Enjoying a tasty tipple on your next cruise has never been more Insta-worthy! From zero-waste cocktails made from leftover croissants, to undersea experiences, robot bartenders and below-zero temperatures, here’s our roundup (in no particular order) of some of the more unique offerings afloat.
On French line Ponant’s Explorer-class ships you’ll find the dark, multi-sensory Blue Eye lounge nestled below the waterline with two whale eye-shaped portholes, digital screens and “body listening” couches that gently vibrate to undersea acoustics. Ooh lala!
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships feature the Rising Tide bar that takes a maximum of 32 guests on a smooth 20-minute vertical ride between three decks. Touted as the “coolest way to move between Central Park and the Royal Promenade”.
Staying with Royal Caribbean, futuristic imbibers can head to Bionic Bar® where two robot mixologists serve up a whole host of cocktails, from well-known classics, to custom creations designed by you.
Skyy® Vodka Ice Bar
Cool off in the tropics on select Norwegian Cruise Line ships at this arctic-inspired bar that’s always kept at a chilly -8 degrees celcius! Bartenders serve up Skyy® vodka drinks in ice glasses, and the bar, walls, and seats are all made from ice too!
Fancy a craft cocktail made from discarded banana skins, or leftover croissants? Perhaps you’d prefer a responsibly-sourced gin, or biodynamic wine? The Metropolitan Bar on NCL’s new 3,099-passenger Norwegian Prima combines surplus ingredients with sustainable spirits in sophisticated and creative ways.
Eden is a bright and airy multi-level space onboard Celebrity Edge. With 3 stories of windows allowing for unrivaled panoramic ocean views and a plant library at its centrepiece, bartenders can lovingly garnish bespoke cocktails with fresh herbs delicately picked from the living wall.
Have we missed any? What’s your fave? Get in touch to book your next cruise adventure today.