5 Happening Bars On Expedition Cruise Ships

Imagine taking home the memory of watching the Northern Lights or the icy glaciers in the calmness of the twilight, as you sip your whiskey or cocktail.

These cruise ships that sail to explore the North & South poles and extreme glaciers have a lot to explore in the drinks section too. Here are a few happening bars that keep you company in these long expeditions.

1. Seabourn – The Expedition Lounge

Ship(s) – Seabourn Venture

Photo courtesy Seabourn

Resting inside the Deck 4, The Expedition Lounge is the heart of the ship. A meeting spot for the curious, guests have conversations with the complimentary cocktail or glass of fine wine as they reminisce the stories from the day. Adorned with warm custom furniture and an etched glass partition displaying a vintage map of Antarctica and vitrines showcases, the lounge offers you memories, knowledge and friends to take home.

2. Quark Expeditions – The Explorer Lounge


Photo courtesy Quark Expeditions

After a chopper expedition onboard the Ultramarine, you get to settle down and indulge in whisky in the cozy Panorama Lounge & Bar. Surrounded by glass enclosures with unobstructed views, it allows guests to relax indoors while staying connected to the breath-taking views drifting by. In a mood to socialize with fellow travellers or for a board game or on the dance floor – the Panorama bar has it all covered!

3. Swan Hellenic – Pool Grill & Bar

Ship(s) SH Minerva

Photo courtesy Swan Hellenic (cover photo)

The al fresco Poolside Grill & Bar with stellar views of the glistening sea and surroundings offers staple grilled classics such as hot dogs, burgers and grilled fish – with all the accompanying condiments. A perfect place for that unforgettable BBQ event! The Bar offers handcrafted cocktails and drinks of your choice.

Ed. Notes: For more information about Swan Hellenic expedition cruises, please let us know of your interest at notify@allthingscruise.com

4. PONANTInneq, open air bar

Ship(s) – Le Commandant Charcot

Photo courtesy PONANT

Onboard the world’s first luxury icebreaker ship powered by liquefied natural gas, and the latest addition to the PONANT fleet, is the Inneq, an open-air bar. Inneq translates to “fire” in Greenlandic and comes with a giant firepit to enjoy the polar landscapes in complete comfort. This 79-seater bar overlooks the Observation Lounge and the pool on Deck 9. The menu is complete with a diverse and refined range of international sweet and savoury dishes. Head over for a drink as you stargaze with Swarovski Optik telescopes or detox on the pool deck after a quick swim.

5. Hurtigruten The Explorer Lounge & Bar

Ship(s) – MS Fram, MS Spitsbergen

Photo courtesy Hurtigruten

The Explorer Bar brings you closer to the ocean with the floor-to-ceiling windows offering a panoramic view. Sit back on the comfortable armchair with a drink in a hand, and watch the world sail by. The bar serves up a variety of Norwegian beers, red, white, and rosé wine, and a collection of Norwegian aquavit that would put a wide smile on any spirit lover. Enjoy your drinks with the finger foods like grilled sandwiches with local ham and cheese, or experiment the Norwegian speciality: dried fish!

Ed. Notes: For more information about expedition cruises, please let us know of your interest at notify@allthingscruise.com or Browse Cruise Ships and Cruise Lines (CruiseCompete.com)




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