One of the most vaunted new spaces on Carnival Magic is the RedFrog Pub. I’ll be reporting on it more later, but trust me: It’s one fun spot. At 1:30 this morning, the pub was still packed with passengers singing, dancing and drinking — I made 25 new BFF’s, and I don’t remember any of their names. Interestingly, one of the claims to fame of this instant icon is its Thirsty Frog Red Ale, brewed exclusively for the line and served only on Carnival Magic. I watched as keg after keg of the super suds (yeah, it’s mighty tasty) was switched out, then promptly drained by the crowd.
So the beer emergency? There’s no more! After a pub hubbub by thirsty patrons, the Carnival team was pressed this morning about the imminent availability of the ale. The word right now: It’s being “air freighted” to the ship, and patrons will be pushed to switch to other Caribbean beers like Jamaica’s Red Stripe (the pub has a Caribbean theme that extends to its libations). I was told Carnival wayyyy underestimated how much passengers would be drawn to the new brew, but I’m guessing the 100-ounce glass tubes being poured didn’t help. Each tube holds the equivalent of about six full pints, and they were everywhere last night. But the whole supply is gone in a day? Could be Magic’s first disappearance act.