In a day and age when everyone seems to have a smartphone or tablet computer, it may seem unnecessary to even have a traditional library onboard a cruise ship, but there is still something special about printed paper books hardbound or softbound that speak to a foregone classic era of ocean cruising.
Azamara Club Cruises ~ Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest
Azamara Club Cruises’ Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest are actually two of eight former Renaissance Cruises’ vessels, each of which feature one of the most handsome libraries at sea. These ships already feature a great forward observation lounge, but The Drawing Room library is also lined with windows on the upper deck for great secondary viewing and natural light to enjoy reading a book or completing a puzzle, all while a faux skylight crowns the room with painted tropical flora and fauna. Azamara also hosts special dinners in the room for an even more unique experience.
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Carnival Cruise Line ~ Carnival Breeze, Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista
Taking libraries to a new level is Carnival Cruise Line and The Library Bar featured on the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista. This cozy book nook not only has a collection of books to peruse but also Enomatic wine dispensers for enjoying exquisite bottles by the glass while thumbing through a great read or playing a fun board game. The drinks may cost extra,