The west coast is known for its craft beer scene so as a west coast resident there’s a good chance you love trying new beers while traveling as well. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be excited to hear Celebrity Cruises has a number of ways to experience craft beer on its ships and through shore excursion experiences in our ports of call.
Find the Best Craft Beer Location on Board
If you’re a craft beer lover, you’ll want to hang out with the bartenders on board who know craft beer.
If you’re on Celebrity Equinox, the best place for this is Gastrobar.
Gastrobar is a pub on board that has a gastropub ambiance and an extensive beer selection. You’ll find over 40 handcrafted boutique beer selections and a casual atmosphere that still has the modern style you expect from Celebrity Cruises. While sipping your craft beer in the Gastrobar, you can also order some gourmet comfort food to enjoy.
If you’re on one of the other ships in our fleet, don’t worry – you can still find craft beer on board. Passport Bar and the Rooftop Terrace are two great places to enjoy a beer.
Michael’s Club is also well-stocked with craft beer. Exclusively for Suite Class guests, Michael’s Club is a sumptuously outfitted lounge that features a concierge desk, a reading selection, and comfortable armchairs.
Opt for a Premium Beverage Package
Our beverage packages are a great way to stay on budget while enjoying drinks throughout your cruise. Our two most popular beverage packages are the Classic and Premium Beverage Packages. Both of these include beer, but if it’s craft libations you’re after, you’ll want to opt for the Premium option.
The Premium Beverage Package includes craft beers and other drinks up to $15. Enjoy a Lagunitas Pils or a Stone IPA or a new beer you’ve never heard of before. If you need a break from beer, the Premium Beverage Package also includes an array of spirits, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages such as San Pellegrino, soda, and premium coffees.
Beer and Brewery Shore Excursions
Shore excursions are also an excellent way to turn your cruise into a brewery vacation. Our culinary shore excursions feature beer in ports of call around the world.
Some beer-related shore excursions you can do (depending on the port) include brewery tours, beer and food pairings, craft beer tastings, and sightseeing tours with a stop in a local pub for a pint.
Beer Theme Cruises
For the ultimate beer cruise experience, book yourself onto a beer theme cruise.
A theme cruise is a sailing that operates just like a normal sailing except for a select group of passengers that booked the cruise under a theme offering. You’ll get to experience all the typical thrills of a cruise, including world-class dining, rollicking entertainment, sumptuous lounges, and exciting shore excursions, while also taking part in activities that are exclusive to those booked through the theme cruise.
For a beer cruise, this may mean private functions with craft brewmasters, exclusive beer tastings, brewery-focused shore excursions, and more beer-focused fun.
For west coasters, you can often find travel agencies based in the west coast that have partnered up with a local brewery to offer a theme cruise on one of our ships. To make it even easier for you, our theme cruises page has upcoming theme beer cruises listed.
If you’re ready to book a beer theme cruise or other cruise on Celebrity Cruises that will provide you with exciting experiences based around a destination’s local brews, visit our destination pages or speak with your travel agent.