BARS AT SEA
Belly up to the bar, here we all are,
Hoisting a glass or two,
Vacationing cruisers, fun on our mind,
Friends made when the sea days are through.
Sail away parties, steel band is playing,
Umbrella drinks served all around,
The scene is the same, all over the world,
Wherever cruise ships abound.
Mornings start off with spiced bloody marys,
Or mimosa bubbles that tickle our nose,
And, next thing you know, the menu we've sampled,
Grows and it grows and it grows.
The captain is driving, so we are imbibing,
And tasting concoctions at sea,
You are never too far from a fabulous bar,
With bartenders superb as can be!
Sip incredible potions, on the world's oceans,
And escape from all of your woes,
From the best dry martini to a tasty bellini,
The crew love their work and it shows.
To the final nightcap, as "last call" resounds,
Bars at sea hold a special appeal,
It's a combination of so much that's hard to describe,
That gives this experience such a wonderful feel!
Copyright ©2009 Carmen Henesy. All Rights Reserved.
This poem is dedicated with much affection to all
the wonderful bar staff - at all levels, ( bar cleaners,
bar severs, bartenders, bar managers and their assistants ) at
Royal Caribbean. I have spent many happy hours sampling cocktails on
great ships and hope that I continue to do so for years to come.
The company may build bigger and fancier ships but, for me, it is the
incredible crew that are the most important asset of all!