Two exciting new food and beverage offerings – the Guy Fieri-designed Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse and cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar – have been added to the Carnival Breeze following a recent refurbishment that took place in Freeport, The Bahamas.
Following the two-week dry dock, the 3,690-passenger ship resumed its year-round schedule of seven-day cruises from Galveston, Texas, yesterday.
Developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is an open-air free-of-charge venue offering a variety of BBQ favorites with a menu that includes Championship Pork Butt, Blue Ribbon Chicken, smoked Andouille sausage and Sliced Smoked Round of Beef. Fieri’s own take on traditional sides like Mac Daddy Mac n Cheese, Old Skool Potato Salad, Scratch-Made Slaw, Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey, and Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon and Burnt Ends are available as well, along with a variety of the chef’s signature BBQ sauces and a hot sauce bar.
One of the most popular beverage concepts in the cruise industry, Alchemy Bar is designed as a vintage cocktail “pharmacy” that’s the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique bar experience with mixologists in lab coats who “prescribe” refreshing concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or create guests’ own custom-created libations. Drinks have creative monikers like 40 Is the New Twenty and The Restorative Basil Drop.
The new venues complement Carnival Breeze’s wide variety of onboard innovations which include an expansive WaterWorks park, the SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, and the Thrill Theater where guests feel as if they are part of the movie.
On its Galveston-based schedule, Carnival Breeze offers two distinctly different seven-day western Caribbean itineraries departing every Sunday and visiting the region’s most popular destinations. The first itinerary includes calls at Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, while the other features visits to Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), Belize, and Cozumel.