The Heavy Seas’ pirate-themed Loose Cannon and Crossbones beers expand a large selection of craft beers and microbrews with more than a dozen locally brewed beers from cities and states where Carnival ships are homeported.
'Craft beer continues to grow in popularity and we’re very pleased to expand our beverage menus to include an array of refreshing and satisfying beers from some of the top breweries in the country,' said Carnival's Eddie Allen, vp beverage operations.
The line also offers its own private label draught beer, ThirstyFrog Red, fleetwide.
Other local beers on the Fun Ships are Shiner Bock and Shiner Premium on Galveston sailings, Abita Amber and Abita Purple Haze on New Orleans-based vessels and Tampa-brewed Cigar City Florida Cracker and Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale on the Florida fleet.
Alaska ships pour Alaskan Amber and Alaskan White, while Hawaii sailings have Bikini Blonde Lager and Mana Wheat beers from Maui Brewing Co.
Carnival plans to add specialty beers from breweries in New York, California and Florida in the near future.