The new open-air barbeque on The Lanai aboard the Carnival Dream has been a huge hit with guests, attracting upwards of 700 diners each day.Located along the ship’s expansive outdoor promenade, the new barbecue option was introduced a few weeks ago and features a variety of delectable grilled items, from sliders and chicken to quesadillas and hot dogs, along with salads, homemade chips and salsa and traditional barbecue accompaniments.

The new al fresco venue is just one of several casual dining choices on board.   The massive 3,646-passenger ship also features a 1,700-seat poolside eatery called The Gathering with an Indian tandoori, burrito bar, Mongolian wok station, a custom-made pasta venue, a New York-style deli, extensive salad and dessert bars, and Carnival’s ever-popular 24-hour pizzeria.  These casual alternatives complement delicious full-service meals available in the Scarlet and Crimson main dining rooms and The Chef’s Art Steakhouse serving prime steaks and other gourmet cuisine.

Carnival Dream operates year-round seven-day Caribbean service from Port Canaveral, Fla., carrying an estimated 200,000 guests annually from that port.