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Top 6 Bars Onboard Carnival Sunrise™

If you’re over 21 and planning a cruise to the Caribbean, Bermuda or The Bahamas, there’s a good chance your plans include sipping cool, tropical cocktails under the glorious sun. Or a frosty beer. Perhaps an amazing glass of wine, if that’s more your thing.

We know everyone has a slightly different version of their perfect day – and drink – in paradise. That’s why Carnival Sunrise offers a full range of bars and lounges, each with its own distinct vibe.

So, whether you’re dreaming of frozen tiki drinks and dancing to live music, making new friends over a pint at a pub or discovering the perfect martini with your other half, Carnival Sunrise has you covered.

people enjoying live music

RedFrog® Pub

RedFrog Pub takes inspiration from the laid-back bars of the Caribbean. That island between the U.S. mainland and the Caribbean is the perfect metaphor for your state of mind as you cruise out of New York, Fort Lauderdale or Virginia to Bermuda, The Bahamas or the Caribbean.

Live musicians make the pub an even livelier spot to enjoy a signature drink, such as ThirstyFrog® Red. It’s the flagship brew, available in pints, pitchers and even a shareable 101-ounce beer tube!

Caribbean cocktails are always a good choice as well. Share one with friends by ordering a drink in a souvenir take-home Fish Bowl.

group of friends dancing at the redfrog pub

RedFrog® Rum Bar

There’s no more fitting drink for cruising to the Caribbean than rum, and the RedFrog Rum Bar has no fewer than 10 featured rums behind the bar. Enjoy the spirit of Jamaica, or maybe Trinidad and Tobago, or the Dominican Republic, in concoctions ranging from the Dirty Mojito to a frozen Red’s Strawberry Daiquiri.

Don’t miss the signature Red’s Rum Treasure. The recipe’s a secret, but you can know it includes two kinds of rum, guava-pineapple juice and just a touch of nutmeg. The bar also offers pitchers of spiked lemonade and margaritas for four (more or less) to share. Oh, and plenty beers on draft and by the bottle as well. The bar’s sun-drenched poolside setting adds immeasurably to its appeal.

couple enjoying their afternoon at the redfrog rum bar

Alchemy Bar™

The concept behind Alchemy Bar is a vintage cocktail “pharmacy,” where expert bartenders prescribe doses of old-fashioned spirits, juices, spices and syrups. Chat with your mixologist about your preferred ingredients and they’ll concoct a custom cocktail for you, with or without alcohol.

Or, pick from a menu of hand-crafted potions like the Spicy Chipotle Pineapple Martini, the Martini Seduction (it features red passion fruit nectar) and The Antioxidant, which is packed with citrus flavors, such as tangerine and lime.

Consider Alchemy Bar’s modernized versions of classic cocktails too – there’s a Manhattan with a Caribbean spin, an Old Fashioned served island-style and a peachy-keen Cosmopolitan.

Are martinis your drink of choice? Check out the Alchemy Martini Tasting experience. Pick four martinis from the menu, sample mini versions of all of them and decide which is your favorite.

interior of alchemy bar onboard carnival sunrise

BlueIguana Tequila Bar™

Tequila time? There’s nothing more tempting than an icy cerveza or a pitcher of frozen margaritas as you cruise, and both are specialties of BlueIguana Tequila Bar.

The Mexican-inspired hot spot next to the pool offers a full line-up of Mexican beers along with a dozen tequilas. Many margaritas, available frozen or shaken over ice, feature on the bar menu too. There’s a spicy margarita flavored with chipotle and pineapple, and frozen margaritas with guava, mango, blue Curaçao and more.

And for anyone having trouble choosing between a cocktail and a beer, there’s the signature Mexican beer cocktail.

friends enjoying a drink at the blueiguana tequila bar

Piano Bar

At Carnival Sunrise’s Piano Bar, the friendly piano player takes requests and doesn’t mind one bit if you sing along to your favorite song. In fact, raising your voice, tapping your feet and moving with the groove is encouraged at this lively lounge.

Pull up at the piano-key-styled circular bar around the centerpiece piano or grab a table and order a music-inspired libation. How about the Ragtime, with spiced rum, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and grenadine, or the Show Stopper martini with lemon vodka, Champagne, strawberry purée and lime juice.

Shooters, ice-cold beers and even a handful of mocktails round out the Piano Bar’s menu.

friends having a great time at the piano bar

SkyBox Sports Bar

There’s no reason to miss the big game just because you’re cruising across the sea! Grab a seat at SkyBox Sports Bar with its big-screen TVs dedicated to sports action. There’s even a panoramic ticker displaying real-time scores and sports headline highlights.

As for the ideal drink to suit this casual drinking destination? We suggest a craft beer, or perhaps your favorite draft brew to go with snacks like hot soft pretzels and peanuts in the shell. The bar has cocktails too, with names like “The MVP” and “Grand Slam” to keep your mind on the game.

a crowd watching a game at the skybox sports bar

Drinking Packages and Activities

If you intend to enjoy your favorite adult beverages as part of an amazing cruise vacation, it makes sense to look into special Carnival Sunrise offers, such as the Cheers! Package. This prepaid bar package is an incredible deal, and it means your friendly onboard bartender will hand you all your favorite drinks throughout your cruise, but never a bill.

Did you know that the bars and lounges on Carnival Sunrise offer some fun, immersive experiences designed just for the over-21 crowd? Consider the super-fun mixologist competitions that let you show off your own cocktail-concocting skills or expand your palate with our cruise the vineyards wine tasting experience.

And please don’t disembark before sampling Carnival’s very own exclusive brews, such as the ParchedPig® West Coast IPA, ThirstyFrog® Caribbean Wheat and ParchedPig® Toasted Amber Ale.

couple pouring a new glass of wine

Ready to Toast to Carnival Sunrise?

You’re over 21? You enjoy a drink on vacation? You’re ready to set sail for the sunny Caribbean, Bermuda or The Bahamas? Then there’s no better time to book a cruise on Carnival Sunrise. Raise your glass and say “cheers” to that!

two people cheering their beers onboard a carnival ship

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