If you have ever wanted to sample celebrity chef fare without paying extra on a cruise ship, here is your chance. With 5 types of burgers (80/20) and Guy's signature onion rings, this is sure to be a hit. The restaurant will also feature Guy's barbecue sauce and a toppings bar.
If you like Carnival's made to order burritos as much as I do, you were excited about this next one. The Blue Iguana Cantina will feature those great burritos as well as tacos, homemade tortilla chips and salsa. It will be poolside on the Lido deck, and will be a welcome addition, assuming they can get through the line quicker than the previous burrito station in the Lido area.
It is not surprising to see that little red frog pop up again on a Carnival ship, considering how popular the Red Frog Pub is currently on the Magic, but this time he is headlining a rum bar, rather than a pub. The bar will be poolside, and will feature a variety of rums and rum-based concoctions, but not to worry, Thirsty Frog Red beer is still available. Check out the menu here
Adjacent, and competing will be....
Blue Iguana Tequila Bar (photo at top of article)
As mentioned, this bar will also be poolside, but will feature tequila and frozen tequila drinks as well as Mexican beer. Menu is here
A cute bar idea with a pharmaceutical twist down on the Promenade Deck with prescription order pads and drink offering such as "The Remedy" "Forty is the New Twenty" and "The Antioxidant". Full menu can be found here.
A library with a wine dispenser, but classy. (Where do they come up with some of this stuff?) Apparently, a bartender will be librarian in residence here with an extensive wine collection, as well as books.
Carnival has always been lacking in good sports bars, so this one is certainly a refreshing addition. It will, of course, feature live sporting events, but will also have EA game titles available to play. And, if you are hungry, hot soft pretzels will be offered for $1.25 as well as peanuts. The menu is here
Hasbro: The Game Show: Described as a chance to play all your favorite Hasbro games onstage. A little vague, but seems to be a pretty large scale production with LED screen and refers to "teaming" up, so maybe you will play as teams. Should be fun!
DJ Irie- The official DJ of the Miami Heat will be training DJ's to rock the Carnival ships. I never noticed that they needed extra training before, but then again, I am not really "in the know" where DJ's and party music are concerned. "Baby Got Back" always gets me moving.
Playlist Productions- Carnival is getting some new shows! The revealing titles are: Motor City, The Brits, Divas and Latin Nights. Really, I am a fan of anything done well, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
George Lopez in the Punchliner Comedy Club- And last, but not least... well, barely not least, George Lopez is teaming up with Carnival to hand select the comedic talent on board. I have to say, I wasn't impressed with the comedy on Carnival's ships, so maybe this will be a good thing. And, if I ever do get to see Lopez... well, that would be cool.
Additionally, they will have a new brunch in the comedy club with hourly performances.
Whew! There you go. Lots of new stuff coming to only a few ships, not all that soon. Well, I guess it is something...