8 of the Best Themed Bars You’ll Find on Board a Cruise Ship


Whether you’re booked for the balmy, sun-drenched indulgence of a Bahamas cruise or the spectacular sights of the Aurora Borealis on a trip to the Arctic, a cruise holiday can provide it all. But when the day draws to a close, what do you do? You start the party and head to one of the many themed bars on board.

Here, we list eight of the very best themed bars you’ll find on board cruise ships.

  1. The Cavern Bar

Climb aboard Norwegian Bliss and get ready to enter a Magical Mystery world – sharp suits, mod haircuts and sky-high hemlines. Yes, you’ve gone back to 1960s Liverpool and it’s as groovy as ever. The world-famous Cavern Bar is recreated in all its glory from the replica Cavern Club stage wall signed by the Merseybeat artists to a thriving bar serving the best beers and whiskeys known to man. And the icing on the cake? One of the finest Beatles cover bands will be playing tribute to the Fab Four so you can Get Back and relive Yesterday as you Twist and Shout the night away.

  1. The Havana Bar

Looking for something a little more exotic to fit with your cruise? On Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista, you’ll find a spot that’s as glamorous as it is charming. Even if your cruise is taking you to the heart of Alaska you can still turn up the heat in the Havana Bar. Step into the welcoming atmosphere of Latin America with old postcards, vintage literature and classic Cuban designs. Pop by during the day to enjoy cafe Cubano (the sweet and strong Cuban espresso) or come as the sun sets for delicious daiquiris, moreish mojitos and more. Oh, and as if we could forget, there’ll be plenty of Latin beats and salsa dancing so that as the temperatures outside drop, inside they soar.

  1. Cellar Masters

If you’d rather sit and shoot the breeze over a delectable wine than dance the night away, then Celebrity Cruises have just what you’re looking for. The Cellar Masters is a cosy and atmospheric wine bar designed to bring out the connoisseur in anyone. Relax in opulent surroundings as you enjoy both familiar and unfamiliar wines from all around the globe with a dedicated sommelier to ensure you have the most sophisticated of experiences.

  1. The Proper English Pub

Sometimes, the guilty pleasure of a home-from-home experience is just what’s needed when travelling the globe. Aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, you’ll find a ‘proper English pub’. Laid out like a traditional boozer you can sup ales or British-themed cocktails to your heart’s content. We can’t promise there’ll be a bag of pork scratchings and a dartboard but stranger things have happened!

  1. The TV Studio

Ocean cruises offer unique experiences and opportunities that you just wouldn’t get on any other holiday and as unique bar experiences go, this one is high on the list. Board the MSC Bellissima and enjoy a drinking experience like no other. The TV studio is just that by day, a futuristic, high-tech, multi-purpose space which houses a radio broadcast suite and a TV studio broadcasting live games, quizzes, talent contests and other fun content across the ship. But at night, this place transforms to become an atmospheric bar and live music venue. If you’ve always fancied being a star of the screen, then this could be right up your street.

  1. The Eden Bar & Restaurant

This sumptuous bar and dining experience will transport you to a land that time forgot, the Garden of Eden. Complete with towering ferns and foliage of all shapes and sizes, you’ll feel like you’ve just set foot in a lavish English garden. The exquisite service and signature Eden cocktails will make you feel like the most important people in the world and without a serpent insight.

  1. Spice H20

Exquisite sunsets, blissed-out music and hot tubs galore. If you’ve always fancied a trip to the White Isle, then Norwegian Bliss can provide the experience of your dreams. Designed to replicate an Ibizan beach bar, by day you can sip cocktails from your hot tub or sun lounger and by night you can dance under the stars. What’s not to love?

  1. The Schooner Bar

The variety of options onboard your cruise ship is exactly what makes a cruise holiday so special. However, it’s not uncommon to want to experience ship life in all its authenticity and nowhere is this more possible than in the Allure of the Seas Schooner Bar. The themed tavern pays homage to the sea, gaze out from one of the porthole windows, cosy up next to a mast or put your request in at the Grand Piano. The nautical theme, cosy décor and exemplary cocktails will ensure you’re exactly where you’ve always wanted to be.

So, if these amazing themed bars have whetted your appetite for a cruise on the high seas, why not check out Cruise1st Australia’s excellent range of deals. You can do so by visiting the Cruise1st homepage or call our dedicated team on 1300 857 345.



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