A cruise involves lots of fun activities, relaxing by the pool, and of course, delicious food. Carnival offers the largest selection of free food, so cruisers have plenty of options besides the buffet or main dining room. Go on an adventure and satisfy those cravings with BBQ, burritos, and more. Here are the best places to eat on a Carnival cruise.
Guy’s Burger Joint
Carnival has teamed up with best-selling author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fieri, to bring you Guy’s Burger Joint. This poolside venue is the perfect place to pick up a burger with all the fixings plus some hand-cut fries with a hint of Guy’s Signature Seasoning. You can customize your fresh-off-the-grill burger at the toppings bar to really make it your own. Try the delicious onion rings with Guy’s bourbon and brown sugar BBQ sauce or the pig patty, a burger made out of crispy bacon.
Get your taste buds ready for mouthwatering Mexican food from BlueIguana Cantina. Choose from chipotle rubbed chicken, ancho roast pork, or seasoned battered fish tacos and burritos stuffed with delicious toppings and made with fresh tortillas.
Also choose your heat level at the salsa bar and grab some delicious black beans and corn or watermelon and jicama too. This place is also included in your cruise fare and is open for breakfast and lunch.
Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse
Head to Guy’s Pig & Anchor for authentic, hickory wood smoked BBQ meat from none other than the amazingly talented Guy Fieri. At one of the best places to eat on a Carnival cruise your options are championship pork butt, smoked round of beef, smoked andouille sausage and Guy’s famous blue ribbon chicken. Not to mention, they have a range of 4 different sauces, from Smokey and sweet to spicy and tangy. No BBQ plate if complete without a side of Mac Daddy mac n’ cheese, potato salad, collard greens, or baked beans.
Located right inside the adults only Serenity area is Fresh Creations. While the kids are hanging out with others and enjoying pizza, burgers, and fries, you can opt for a healthier lunch option and build your own refreshing salad. Get a choice of a dozen types of fresh greens, lots of protein and veggies to put on top, plus freshly made salad dressing options from creamy to zesty. If you just want to grab and go, the chef has also created salads made to order with fun names like Zensalada, Just Arugula Guy, and Romaine Calm. This a perfect choice if you’re feeling peckish but want to opt for lighter fare- and it’s included in your cruise fare!
Carnival pie makers have perfected the art of tossing dough and serve up amazing, hand thrown pies with fresh toppings. Pizza Pirate is a great place for families to grab a slice any time of day or night because it is open 24 hours. They have options like Margherita, Funghi, Prosciutto, Pepperoni or Quatttro Formaggi pizza and even a Caesar salad. This is a definite favorite onboard and one of the best places to eat on a Carnival cruise.
Bonus: Big Chicken – Coming Soon!
In 2020, Carnival will reveal, basketball legend, Shaq’s New Big Chicken restaurant onboard Carnival Radiance and eventually on Mardi Gras. It will offer a wide range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options all included with your cruise.
For lunch or dinner, pick a fried chicken sandwich, crispy chicken strips, or a fried chicken basket. Classic sides include potato salad and jalapeno slaw. For breakfast, enjoy omelets, chicken biscuits, biscuit with egg, and more. The best part? Breakfast is served all day long so feel free to sleep in!
Next time you sail with Carnival, check out these free-of-charge dining venues for a delicious meal. You won’t have a problem satisfying your craving with such a wide variety of comfort food options that are also kind to your wallet. So next time you start to head for the buffet after a long day at the beach, check out these specialty places instead for the best places to eat on a Carnival cruise.