Happy Hour Special: Royal Caribbean’s Mango Martini

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week, we’ve offered up special happy hour recipes for you to imbibe at your leisure. Friday is finally here, and we can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than with a fun, fruity cocktail that’s super simple to make. (Or “foo foo” drinks, as […]

The 9 Best Cruise Ship Bars

Opinions about cruising’s best bars vary like the color of cocktails. One passenger’s top shelf piano lounge may be another’s sun deck dive. But we have our favorites — levitating lounges, pubs with delicious fish and chips, and al fresco bars where you can watch surfers wipe out while you nurse an Ocean Breeze. Enjoy […]

Happy Hour Special: Holland America’s Sangria

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week, we’ll be offering up special happy hour recipes for you to imbibe at your leisure. With Friday approaching, we thought a nice glass of sangria would help mellow you out. Of course, this isn’t any sangria — it’s Holland America‘s jazzed up version. The original version of […]

Poll Position: Operation Alcohol

Since most big-ship cruise lines continue to raise alcohol prices and officially ban passengers from bringing their own beer and liquor onboard, many cruisers have taken to smuggling it — in their luggage, in their clothing … in, well, pretty much anything you can think of. Some of the secrets we’ve come across have been […]

Happy Hour Special: Celebrity’s Elderflower Blush

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week, we’ll be offering up special happy hour recipes for you to imbibe at your leisure. For our third installment, we’re raising the swank level with Celebrity Cruises‘ Elderflower Blush, which is served up in the Molecular Bar onboard the line’s Solstice-class ships. Molecular Bar is all about […]

5 Cruise Lines That Let You BYOB

And another thing … when it comes to bringing liquor onboard, most cruise line alcohol policies are cut and dry. With the exception of wine, you cannot bring your own bottle. Caught by security with a liter of Grey Goose? You’ll be embarrassed in front of your peers — and lose the booze until the […]

Happy Hour Special: Norwegian’s Rebellious Fish

In true cruise spirit, every evening this week, we’ll be offering up special happy hour recipes for you to imbibe in at your leisure. Tonight, we bring you the recipe for Norwegian Cruise Line‘s famous Rebellious Fish, a concoction of passion fruit liqueur, orange vodka, orange liqueur, orange juice and sparkling wine — and yes, […]

All-You-Can-Drink Packages: Cheers or Jeers?

A few years ago, when Celebrity Cruises came out with a rather revolutionary “all you can drink” package for cocktails, wine and beer, I was a bit skeptical. Is it smart (or responsible) to give cruise passengers, many of whom already indulge excessively, a limitless scenario? Would such packages result in unnecessary binging?

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