During a reception held earlier this week at the 30[SUP]th[/SUP] annual Cruise Shipping Miami conference, Carnival Cruise Lines was presented with Porthole Magazineâ€™s Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Burger, in recognition of the Guyâ€™s Burger Joint venues developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri and featured on a number of the lineâ€™s vessels.
Carnivalâ€™s Vice President of Product Development Lania Rittenhouse (right) is pictured here receiving the award from Porthole Magazine Editor-in-Chief Bill Panoff during the festivities.
Guyâ€™s Burger Joint debuted on Carnival Liberty in 2011 and has been rolled out to several other vessels as part of Fun Ship 2.0, the lineâ€™s $500 million product enhancement strategy.
The stand-alone poolside dining venues feature freshly grilled burgers with tasty and inventive toppings, as well as hand-cut fries, all developed by Fieri. It is estimated that hungry Carnival guests devour more than 1,000 burgers per day per ship at Guyâ€™s Burger Joints which feature a fun dÃ©cor that celebrates the chefâ€™s love of car culture and California roots.