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8 Best Restaurants Onboard Carnival Spirit

8 Best Restaurants Onboard Carnival Spirit®

  1. Guy’s Burger Joint
  2. BlueIguana CantinaTM
  3. Pizzeria Del Capitano
  4. RedFrog PubTM
  5. Ol’ Fashioned BBQ
  6. Nouveau Restaurant
  7. Bonsai Sushi
  8. The Chef’s Table

A cruise to Alaska or Hawaii offers the opportunity to visit and explore some amazing destinations. Whether you’re seeking to travel to Alaska to see majestic glaciers and enjoy fun excursions at exciting ports, or if you prefer to cruise to Hawaii to relax on beautiful beaches and take part in Hawaiian cultural experiences, a huge part of the fun is getting there onboard Carnival Spirit®.

During your days at sea and your evenings onboard Carnival Spirit®, you’ll find there is plenty to do, from dazzling shows to poolside relaxation to family fun activities. And then, of course, there is a multitude of cruise dining options!

Carnival Spirit offers a wide range of cruise food to suit every taste and palette. Learn more about some of the best restaurants on Carnival Spirit® below, and try to keep your mouth from watering!

family dining on the deck of carnival spirit

1. Guy’s Burger Joint

This isn’t your ordinary burger restaurant–once you catch a whiff of delicious beef patties sizzling away on the grill, you’ll definitely want to sample something from the menu! And if you already know who Guy Fieri is, then you know you’ll be sinking your teeth into something special.

A famous restaurateur as well as a best-selling author, Guy teamed up with Carnival to create Guy’s Burger Joint, where you’re guaranteed to enjoy the best burgers and hand-cut fries you’ve ever had at sea!

The only problem you might have with this cruise food favorite is deciding which burger to try first–will it be The Ringer, featuring Guy’s Bourbon and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce, or the Pig Patty; a burger patty specially made out of crispy bacon and slathered with super melty cheese?

Or will you opt to start with the Plain Jane and then add all your desired toppings? And don’t forget the hand-cut fries with Guy’s Signature Seasoning!

2. BlueIguana CantinaTM

At this popular and fun dining hotspot onboard Carnival Spirit®, you’ll get the chance to fulfill all your Mexican food cravings. From tempting tortillas and salsa to burritos and tacos made fresh to order, BlueIguana CantinaTM won’t disappoint when it comes to bold flavors that make your taste buds stand up and take notice!

Serving both breakfast and lunch, the cantina is a great place to relax and enjoy fresh and flavorful food twice a day!

Try a tortilla burrito in the morning with some Mexican style scrambled eggs, skillet hash brown potatoes, and tomatillo salsa for a great morning wake-up meal. For lunch, try a seasoned and battered fish taco, a build-your-own burrito, and a wide variety of side dishes and toppings at the salsa bar!

fresh tacos from blueiguana cantina on carnival spirit

3. Pizzeria Del Capitano

That’s right, the Captain’s own special pizza kitchen, open to the public and serving up 5 exciting and delicious pizzas 24 hours a day! Each pizza features quality ingredients, such as imported Italian flour, fresh mozzarella, and amazing tomato sauce.

In fact, Pizzeria Del Capitano takes great pride in serving up only the best pizzas to both the Captain of Carnival Spirit®, and to you, its honored guests.

So when you’re feeling that telltale pizza craving, head on over to Pizzeria Del Capitano and treat yourself or your family to the ever-popular Margherita pizza, featuring fragrant and zesty basil, a Quattro Formaggi, featuring roasted garlic and a blend of four distinctive cheeses, or the classic Pepperoni pizza.

On a cruise to Alaska or Hawaii, you’ll have ample time to try them all!

4. RedFrog PubTM

The taste of the tropics along with some laid-back cool vibes are waiting for you inside RedFrog PubTM, a setting inspired by Key West bars and cafes. Featuring live music, a fun foosball table, and good company, RedFrog Pub is a great way to relax and get into the free-spirited Caribbean atmosphere while traveling to the next port of call.

Be sure to try ThirstyFrog Red, the pub’s signature brew, along with a selection of craft beers and cider. Or share a Caribbean Cocktail in a Fish Bowl! Choose from Caribbean Iced Tea, a Rum Jumper, or a Ting Mojito, among many others!

Tasty, refreshing, vibrant, and colorful, these Caribbean Cocktails feature ingredients from many Caribbean ports!

friends enjoying drinks and food at redfrog pub on carnival spirit

5. Ol’ Fashion BBQ

Believe it or not, you don’t need to go to the south to find great BBQ–it’s right onboard Carnival Spirit®! At Ol’ Fashion BBQ, the selection of quality meats are slow-cooked and smoky, made the traditional way so that they are packed full of the intense BBQ flavor that’ll have you licking the sauce off your fingers and savoring every last bite!

Choose from BBQ favorites such as dry-rubbed chicken, pulled pork and smoked beef, and don’t forget the classic BBQ sides! Potato salad, mac ‘n’ cheese, and molasses baked beans, to name a few. And with a selection of different BBQ sauces to suit your taste buds, you’re bound to be in hog heaven!

Carnival Spirit also features a few specialty restaurants that offer exquisite meals and fantastic cruise dining experiences for an additional price. These include:

6. Nouveau Restaurant

Enjoy a casual steakhouse experience with a full meal consisting of a gourmet appetizer, salad, entrée, side dish, and a delectable dessert. Nouveau Restaurant offers unforgettable cruise food, along with an extensive wine list to further complement your meal and make every bite that much more extraordinary.

Of course, the menu features an assortment of mouth-watering tender steaks, such as the New York Strip, Filet Mignon, and the Cowboy Steak. But you can also choose from lobster tails, lamb chops, grilled fish, and much more.

Finish your meal off with a Chocolate Sampler platter, featuring an array of chocolate desserts and delights!

two lobster tails serviced on top of each other at the nouveau restaurant on carnival spirit

7. Bonsai Sushi

Serving up amazing sushi in a beautiful setting of bonsai trees and Japanese décor, Bonsai Sushi delivers an amazing sushi experience that will probably have you coming back for a second meal during your cruise to Hawaii or Alaska!

The sushi chefs have created a tantalizing menu of delicious culinary sushi creations and Asian fare, and will be happy to pour you a warm or cold sake to enhance your meal.

Be sure to try the Bonsai Noodle Salad, flavored with ginger and sake, and featuring tomatoes and mushrooms, or the Wagyu Kakuni–slow braised short ribs in an amazing teriyaki sauce. Also the Chef’s Special Bonsai Triple E Roll, featuring eel, bbq eggplant, and tamago, is a truly memorable sushi roll!

8. The Chef’s Table

Dining at The Chef’s Table is truly the cruise dining experience you’ll be talking about long after your cruise has ended. This multi-course dinner is hosted by the Master Executive Chef, and features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a fantastic selection of entrees and desserts you won’t be able to experience anywhere else on the ship!

chef serving freshly made steak at the chef’s table on carnival spirit

During your cruise to Hawaii or Alaska on Carnival Spirit®, you’ll have ample opportunity to try all of these amazing restaurants!

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.