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  • 2018

Carnival Horizon 2018 Craft Beer Announcement

carnival horizonCraft Beer Meets Cruising Aboard the Carnival Horizon

Craft beer lovers, rejoice! If combining the lush taste of custom brewed craft beers and the rollicking fun of a Carnival cruise sounds like your idea of heaven, you’ll love Carnival Cruise Line’s latest pairing. Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will offer four new craft brews aboard Carnival Horizon when the cruise ship makes its debut this April. The Parched Pig craft beers will be brewed directly on board the new cruise ship and nowhere else, exclusively offered to guests at the first-ever Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse created by star chef Guy Fieri.

Carnival Vice President of Beverage Operations Edward Allen and expert brew master Colin Presby, who developed the new beers, announced the new venture in January. The announcement took place during a traditional keg-tapping ceremony aboard Carnival Vista, the first North American cruise ship to offer an onboard brewery.

The new Parched Pig beers will be brewed directly under the supervision of a pro brewmaster, only inches from your table. The delicious new beers, which were particularly designed to bring out the smoky, succulent tastes of authentic barbeque, include the following:

  • Parched Pig Farmhouse Ale – a lightly hopped beer with a fruity, complex character, mild spice notes, and a dry finish
  • Parched Pig Smoked Porter – A robust, full-bodied beer brewed with in-house smoked malt for a bold flavor with notes of molasses
  • Parched Pig Toasted Amber – A well-balanced, smooth brew with toasted caramel notes and a rich, amber color with wide appeal
  • Parched Pig West Coast IPA – a bright, hoppy beer with a bright flavor profile, loaded with bitterness and distinctive citrus and pine aroma

If you love brews and barbeque, you’re certain to enjoy Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse on Carnival’s Horizon. The original dining concept, which was created by American Royal National Barbecue Hall of Famer Guy Fieri, combines an onboard brewery with a full-service restaurant serving authentic barbeque and side dishes.  Guests can tour the brewery, pick up a refillable growler, and enjoy mouth-watering barbeque dishes while cheering on one of the live music performances. The Parched Pig line of craft brews was created specifically to pair well with the dishes offered at Pig & Anchor.

Carnival Horizon will be making her maiden voyage on April 2, 2018, departing on the first of four round-trip Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. Afterwards the ship will reposition to the U.S.  for a summer schedule of Bermuda and Caribbean cruises from New York before arriving for in Miami to sail year-round cruises to the Caribbean. You can reserve your spot on one of Carnival Horizon’s first voyages today. Choose your favorite Carnival Horizon itinerary from these and other exciting cruises:

Sail off on a Mediterranean Adventure

Experience the best of Europe on an 8 days Mediterranean cruise! Your adventure takes you to ports in Italy, Spain, and Cote d’Azur, France – from Barcelona to Cagliari, Naples, Rome, and other fabulous cities.

See tropical Bermuda

Take a break from ordinary with an exciting 4 days Bermuda cruise departing from New York. Enjoy the pleasures onboard Carnival Horizon, then spend the day snorkeling, shopping, enjoying the water park, or lounging on the dazzling white sand beaches of King’s Wharf, Bermuda. Rates start at just $634.

Explore the Eastern Caribbean

You’ll have plenty of time for enjoying Parched Pig craft beers, barbeque, and all the other entertainments aboard Carnival Horizon on an 8 days Caribbean cruise. Explore the streets of Old San Juan and enjoy watersports on the tropical island of Grand Turk. Choose from tons of departure dates and take advantage of up to 2 category upgrades!

Carnival Horizon bookings are filling up fast, so reserve your spot now! To book your reservation aboard Carnival Horizon or another cruise, visit or contact us directly at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) to talk to one of our travel experts today. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use. Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!

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