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New Sunset Bar design on Reflection

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Not sure I like it. Takes away a lot of prime viewing space from passengers and also makes the bartenders have to walk away from the bar to resupply rather than just go in to the storage area like they do today.

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Not sure I like it. Takes away a lot of prime viewing space from passengers and also makes the bartenders have to walk away from the bar to resupply rather than just go in to the storage area like they do today.

 

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Greetings

 

Looks like the bartenders may be stuck in the sun which could leave them a bit grouchy after a while. I like the nice shade at the current sunset bars.

 

Good Sailing

Tom

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Phil, I picked up on this this morning also, wasn't aware they were making changes to our favorite place.

 

I think I like it, the actual bar at Sunset only had about 8 stools and they were so uncomfortable you could only sit there for a while; well, most of us could only sit there for a while.

 

This bar seems to have about twice as many seats, although they also don't look that comfortable. However, now while sitting at the bar you get a view of the ocean as opposed to staring at bottles of liquor.

 

We usually sit at the comfortable low tables with cushions. I need to see more of the finished product before I can tell if better overall.

 

It appears like there is a fair amount of storage underneath so don't think much of an issue restocking, etc.

 

And, it appears the glass above is tinted which will cut down on the sun.

 

Viva la difference!

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I like it. The only downside about the "old" design was that the bartender had the only good view. Obviously not the case now.

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Posted on Facebook, I like this new design:

 

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Phil

 

 

Since one side of the Sunset Bar is now smoking and the other non-smoking I wonder if the bar will be set up the same way.....hope not.

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I'll give you feedback in November! To me, it looks very interesting. More seating, more visuals then sitting looking into a bar, and it has great lines, at least to me.

 

Now, if I could just download the photos, photoshop me sitting there sucking down a Mojito, the photo would be even better.

 

Den

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It's more exposed now, but to me it makes more sense to be able to sit around it like you can at say the Martini Bar. With more space created from removing some of the grass area at the rear of the Lawn Club I think it should work well and there is still a shady area where the original was. The bar is more of a "feature" now rather than pub style like before.

 

Phil

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It kind of echoes the Martini Bar doesn't it? (which can only be a good thing IMO :D) I think it's more in keeping with the S class decor than the old one. I like it.

 

Wonder if it might cause a bit more congestion at busy sailaways turned that way round though? It appears to take a lot more room up that way round and needs quite a bit of clearance around it, which will mean less tables and chairs?

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I think this could be fun! By the way, what is the solid structure on the right - or is it just materials waiting to be installed?

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I think this could be fun! By the way, what is the solid structure on the right - or is it just materials waiting to be installed?

 

I've enlarged the picture but still can't make it out. :confused:

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Im with Denny, it would look even better if I was sitting on one of those stools enjoying the view!!

I love the design. Now I need to book a trip on Reflection - just wish I was interested in the itinieraries.

Edited by librarylady19

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I think this could be fun! By the way, what is the solid structure on the right - or is it just materials waiting to be installed?

 

Whatever it is, it appears to be symmetrical. Here is an aerial view of the ship by Andreas Depping and although it is not zoomed in you can still make out the aft bar and that 'structure'.

 

http://www.depping-design.de/test/albums/2012_09_reflection_air/209A0328.JPG

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I think this could be fun! By the way, what is the solid structure on the right - or is it just materials waiting to be installed?

Good spot. It's definitely a wooden structure on both sides. Those oblong shapes near the top look like built-in lights. This is the best zoomed in shot I could come up with:

 

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Phil

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It's more exposed now, but to me it makes more sense to be able to sit around it like you can at say the Martini Bar. With more space created from removing some of the grass area at the rear of the Lawn Club I think it should work well and there is still a shady area where the original was. The bar is more of a "feature" now rather than pub style like before.

 

Phil

 

Hi Phil, you've yet again hit the nail on the head........:D

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Good spot. It's definitely a wooden structure on both sides. Those oblong shapes near the top look like built-in lights. This is the best zoomed in shot I could come up with:

 

2539122600054958397S600x600Q85.jpg

 

Phil

 

I just looked at the deck plan on Celebrity's website, and it appears like these will be bench type seating/tables.

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Good spot. It's definitely a wooden structure on both sides. Those oblong shapes near the top look like built-in lights. This is the best zoomed in shot I could come up with:

 

2539122600054958397S600x600Q85.jpg

 

Phil

 

Phil - thanks for running over and taking this snapshot. Seems like a lot of work just to answer a question on this thread and we appreciate the effort :cool:.

 

The photo shows the aft of the ship looks very nice overall. It remains me how nice the M class ships looked before the dropped the boxy AQ cabins on top and changed it from looking very nice from a design standpoint to something akin to a loaded container ship.

Edited by Lsimon

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hmmmmm, now I'm not so sure; looks like they have cut down quite a bit on the area where they used to have the chairs with cushions and associate tables. We shall see.

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have to see it in person--someday!

 

we love the aft bar area on S class ships-- nice & open feeling....with comfy seating!

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Since one side of the Sunset Bar is now smoking and the other non-smoking I wonder if the bar will be set up the same way.....hope not.

think I read somewhere it is going to be non smoking now!!!!! also I think it could be cold for the barmen when its windy up there grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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