Five impressively unique bars on cruise lines

Bionic Bar

Found aboard several Royal Caribbean ships (including Harmony of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and the line’s three Quantum-class ships). A duo or bartenders made of steel can make both standard menu beverage or customized cocktail with more than 30 spirits on tap. Simply place your order via tablet and watch robotic arms preparing you a drink.

Ice Bar

The coolest bar on the high seas is undoubtedly the ice bar aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Epic. Minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit room includes ice sculptures, frozen seats and ice cups. This venue gives a truly chilling experience to all visitors. A destination location with outstanding drinks menu to match, this is the perfect place to warm up with one cocktail or two. Hooded parkas and gloves will be mercifully provided. The price for the experience is $20 per person+ gratuity. It includes up to 1 hour in the bark with 2 strong drinks made with vodka.

Underwater Lounge

Le Laperouse ship invites guests to an unusual James Bond’s style The Blue Eye lounge set below the water line (It also can be found on six of Ponant’s new Explorer-class ships debuting through 2020). The high-tech space consists of a bar and 30 well-placed seats. The hero feature of the Blue Eye is two large portholes through which passengers can watch the underwater world go by. The place is augmented by digital screens projecting live images from a trio of underwater cameras while underwater sounds are piped in alongside vibrations that are experienced through “Body Listening” sofas.

Magic Carpet

A moving venue designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances. This floating platform of the size of a tennis court reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level and can move up and down 15 decks. Magic carpet made its debut on Celebrity Edge this year and then returns on Celebrity Apex when it launches in spring 2020. Check the ‘ride’ times before boarding.

18th Century Bar

Decorated in the style of the palace of Versailles The Hapsburg Salon on S.S. Maria Theresa is a perfect venue for afternoon tea or a couple of beverages while listening to the melodious strains of a Mozart tribute act. The luxurious space is elegantly furnished with rich fabrics in pink and blue, with a bar, entertainment area and plenty of sofas and chairs to relax and travel to the past when time slows down.