Do you enjoy trying new alcoholic drinks but are afraid you’ll
be spending $10 on something you don’t like?
Are you sure you know your Dunkelweizen from your Hefeweizen from your Gesundheit? Perhaps you are a wine drinker and would like to delve into
another class of liquor such as Bourbon or Whiskey. Or you just want an excuse to sit in the bar
for an hour and try different drinks? Disney has you covered.
The Disney Cruise Beverage Tastings allow you to sample
selected adult beverages within a category during your cruise.
1st… the fine print:
Beverage Tasting Event Details
Seminars vary based on ship and itinerary
Check daily onboard activities for times and location
Nominal fees apply (typically $20-$30)
Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice
Guests must be 21 or older
When you are able to book your excursions you
can also book the tasting events. If you don’t
book the class before your cruise make sure you book it as soon as you arrive
on the ship. The tasting class sizes are
limited and they fill up. Most classes are 1 hour long. The host will provide a selection of ‘tasters’
while at the same time providing education about the alcohol and history of the
Current offerings in 2020
In the Mixology class you will learn to make some
of the more popular mixed drinks. In the
past you used to be able to make the drinks yourself but these days Disney
makes them… too many guests were given very favorable pours.
The number of sub-categories of beers has exploded
in the last decade. Disney Cruise Line does a great job of carrying a great many
varieties of beer on tap. If you are a true connoisseur of beer head to the
Sports Bar (O’Gills on the Fantasy & Dream). They have a selection of bottle/can beers
that are rarer. I only drink beer and my
very Irish bartender at my tasting came through. Of course we started with a Guinness… properly
poured. GOT fans will be happy to know
we tried Mead. So sweet and strong I
couldn’t finish the taster. Plenty of
other varieties were served. It
convinced me to be more open about trying different beer types after I got
How many ways can you mix gin and vermouth
with an olive? Google found me a list of
53 different types. Yes they cheated and
include Vodka Martinis. Disney isn’t going to serve you that many (mini) drinks
however they will tempt you to explore the different types of Martinis in this
Whisky and Bourbon Tasting
Same thing right? Holy cow… say that to a Bourbon freak and
you’ll never hear the end of it. Learn
the difference by attending both of these tastings. A friend of mine once extolled the fine points
of different bourbons while giving me samples.
Save the cost of an Uber and do it on the ship. Then go do the whisky tasting to compare.
Chocolate and Liquor
“Indulge in the exquisite
pairings of rich chocolates with premium Champagne and liquors—c’est magnifique!”
So says Disney. I’ll just say everything
goes with chocolate.
Tequila & Margarita
Ahhh… memories of college.
Tequila and Mexican food. I’d share memories
but I don’t remember any of them. However, there are as many different types of
Margaritas as there are beers. Learning the history of this drink will make you
feel better in the morning.
Stem to Stern
If you’re new to wine
tasting, this experience is a great introduction to the art of identifying the
taste, aroma and character of wine. For the connoisseur, it’s the perfect way
to indulge your senses and expand your knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity
to savor the flavors of both Old World wines, such as those from France, Italy
or Spain, and New World wines from the United States, Argentina, Australia or
other regions around the globe. What’s more, you’ll get the chance to speak
one-on-one with the Head Sommelier from Palo, our fine dining Italian restaurant, whose knowledge of wine will
impress even the most distinguished guests. (yes… that came from Disney)
Dry to sweet? Brut Nature
to Doux? Beats me but Savor some of the best bubbly from Europe and beyond
in this tasting class including Champagne cocktails.
Mojito & Caipirinha Tasting
Disney Cruise Lines has no shortage of different alcohol
Kick-Start Your Cruise Vacation Tasting
Celebrate the start of
your vacation with our signature mimosa, Bloody Mary and 3 non-alcoholic, craft
juice beverages during this 30-minute experience at Senses Juice Bar on the day
you set sail. Available on the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy only.
This is new in 2019. It’s a bit pricier than the Disney Beverage
Tastings at $38 for an ½ hour.
Leanne has done both the Mixology and Martini
tastings. Both were great. In martini
tasting we tasted seven mini martinis. The favourite drink from that class was the
Lemon Drop Martini. Mixology has changed.
You no longer make the drink yourself. There were 7 drinks, most are
smaller version of the typical drink you’d have at a bar. This class was more
entertaining than the martini class.