To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, Carnival Cruise Line has created a special one-of-a-kind tropical-flavored beer served exclusively at Carnival Vista’s RedFrog Pub & Brewery, the first brewery aboard a North America-based cruise ship.
The new Miami Guava Wheat beer was unveiled this weekend at a shipboard ceremony during which Carnival Vista’s expert brewmaster Colin Presby tapped the first cask of the new brew. Guests onboard were the first to sample the new beer, hand-crafted by Presby and inspired by Carnival Vista's Miami homeport. Miami Guava Wheat has a light body and notes of pink guava, the primary ingredient in Miami's guava pastries.
Available on a limited basis, Miami Guava Wheat joins the three other original draft beers brewed only onboard Carnival Vista -- ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA, ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat and FriskyFrog Java Stout.
The brewed-on-board beers are one of several innovative food and beverage offerings on Carnival Vista, which also offers the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, the New England-inspired Seafood Shack, JiJi Asian Kitchen, Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse and Cucina del Capitano. Other onboard amenities include a 'bike-ride-in-the-sky' attraction called SkyRide, the first IMAX theater at sea, Family Harbor and the Family Harbor Lounge; and Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.
Carnival Vista operates six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises from PortMiami to the Caribbean and will shift to Galveston, Texas, in fall 2018 when its sister ship, Carnival Horizon, launches year-round service from Miami. Carnival Cruise Line operates a fleet of 25 ships sailing three-to 16-day voyages.