The Best Places to Get an At-Sea Caffeine Fix


Whether you’re in search of a morning pick-me-up or an evening night cap, contemporary cruise ships serve up some of the best coffee you’ll ever try. Banish images of lacklustre brews that just don’t cut the mustard. At sea, you’ll find an incredible line-up of coffee options that’ll give even the most well versed of caffeine addicts a buzz.

Celebrity’s Café al Bacio

With a breezy atrium setting, stunning ocean views and complimentary cookies, cakes, and pastries to boot, Café al Bacio is a wonderful place to indulge in a Lavazza espresso.

Royal Caribbean’s Café Promenade

For a full service java bar, Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas and Quantum of the Seas are the ships to set your sights on. Baristas serve up Seattle’s Best Coffee blends, along with sandwiches, snacks and a myriad of delicious desserts.


Disney’s Cove Café

As an adults only sanctuary, Cove Café is a stylish indoor/outdoor lounge space where passengers can surf the web, sample freshly baked pastries and of course, sip on a piping hot cup of coffee.

Crystal Cruises’ Bistro

With the chic feel of a European café, the Bistro is a gorgeous place to spend the afternoon. The menu features an impressive array of speciality coffees, along with pastries, cheeses, meats, and fresh fruits.

Princess Cruises’ International Café

Situated in the stunning Piazza area, the International Café features on both the Regal Princess and Royal Princess. The coffee is divine, but the premium tea flavours are also a major attraction!


Holland America Line’s Explorations Café

With a tantalising menu of specialty coffees served in a relaxed atmosphere, Explorations Café is a fantastic place to slow down the pace. Plus, a partnership with The New York Times offers guests complimentary access to the paper’s online edition.

Carnival’s JavaBlue Café

Found on-board Carnival Vista and Carnival Sunshine, this café offers guests old classics, as well as playful flavours like a spiked Caribbean blend infused with Appleton rum, or a Mexican inspired cappuccino laced with a cheeky dash of Patrón tequila.

Royal Caribbean’s Starbucks at Sea

Featuring on Oasis of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, and Allure of the Seas, Starbucks needs no introduction. World famous coffee, on demand!

Enjoy your morning espresso at sea

If you refuse to compromise on your daily caffeine hit, you’ll never go without on a cruising holiday. For amazing deals on all of the cruise lines mentioned in this post, why not get in touch with Cruise 1st and our friendly team of fellow coffee lovers for a chat? Alternatively, give them a call on 0808 2746 777.

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The Best Places to Get an At-Sea Caffeine Fix
At sea, you’ll find an incredible line-up of coffee options, that’ll give even the most well versed of caffeine addicts a buzz.

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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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