Best Spots Onboard a Carnival Cruise for Wine Lovers

It’s no surprise that cruises are great if you’re looking for fun and relaxing adventures. There are tons of activities, dining options, and drinks galore. If you’re a wine lover, then you’re in for a huge treat. Carnival offers a wide variety of options and opportunities for wine lovers who are preparing to cruise to their favorite vacation spot. From unique bars to restaurants, Carnival cruises are an excellent place for wine lovers to enjoy their passion for wine.

a selection of wines onboard

Here are just a few of the many options available to wine lovers.

Piano Bar

Whether you’re the kind of person who likes to belt out the lyrics or you prefer to sip your wine as you revel in the environment around you, the Piano Bar is a fantastic place where you can sing while enjoying your favorite glass of wine.

musician plays songs at the piano bar

Casino Bar

Casinos onboard are a high-class experience where you can pay for your entire vacation if you get a little lucky! The Casino Bar offers a wide variety of drink options, including a substantial wine list. Ask the bartender which is the luckiest bottle and get to playing. If you get lucky, your winnings might even pay for your vacation!

a woman enjoying a glass of wine at the casino

Poolside

If sitting poolside is more your style, the Cheers! package might be just what you’re looking for, as it lets you prepay for drinks, typically at a discounted rate. This means you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite glass of chilled white wine while enjoying the sounds and sights of the pool — all without the need for your wallet!

Steakhouse

Know what experienced foodie cruisers do first when they set sail? They make a reservation at the Carnival Steakhouse. There’s two good reasons to not wait: first, it guarantees you a free bottle of house wine (or half off a premium bottle) and second, you’ll get your pick of the best dining times on the first or second night of your sailing. Few things go better with a perfectly-prepared steak than a glass of bold red wine, and the steakhouse offers a substantial wine menu. Our house sommelier will be more than happy to help you select the perfect pairing for your entrée of choice.

a couple dining and a glass of red wine being poured

If you’re cruising on a Carnival ship that features a Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, you’re in for a truly unforgettable experience. Carnival Vista, Carnival Breeze and Carnival Sunshine were recently recognized with the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine for the Fahrenheit 555 wine list. The award-winning wine list features sweet, dry, complex and delicious selections from some of the top wine regions in the world. Carnival’s experienced wine team has selected each wine to pair with the tantalizing menu of steaks, seafood and other dishes served at the steakhouse.

Dining Room

Most cruise vacationers find themselves eating at the main Dining Room more than once during their vacation. For wine lovers, this is good news, thanks to the healthy list of wine options available. Best of all, meals at the Dining Room are included, which means you can indulge while sipping on your favorite glass.

 a couple enjoying dinner at the dining room

Wine Bar

As the name would suggest, the Wine Bar is an absolute must for any serious wine lover. Here you will find a wide selection of wines — quite literally something for everyone. Best of all, if you happen to be traveling with anyone who prefers other drink options (cocktails, beer, etc.), the Wine Bar is happy to accommodate with an impressive list of both classic and creative cocktails.

wine bar onboard carnival victory

The Library Bar

If you enjoy sipping on a glass of wine while reading a book, be sure to visit the Library Bar early on your vacation — chances are you’ll be here more than once! Here you’ll find a robust library of books, as well as the option to serve yourself a glass of wine using the popular self-serve dispensers. Stop by and enjoy the ultimate pairing: a glass of wine and a great book.

SkyBox Sports Bar

Whoever said you had to drink beer at a sports bar? At the Carnival SkyBox Sports Bar, you can catch the game alongside your beer-drinking friends, all while enjoying a glass of whatever wine suits you that day. The Skybox is often the place to be during a big game, and you’ll get to revel in the high energy as well.

a group of people enjoying drinks while watching a sports game

Havana Bar

If you like drinking wine in a lively atmosphere, make sure to head over to Havana Bar. Here you’ll find lively music, dancing friends, and a healthy selection of both wine and cocktails for you to try. The Havana Bar also provides excellent views of the ocean — or whatever port of call your cruise happens to be visiting that day — while also providing welcome shade from the sun.

Stateroom

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a glass of wine or two in your room after a day of fun activities. For true wine lovers, the Cruise the Vineyards package is simply a must. Choose one of the three packages, each with something for every wine lover. All that’s left is to enjoy and unwind.

Carnival cruises are well-known for providing something for everyone. For wine lovers, this stands true as well. The wide variety of bars and restaurants on board will cater to whatever drink or environment you fancy on a given day or night. In addition, you’ll have access to one of the largest wine lists at sea, which means you can take the opportunity to try something new!

When planning your next wine-lover getaway, make sure to take a close look at the cruises that fit into your schedule. See you onboard!

Note: Onboard activities vary by ships.