Carnival Spirit in Port
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Carnival Cruise Line has hit a major milestone with is brewed Ale at sea on two ships which are based down under.

Carnival’s very own exclusively brewed ale called ThirstyFrog Summer Ale has hit a major milestone. The ale which is brewed just for the cruise line by Lord Nelson has been enjoyed over 200,000 times onboard the Carnival Spirit and Carnival Legend.

Carnival’s Lance Dye, Business Development Manager, said:

“The Lord Nelson team were pleasantly surprised at how many taps were being used for ThirstyFrog Summer Ale and were pretty chuffed when told that Aussie and New Zealand guests have drunk 200,000 ales since we launched it just three years ago”

To celebrate the major Aussie brewed ale at sea Carnival invited Lord Nelson Brewery onboardĀ Carnival Spirit to enjoy a pint (or two) at the ships very own RedFrog Pub. The Ale is only available for those two Carnival ships and has been a major success for all those thirsty passengers. ThurstFrog Summer Ale first launched three years ago and has proved to be very popular.

ThirstyFrog Summer Ale
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Owner of the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel Blair Hayden describes their partnership as a classic ‘win-win’ situation:

“we thought that a cruise might be interested in having a signature beer on board and we approached Carnival. We now have a valuable partnership which is great for a local brand like ours. It gives us legs with Carnival Cruise Line’s patrons and they get to understand and like what we are doing as an independent brewer. It creates employment and it’s a big win for everyone. It is also great to know that an international company has partnered with, and supported a local supplier.”

Carnival Spirit is based out of Sydney, Australia, and sailing Pacific island cruises. Carnival Legend which is an identical ship is currently based out of Seattle and sailing Alaska cruises, the vessel will return to Sydney for the Winter season. Both ships are 88,600 gross tons and can carry over 2,100 guests at double occupancy.