It's no surprise that it's not easy to find barbecue on a cruise ship — after all, no open flames afre allowed on ships. But Carnival has had some success with its Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ on Carnival Breeze, which serves backyard-style Italian sausages, chicken, and pulled pork sandwiches. (The new Carnival Vista will get its own outpost, too.)
Celebrity chefs are also getting into the game: Food Network star Guy Fieri recently debuted the complimentary Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que on Carnival Magic, which sails from Tampa and features smoked pork butt, beef, sausages, and chicken. And Thomas Keller of New York City's Per Se has introduced family-style BBQ ribs to the menus of Seabourn's luxury ships.