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Carnival Cruise Lines introduces Red Frog Pub on the Carnival Magic

One area I can always find on a cruise ship is the pub. Most cruise lines offer a traditional English pub complete with pub fare and plenty of pints. Carnival Cruise Lines has taken the pub theme to a new level by introducing the Red Frog Pub, a fun and funky pub with a Caribbean flare.

Red Frog Pub bar area on Carnival Magic | image (c) Shannon Hurst Lane TravelingMamas.com

Each time I entered the pub, there was either live music or the musician was setting up to play. Red Frog Pub on the Carnival Magic was much bigger than I expected, with five different public sections to choose from to enjoy your brew.

  • The front entry with table seating, complete with palm trees and laid back Caribbean themed signs
  • Interior entry with booth seating and Caribbean themed artwork on the walls
  • Bar area with musician’s corner, bar seating, bar height window seating with tables and bar stools
  • Game area with Caribbean themed takes on tradition English pub games
  • Outdoor patio area with covered swing seating, table seating, and palm trees. This is also a smoking area.
Cruise writers enjoying Red Frog Pub on Carnival Magic | image (c) Shannon Hurst Lane TravelingMamas.comRed Frog Pub serves a variety of Caribbean rums and beers and even offers the new private label Carnival Cruise Lines brew on tap – Thirsty Frog. I tasted this dark beer which was pretty darn good. This brew was so popular with cruise passengers that the Carnival Magic ran out of this libation on the first night of the cruise. That’s some serious popularity! Thirsty Frog can be ordered by the glass, pitcher, or the amazing 101 ounce tube for your entire table.
A pub isn’t a pub without bar food, and the theme continues with Pub Grub, which is a collection of snack bites to share with the table while sipping on Caribbean cocktails or a Thirsty Frog beer. Some of the items found on the Pub Grub menu include grouper fingers, conch fritters, conch salad, coconut shrimp, sliders and more Each item on the Pub Grub menus is $3.33.
Pub Grub at Red Frog Pub on Carnival Magic Cruise Ship | image (c) Shannon Hurst Lane TravelingMamas.com

The Red Frog Pub seemed to be THE place to hang out on the Carnival Magic. Each time I passed through, I saw someone from our group there, just enjoying the cruise and being on vacation. The strains of a Jimmy Buffet or Kenny Chesney seemed to call to me, and the Thirsty Frog sure was mighty tasty. I can’t wait to see Red Frog Pub begin to appear on all of the Carnival Cruise Lines ships.

During the cruise, I caught up with Matt and Doug of Cruise Radio and enjoyed some Pub Grub and Thirsty Frog with this hilarious duo. Here are Doug’s thoughts on his favorite thing on the Carnival Magic. Note: We were at the Escape Bar which was much quieter than Red Frog Pub.

Special thanks to Carnival Cruise Lines for hosting my cruise aboard the Carnival Magic.

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  1. carnival cruise looks ever inviting! now it’s more inviting with the pub! lol. i hope to hop on their cruises someday! thanks for sharing!
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