August 27, 2013 · 9:08 pm
By John Lane
Once it was announced that Guy Fieri (of Food Network fame) would introduce Guy’s Burger Joint on Carnival ships I was excited. I had the chance to enjoy several of his great burgers on my Carnival Triumph cruise and I declare them the “best burgers at sea”. Yes, you heard me right. They are hands down the best burgers at sea. The rest of my family voted them tops too along with other fellow passengers who raved about them.
It all starts with the “Plain Jane”, 80/20 ground chuck on a tasty buttered grilled roll with or without S.M.C. (Super Melty Cheese). His hand cut fries with signature seasoning accompany every burger. The soft buttery roll and the tasty fries make this a great combination. There are five signature burgers you can request or create your own at the toppings bar. Lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion along with grilled mushrooms, bacon and onions are available to make your heavenly creation.
Once you board a Carnival ship head straight to Guy’s Burger Joint and you will not be disappointed and guess what they are complimentary!
August 21, 2013 · 3:10 pm
By John Lane
Many people have wondered what the Carnival Triumph was like since it returned to sailing after the mishap earlier in the year. Well, I can tell you from first hand experience.
On August 3, I took my family of four on the Triumph for a five night cruise to Progresso and Cozumel. I was pleased to find that all was back to normal on the Triumph. Food and entertainment were at its best and the ship looked great. I went looking to find something wrong but, I really could not find it. All new carpeting, mattresses and linens and several new venues were added to the ship for the enjoyment of the passengers.
For a four or five night cruise this ship is great. There are lots of people (2750+) which is one thing that I really don’t like but, the cruise experience was a good one and you can’t go wrong with the price, the ship or destination. I will go into more detail on the new venues in future blogs. So the Carnival Triumph is back and better than ever sailing from Galveston. Give it a try.
by John Lane
Everyone has heard about the mishap on the Carnival Triumph earlier in the year. Carnival took the ship out of service for 12 weeks to fix the problems with the engines and revitalize the ship. With that in mind, I am going to take my family to check it out and see if the ship is up to standards. Carnival has added some of their Carnival 2.0 options such as Guy’s Burger Joint. This one I am most excited about. Named after Guy Fieri of the Food Network this outdoor eatery offers his signature hamburgers made to order along with his homemade fries. No more burgers sitting in steam trays waiting for you to slap it on your bun. I will let you no if this eatery is worth the wait! I plan to do a full detailed review when I get back. Hope I have FUN!