Over the years, we have created many special memories on our vacations, but some of the most memorable are the cruises we have taken. Our best times have been cozying up to the different bars, relaxing with a few cocktails, and getting to know the bartenders as we share stories.
One of our favorite cruise ship activities involving these enticing adult beverages is partaking in martini tastings.
Watching the seasoned mixologists demonstrate their bartending skills as they craft cocktails for our anxious taste buds to sample is exhilarating! We are expecting to experience something wonderful…and they always deliver.
The last cruise we were on was onboard Oasis of the Seas, which was our second time on this magnificent ship. One of the first things we do when we embark is check out the daily activities to see if and when they are having any martini tastings.
Call us strange, but we look forward to participating in them so much that we plan our cruise around them. On this particular cruise, they had two…and we did both. 🙃
Someone needs to cut us off. Just kidding.
It’s not just the fun of drinking the martinis, but we also get to learn the history behind them and are instructed on how to properly make them. It’s all very intriguing.
This is a martini tasting we did on Norwegian Gem a few years ago, which we have also been on twice. Such an appetizingly beautiful presentation of colors and a sight to behold!
There were six different types of martinis for each person. The ones pictured below were ours, and we finished every last drop. We believe in getting what we pay for, and we were not about to waste any of it. 😋
Shakers Martini & Cocktail Bar, which is onboard several Norwegian ships, has become one of our favorite hangouts on any cruise. Their bartenders are some of the friendliest and best at sea.
Many cruises (and martinis) later, we are happy to have learned that cruise ships hire outstanding bartenders who really know their craft and have made us some of the tastiest cocktails we’ve ever had. Now I’ll be dreaming about when our next cruise vacation will be. 😴🛳