Fieri’s signature Flavortown catchphrase will illuminate the full-service bar (Image: Carnival Cruise Line)
Chef Guy Fieri – a member of the American Royal National Barbecue Hall of Fame whose namesake burger joints are featured on 19 Carnival Cruise Line ships – will introduce a new full-service barbecue venue onboard Carnival Horizon when she debuts in spring 2018.
Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse will offer a menu of smoked-onboard barbecued meats, traditional sides, Fieri’s signature dishes and sauces, and a selection of desserts. Guests can also try four new craft beers, which have been created by the beverage team to pair with the food menu and will be brewed in the micro-brewery within the restaurant.
“I’m excited about launching my newest shipboard eatery at Carnival,” said Fieri. “I know what it takes to make real-deal barbecue – quality meats smoked ‘low and slow’ and top-notch sides using the freshest ingredients. And when you combine down-home barbecue with a cold beer brewed right onboard, you have a truly ‘outta bounds’ experience.”
Located on the ship’s Promenade, the 138-seat venue will offer both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as authentic touches like ceiling tiles made of weathered galvanised siding, red brick walls, hardwood floors, and booth and high-top seating. Fieri’s signature Flavortown catchphrase will illuminate the full-service bar.
The restaurant will be open for a la carte dining from 5pm and offer nightly live music. It will also offer a free self-service barbeque lunch buffet for a short period on embarkation day and sea days.
“Guy has been a great partner for the past six years and his new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse aboard the new Carnival Horizon is the perfect expansion of our partnership, offering lip-smacking barbecue and refreshing craft beers enjoyed in a fun and festive atmosphere,” said Greg Poplewko, Carnival’s director of speciality dining.
Carnival Horizon will also offer several other dining venues, including the line’s first teppanyaki restaurant, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, the Mexican-themed BlueIguana Cantina, the 24-hour Pizzeria del Capitano, and the New England-inspired Seafood Shack.
Other onboard highlights will include SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, the Cloud 9 Spa, the first Dr. Seuss-themed waterpark at sea, and various accommodation options.
Following her 13-day maiden voyage from Barcelona on 2 April 2018, Carnival Horizon will sail three more roundtrips from the Spanish port and then reposition to the US with a 14-day transatlantic crossing to New York in May. The ship will spend summer sailing four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures from New York, before homeporting in Miami, Florida and kicking off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning 22nd September 2018.