Prior to the Carnival Breeze, I'm not sure that I've ever stepped foot into the library on a cruise ship. Yes, most ships have libraries -- it's a quiet spot to read or play board games, but, in my opinion, they're rarely utilized.
The library on the Carnival Breeze is different. It has a bar ... The Library Bar ... with automatic wine dispensers!!
Personally, I think it's genius.
The Library Bar gives the boring old ship library personality. The addition of self-serve wine dispensers, featuring both reds and whites, makes the library more accessible -- it's easy to stop in, sample a few wines, and check out one of the many port guidebooks. It's also a great place to relax with a before- or after- dinner drink.
What I love about the wine dispensers is that you can try a new wine at a lower price point, before commiting to a whole glass. It's also fun to create your own wine flights. Wines are dispensed in two-, four-, and six-ounce pours, and range in price from $2.25 for a generous tasting of Vouvray, to $15 for a full glass of Barolo.
Using the machines is super easy: pick up a wine glass, insert your Sign & Sail card and select your wine/tasting size -- then, hold your glass under the spout, where it's precisely poured. Each bottle of wine is stored at the perfect temperature, guaranteeing freshness.
If you're a fan of the old ship library, don't worry -- the addition of the wine dispensers and the bar doesn't take away from the quiet, cozy feel of the room.
--> Check out all my posts on the Carnival Breeze.
I was invited as media on the Carnival Breeze. All opinions are my own.
I had no idea cruise ships have libraries. The addition of wine definitely steps it up.
Each post you write about the Breeze makes me want to book that cruise!
I so did not know that cruise ships had libraries. If I ever go on another cruise, I am going to be looking for one.
I had no idea. This is really interesting.
Our Small Hours
I did not know that cruise ships have libraries. The wine dispenser is genius. Love that! I might actually take a cruise someday, after all.
That is so cool!!
You had me at automatic wine dispensers!
I don't drink, but I love that library!
OMG I LOVE IT! I'd blow my budget for sure.
Wow, that is awesome. Who would have thought you could get a good read and wine all at the same time on a cruise ship.
OMG I LOVE IT! What a great idea. I've seen similar set-ups in all-inclusive resorts, but never on a cruise ship before.
I'm saving for a cruise. Now this is making me want to go asap!
Now this sounds like my kind of library here!
Wow that is so awesome, love wine and trying different brands for a cheaper price! I would love this1
Oh Wow, that is dangerous. I have to try one of these.
I like that kind of library.
That looks to me like a great way to spend an evening!
That's too cool. Sounds like this was a great trip all around.
WOW amazing now that sounds like a library LOL!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
Oh my goodness, that's such an interesting addition!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy
That's a pretty cool feature.
That's so cool - love the wine dispensers!
Wow really cool!
I know nothing about cruise ships so this is definitely something I didn't know.