The popularity of craft beer has trended up in recent years. That’s why you’ll find interesting craft beers on our menus and beer-centric excursions at several port destinations.
Sample a new pale ale, lager, or creamy stout during your next Celebrity Cruises vacation, where there are ample opportunities to savor a premium craft beer cruise experience.
On some of our ships, you’ll be able to order your favorite craft beers at Craft Social, a modern gastropub that offers up to 40 different types of specialty beers on board.
You’ll find brews from Belgium, England, Canada, and several American varieties, too. Other drink options include a selection of wines on tap and handcrafted cocktails.
While enjoying your craft beer, order off the gourmet bar food menu, which includes truffle fries, beer-battered fish and chips, and Kobe-style beef sliders.
On Celebrity Apex and Edge, head to Eden, a sensory culinary and bar experience like no other. Sip on craft beers and handcrafted cocktails while enjoying the stunning view of the ocean in the background.
The Retreat Lounge
Guests of The Retreat can enjoy complimentary drinks and beers at The Retreat Lounge on Edge, Apex, and revolutionized ships.
Meanwhile, guests cruising on non-revolutionized ships can visit Michael’s Club, which also offers a selection of complimentary craft beers and cocktails for guests of The Retreat.
The best way to enjoy a variety of drinks and craft beers during your time onboard is by purchasing a Celebrity Cruises beverage package.
Your premium beverage package can be used to order drinks and cocktails in the Main Restaurant, specialty restaurants, and all bars and lounges.
Craft Beer Cruise Excursions
Aside from discovering new craft beers onboard, you can explore local breweries on beer-centric shore excursions.
Craft Beer Excursions in Alaska
On Alaska cruises, you’ll have plenty of options to try local pilsners and lagers.
Head to the Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau, where they specialize in limited-edition brews featuring tropical fruit touches and creamy vanilla flavors.
In Skagway, there’s the Gold Rush Brewery, where you can enjoy a cold one while admiring the dramatic Alaskan wilderness in the background.
Visit the Anchorage Brewing Company after walking around the city, where you can sample beers in tasting rooms, schedule a tour of the facilities, and have an expert brewer teach you all about the process of how their different beers are made.
Craft Beer Excursions in New Zealand
New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, is full of culinary adventures. Stop in one of the city’s popular pubs for brunch and a beer. Next, visit one of the country’s first craft breweries and learn all about the beer-making process before finishing off your tour with a sampling of a variety of brews.
Read: Things to Do in Wellington, New Zealand
In Dunedin, smell fresh hops and malts during a trip to Speight’s Brewery, which offers a variety of guided tours and tastings of New Zealand’s Pride of the South ale.
Craft Beer Excursions in Europe
See the sights in the beautiful city of Bruges, Belgium before entering a local cafe for a beer-tasting seminar. Learn all about the country’s signature fruity brews and sample a few local mugs while taking notes.
Read: Things to Do in Bruges
In Dublin, Ireland, visit the famous Guinness Storehouse, home of the signature Irish dark ale, or embark on a tour to nearby Kilkenny City and go to Smithwick’s, which has been brewing fine ales since the 1700s.
No trip to Germany is complete until you enjoy an ice-cold pitcher of German beer. During a cruise to Warnemunde, sign up for an excursion that takes you to Stralsund, where you’ll visit one of the picturesque town’s famous breweries and enjoy a delicious beer tasting.
Or head to the city of Rostock, where you can visit a local microbrewery and enjoy a pint with a traditional German pretzel.
Craft Beer Excursions in Central America
Visit a local open-air brewery in the gorgeous colonial town of Antigua in Guatemala, where a master brewer will teach you the basics of beer tasting and how to differentiate between different types of beers. Soak in the beautiful view of the UNESCO World Heritage City during your excursion.
Start planning your next craft beer cruise vacation today. Explore our different beverage packages and start planning which beer-themed shore excursions you want to sign up for. To book your craft beer cruise, visit Celebrity Cruises, call one of our vacation specialists, or speak with your local travel agent.