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The 9 Best Bars Onboard Carnival Sunshine®

9 Best Bars Onboard Carnival Sunshine®

  1. Havana Bar
  2. RedFrog Pub
  3. Alchemy Bar
  4. RedFrog Rum Bar
  5. BlueIguana Tequila Bar
  6. Piano Bar
  7. SkyBox Sports Bar
  8. The Library Bar
  9. Cheers!


Planning a trip to The Bahamas or Bermuda? There’s simply no better way to relax and enjoy your cruise to the Caribbean than with a refreshing drink in hand as you feel the warm sun on your face and breathe in the gentle sea breezes. Heavenly!

If sampling adult beverages is your thing, you’re definitely in luck. Carnival Sunshine® has a full array of bars right on the cruise ship, so you’ll have plenty of options. Whether you find a favorite spot to return to each night or want to sample all the fan favorites, we’ve got happy hour completely covered.

Take a look at these suggestions to help you plan your evenings — or afternoons, since it’s definitely five o’clock somewhere!

Havana Bar

Want to experience the scintillating atmosphere of Old Cuba? Step into Havana Bar, where you can sip on authentic Cuban coffee and sodas, or indulge in a classic mojito. Rum is the national beverage, so you’ll also find all sorts of creative cocktails featuring the spirit of Cuba.

Trying to keep it healthy? Fresh-squeezed OJ is also on the menu, so it’s never too early to head to Havana for a tasty treat.

couple having drinks at carnival sunshine’s havana bar

RedFrog Pub

RedFrog Pub is the place be when you’re looking to get your island vibe on. This laid-back pub has live music, Caribbean-inspired munchies and ThirstyFrog® Red, the pub’s signature brew. Fish bowl cocktails and flights of beer or rum are available for sharing, though we won’t tell anyone if you want to keep them all to yourself. At RedFrog Pub, you’ve got options.

Alchemy Bar

If you’re a fan of mixology, don’t miss Alchemy Bar. Here, our best bartenders have dug deep to find the most unique cocktails from past and present, served up with a vintage pharmacy vibe. “Cocktail therapy” options include The Antioxidant to rejuvenate your palate, or the Restorative Basil Drop to soothe the senses.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, ask for a custom drink designed to cure whatever ails you.

bartender from alchemy bar serving cocktails to a couple onboard carnival sunshine

RedFrog Rum Bar

RedFrog Rum Bar is the poolside version of RedFrog Pub. Stay cool with a frozen drink or embrace the fruity decadence of the Red’s Rum Treasure, the 16-ounce signature cocktail that serves up two kinds of rum along with guava pineapple goodness. This bar is all about relaxation and fun in the sun, so camp out in a deck chair and stay awhile.

BlueIguana Tequila Bar

¡Viva México! BlueIguana Tequila Bar is your poolside spot for frozen margaritas, an array of tequila and Mexican beer cocktails. Traveling with a group? Get your margaritas vacation-sized — that’s a 48-ounce pitcher. Whether you share or drink it yourself is up to you.

Feeling the heat? Cool down with frozen cocktails served in a souvenir glass, and your second helping (and third, and so on) is discounted.

friends having cocktails at blueiguana tequila bar onboard carnival sunshine

Piano Bar

Piano Bar is all about you: your drinks, your song requests, your voice belting out the tunes. Grab a Show Stopper Martini (it’s made with Champagne and strawberries!) and get ready to sing along to the talented piano player.

Your wish is their command — all night long! Try a music-themed cocktail to wet your whistle and keep your pipes in shape for singing with all of your new best friends.

SkyBox Sports Bar

Just because you’re sailing the high seas doesn’t mean you have to miss the big game! SkyBox Sports Bar is your go-to place to watch your favorite teams in action. Grab a bucket of brews to wash down soft pretzels and peanuts, and you’ll feel like you’re at the ballpark — but better, because it’s a cruise.

If you’re more of the cocktail type, we recommend a Lynchburg Lemonade. The addition of Jack Daniels and Patrón Citrónge to your lemonade takes things to the next level.

fans watching the big game at skybox sports bar on carnival sunshine

The Library Bar

Wine lovers, this one’s for you! The Library Bar is filled with plush chairs and is stocked with a huge selection of great books and board games — perfect for whiling away the hours in quiet conversation, or for getting in that all-important “me time.”

Best of all, you don’t have to keep your eyes locked with a bartender to get what you need: Our unique self-serve wine dispensers make it easy to get the perfect pour whenever you want.

Note: The Library Bar no longer serves wine.


The best part about cruising is knowing that you’re totally taken care of — and that should apply to your bar tab, too. Cheers! is Carnival’s prepaid drink package that gives you access to drinks just about anywhere on board the ship — including the casino.

Sign up ahead of time or when you board, and you’ll enjoy a flat daily rate for drinks without ever worrying about going over budget. Then you’ll be ready to indulge at any or all of our outstanding bars.

With so many amazing bar options, it’s hard to know where to start! But the only way to enjoy these incredible signature drinks is to book your next cruise aboard Carnival Sunshine. Whether you cruise from Charleston, SC or Port Canaveral, FL, Carnival Sunshine makes it easy to enjoy your favorite beers, wine and cocktails during your picture-perfect vacation.

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