatever mood you are in.
From wine bars to sports bars and juice bars to Champagne bars, you are never too far from somewhere to whet your whistle. Here are some of the coolest places to sink a drink or two at sea.
The sight of the Bionic Bar will have any bartender shaking in their boots and worrying about how much longer they will have a job. On board Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and the imminent duo Ovation of the Seas and Harmony of the Sea, you can order a drink from the future. Simply select your tipple from the iPad and then stand back as two robotic arms set about creating it. They dispense the alcohol from optics in the ceiling, add the appropriate mixer, shake over ice and deliver it right into your hand. Whilst you wait you can also see your selection move its way down the queue on the stylish screens either side of the bar.
Some people say that the amount of pink in this Disney Dream bar is a bit surprising, but we think it would be much more alarming if this venue didn’t live up to its name at all. With pink Champagne behind the bar, pink chairs to relax in and pink lighting by which you can show off your best moves, there’s plenty of fun to be had during your Disney Cruise.
SVEDKA Ice Bar
This Norwegian Cruise Line venue is a cool bar for two reasons. That’s because, firstly, it is an interesting and fun place to enjoy a drink and, secondly, because it is literally cool. Aside from the liquids filling your glass, everything here is made from ice. That includes the glass itself, the chair you’re sitting on and a number of interesting sculptures situated inside. Your entry fee into the ice bar on board Norwegian Epic, Breakaway and Getaway includes a cosy Parka coat, two drinks and 45 minutes of freezing fun.
Britannia’s Crow’s Nest
One of Britannia’s biggest draws is that it showcases the best of British in a number of different ways. Whilst Brodie’s provides a giddying choice of bottles beers from around the UK, the Crow’s Nest is a place for gin lovers to gather during their trip with P&Oamp; Cruises. The menu features 20 different gins from international brands like Hendrix to artisanal products from smaller distilleries you may never have heard of. There are also great views on offer from up high on the lido deck.
Rising Tide Bar
This one is for fans of the novelty factor as the Rising Tide Bar has it in abundance. Found on board Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class ships, it consists of a platform than travels up and down between decks five and eight like an open-air lift that serves your favourite drink. The rising or falling takes place every half an hour and it’s definitely something that has to be experienced at least once during your cruise.
We can offer cruises aboard all of the ships mentioned in this post, giving you the chance to check out some of the coolest bars at sea. For more information or to book your cruise, call us today or get in touch online.