Cunard’s Commodore Club bars on all three Queens’ ships lauds new knightly cocktails.
Alliterations aside, the Commodore Club is the place to be at sailaway. Or anytime. Located on Deck 8 aboard the Queen Mary 2 and all the way forward is where you’ll find the quietly popular Commodore Club. Quiet, but not because no one’s there. It’s because it is one of those plush, iconic throwback bars where people speak quietly as they sip their martinis or Manhattans or whatever libation they choose. The piano player takes a cue from the crowd and plays old standards and show tunes just loud enough to be identified yet softly enough that you can comfortably carry on a conversation.
Someone at Cunard must have thought it was time to jazz up their cocktail menu. At the same time that the Queen Mary 2 underwent a $132 million “remastering” (Cunardian for “refurbishment”), a very interesting and you could say, intoxicating new cocktail menu was being created.
Unknown to even the most diehard Cunard cruisers, seven of Cunard’s ship captains have received knighthood from the Queen (of England!), more than any other cruise line.
To celebrate and commemorate this outstanding achievement, Cunard’s talented onshore and on board bar teams have introduced seven new and cleverly conceived knightly cocktails for the Commodore Club.
Oh Whatta Knight
Each of the seven cocktails reflects the historic and decorated story of each of the Knighted Cunard Commodores. Included in the cocktail bar experience is a redone and modern menu design complete with illustrations and stories behind the new signature cocktails.
Top shelf ingredients are used to create cocktails such as ‘Punch Romain à la Carpathia’, believed to be the last libation served aboard Titanic. Commodore Sir Arthur Rostron, the inspiration for this cocktail and was responsible for leading the safe rescue of all survivors of Titanic. The cocktail features Advocaat as the signature ingredient.
Guests of the Commodore Club on board Queen Mary 2 can enjoy these seven newly designed cocktails, including ‘Over the Top, inspired by Commodore Sir James Charles (1865-1928). Known for doing things on a grand scale, this Commodore’s dinner parties aboard Aquitania were opulent social affairs, and this aromatic and refreshing sharing cocktail is extravagantly presented.
If your travel plans have you aboard Cunard’s Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth, take heart. Both Queens will also have the new knightly cocktails very soon.
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