"Make friends with the bartender" Top 5 Page for this destination Antarctica Favorite Tip by 850prc

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  Alvaro tending bar and holding court.
by 850prc

Favorite thing: Do I really need to write this tip? Is anyone out there stupid enough to get on a cruise ship and pay no attention to "becoming friends" with the bartender?

Let's list a few reasons to be good friend with your bartender...

He'll notice YOU quickly when everyone wants a drink.

He'll set aside the last bottle of a pretty decent little cabernet and deliver it to your dinner table later, fibbing to everyone else and telling them that he's sold the last bottle.

He'll make sure that you get an EXTRA COLD can of Quilmes, the very drinkable Argentine brew of choice on board.

He'll find you some snacks when you need them.

And on our boat, he was in charge of selling t-shirts and stuff, so he'll dig though his entire supply in his spare time to find the last one of the size and color you really, really wanted. Thanks, Alvaro.

Our terrific bartender on the Ushuaia was the enigmatic and gregarious Alvaro Fierro. I know that's an interesting combo of descriptive words, but let's just say that Alvaro is a very special cocktail himself. Good guy.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 26, 2011
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