The nights are hot, but the vodka is cold…at Norwegian Breakaway’s Ice Bar! What a “cool” place this will be (sorry, I couldn’t resist)! The bar was designed with a bar, seating, and glasses made entirely from ice, and the room will feature ice sculptures of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler Building.
The bar will be kept at a constant 17 degrees Fahrenheit, but don’t worry; the cover charge includes use of a hooded parka and gloves, as well as two specialty drinks.And speaking of those drinks, they all have New York-themed name. Maybe you’d like to try a “Yellow Cab” (made from vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice), a “Rock Center” (ice wine, vodka, blue Curaçao, and club soda), or the “Central Park” (citron vodka, ice wine, and lemon/lime soda).
The Ice Bar will also serve two non-alcoholic beverages – the “Lady Liberty”, made of strawberry puree, pineapple juice and lemon juice, and the “Coney Island”, made with orange juice, vanilla ice cream and milk. Twenty-five guests will be able to chill at the ice bar at any one time, with entrance by reservation only. Even if you don’t want to stay and drink, stopping by for the photo ops is a must!
The Norwegian Breakaway will begin weekly summer seven-day cruises to Bermuda on May 12. From October 2013 through April 2014, it will offer voyages from New York City to the Bahamas, Florida and the Southern Caribbean.