Most Carnival Passengers sailing on ships with the Funship 2.0 Upgrades are familiar with the RedFrog Rum Bar on the Lido deck. Perhaps one of the best kept secrets on Carnival Breeze could lie on deck 5 inside the RedFrog Pub.
Food of all sorts abounds on cruise ships. There’s something for everyone, and most of it quite tasty. It does all have one thing in common though – it’s made in mass quantities to feed a large number of passengers. Here’s where the RedFrog Pub differs. The RedFrog Pub makes every food item they serve to order. Just like most restaurants on land, they cook each plate of food individually only when someone orders it. This means the food arrives at the table fresh and hot straight from the pub’s own kitchen.
Sadly, the very nominal fee of about $3 per item probably deters those passengers who don’t want to pay extra for any food from tasting some of the best food the ship has to offer. One or two of these items, sold as appetizers, makes enough food to serve as a meal to the average person.
The RedFrog Pub makes their own homemade sauces served with some food items. The coconut shrimp comes with an excellent pina colada sauce, and they serve hot wings with a rum barbeque sauce to die for. The tasty sauce is not hot so it helps temper the spicy wings while adding excellent flavor. The RedFrog even makes their own tartar sauce.
The Pub Grub menu includes a pulled pork sandwich, beef sliders, curried chicken pockets, grouper fingers (who knew fish had fingers) and a couple of conch dishes. We did not care for the conch, but loved everything else we tasted there. For dessert they serve a wonderfully delicious sticky coconut cake that costs even less than their other food items and comes with optional ice cream. The menu calls it icky sticky coconut cake, but we found nothing whatsoever icky about it. Delicious!
The ambiance epitomizes the Caribbean casual decor of the ship, but with a nautical theme. The pub has entrances both from inside on deck 5 and from outside on the lanai that runs completely around the ship on that deck. The lanai area just outside the door of the RedFrog Pub includes some outdoor seating.
The friendly staff insures their patrons have a good time. Sometimes they get snappy with their camera and you find yourself staring back at you from the video screen at the bar.