Cunard’s famous Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea onboard Cunard is a royal experience not to be missed. White glove service, elegant decor & endless traditional British treats, perfectly encapsulates Cunard’s elegant heritage. During this daily ritual in the Queen’s Room, you can indulge in finger sandwiches, scones and pastries that accompany a selection of Twining’s fine leaf teas. Hot tip – get there early to line up as it is an extremely popular experience guests do not want to miss out on, every day!
Your senses are in for a tantalizing new treat onboard Celebrity Edge. The Eden Bar features a multi-level Plant Library where fresh ingredients and garnishes are hand-picked for artisanal cocktails. It’s all a part of the playful & sinful Eden experience that is spread between 3 decks at the aft of the ship and is surrounded by panoramic ocean views. In the Eden space, you can also enjoy hands on cooking classes, wine tasting, unwind with specialty coffee, or indulge in experiential cuisine at the Eden Restaurant morning, noon or night.
Norwegian Cruise Line has successfully transported the legendary Liverpool Cavern Club onboard some of their new ships. If you are a Beatles enthusiast, then you are going to thoroughly enjoy a night out listening to a Beatles cover band as you sip your scotch as they take you on a journey through history down Penny Lane.
Venture down the rabbit hole and find yourself at the Wonderland’s Imaginative Cuisine. This Alice in Wonderland-inspired venue can be found on a selection of Oasis & Quantum class Royal Caribbean ships. With its whimsical décor, this dining experience will take you on a sensory journey full of surprises with each delicious bite created using molecular gastronomy techniques. You start with a blank menu that you brush to reveal your elements: Sun, Sea, Earth, Fire & Dreams. Think dry ice, edible foam and many other wonderful menu items that will expand your gastronomic boundaries. Wonderland is open for dinner and incurs a surcharge.
Redfrog Pub & Redfrog Rum Bar
Carnival Cruises is the home of the much loved & laid-back Caribbean inspired pub and rum bar. Guests enjoy the lively island style pub and pool side bar where they can chill out to music, play foosball and enjoy rum concoctions & Carnival’s signature private label craft beer; Thirsty Frog Summer Ale. The beer is brewed on the ship and is a crowd favourite amongst the loyal Carnival loving cruisers in Australia.
Quite possibly the most innovative engineering feat on any cruise ship – the Magic Carpet SM. The Magic Carpet is designed with relaxed seating, space for live music and a full bar – and it just happens to move up and down on the edge of the ship! Depending on its positioning, the function changes providing new venues, viewpoints and a distinct experience on each deck it visits. At the top of the ship, the Magic Carpet transforms to an extraordinary venue high in the sky where you can enjoy ‘Dinner on the Edge’.
Once on deck 14, it becomes an additional space for the main pool area, and then on deck 5 it serves as an open-air dining experience to enhance the Raw dining venue. The Magic Carpet can be found on both Celebrity Edge & Celebrity Apex and be sure to make a reservation for Dinner on the Edge once you are onboard.
Cirque du Soleil at Sea
MSC offers a theatrical dining experience combining a delicious 3 course meal, whilst being amazed by the extraordinary acrobats. The show will keep you on the edge of your seat as the famous Cirque du Soleil acrobats entertain you with a world of unique sensations, music and dance. You can experience Cirque at Sea onboard Meraviglia, Bellissima, Grandiosa & Virtuosa. Hot tip – You must pre book your spot as these shows sell out every time!
Mixology meets Technology at the Bionic Bar onboard selected Royal Caribbean ships. With its innovative concept, the Bionic bar has made history at sea with 2 robotic bartenders mixing, muddling and stirring up your drinks to order. Simply order your preferred drink or custom cocktail on the app on the tablets, and watch your bionic mixologist do its thing.