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This may be a dumb question.. but.. when the ship is in port, and if its going to be there past regular dinner hours.. is the diningroom closed? Or will we still be able to eat in the dinningroom even if we choose to stay onboard while in port? What about at lunch time?
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Dining Room will be open for Dinner. It's usually closed at Lunch on "port days". Buffet available.
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They usually have lunch served in one of the dining rooms.
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The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I rarely go ashore anymore, and we find that dinner is served in the dining room, as usual, in port, or out to sea, however lunch is served at the buffet, and around the lido deck. It's great, as there are no lines, and you can have a liesurely lunch, and even take your time selecting just the right desert!

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The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I rarely go ashore anymore, and we find that dinner is served in the dining room, as usual, in port, or out to sea, however lunch is served at the buffet, and around the lido deck. It's great, as there are no lines, and you can have a liesurely lunch, and even take your time selecting just the right desert!

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hi Ken,

Could you tell me what the breakfast and lunch menu's look like in the dining room?
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Ohhhh.. thank you... Next time I will definitely get to try those out..
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My experience was that the dining room was open for Breakfast - Lunch and Dinner. However, with Breakfast and Lunch they usually had only one dining room open. However things do change and it may depend on the ship.

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From the original question posted.. on the day of embarkation, is lunch served on that day.
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From the original question posted.. on the day of embarkation, is lunch served on that day.

I'm honestly not sure if the dining rooms are open for lunch that day, but the lido buffet, poolside grill, fish-n-chips, deli, pizza, etc are all open and goin strong the moment you board. We're normally onboard by noon and the party is already started.
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From the original question posted.. on the day of embarkation, is lunch served on that day.
Nope, no lunch in the dining room on the day of embarkation,,,,,only the buffet. The dining room is open for breakfast, however on the day of debarkation! That's the way to go, unless you're in a hurry to get off the ship.
We find that by eating breakfast, and lunch in the dining room when it's open, instead of the buffet, we tend to eat less. Not as much temptation to try EVERYTHING! Food is very good and it's nice to be waited on as well. (No need to stand in line at the buffet table)

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P.S. Thanks Cleveland, for posting those menu's for Dina. I could only have described the food, so your post was much, much better. 8)
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From the original question posted.. on the day of embarkation, is lunch served on that day.

I'm honestly not sure if the dining rooms are open for lunch that day, but the lido buffet, poolside grill, fish-n-chips, deli, pizza, etc are all open and goin strong the moment you board. We're normally onboard by noon and the party is already started.
Is the buffet on the lido deck 24 hrs? I mean, if I want a nibble at 2pm, can I find the buffet open? Do all Carnival ships have fish and chips? Is the fish and chips any good? I love fish and chips..
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Is the buffet on the lido deck 24 hrs? I mean, if I want a nibble at 2pm, can I find the buffet open? Do all Carnival ships have fish and chips? Is the fish and chips any good? I love fish and chips..
Nope, not open 24X7 except the pizza joint. As far as I know the only ships that have the fish n chips are the Conquest class ships. ie: Conquest, Glory, Valor and Liberty. They do open sections of the buffet late, but that changes from day to day. You have to look at the "Carnival Capers" to find out what is open, and when. Oh yea,,,one other thing that you can get 24X7 is the ice cream/frozen yogurt. Room service is available 24X7 as well. You won't go hungry!

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The dining room is always open whether in port or not for dinner. Just make sure you make it for your scheduled dinner time. This is for Carnival cruises. Check your cruise lines "daily papers" for anything that changes.
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