5 Bars You Have to Visit Onboard Carnival Fascination®

5 Bars You Have to Visit Onboard Carnival Fascination

  1. RedFrog Rum Bar
  2. BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  3. Alchemy Bar
  4. Piano Bar
  5. Cheers! Drink Package


Are you ready for fun in the sun, glamorous evenings and enticing drinks on your next cruise vacation? The best bars onboard Carnival Fascination® serve up all your favorite drinks, as well as exotic specialties to tantalize your taste buds.

Whether you want to party by the pool on a cruise to the Caribbean or relax over a delicious nightcap, these bars ensure fun is only ever a few steps away.

Poolside Parties at RedFrog Rum Bar

What could be better than sipping on a refreshing, rum-based cocktail, when you travel to Barbados or San Juan for a Caribbean cruise? The RedFrog Rum Bar brings the party poolside, with a Caribbean vibe to match the incredible ocean views and island-inspired decor.

At this fun-loving bar, you’re encouraged to live life to the fullest and enjoy hanging out by the pool on your cruise.

Recently added in February 2018, this is the place to try “frog-approved” drinks by glass or pitcher, including Carnival’s signature private-label draft beer, ThirstyFrog® Red. On a hot day, frozen drinks are the perfect choice to cool you down, like Red’s Strawberry Daiquiri with Bacardi Rum, strawberries and citrus.

Or, try a Red’s Rum Treasure, featuring premium-aged Zaya Gran Reserva Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Sprite and guava pineapple juice, topped with grated nutmeg.

redfrog bartender serving drinks onboard carnival fascination

Mexican-Themed Fun at Bluelguana Tequila Bar

When you think of traveling to the Caribbean on the coast of Mexico, you might just have one thing on your mind. Tequila! The BlueIguana Tequila Bar impresses guests with colorful wooden accents and traditional brews offering a taste of Mexico onboard.

It’s also an exciting new addition for Carnival Fascination® as of February 2018. Blue the Iguana is the bar’s official mascot and he invites you to hop from the pool to a stool, in order to quench your thirst with a dazzling lineup of drinks.

Choose from a range of featured tequilas, including Roca Patrón Silver and el Jimador Silver. Or, how about a spicy beer cocktail? Blue’s Corona Extra Michelada is a tasty blend of fresh lime juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco and Corona Extra beer in a salt-rimmed glass.

A Mexican-themed bar just wouldn’t be the same without Margaritas, would it? Here you can try a spicy one with Cazadores Reposado Tequila, Chipotle Pineapple Syrup and citrus, or indulge in a tropical twist with a Mango Margarita.

2 women having drinks at blueiguana tequila bar on carnival fascination

Vintage Magic at Alchemy Bar

Mixology magic happens at the vintage-themed Alchemy Bar, another February 2018 addition to Carnival Fascination. Get ready to order a custom elixir or a mood-enhancing beverage from a cocktail “pharmacy” that’s guaranteed to please.

The bartenders, who are expert mix-masters, whip up spectacular creations right before your eyes, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic treats. When you want to feel invigorated and surprised, this is the bar for you.

If it’s a passion potion you’re after, try a Martini Seduction with Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, red passion fruit nectar, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a hint of orange. Do you need some energy after a fun shore excursion on your cruise to the Caribbean?

Sip on The Perfect Storm, featuring Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum, Bacardi Rum, strawberry puree, a rosemary sprig and fresh lime. Or, do you feel like something to soothe your senses? How about a Restorative Basil Drop – with Belvedere Vodka, fresh basil, simple syrup and fresh citrus?

alchemy bartender onboard carnival fascination adding a lime on a drink

Toe-Tapping Tunes at Piano Bar

What goes best with a show-stopping cocktail? A sing-along to all your favorite tunes! Put your toe-tapping shoes on and get ready to stretch your vocal cords at Piano Bar, where musicians delight the audience by playing individual requests.

If you don’t like to sing, that’s fine, as it’s just as much fun watching everyone else. Best of all, you can choose from a menu of musically named drinks to start or finish your night with piano players in this glamorous venue.

You could kick off your evening with a delicious shot. A Spicy Diva revs you up with fireball whiskey and Chila ‘Orchata. The Whoo Hoo! impresses with Dewar’s Scotch, Peach Schnapps, cranberry and orange juices.

If swanky cocktails are more your style, try a Virtuous Harmony, which combines Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain and cranberry juice for a fresh, crisp-tasting sensation. Having a night off alcohol?

You won’t miss out with delicious mocktails available, like The Entertainer – featuring peach puree, orange and lemon juices with a dash of grenadine.

friends having drinks at the piano bar on carnival fascination

Cheers! Drink Package

There’s one more thing that helps you make the most of the best bars when you’re on a Carnival Fascination® cruise vacation. A drink package! That’s right, you can sign up for Cheers!, which is a prepaid bar package offered by Carnival Cruises.

It allows you to enjoy one flat price for drinks for the duration of your cruise, including beverages at the casino. That means bartenders bring you drinks, but never the bill. Cheers to that!

From live music in the Piano Bar to poolside fun at RedFrog Rum Bar, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make use of a drink package. Best of all, with each day comes a chance to try a new specialty drink, whether it’s a fancy cocktail or Carnival’s signature draft beer.

Get ready to raise your glass many times over on your next cruise vacation.

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.