This was definitely the place to hang for sundowners.
As the bar designed to service the Lawn Club, faux wicker furniture invites lounging by the grass or facing the aft view, and if the weather’s decent at the titular hour, it is indeed a beautiful place for enjoying the sea. Note that the port side of this bar was one of the ship’s four designated smoking areas, and the only place cigar smoking was allowed.
Signature cocktail of the Sunset Bar is the Eureka—Bombay Sapphire gin, Triple Sec, White Cranberry juice, fresh basil and cubes of cucumber ($7). Lemonade spiked with Absolute Citron and Cointreau was $19. Pitchers of margaritas were available for $28 and could be prepared with your choice of agave syrup—ruby grapefruit, raspberry, watermelon or peach.
The standard bar list was available here but additional brews included Grolsch, Boddingtons, Bohemia and Hoegaarden beers ($6) and Strongbow and Woodpecker hard ciders ($5). In addition to the usual wines, Domaine Chandon sparkling wine ($9) and Perrier Joüet “Grand” champagne ($18) was available by the glass.
Sunset Bar was open 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily (moonlight cocktail, anyone?), but the venue closes during inclement weather.
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