Booking a cruise is normally a ploy to escape frigid temperatures, but this spring, some really cool passengers of Norwegian Cruise Line might find themselves forgoing sunshine to chill out at their ship’s on-sea Ice Bar.
Featuring an array of New York City-inspired cocktails including Broadway Dreams (vodka and ice wine) and Times Square Lights (Citron vodka, blue curaçao and fresh lemon sour), the Ice Bar on Norwegian Breakaway — the newest ship in the company’s fleet, scheduled to begin cruises from New York in May — truly embraces its arctic atmosphere as the actual bar, seating and every single glass will be made entirely out of ice.
But the drinks won’t be the only ode to the Big Apple in the joint. Scattered about the bar, bathed in a cool blue light, will be ice sculptures of iconic NYC landmarks the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building and, of course, the Statue of Liberty.
Reservations for Norwegian Breakaway’s frosty, eighth-deck destination will be available every night from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Worried about the shock of transitioning from the warm ocean air to the freeze of the 17-degree-Fahrenheit Ice Bar? Each group of 25 guests will receive hooded coats and gloves to ward off any pesky colds.
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