There are many ... many ... MANY bars on cruise ships but all too often they turn out to be mere gimmicks. That's what I expected too when I discovered my beloved Blend had been replaced with something called Half Moon Bar on Holland America Line's latest ship MS Rotterdam. What I discovered instead was one of the best bars at sea and an incredibly talented mixologist who served up drinks of the same quality that I'd expect at the top craft cocktail lounges in Vegas.
Located in a corner of a long hallway it is easy to walk by but at the same time it is the perfect gathering spot on the way to or from dinner. Unfortunately by the end of our inaugural voyage it was clear that there