You all know I love cruising with my family and I couldn’t be more excited about the Vista, the newest ship in Carnival Cruise Line‘s fleet. Not only will she be beautiful, but the Vista will also be offering all the things I love most about cruising, but revved up and better! And now Vista will offer the first brewery at sea in North America with three distinctly flavored hand-crafted beers brewed right on board. You heard right….a micro-brewery on the ship!
Since my days working at a pub in Washington, D.C., I’ve been a HUGE fan of craft beers. There are so many flavors to choose from and they really pair well with food….YUM!
Carnival Vista’s RedFrog Pub & Brewery is the result of a unique collaboration between Carnival and Miami-based Concrete Beach Brewery. Concrete Beach is working closely with Carnival to create original recipes and source and select the finest
ingredients to produce three distinctive craft beers that will be brewed and served on board Carnival Vista. Those beers will include ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA, ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat and FriskyFrog Java Stout.
The brews were specifically designed with Carnival Vista guests in mind. ThirstyFrog Port Hoppin’ IPA offers aromatic, floral and hoppy notes with passion fruit and citrus overtones while ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat is an unfiltered lager with aromas of bananas and spices. The third beer, FriskyFrog Java Stout, is a take on a traditional stout, rich and creamy with hints of coffee.
I’m so excited for this addition to the RedFrog Pub, since this was already a favorite spot for my family aboard the Carnival ships that we’ve sailed on. My husband and I are able to enjoy our favorite brews while spending time with the kids playing dominoes, darts and compete at the shuffleboard tables. (Not to mention it’s a great place to hear other passengers sing their hearts out!) RedFrog Pub will also have an outdoor seating option as well.
Now if I could only wait patiently until the Carnival Vista sets sail! Can’t wait to book a trip!
The Vista will offer so many new advancements to cruising and make you NEVER want to leave! Want to learn more about her? Watch here: