Recipe: Carnival Cruise Lines' Macaroni & Cheese and Norwegian Cruise Line's Northern Lights

National Mac and Cheese Day is July 14! - Photo by Canva

Known as “The King of Comfort Foods,” mac and cheese is a side dish loved by people of all ages. In celebration of National Mac and Cheese Day on July 14, we are sharing Carnival Cruise Line’s Macaroni & Cheese recipe with six types of mouthwatering cheeses and topped with crisp applewood smoked bacon. Pair this with a refreshing and easy-to-make Northern Lights cocktail from Norwegian Cruise Line so that you can have a substantial meal with a light cocktail.

Carnival Cruise Lines' Macaroni & Cheese –Carnival Cruise Line


  • 12 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 oz Brie Cheese
  • 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 lb Macaroni Pasta
  • 1 lb Sour Cream
  • 8 oz Mascarpone Cheese
  • 6 oz Parmesan Cheese
  • 6 oz Swiss Cheese
  • 1 pt Half & Half Cream
  • 1.5 qt Heavy Cream
  • 2 lbs Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • 10 count of 3 oz Chicken Breasts
  • White Pepper to Taste


  • Heat pan, add cream and half & half; bring it to boil. Slowly fold in brie, mascarpone, swiss cheese (half the quantity), cheddar cheese and sour cream. Season well.
  • Boil macaroni in salted water drain fold in the cheese sauce.
  • Add cooked bacon to the macaroni.
  • Pour 6 oz of pasta in the center of the pasta bowl.
  • Arrange dices of fresh mozzarella on the top of the pasta.
  • Hand chop rest of the cheddar cheese and mix with grated parmesan and sprinkle it over the macaroni.
  • Place for two minutes under a broiled to gratinate.
  • Serve with grilled chicken breast and garnish with a crisp rasher of apple-wood smoked bacon and a parsley sprig.

Norwegian Cruise Line Northern Lights –Norwegian Cruise Line


  • 1 ½ oz. Hendricks Gin
  • ¾ oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • 4 mint leaves
  • Top with lemon-lime soda
  • Garnish: lime wheel, thinly sliced with mandolin, and mint spring


  • Add ingredients into a mixing glass.
  • Add ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into a glass filled with plenty of ice.
  • Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

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