As the ship’s de facto martini bar, Crooners has an expanded selection of the drinks on offer—more than 50 iterations including quite a few we’d never heard of. It’s a great spot pre-prandial, with lots of people-watching or enjoying the sunset panoramas; a pianist shows up most evenings for light entertainment.
The long list of martini-style drinks included a Golden Nugget (Bacardi Limon, coconut milk and passion fruit) and Tango Tini (Stolichnaya vodka, Blue Curaçao and melon liqueur), and a roster of chocolate-flavored martinis. All are shaken tableside (or at the bar) and served with cocktail mix and (as appropriate) a choice of olives—stuffed with almond, garlic, blue cheese, etc.
Several versions of the Manhattan and Rob Roy are also served, along with wine and champagne by the glass as well as champagne cocktails (Bellini, etc.). Wines by the bottle include Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio ($41) Rosemont Shiraz ($31) and Veuve Clicquot ($74).
Crooners Bar was open from late afternoon till late in the evening.