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The 5 Best Bars Onboard Carnival Panorama

While on your cruise to Mexico onboard Carnival Panorama™, the afternoons and peaceful evenings at sea are perfect times to enjoy refreshing signature cocktails, live music and entertainment. From the moment you begin your cruise from California, you’ll have many opportunities to relax in some of the best bars and lounges on this amazing cruise ship.

Whether your preference is sipping colorful frozen rum drinks poolside, enjoying some late night lounge music with an after dinner drink or sampling some of the quirky yet delicious craft concoctions at a vintage-themed cocktail bar, Carnival Panorama guarantees plenty of fun and refreshment.

carnival panorama on the ocean

Havana Bar: Full of Cuban Flair and Flavors

When embarking on your cruise from Los Angeles or Long Beach, head over to Havana Bar, a friendly cruise ship hotspot that preserves vintage Cuba via classic décor, old postcards and literature. The bar offers great ocean views, making it one of the perfect spots to sip Cuban coffee or handcrafted Cuban cocktails while taking in the spectacular scenery.

To get you in the mood for music and dancing in the evenings, try the classic Mojito, or the Havana Especial, made with rum, maraschino liqueur and fresh pineapple juice, served frozen or on the rocks.

a couple grooving out with a saxophone player in havana bar

RedFrog Rum Bar: A Taste of the Tropics

Sometimes there’s nothing more enchanting and exciting than sipping a thirst-quenching, Caribbean rum-based concoction while taking in all the action poolside. While sitting and sipping at our RedFrog™ Rum Bar you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported directly to the Caribbean, complete with party atmosphere and vibrant, lively bartenders ready to mix up some frothy, fruity drinks!

Red’s Rum Treasure is a specialty cocktail made from a secret recipe, featuring rum, coconut rum, lemon-lime flavored soda, guava-pineapple juice and a touch of grated nutmeg. You’ll also enjoy Thirstyfrog Red™, a light yet bold beer that’s the perfect accompaniment to soaking up some sun.

the redfog rum bar sign on a carnival ship

Alchemy Bar: Craft Cocktails

Feeling a bit adventurous? See what the bartenders at Alchemy Bar can create for you. Secret recipes and classic ingredients are combined to construct amazingly delicious cocktails with unique and tantalizing flavors.

You can let the masterful bartenders whip up something special for you, or you can choose one of the signature cocktails from the menu, such as the Cucumber Sunrise. This light yet delicious cocktail features vodka, watermelon nectar, muddled cucumber, fresh-squeezed lime juice and a splash of orange juice.

Bring some friends along for a special Alchemy Martini Tasting—try any four mini martinis already on the menu, or let the bartenders craft you something new!

cocktails being poured into cocktail glasses at alchemy bar

BlueIguana Tequila Bar: The Flavors of Mexico

Carnival Panorama is also home to BlueIguana™ Tequila Bar, a vibrant, friendly and colorful Mexican-themed bar that offers some of the best Mexican tequilas to be found on a cruise ship! What cruise to Mexico is complete without a classic frozen margarita served poolside?

You’ll also find plenty of Mexican bottled beers to quench your thirst, as well as featured cocktails and margaritas. Try the Green Iguana, an intriguing creation made with tequila, coconut, pineapple juice and citrus.

three friends getting together for a drink at blueiguana tequila bar

Piano Bar: Soothing Sounds and Snappy Sing-alongs

Just enjoy the music or sing along! Whatever you choose, Piano Bar is sure to please when talented piano players and crooners play all your favorites. Grab an early drink in the evening before taking in a show, or stay all night and make new friends around the piano.

Try the cocktail Ragtime, a harmonious blend of spiced rum, peach schnapps, cranberry juice & grenadine. Or let your inner star shine with the cocktail Rockstar, made with vodka, energy drink, and lime juice.

pianist singing at piano bar

Drinking Packages and Activities

To fully enjoy everything the bars and lounges on Carnival Panorama have to offer, why not try one of the cruises’ drink packages? The Cheers! Prepaid Drink Package lets you enjoy cocktails and libations all throughout your cruise to Mexico, for one flat price!

But whether you choose to get the drink package or not, be sure to try some exclusive Carnival brews, such as ParchedPig® West Coast IPA, ThirstyFrog® Caribbean Wheat and ParchedPig® Toasted Amber Ale. Also onboard your cruise ship is the chance to watch amazing mixologist competitions by some of the best bartenders on Carnival Panorama, and even take part in memorable wine tastings when you cruise the vineyards!

carnival’s three exclusive brews with the funnel in the background

As you can see, a cruise to Mexico onboard Carnival Panorama is bound to be truly memorable, and not just because of the multitude of exciting bars and lounges. Guests will have the chance to visit scenic and amazing ports of call, where you’ll make lasting memories with friends, family and loved ones.