The Ultimate Sky Princess Bar Crawl

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The Ultimate Sky Princess Bar Crawl – a fun bar crawl across the new Princess Cruises Sky Princess cruise ship, featuring all the bars on ship and our favorite Sky Princess Cocktails!

Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of the post, where you will find a bar-by-bar guide, including information about each bar, and my top picks to order!

This post is sponsored by Princess Cruises. All opinions are my own.

I was invited to sail the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas with Princess Cruises to celebrate the launch of the Sky Princess – Princess Cruises’ newest ship in their fleet.

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Skyy Vodka Martini, Sky Princess

Sky Princess is the first ship built completely around Princess’ Ocean Medallion program – a revolutionary program that makes it easier than ever to come back new from your cruise!

With features like interactive maps (so you can find your way to each bar), chat with friends (so you can find friends on ship and have them meet you at the next bar!), games on ship and on your phone, and the ability to order food and drinks from around the ship – Sky Princess brings Ocean Medallion cruising to a whole new level!

See my top 10 reasons why you should consider an Ocean Medallion Vacation here.

One of the best parts about cruising is all of the amazing food on ship – and drinks are no different!

From craft cocktails, to an extensive wine list full of features from across the world, to margaritas and martinis – as well as plenty of beers and mixed drinks along the way – there are so many ways to imbibe in style on ship!

Pink Gin Spritz, Wakeview Bar – Sky Princess

This bar crawl is outlined based on each bar’s location on ship – not necessarily in the order you might visit each one – since you might find some are more or less crowded at different times, etc.

Each bar’s basic information is listed below, as well as my favorite drinks, and notable selections from each bar…. so you can print out this handy guide to take with you on your Sky Princess Cruise!

Sky Princess Pool at Sunrise

How To Plan a Cruise Ship Bar Crawl

To make the most of your cruise bar crawl, you will want to download some of the Ocean Medallion apps – they make the ship a lot more fun, and make it easier to relax and recharge, especially with friends.

Skyy Princess Martinis from the Sky Suite, Sky Princess

While you can download the full suite of Princess Cruises Medallion Class apps – the newly released Medallion Class app rolls the best functions of many of the apps, without all the data and extra apps!

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Plan Your Cruise Ship Bar Crawl

So you’re booked on the gorgeous new Sky Princess, and you’ve downloaded your apps, checked in to your room, and you’re ready to get the party started… it’s time to plan out your tour through the ship’s bars!

While traditional bar crawls are all about tons of drinks in an afternoon, this tour around the ship is meant to be enjoyed over a few days, so you can really take in the beauty of the Sky Princess, inside and on deck.

The list below is easy to follow based on parts of the ship – we’re going from the top deck down, and from the aft to the front – so you can work your way through everything Sky Princess has to offer during downtime, when checking out the pool decks or entertainment, or when you’re in the mood for something refreshing, fast.

Jessica Rabbit Cocktail, Wakeview Bar, Sky Princess

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Gather Your Bar Crawl Group

Bar crawls are just plain more fun with friends – I suggest hitting the bars below with at least three friends or family members for a memorable evening.

Using the Ocean Compass app, get your group together (you can start a group chat to let everyone know where you’re heading, or poll your friends on where they want to head next) – and you can plan your cocktail tour with the super easy to use deck plans in-app.

Be sure to also check the Medallion Class app to see if there are any special events, happy hour specials, or cultural events scheduled that you’d like to attend – many of the bars on ship are centered around entertainment, and the app or your Princess Patter can keep you up to date with all of the happenings you don’t want to miss!

WakeView Pool, Sky Princess

Make Plans and Chat With Ocean Compass

To make this bar crawl easier, I highly reccomend downloading the Ocean Compass app while on the Sky Princess ship.

From Ocean Compass, you can see where you are on ship from your phone (if you don’t want to bring your phone with you around the ship, no worries, you can use any of the convenient Ocean Medallion screens scattered around the ship) and find each bar we’re stopping at on this bar crawl.

You can also find your friends on ship – so you can see if they got the party started without you, or see if they are free when you’re craving a drink!

Street art on Sky Princess Running Track

What Bars Are Covered By Princess Premium Beverages Plan

One of the most common questions when booking a cruise is just what exactly the cruise drinks plan covers.

Normally, on influencer trips, all of our expenses (within reason) are hosted, so that we can try different things around the ship and let our readers know what we loved.

Part of my recent trip with Princess Cruises on the Sky Princess was hosted, and worked that way (we took part in the “shakedown” cruise, a cruise open to friends and family of Princess Cruises employees, Travel agents, Press and Influencers, and a few loyal cruisers.)

The second part of the trip, which my husband and I booked separately and paid for ourselves, Princess provided us with some spending cash on board to help my husband and I spend our 10 year anniversary – which we used to purchase beverage plans to see just how well they work on ship.

We wanted to see just what kind of treatment and specials we had access to while not in an influencer group – what of our expenses would be covered by our drinks plan that we both purchased?

Froze – frozen rose cocktail at Wake View Bar

I am happy to report the drinks plan covered just as much fun for us – we didn’t notice any changes in what we wanted to order based on what we could drink on the beverages plan on the Sky Princess.

The Premium Alcohol and Drinks plan got us 15 drinks a day (we were not going easy on ordering and still never came anywhere close to that cutoff), which includes specialty coffees, soft drinks, and alcohol priced $12 and under.

We rarely found something not covered by the drinks plan – there are some luxury champagnes, red wines, and ultra-top shelf drinks that weren’t included, but the majority of the menus of every bar were covered.

We didn’t find it changed our bar habits at all from one cruise to the next, with one small exception.

Sky Princess Sanctuary Seating Area

What Isn’t Covered in Beverage Plan

The biggest exception we found was Wakeview Bar’s new carafe cocktails, which are not covered by the drinks plan – as they are meant to be shared with friends.

The vast majority of mixed drinks and cocktails were covered – so just plan to go in on the cost with a couple friends, and your pocketbook won’t take much of a hit.

What’s even better – when we dined in the main dining room, and wanted a bottle of wine with dinner, we got a 25% discount thanks to our drinks plan purchase.

There were a lot of lovely bottles to pick from – while we could have ordered a drink that would have worked in our plan, we felt the 25% off for some very reasonably priced bottles in the dining room was a good value.

Menus and prices can change at any time, so please confirm when booking or on ship to be absolutely sure of what is included or not included in your Premium Drinks Package.

Pizza from Slice on Sly Princess – deliverable across the ship in many locations using the Ocean Now app! Pizza delivery straight to the bar is the BEST!

Don’t Forget Food

While you’re checking out all the bars at sea on the Sky Princess, be sure to take in plenty of Princess’ food!

Princess offers some of the tastiest food at sea – and now with the Ocean Now app, you can take in tasty treats and tons of food – right from the barstool!

Simply open your Ocean Now app from different locations around the ship, and your selections will be brought right to you!

I ordered up plenty of Avocado Toast, Bruschetta, and Fries while sipping our favorite drink (The Jessica Rabbit) from the Wakeview Bar!

Order Avocado Toast, Caprese, and Pizza from your phone to numerous locations around the ship!

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The Ultimate Sky Princess Bar Crawl

If you love this Sky Princess bar crawl as much as I do, please help me share on Facebook and Pinterest, and be sure to check out my Sky Princess Bar Crawl video!

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About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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