Cruise ships are an excellent way to see another country, experience a new culture and enjoy a fun-filled vacation. Whether it’s a family cruise to the Caribbean or Bermuda — there is always something to see or do. Not only will you enjoy the exciting ports of call, cruise ships offer up a myriad of activities and fun. Yet, there’s one thing that most people talk about after taking a cruise and that’s the food. Along with sun-kissed beaches and crystal clear water, your vacation isn’t complete without trying out our innovative and mouth-watering meals. From casual dining to upscale eateries — Carnival Cruise ships make your dining experience as memorable as your vacation itinerary.
Here are eight must try restaurants onboard Carnival Sunrise where you’ll savor everything from a quick bite at a pizzeria to food from one of the most famous names in food — and everything in between.
Leave Your Money Behind
The great thing about a cruise is that most things are inclusive and that covers most of your dining experiences. So leave your wallet behind and check out what is included in the price of your family cruise.
Guy’s Burger Joint
Who hasn’t heard of Guy Fieri? This Food Network namesake is the king of all-things food and Carnival Sunrise has Guy’s Burger Joint open for lunch. The fries are hand-cut and the burgers —- well, let’s just say that you’ll look forward to lunch each day. They’re cooked fresh right off of the grill and the toppings bar allows you to make it however you choose.
They’re juicy and grilled to perfection. This burger joint is reminiscent of a roadside burger shack much like the ones Guy loves to feature on his many TV shows.
Pizzeria del Capitano
Only a few select ships have their own pizza kitchen and Carnival Sunrise is one of them. This 24-hour pizza kitchen serves up piping hot pizza pies made with only the freshest ingredients. The dough is hand-tossed and made from flour imported from Italy. It’s as authentic as you can get and you’ll love the fresh mozzarella, robust sauce and hand-picked toppings to choose from.
Pizzeria del Capitano serves you custom pizzas you’ll devour and the only caveat is that you may just want to eat there all of the time.
Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que
Speaking of Guy Fieri, the Sunrise also has Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que. Sure, you’ll love the smell of the ocean (or Caribbean Sea air) but what you’ll also notice is the smokehouse scent of this eatery. With food like Championship Pork Butt, famous Blue Ribbon Chicken, Smoked Andouille Sausage and Smoked Round of Beef — well, believe us, your barbecue cravings will be satisfied, and then some.
And don’t forget the sides! Old Skool Potato Salad, Mac Daddy Mac n Cheese and collard greens are just a few of the accompaniments that’ll satisfy your every craving.
There’s no reason you can’t have your dessert first and for that you need to check out Swirls while you’re sailing. This 24-hour ice cream station, located on the Lido Deck, is there whenever you need a sweet treat. Whether it’s soft serve ice cream you crave or delicious frozen yogurt, you can take as much as you can eat. Besides, who doesn’t want to have an ice cream cone before bed? Swirls is perfect for dessert, a snack or as we like to say, “just because.”
You may be sailing to Bermuda or The Bahamas, but the BlueIguana Cantina™ has Mexican food that will make you believe you’re right there in Quintana Roo. Everything is homemade, from the salsa to the tortillas. Tacos, burritos and more are all available freshly-made to your liking. There is a toppings bar so you can pile your burrito high with cheese, sauces, guacamole and more. It’s fun, it’s fresh and it’s authentic Mexican.
Bring a Little Extra
Some restaurants cost a little more than free but they’re worth it just to experience the perfection of gourmet or specialty food. And you’re on vacation, so why not splurge a little and enjoy a true dining experience worth writing (or emailing) home about?
The Seafood Shack is the perfect combination to being out on the water while on vacation. Shrimp, lobster, cod, crab — those are just a few of the choices. Picture yourself enjoying a lobster roll while enjoying an ocean side view. Or perhaps you’d love the fresh catch of the day. It’s served however you like it — any style with any sauce and anywhere onboard — at any time! We think that the Seafood Shack is quite the catch when it comes to dining onboard the Sunrise.
If you enjoy a juicy, mouthwatering, well-prepared steak, then Steakhouse is the place to be on Carnival Sunrise. Book your reservations for premium cuts of beef — all prepared exactly how you want it. And you’ll love the choices of seafood, entrées, gourmet appetizers and an extensive wine list. You get an appetizer, salad, entrée, side dish and dessert. It’s gourmet food but it is also an experience — one you won’t soon forget.
Cucina del Capitano®
For an authentic Italian experience, Cucina del Capitano delivers. This family-style dining experience offers up things like antipasti, entrées, pasta and desserts and there is plenty to pass around. The atmosphere is pure Italy with iconic red and white checkered tablecloths and old snapshots from the crew’s family albums adorning the walls.
Ready to Get Onboard with Carnival Sunrise Dining?
If you’re getting ready to cruise to the Caribbean on Carnival Sunrise, be sure to bring your appetite. That first cup of coffee in the morning is just the beginning of a full day of dining experiences you won’t soon forget.
Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions and dining options may vary by ship and destination.