Carnival Celebration Dining: What Restaurants are Complimentary?

Carnival Celebration launches in November 2022 with a huge array of dining venues to choose from. In this Carnival Celebration Dining Guide, we take a look at the complimentary restaurants available to cruisers at no extra charge. I hope you’re feeling hungry because there are A LOT!

How many restaurants are on Carnival Celebration?

There are 21 restaurants and food venues on Carnival Celebration. Some have an additional charge and others are complimentary.

The complimentary restaurants and food venues on Carnival Celebration are:

  • Big Chicken
  • Guy’s Burger Joint
  • BlueIguana Cantina
  • Street Eats
  • Miami Slice
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que
  • Lido Marketplace
  • Two Main Dining Rooms: Carnivale Restaurant and Festivale Restaurant
  • Swirls
  • Deco Deli
  • Cucina del Capitano
  • Chibang!
Complimentary dining on Carnival Celebration
Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que
BlueIguana Cantina on Carnival Celebration
BlueIguana Cantina

The restaurants with an additional charge on Carnival Celebration are:

  • Carnival Kitchen
  • Rudi’s Seagrill
  • Bonsai Teppanyaki
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
  • Seafood Shack
  • Bonsai Sushi
  • The Chef’s Table
  • Java Blue Cafe
  • Emeril’s Bistro 1397
Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse on Carnival Celebration
Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse

Carnival Celebration Dining: Complimentary Breakfast Venues

To begin the day, you have a number of breakfast options available that are included in your cruise fare.

  • Big Chicken serves classics like chicken biscuits, a three-cheese omelette and a biscuit/egg combo with bacon or sausage. Breakfast is served until 3pm, so it’s perfect for brunch or if you sleep late!
  • BlueIguana Cantina serves complimentary breakfast burritos, arepas and huevos rancheros from 7.30am to 10.30am daily – see BlueIguana menu
  • The Lido Marketplace is the buffet on Carnival Celebration offers a wide variety of breakfast options
  • If you want to have ice cream for breakfast, you can! Swirls soft-serve ice cream is available 24 hours
  • The Main Dining Room (Festivale Restaurant) is where you can order omelettes, Eggs Benedict, pancakes, waffles, French toast, oatmeal, granola and a selection of fresh fruits and cereals. You can have bacon, sausage, ham or opt for some lighter choices. Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 9.30am. On sea days, brunch is served from 8.30am til noon
  • Miami Slice serves hand-tossed, thin-crusted pies made in a traditional pizza oven from 9.00am.
Carnival Celebration Festivale main dining room
Festivale Main Dining Restaurant

Carnival Celebration Complimentary Lunch Venues

More complimentary restaurants open for lunch so there’s plenty of choice, depending on your mood.

carnival celebration dining big chicken
Big Chicken on Carnival Celebration, photo credit: Carnival Cruises
Big Chicken on Carnival Celebration
Big Chicken
  • Big Chicken serves fried chicken sandwiches and traditional sides such as fries, potato salad and jalapeno slaw until 5.00pm – take a look at the Big Chicken menu
  • BlueIguana Cantina serves complimentary burritos and tacos from 12 noon
  • The Lido Marketplace buffet on Carnival Celebration serves lunch between noon and 2.30pm (approximately) with special stations serving: pasta, stir-fry, carving station, salad bar and a dessert station
  • If you want to have ice cream for breakfast, you can! Swirls soft-serve ice cream is available 24 hours
  • Grab fresh pizza from Miami Slice on Deck 8 mid-ship
  • Deco Deli offers complimentary deli sandwiches and sides all on Cuban bread for a handy grab and go lunch option
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse serves smoked-on-board barbecue, traditional sides and desserts for lunch on sea days
  • Street Eats features three complimentary open-air stations: Steam Dream, featuring bao buns and pot stickers, Mad Sizzle for kebabs and satay, and Time Fries, which serves loaded fries
  • If you fancy burger and fries, you can head to Guy’s Burger Joint on Deck 17
Street eats on Carnival Celebration
Street Eats on Carnival Celebration offers three fast food options for lunch, photo credit: Carnival Cruises
Deco Deli in the 820 Biscayne zone
Deco Deli
Chibang! is complimentary on Carnival Celebration
Chibang! serves Chinese and Mexican dishes and is a complimentary restaurant

Complimentary Dinner Options

For dinner, the Main Dining Rooms are always available for a three-course meal but you could also try:

  • The Lido Marketplace serves dinner between 6.00pm and 2.30pm (approximately) with late night snacks available from 11.30pm to 1.00am
  • Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse serves smoked-on-board barbecue, traditional sides and desserts from 5.00pm
  • You can get deli sandwiches from Deco Deli until 11.00pm
  • Miami Slice is open until 4.00am
Miami Slice pizza on Carnival Celebration

Complimentary Carnival Celebration Dining Guide

Restaurant/Food VenueLocationOpening TimesSample Menu
Big ChickenDeck 16 aft7.00am – 5.00pmBig Chicken menu
Guy’s Burger JointDeck 17 mid-shipLunch – 6.00pmGuy’s Burger Joint menu
BlueIguana CantinaDeck 16 mid-ship7.30am – BlueIguana Cantina menu
Street EatsDeck 16 mid-shipLunchChanges daily
Miami SliceDeck 8 mid-ship9.00am – 4.00amLikely to be the same as Pizza Pirate menu on other Carnival ships
Guy’s Pig and Anchor Bar-B-QueDeck 8 aftnoon – 2.30pm
5.00pm – late
Guy’s Pig and Anchor menu (drinks not complimentary)
Lido MarketplaceDeck 16 mid-ship/aft7.00am – 1.00amChanges daily
Carnivale and Festivale MDRsCarnivale: Deck 6 mid-ship

Festivale: Deck 6/7 aft
Carnivale: assigned seating at 6.00pm and 8.15pm

Festivale: various times from 7.30am – 9.30pm
Sample MDR menus
Deco DeliDeck 8 mid-shipLunch – 11.00pmUnknown
SwirlsDeck 16 by Lido Marketplace24 hoursChocolate/vanilla/strawberry

Does Carnival Cruises Cater for Special Diets?

If you are interested in what Carnival has to offer for vegans, I’d highly recommend taking a look at Vegan Cruiser’s experience on Carnival Cruises.

If you have special dietary requirements such as vegetarian, gluten-free, Indian vegetarian, or a diet low in carbs, fat, sugar or cholesterol you can speak to the headwaiter or dining room host once you get onboard.

Kosher meals can be provided as long as you contact Carnival Cruises at least two weeks before your cruise.

Menu Mate Carnival Celebration
Menu Mate in the buffet on Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruises uses special software called Menu Mate to allow the menus to be sorted for food allergies. Waiting staff can help eliminate and dishes containing ingredients you are allergic to to ensure you only choose dishes that are safe for you.

Check out my dedicated Cruise Food Section for more cruise ship food information!


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