Opinions about cruising's best bars vary like the color of cocktails. One passenger's top-shelf piano lounge might be another's to-be-avoided dive. We all have our favorites: levitating lounges, pubs with delicious fish and chips, and alfresco watering holes where you can watch a spectacular sunset as you nurse a cocktail.
What makes a bar stand out for us? Often, it's originality and innovation, a new twist on the ol' purveyors of gin and tonics and buckets of beer. You might find an ice bar gimmicky, but it's certainly different. In other cases, we applaud onboard establishments for offering unique drinks or pairing food and booze; sometimes, these bars are simply places where, time and again, we've spent an enjoyable evening.
So, whether you're a beer connoisseur or a wine aficionado, we invite you to enjoy our list of best bars at sea.