Carnival Cruise Line’s 2021 Thanksgiving Day Menu

Today, Carnival Brand Ambassador John Heald revealed the cruise line’s Thanksgiving menu for this year.

This means that no matter which Carnival ship you are sailing on, these will be the selections you can choose from on Thanksgiving Day.

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  • Pumpkin Leek Bisque — Roasted pumpkin, braised leeks, coconut milk


  • Shrimp Cocktail — Traditional cocktail sauce
  • Tuna Poke — Wakame, sesame, chilies, edamame
  • Carpaccio, Figs, and Mozzarella — Salt baked beets, butternut squash, parsnip, multi grain cracker


  • Seafood Gumbo — Shrimp, mussels, clams, okra, tomato, creole spices
  • Sticky Wings — Mild cherry glaze, fried wontons, pico de Jalisco
  • Stuffed Shells — Boar’s leg confit in olive oil, caramelized onion ricotta, tomato ragu


  • Field Greens — Minted maple, anise, and distilled apple dressing
  • Tomato Salad — Onions, feta, green tahini, garbanzo crackers
  • Caesar Salad — Traditional preparation — house-made dressing, shaved parmesan


  • Slow-Roasted Tom Turkey — Thanksgiving stuffing, mashed yams, giblet gravy, cranberry relish


  • Grilled Creole Shrimp — Roasted vegetables, celery essence, lemon parmesan cream
  • Roasted Bass — Stewed pumpkin, tomato, and fennel relish


  • Pan Seared Steak — Buttermilk onion crisps, roasted vegetables, chimichurri
  • Smoked Pork Loin — Sweet potato mash, roasted broccoli, raisin sauce


  • Pappardelle — Eggplant, pomodorini sauce, parmesan, arugula pesto
  • Cashew Cheese Korma and Baby Eggplant — Fragrant basmati, pappads, and pineapple raita

Steakhouse Selections Entrées

A surcharge of $20 applies to each entrée in this section.

  • Broiled Lobster Tail — Served with drawn butter
  • Surf & Turf — Lobster tail and grilled filet mignon
  • Broiled Filet Mignon — 9 oz. premium aged beef
  • New York Strip Loin Steak — 14 oz. of the favorite cut for steak lovers

Sauces: chimichurri, béarnaise, and peppercorn


  • Melting Chocolate Cake — Vanilla ice cream available for the table
  • Roasted Pumpkin Pie — Cinnamon roasted pumpkin, nutty butter
  • Slow Stewed Plums — Honey and plum crémeux, pate brisée — lower calorie, no added sugar
  • Classic Pecan Pie — Delicious pie crust, plenty of pecan caramel ice cream

What do you think of Carnival’s Thanksgiving menu this year? Will you be sailing with them over the holiday?

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