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The 15 Best Foods You Can Find Onboard this Memorial Day

Best Foods You can Find Onboard this Memorial Day

  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburger
  • Barbecue Beef
  • Baked Beans
  • Ice Cream
  • Steak
  • Omelets
  • Sausage and Bacon
  • Apple Pie
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Pork Chops
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Smoked Sausage
  • Tacos


Memorial Day is an important time to honor and remember those who have served, and are currently serving, our country. It is also considered the unofficial kickoff of summer. If you are planning to take your family on a cruise getaway this Memorial Day, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy delicious summertime eats in the middle of the ocean! Even if your cruise vacation is booked for some time after Memorial Day, your cruise ship will have the same menu to choose from.

family enjoying a meal onboard

Here are 15 of the best foods you’ll find on your cruise vacation this summer:

Hot Dogs

Is there anything that says summer more than a hot dog fresh off the grill? How about a hot dog in the middle of the ocean? If you feel like having a hot dog with all the fixings, just head over to Off The Grill and enjoy your meal with a beautiful view. Kids love it!

a crew member preparing a grilled hot dog for a cruiser


Off The Grill makes a great classic burger to go with your hot dog. However, if you’re feeling more adventurous, head over to Guy’s Burger Joint, where burgers are made with a variety of sauces, cheeses, and bacon.

Hamburgers are possibly the only summertime food that can truly rival hot dogs in popularity. On your cruise vacation, you’ll have multiple burgers to choose from when celebrating Memorial Day.

guy’s burger joint’s straight up burger

Barbecue Beef

The smell of barbecue is synonymous with summer, which is why you won’t be disappointed when you walk past Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse. While there are lots of delicious smoked options to choose from, make sure you get the barbecue beef at least once – it’s a Memorial Day tradition!

Baked Beans

If you need something a little sweet to go with the smoked beef, get a side order of baked beans. At Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse, the baked beans are cooked in molasses for a sweet flavor, and you’ll find pieces of bacon in there as well.

Ice Cream

After all that hot and savory food in the summer sun, having something cool and sweet is just the ticket. Head over to Swirls for your choice of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ice cream and frozen yogurt.


Vacations are a time for going all-out. That’s why having a steak at the steakhouse is the perfect decision, even if you’ve had your fill of burgers, beans, and hot dogs during the afternoon.

a tasty prime rib chop from the onboard steakhouse


Who said you had to wait until the afternoon to start celebrating Memorial Day? A hot, personalized omelet alongside a fresh cup of coffee is the perfect way to get your morning started on the high seas! The Breakfast Grill cooks your omelet just the way you like it.

Sausage and Bacon

Need something a little more savory to go with your omelet? Not to worry, since the Breakfast Grill also has as much sausage and bacon as you care to enjoy.

brunch omelette with toppings and bacon and sausage on the side

Apple Pie

Is there a dessert more American than apple pie? We don’t think so! Best of all, the apple pie from the Comfort Kitchen is baked fresh every day; no cold pie in sight!

Peach Cobbler

If apple pie isn’t quite your thing, the Comfort Kitchen still has you covered! Choose from a variety of other desserts, including the ever-popular peach cobbler. Make sure to treat yourself to this delicious dessert at least once during your vacation.

peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream

Roasted Potatoes

If you need some carbs to go with all that meat, head over to Good Eats, where you can grab some roasted potatoes. Of course, while you’re there, you will probably want to have a steak or some pork chops as well.

Pork Chops

If you’ve enjoyed that roasted potato but now have a craving for some pork chops, you’re in luck! Good Eats serves pork chops every evening, and they go great with roasted potatoes.

Grilled Chicken

While red meat is a popular choice on Memorial Day, not everyone eats burgers, hot dogs, and steak (or perhaps you’ve simply had your fill). Not to worry, because Off The Grill will make sure you can still enjoy the smoked goodness of freshly grilled chicken.

Smoked Sausage

There’s a reason families love Guy Fieri’s restaurants on Carnival cruise ships – especially on Memorial Day. Smoked sausage is another popular summer food available when you want it at Pig & Anchor Smokehouse – you won’t want to miss these!


Who said you have to stick to “traditional” Memorial Day foods? If you want to mix it up a bit, take a stroll over to the BlueIguana Cantina, where you can pick up some fresh and juicy tacos, as well as lots of other Mexican dishes.

family eating at the taco bar onboard

These are just 15 examples of the many incredible foods you can enjoy on a Memorial Day weekend getaway – or any other day of the summer, for that matter. If you’re planning to take a vacation cruise to an exciting destination like Hawaii or Mexico, make sure to check out all the restaurants listed above, since each of them have much more than just the options listed here. Carnival offers deals year-round so you can always enjoy a great family vacation. After all, a cruise is the perfect way to enjoy delicious food and amazing beaches, all in one trip!