As part of Carnival Magic's recent drydock and renovation, the ship has added a new barbecue restaurant by celebrity chef Guy Fieri: Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse.
The casual open-air eatery is on the ship's Lanai on Promenade Deck, and serves a variety of BBQ favorites smoked onboard over hickory and cherry wood using Fieri's signature recipes, rubs and spices. Signature dishes include bone-in, dry-rubbed, slow-smoked and pulled Championship Pork Butt, dry-rubbed and grilled Blue Ribbon Chicken, smoked Andouille sausage and Sliced Smoked Round of Beef. The restaurant uses a traditional wood smoker, which was installed as part of the recent drydock.
Sides range from Mac Daddy Mac n Cheese, Old Skool Potato Salad, Scratch-Made Slaw and Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey to Molasses Baked Beans with Bacon and Burnt Ends. Dishes will also come with Fieri’s signature BBQ sauces, including Award-Winning Brown Sugar (sweet and sticky), Kansas City (smoky and sweet), and Sriracha BBQ (spicy and tangy) and Carolina #6 (tangy with sweet heat). A hot sauce bar, as well as a wide range of ice-cold beers and sodas, will be available, as well.
All items at Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse will be available free of charge.
Open sea days from noon to 2:30 p.m., Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse is part of Carnival Magic’s recent drydock and enhancement project that added a variety of new dining and bar concepts, including Guy’s Burger Joint, a free-of-charge poolside venue serving hand-crafted burgers and fries with recipes created by the Food Network star. Including Carnival Magic, Guy’s Burger Joints are available on 11 Carnival ships. Guy’s Burger Joint will also be featured aboard the new Carnival Vista when it debuts in May.
Other newly added spaces on Carnival Magic include two poolside bars – the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar – along with the BlueIguana Cantina serving Mexican tacos and burritos, Pizzeria del Capitano offering hand-tossed artisanal pies, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, and a “candy and more store” called Cherry on Top.
Carnival Magic will continue its seven-day schedule from Galveston through April 10, 2016, then reposition to Port Canaveral to launch year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises April 23, 2016. Prior to launching its new seven-day schedule from Port Canaveral, Carnival Magic will operate a special three-day cruise to Nassau April 20-23, 2016.
Carnival Magic will offer two different week-long itineraries from the Space Coast – a western Caribbean route calling at Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan) and Costa Maya; and an eastern Caribbean option calling at St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk and Nassau or Amber Cove.