Cruise ships offer a multitude of ways for you to kick back and relax. And sitting with a lovely brew watching the scenery go by is just one of them. Whether you’re on an ocean voyage or a river cruise, we’ve listed five great places to enjoy a cup of coffee

1. Van Gogh Lounge, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

This decadent vast space on S.S. Catherine is a masterpiece in itself. The delicate pink and green scheme complements the ornate Baroque-style furniture, while the walls are adorned with colourful paintings. Panoramic windows have the dual purpose of affording fantastic views and allowing plenty of natural light to filter in, making the room feel wonderfully relaxing. It’s an ideal place to luxuriate with friends while having teas, coffees or even afternoon tea.

2. Terrace Café, Oceania Cruises

You have the choice of enjoying your coffee indoors or al fresco at the informal Terrace Café on board Oceania Cruises ships. Casual yet uncompromising in service and food and drinks choices, this comfortable venue features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer fantastic sea views. Just outside on the terrace, there are shaded teak tables where you can while away the hours chatting with friends with a good cuppa as you watch the waves roll by.

3. Café al Bacio, Celebrity Cruises

Whether you’re craving a cappuccino, espresso or mocha, Lavazza provides whatever you fancy at this stylish European-inspired café. A team of trained baristas are on hand to serve you your perfect cup, while a varied menu of delectable treats from pain au chocolate to tiramisu is sure to make your mouth water. Kick back on the comfortable chairs and lounge with good company while enjoying the relaxed ambience.

4. Coffee Connection, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Chat away with your friends in modern comfort at Coffee Connection on board Seven Seas Voyager. As well as a range of coffee options, there are also snacks on offer throughout the day, from cereals, fruits and pastries at breakfast to sandwiches and cakes in the afternoon. A nice little touch is the availability of international newspapers and magazines if you ever fancied me-time catching up with world news.

5. Aquavit Terrace, Viking Cruises

Located on the bow of Viking Longships, the multi-purpose Aquavit Terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy whatever coffee you fancy while taking in gorgeous views. This spacious area is also where lectures and movie nights are held, and features retractable glass doors that make it ideal for relaxing in whatever the weather. As is typical with Viking ships, its clean Nordic design offers a modern yet comfortable retreat for soaking up life on board.

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