(3 p.m. EST) -- Emerging from a recent dry dock, Carnival Cruise Line's 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream boasts four new eateries and a new bar.
Venues include the BlueIguana Cantina, which features free tacos and burritos; Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, offering several types of gratis barbecued meat with sides; Pizzeria del Capitano, a complimentary 24-hour pizza counter; Bonsai Sushi, a for-fee Asian restaurant; and Alchemy Bar, where lab coat-clad bartenders mix up alcoholic concoctions for what ails you.
BlueIguana and Alchemy Bar are part of Carnival's Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades, which have been making their way across the fleet since 2011.
Guy's Pig & Anchor debuted on Carnival Magic in 2016, Pizzeria del Capitano became an outpost on Carnival Sunshine in 2013, and Bonsai launched on Carnival Breeze in 2012, paving the way for their addition on other vessels.
Other amenities aboard Carnival Dream include an aqua park with a 304-foot-long water slide, an adults-only sun deck and the Seuss at Sea program, which includes a parade, story time and breakfast with Dr. Seuss characters.
Following its facelift, the ship has resumed its regular schedule of seven-night Caribbean sailings from New Orleans.
--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor