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First time cruisers on Noordam next month. We have a special celebration night booked for the Pinnacle Grill and plan to bring a bottle of bubbly (and pay the corkage).  What’s a good way to get it chilled for service? Do we ask our cabin steward for an ice bucket that afternoon and carry a wet bottle through the ship? Take it to the restaurant early? Tun it in at the beginning and hope we see it days later? What are the logistics here?

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I would take it down sometime early in the day, confirm the reservation, and ask that the bottle be chilled for dining time.

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I’d do the same as Ruth.   Take it down earlier (even lunch hour) and  I’d ask it to be chilled in the restaurant.  They’ll have your room #, etc on it.

 

It you wish, you can certainly chill it in your cabin.  Dry it off with a towel and if you have any wine gift bottles, it’s a handy way to carry it and doesn’t look as obvious as a bottle in your arm 😉 

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Also mention at the time you drop off the bottle that it is for a special celebration.  You just might get a special cake.

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I always chill our wine in the cabin and take it to dinner. As a disclaimer, we're kind of fanatical about proper serving temperatures, particularly if we have a nice bottle. 

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We also bring ours down early if it is a young wine and needs to be decanted for some air time.   

 

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