Bartenders from cruise and ferry lines around the world are competing to become Bartender of the Year in the ninth annual Bacardi Cruise Competition. The 25 semi-finalists have developed travel-inspired signature cocktails that showcase their skills and creativity using Bacardi's family of brands.
This year, Bacardi asked you, the cruisers, to help select one of the finalists. Five were chosen by a judging panel, and Cruise Critic readers had the chance to vote for the sixth and final drink/bartender to move on to the finals in September.
The winner of the people's choice vote held here on Cruise Critic was the Black Sunrise cocktail by Vera Restarovic from Carnival Conquest.
by Vera Restarovic
from Carnival Conquest
The five finalists below were selected by the judging panel, and they will be joining Vera to compete in September.