7 Best Wine Bars at Sea

by John Roberts

7 Best Wine Bars at Sea

by John Roberts

Whether you just like a little vino at the end of the day or you're serious about terroir, cruise lines are creating new spaces for you to raise a glass. Check out these seven great wine bars at sea:

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Celebrity's Cellar Masters Wine Bar / Celebrity Cruises
Koningsdam's Blend
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Blend

When Holland America Line's Koningsdam launched in April 2016, the ship debuted a totally new kind of wine tasting experience. Blend, the new wine bar created in partnership with Chateau Ste. Michelle winery, offers passengers the chance to create their own wine. The bar's wine expert leads small group tastings, and participants mix three red wine varieties in varying amounts until they get their perfect combination. The wine creations are bottled with a custom label, and can be sent to an on board restaurant to be served with dinner.

When Holland America Line's Koningsdam launched in April 2016, the ship debuted a totally new kind of wine tasting experience. Blend, the new wine bar created in partnership with Chateau Ste. Michelle winery, offers passengers the chance to create their own wine. The bar's wine expert leads small group tastings, and participants mix three red wine varieties in varying amounts until they get their perfect combination. The wine creations are bottled with a custom label, and can be sent to an on board restaurant to be served with dinner.

Norwegian Escape's The Cellars
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The Cellars

Norwegian Escape, which launched in November 2015, features The Cellars, a partnership with the Michael Mondavi family. This venue sits on the Waterfront area of the ship, so you can order up a bottle and watch the sunset. Tasting table programs cater to experts and novices alike.

Norwegian Escape, which launched in November 2015, features The Cellars, a partnership with the Michael Mondavi family. This venue sits on the Waterfront area of the ship, so you can order up a bottle and watch the sunset. Tasting table programs cater to experts and novices alike.

Cellar Masters
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Cellar Masters

This bar on Celebrity Cruises' Solstice- and Millennium-class ships is the space to relax with a glass or two while trying varieties from around the world. Sommeliers are on hand to offer insight into what to pair with your meal, too.

This bar on Celebrity Cruises' Solstice- and Millennium-class ships is the space to relax with a glass or two while trying varieties from around the world. Sommeliers are on hand to offer insight into what to pair with your meal, too.

La Reserve
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La Reserve

Oceania Cruises teamed up with Wine Spectator magazine to deliver La Reserve by Wine Spectator on Marina and Riviera. Wine lovers can sign up for tastings, seminars, and dinners with curated pairings. Ever wonder what to serve with foie gras or wild salmon? By the time you get to dessert, you'll have a better understanding of the flavor profiles.

Oceania Cruises teamed up with Wine Spectator magazine to deliver La Reserve by Wine Spectator on Marina and Riviera. Wine lovers can sign up for tastings, seminars, and dinners with curated pairings. Ever wonder what to serve with foie gras or wild salmon? By the time you get to dessert, you'll have a better understanding of the flavor profiles.

Vines
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Vines

The wine bar on Princess Cruises' ships is located in a gorgeous atrium area. Here, tapas-style small plates are served alongside three dozen international vintages.

The wine bar on Princess Cruises' ships is located in a gorgeous atrium area. Here, tapas-style small plates are served alongside three dozen international vintages.

Vintages
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Vintages

The wine bar on board Royal Caribbean International ships offers exclusive wines you won't find anywhere else, which can be ordered by the glass or bottle. The elegant space also hosts tastings on sea days.

The wine bar on board Royal Caribbean International ships offers exclusive wines you won't find anywhere else, which can be ordered by the glass or bottle. The elegant space also hosts tastings on sea days.

Wine and Beer Bar
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Wine and Beer Bar

This bar on MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa serves wine from Italy, France, Argentina, and Spain alongside authentic Neapolitan pies and meat and cheese trays. The evening is sure to be memorable, but knowing what to pour with pizza is information you may just treasure forever.

This bar on MSC Divina and MSC Preziosa serves wine from Italy, France, Argentina, and Spain alongside authentic Neapolitan pies and meat and cheese trays. The evening is sure to be memorable, but knowing what to pour with pizza is information you may just treasure forever.

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