Heavy Seas Beer is the latest locally brewed beer to be featured on a Carnival Cruise Line ship. Based in Baltimore, Heavy Seas is now served on Carnival Pride, which sails seven-day cruises year-round from the Port of Baltimore.
With the addition of Heavy Seas’ pirate-themed Loose Cannon and Crossbones beers, Carnival ships now offer an expansive selection of craft beers and microbrews with more than a dozen locally brewed beers from cities and states where its ships are homeported.
“Craft beer continues to grow in popularity and we’re very pleased to expand our beverage menus to include an array of refreshing and satisfying beers from some of the top breweries in the country,” said Eddie Allen, Carnival’s vice president of beverage operations. Allen noted that Carnival also offers its own private label draught beer, ThirstyFrog Red, which is available throughout the fleet.
"Heavy Seas Beer is proud and excited to partner with Carnival Cruise Line to introduce our unique, boldly flavored craft beers to a new audience,” said Fred Crudder, director of marketing and hospitality for Heavy Seas Beer. “It's time for Heavy Seas on the high seas!"
Heavy Seas Beer was founded in 1995, and its award-winning portfolio features beers for all tastes and occasions. From crisp, light-bodied session beers, traditional European styles and dynamic American craft specialties to strong barrel-aged beers, the company brews a full spectrum of beers.
Craft beers and microbrews are also available on ships operating from the following homeports and cruising regions:
- Galveston: Shiner Bock and Shiner Premium
- New Orleans: Abita Amber and Abita Purple Haze
- Florida: Tampa-brewed Cigar City Florida Cracker and Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale
- Alaska: Alaskan Amber and Alaskan White
- Hawaii: Bikini Blonde Lager and Mana Wheat beers from Maui Brewing Co.
Additional specialty beers from breweries in New York, California and Florida are scheduled to be added in the near future.